A few weeks ago, the lovely people at Natural Balanced Foods contacted me about testing out some of their bars. As a lover of snacks I was pretty pumped but I was even more excited when I learned about the product and what these bars are made of.
They are a brand of natural fruit and nut bars, a type that has come into quite a bit of popularity lately however only a few companies make them taste amazing. Natural Balanced foods has a line of plain fruit and nut bars, a line of oat based bars, and a fruit and nut protein bar along with a few others. They all also come in absolutely ridiculous (in a good way) flavors.
Because I’ve been playing with the whole paleo thing and I’m a fan of the classics, I chose to try the original fruit and nut bars. According to the website:
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.
I gotta be honest, I’m pretty sold on the combo of natural ingredients and yummy goodness.
The original nakd bars that I tested out come in the following flavors:
- Caffe Mocha
- Ginger Bread
- Rhubarb & Custard
- Cocoa Mint
- Pecan Pie
- Cashew Cookie
- Cocoa Orange
- Berry Delight
- Cocoa Delight
I definitely preferred certain flavors over others but there is such an amazing variety and they each have a time and a place. With my afternoon coffee I was a huge fan of a chocolaty flavor, especially as a way to tame my afternoon sweets craving with something healthy. In the morning before a workout the berry or ginger bread flavors reminded me of a nice sweet breakfast cookie or scone.
These bars are a lot smaller than some of their contemporaries which I sort of like. As a (non certified) bar expert, I’ve noticed companies making bigger and bigger bars. I don’t have a lot of self control to break them in half and save some for later and I don’t replace my meals with a bar. Because I eat my bars as a snack, I was a huge fan of the smaller snacky size.
I also loved the packaging and the incredibly clear ingredient list. Most of the bars contained about 4 ingredients and they tell you on the package how much of the bar (percentage wise) each ingredient is. Pretty cool.
I also have a small variety pack (one of each flavor above) to send to one lucky winner! If you’re interested in getting nakd (bars), enter below!
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What is your favorite on the go snack?
Which flavor would you most like to try?