I was really excited when I was offered the opportunity to review a sample box of Nakd Bars as I had never seen them before and I am always on the hunt for healthier snacks.
The idea behind Nakd Bars (a young UK company ) is simple. Their snack bars are designed to bring health conscious consumers an unprocessed, clean whole foods option that is easy to take on the go. First, I was amazed by how many varieties they had. I was sent a box of 13 different flavors.
What’s in them??
“With nothing but raw fruits and nuts smooshed together, Eat Nakd Bars contain 100% natural ingredients, no added sugars, syrups…completely wheat, dairy and Gluten Free”.
The base of the bars are dates and the samples I was sent are at least 50% dates. The dates are combined with cashews, raisins, pecans, almonds, cocoa, strawberry and banana depending on the flavor. You can see right on the package what percentage of each ingredient makes up each bar. That is a unique touch that I really liked.
What’s not in them??
Literally the “Fruit and Nut” bars contain nothing other than fruit and nuts. The Crunch variety of the bars have added soy to provide a crunchier texture. There are no hidden sugars, fillers, preservatives, artificial anything.
These bars are Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and most are Paleo friendly as well. The only dietary restriction I see is nuts obviously. Most varieties have between 120-150 calories each. Providing a mix of protein, carbs and fat. What is even more interesting is the processing of the bars:
“It only takes 35 minutes to make a Nākd bar, from mixing all the yummy ingredients to popping it in the pack – compare that with a baked cereal bar which is so processed and ingredient-laden that it takes 3hours 45mins to make. That’s 6x longer! We think this just goes to show that making foods with a wholefood approach is much better – both for you and the planet.”
My favorite flavor so far is the Ginger Bread as I really enjoy the cinnamon and clove flavors. Pair that with my afternoon coffee and I am a happy girl. This bar contains dates, almonds, pecans, ginger, cloves & cinnamon-that’s it.
I find the texture similar to that of a Fig Newton type cookie or a Lara Bar. They do not taste overly sweet but give me enough of a sweetness to get me through that time in the afternoon where I am looking for something to snack on.
Right now the bars are only available on line here (free shipping). They currently have a variety pack special for 13 bars at $9.99.
What’s your go to snack bar these days?
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