I have never really been the biggest fan of protein bars or bars of any kind other than Snicker bars (but that was a long time ago and I have finally
went cold turkey gotten rid of my Snicker bar with Dorito chips addiction). The last protein bar I truly tried was years ago, was highly processed and left me backed up – literally. It was not a good experience so I just stayed away from them.
Until now – it appears protein bars have come a very long way so when I was first contacted to try and write about the Nakd Bars I was initially skeptical and once I went to their website, began to warm up to the idea. The reason being this United Kingdom based company has created a bar with minimal ingredients that are healthy and all-natural. Here’s what they say about their bars.
Nākd bars and snacks are a great way to eat nutritious, healthy food without compromising on taste! Our snack bars are made from yummy natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts which are ‘smooshed’ together for you into a handy bar. Wheat and dairy free, with no added sugars or hidden extras.
I liked the sound of that so I asked them to send them on. They sent me a box with a variety of bars (no repeat of flavors) and I immediately ripped into it.
I haven’t tried all of the bars yet but when you check the list of ingredients they represent the contents a little differently. They show you the percentage of each ingredient that makes up the bar. Pretty cool right? For example their “Cashew Cookie” only has 2 ingredients.
Dates and cashews and it shows you the percentage of each. Cashews 51% and dates 49%. Food doesn’t get any easier than this.
They also have a host of flavors such as Rhubarb and Custard, Caffe Mocha, Apple Crunch, Strawberry Crunch, Banana Crunch, Pecan Pie, Cashew Cookie, Pecan Pie, Cocoa Orange, Berry Delight, Cocoa Delight, Cocoa Mint and the list just keeps going. Go to their website to see a full list.
I tried the Cocoa Delight bar because the name just made me want to feel delightful while eating it. LOL. The bar isn’t too big and was made with only 48% dates, 29% cashews, 17% raisins, and 6% cocoa plus a hint of all natural flavoring. Before I go into how it taste let me just say this bar is:
- gluten free
- wheat free – learn more about whether you should go on a wheat free diet plan.
- low in saturated fats
- no added sugar
- Considered 1 of your 5 servings of fruit a day
The bar was also VERY good and left me feeling full for a few hours but not stuffed or stopped up which is a problem I normally have with protein bars as mentioned previously.
I packed the Strawberry Crunch bar in my daughter’s lunch box to switch up her snacks. Plus she likes experimenting with me. That bar is made up with 43% dates, 17% soya crunchies, 17% cashews, 17% raisins, 2% strawberries and 2% apple juice + a hint of all natural flavoring. She came home that afternoon asking me was it made of real strawberries. When I told her yes, she walked away after giving me a thumbs up. Pretty cool right?
- all natural
- minimal ingredients
- full of flavor
- not for folks with nut allergies
I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the bar I tried and how it made me feel. Again, I was skeptical but with the minimum number of natural ingredients used these bars are definitely a winner. I give the bar a 9 out of 10 stars.
If you are interested in trying these bars yourself simply go to their U.S. website HERE and place your order. They deliver nationwide. A little birdie told me they also put little freebie surprises in every order too. If you try it let me know what you think!
Which flavor would you like to try most?