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Find out what we think of Natural Balance Foods Nakd bars.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Recently we were asked to review some natural fruit and nut bars. They are made by a company called Natural Balance Foods who started making healthy alternatives to processed foods back in 2004.

We always try to be conscious about snacks, especially ones Liv will be eating too. She can go from perfectly lovely little Girl to hyperactive she-devil after a hefty dose of sugar, so it really is in everyone's benefit!

We readily agreed and received a mixed box of 18 bars. A box of 18 of these bars costs £13.99, which works out as approximately 78p per bar and importantly - Free UK delivery!

These Nākd Bars are described by Natural a Balance Foods as:

"Our simplest and most beloved bars. Just raw fruits and nuts smooshed together. Containing 100% natural ingredients with no added sugars or syrups,  these bars are also wheat, dairy and gluten free, and bursting with yummy goodness. With a soft, chewy texture they fill you up till your next meal and most count towards 1 of your 5 a day too. Ideal for lunchboxes, grabbing on the go and refuelling between meals!"

The taste test!

They really are lovely! You can actually see some of the berries in this Berry delight bar. The texture is quite hard to explain, they are quite chewy and a little fig like if consistency - yummy!

They genuinely have a wonderful flavour without that odd aftertaste of artificial sweeteners.

Using this berry delight bar as an example, the ingredients are as simple as:

Dates (49%),
Cashews (31%)
Raisins (17%)
Raspberries (3%)
Natural flavour

They are also:
Dairy free
Wheat free
Gluten free
Vegan friendly
GM free
Low in saturated fats
Free from added sugar
All that and they even count as one of your 5 a day!

Typical values per 35g bar:
Energy 135 kcal, Protein 3g, Carbohydrate 18g (of which sugars) 16g, Fat 5g (of which saturates) 1g, Fibre 2g, Sodium <0.1g>

They are small enough and healthy enough to pop into a lunchbox, with so many flavours, everyone is bound to find one they like.

We will definitely be purchasing these in the future as the whole Family enjoyed them, a truly guilt free snack!

Disclaimer - we went sent these for the purpose of the review, however all opinion if out own.