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Today, I’m reviewing a sampler box of Nakd bars from Natural Balance Foods. If like me, you’re clueless about them, you’re in for a delightful surprise. If you haven’t heard of them before, it’s probably because they’re an UK company that’s been making its way across the pond to the US.
The best thing about Nakd bars is that each is made with just a few ingredients, basically fruit and nut. That and being gluten, wheat and dairy free and vegan. It’s easy to see the breakdown of each ingredient with the percentages printed on the back.
First up is the Nakd Ginger Bread: 48% dates, 32% almonds, 18% pecans and ginger, cloves and cinnamon. I really like the texture, it’s not too chewy and it’s not too soft either. Combined with the nice gingerbread flavor, it’s one of my favorites.
Next is the Nakd Banana Crunch. As soon as I torn open the package, the smell of bananas wafts out. For being just 6% banana, it had a nice banana flavor with a slight crunch from the soya crunchies (the crunchies add extra protein).
Nakd Cocoa Mint, another favorite as it tasted exactly like a chocolate mint candy and it’s just dates, cashews, raisins, cocoa and a hint of natural mint and chocolate flavouring.
Not pictured are the other cocoa flavors, all were good. From the Nakd Cocoa Orange (tasted like chocolate with orange) to Nakd Cocoa Delight to Nakd Cocoa Crunch, it’s hard to go wrong with chocolate anything.
With ingredients of just dates, pecans and almonds, Nakd Pecan Pie didn’t exactly taste like pecan pie. It tasted fine, just not like pie but maybe that’s expecting a little too much from a 3-ingredient bar.
I’m taking a little break from trying the rest of the sampler box. Even though there’s no added sugars or syrups, there’s still plenty of natural sugar and sweetness from all the dates and raisins. Overall, I really like the minimal ingredients in the Natural Balance Foods cereal bars. It’s a way better alternative to a candy bar when the munchies hit.
Disclosure: I received the products free of charge from the company to review. The opinions and experience with the product expressed herein are my own. There was no pay to say.
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