Healthy handmade candy bars. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, in for review is a selection of Nelly’s Energy Truffle Bars, a line of 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO and fair trade chocolate candy bars.
As I have a soft spot for all things coconutty, the Coconut Bar got devoured first. Oh my gosh, it tastes just like a Mounds candy bar but so, so much better, like a gazillion times better. It’s decadent but it also feels light and not overly sweet.
The bars are stored in the fridge to keep the chocolate from becoming a mess. They can be out and about for a day but might be a little melty and soft if it’s warm out. It is a bit inconvenient but on the other hand, it also means it doesn’t have all that shelf stable stuff that other companies put in their bars.
Look at the ingredients list and you see things like raw organic superfoods, nuts, seeds and dates. Things that don’t require a chemistry degree to decipher. Plus, it’s handmade in small batches.
After the first bite of the Peanut Butter Bar, I’m reminded of a Whatchamacallit candy bar but not as crunchy. Once again, it’s not grossly sweet, just a nice peanut butter and chocolate taste with a great texture.
The Goji Berry Bar didn’t remind me of any particular candy bar, not that it’s a bad thing. It certainly has no problems standing on its own goji berry goodness.
Note: don’t give in to your I’m-so-hungry-I-have-to-eat-right-now side, definitely let the truffle bars sit out of the fridge for a few minutes before eating. Otherwise it’s way too hard to bite into (yes, I actually did that so learn from my mistake).
The Mint Chlorella Bar is so minty, I can smell the mint while taking its photo. One bite and it reminds me of a refreshing after dinner chocolate mint.
I would be in some serious trouble if all candy bars tasted this good or were even half as healthy. As it is, Nelly’s Energy Truffle Bars are currently available only in Southern California (check out their Facebook page for where and when they’re offering free samples and for updates).
For everyone else, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to expand their distribution so we can all have healthy candy and eat it too.
Disclosure: I received the products free of charge from the company to review. The opinions and experience with the products expressed herein are my own. There was no pay to say.