Friday, 7 February 2014

Sweet Treat: Nakd Bars


 Searching for a tasty treat when you are out and about is easy enough. Finding a treat that is natural and full of goodness that you won't feel guilty about eating isn't. That's why I am so happy to see Nakd Bars in conventional shops as well as health food stores. They are fully raw, wheat and gluten. Pretty much music to my ears. I really like the Cashew Cookie and Cocoa Orange flavours but it was awesome to see a bunch of different flavours at my local Waitrose.

I honestly squealed out with glee when I saw new flavours to try and was throwing these three bars into the trolly as quick as you can say "dairy-free"!

First I tried Pecan Pie, it only contains three ingredients, dates, pecans and almonds. There's also some natural flavouring in there as well. Let me tell you that this is bloody amazing and so delicious to eat.

Next up was Ginger Bread, as I have a thing for ginger biscuits and proper ginger bread from Grasmere in the Lake District so I guess you could say that I had high hopes for a decent replacement. This surprisingly has the same mix of pecan, dates and almonds as the Pecan Pie bar with the addition of ginger, clove and cinnamon. It does taste nice but I found that the clove gave it quite a strong taste at first. After a few bites I got used to it and I think it would be perfect with a cup of tea.

Lastly I saved the  Cocoa-Mint bar for when I was in major need of a chocolate fix. This is a mix of dates, cashews, raisins and cocoa with a few drops of mint oil if I remember correctly. I liked this but again the taste took some getting used to. It undoubtedly fed my chocolate craving and I would try it again.

My favourite bar by far was the Pecan Pie and to my delight you can buy a box of 18 them directly at www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk for £13.99, that makes them about 77p each individually. The only problem would be having a whole box in the house!

Each bar contains about 11g of sugar, as this is naturally occurring sugar I'm fine with that. They are often eaten as a treat now and then and not an for every day snack. There is also about 11g of fat in each bar, again this fat is from nuts which is healthy in moderation. With 4gs of protein and 4gs of fibre in there as well they make a great sweet treat.

YUMMY!






6 comments:

  1. I love Grasmere gingerbread too. Thanks for the info on multiple buying, I will look into that :)

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    1. You can also get a mutli pack, which is priced at bit more but at least you can try all of them. They have just brought out a mocha flavour i think! could be nice x

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  2. I ordered a multi pack of 18 this morning, will let you know what turns up x

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  3. Ah I wish I could try nakd bars, they really look so yummy, but sadly I'm allergic to nuts :( All the flavours sound amazing though x

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    1. They also do Trek bars which are tasty and they have 4 flavours that are nut free. Coconut, oat raisin, berry and banana bread. check out the same website :)

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  4. My box of goodies arrived yesterday, the ginger one is really lovely. They also sent two free sample packs of flavoured raisins. Cherry raisins really good. Dairy free is good for me as having an intolerance to too much yeast means I need to keep dairy to a minimum :)

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