I love to have a snack in my bag “just in case”. I love fruit as a snack (or carrot sticks and hummus) but if I don’t have it the same day that sort of thing goes bad/ gets squashed very quickly, and of course some things have to be refrigerated. I was clearing out my school bag this week and found several clif bars, a pulsin’ bar and a mini packet of dried mango. But at least they can go back in my drawer and will be fine another day.
I was very happy when I was offered a box of Nakd bars to review on the blog. They make the perfect handbag snack. In case you have been living in a cloud, nakd bars are a blend of dried fruits, nuts and natural flavours “smooshed” together. The cocoa mint one (my favourite) contains dates, cashews, raisins, cocoa and natural flavour.
I love nakd bars. My local Sainsbury’s used to stock the apple pie bars in boxes of 4, and that used to be my treat as I loved the apple/cinnamon flavour, and when they started doing the gluten free cocoa ones I was completely sold. I have used their website quite a bit (and sometimes the nakd pixie even includes a little extra sample)- delivery is free and they so sampler boxes so you can try all the flavours.
As I mentioned before, the cocoa mint one of my favourite, but a close second is the gingerbread (made with dates, almonds, pecans, ginger, cloves & cinnamon )- spicy! I like their smaller size, and I often have one in my bag as an after school snack- they are good with a cup of tea. When I was marathon training (all those years ago) nakd bars were one of the few foods I found I could eat whilst running too.
Because of the ingredients they are not super high in protein (around about 3g per bar) but they also sell Trek Protein Bars which are similar to the nakd bars but with added soya protein crispies. We always used to take some of the Peanut and Oat ones on holiday, as they made a great hiking snack.
They do come up with new flavours all the time- the latest once being their Protein Crunch bars (5.5g protein per little bar), so I thought I would give them some more ideas:
Chocolate peanut butter
Almond/ cocoa almond (I am imaging a delicious marzipan flavour here)
Spiced chai/ vanilla chai
What flavour would you like them to make next?
* I was sent these for free and was asked to include a link to the site, all opinions are my own