Friday, 30 January 2015

Nakd!

How many of you hit a slump around 10.30-11am when sat at your desk? Suddenly in need of a quick sugar fix, even though you have had your breakfast? Yep me too and whilst I try not to reach for the biscuits or a slice of cake, but more often than not I do.  So, when I was very kindly sent a box of Nakd** bars to try, I was more than eager to give them a go.

Nakd bars are described as being protein bars which are also :
  • Dairy free
  • Wheat and gluten free
  • Vegan friendly
  • Low in saturated fats
  • Free from added sugar and syrups
  • GM Free
  • Kosher
All of which on reflection doesn't sound that exciting does it, but they come in a range of different flavours and I (well BeautyKingUK) have been slowly making my way through each one.

"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. Get Nakd today!"




The box I have was filled with a selection of Nakd bars and I thought I would share some of my favcourites from the selection

Bakewell Tart - Now I personally cannot stand Marzipan which is odd because I love almonds and I love Bakewell Tarts. This bar was described as follows "We have taken the classic dessert and given it the Nakd treatment, resulting in a snack bar that's totally tasty and good for you too! This Bakewell tart bar features the sweet, deep tang of dates and raisins combined with a hint of shortcrust, rounded off with a moist and nutty texture". It contains date paste (49%), cashew nuts (35%) raisins (16%) and natural flavour.  The taste is as you would expect, just like a Bakewell Tart but without the pastry, quite odd to describe really, but very tasty and it definitely helps keep me out of the biscuit jar.
Cafe Mocha - This one took me a few bites to get used to it because whilst it is a mixture of coffee and chocolate tasting, the raisins felt a bit odd, but you get used to them and there is this really rich aroma, the sort of scent you get from walking into Costa.  The actual description of this bar is as follows "Do you love the taste of smooth rich coffee mixed with a delicious chocolaty flavour? This gorgeous coffee flavoured snack is different to other cereal bars out there – it’s made from all natural ingredients and tastes like nothing you’ve tried before. Imagine the wonderfully rich aroma of freshly made cappuccino infused with chocolatey mocha, and you’ll get some idea of what Nakd Caffé Mocha is like. Why not try one yourself?"  This bar is made with just dates (55%), cashew nuts (26%), raisins (12%), cocoa (6%) and natural flavourings.

Cocoa Mint - This is my favourite of all the Nakd Cocoa bars and I am a huge fan of mint flavoured chocolate. The mint within this bar is immediately noticeable as is the cocoa, together they taste is one I have really enjoyed. This bar is described as "This bar has all of the rich gorgeousness of cocoa combined with a subtle zing of natural mint flavour. Soft and pleasantly smooth, this is sure to satisfy chocolate cravings whilst still delivering all the goodness of fruit and nuts in one handy, healthy bar. Need an easy snack to keep you going? Nakd Cocoa Mint loves to live in lunchboxes and can be popped into pockets for between meals. Try it yourself – we think you’ll find its super delicious! As with other bars, this one is again made with Dates (48%), Cashews (29%), Raisins (17%), Cocoa (6%), natural flavour





The rest of the bars within the box are shown above and the ones which are missing were Gingerbread, and Bakewell Tart which proved very popular with the Hubs, who would not usually ever in a million years pick up anything like this at all, so I am mighty impressed. 

If you are looking for something healthy to snack on, then I would suggest trying the Nakd bars, they are really good at dealing with hunger pangs, keeping your fingers out of the biscuit jar and best of all - they are good for you!!

To purchase them places like Whole Foods, Natural Balance Foods and similar places sell them.

Have you ever tried a Nakd bar?

34 comments:

  1. I see these everywhere; but have never tried one. Cashew Cookie sounds good- will need to try it x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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  2. Ok for real, Rhubarb and Custard sounds delicious. How have I never tried these?! I see them in Holland Barrett but never indulge; I might have to one day!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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  3. I keep seeing these but had no idea that the flavours would sound so delicious - i thought they'd be quite bland. Next time I see one, I'll definitely have a try x x

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  4. Chocolate orange is my favourite one. Id rather have a chocolate bar, but as I am trying to be healthy I do tend to go for the naked bars. KBxx

    http://beautybykaris.com/

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  5. My kids and me love these, but they are a little pricey. So we save them for special occasions

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  6. Need to try cashew cookie!! Love cashews!

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  7. I've tried them, I've tried them - I ate most of the box :o)

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  8. They are just scrummy & you feel that you can have more than one because they are good for you too!

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  9. I love these! Weirdly I put a post up about them today aswell lol. It's worth keeping an eye out for these in waitrose as they re on offer quit a lot
    Kirsty x

    PrettyBugBlog.

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  10. I have to say they don't look really appealing, however, I have heard so many good things I really should give them a try!

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  11. I keep hearing about these. They sound delicious so may have to try them!

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  12. These sound delicious. I so want to try them now.

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  13. I love these bars! I didn't know they did a bakewell tart one - I'll have to look out for it.

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  14. I've never tried one of these before thinking that they would taste like cardboard but you have converted me! The cocoa mint one sounds like it would be my favourite.

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  15. I haven't tried these before. These sound good and definitely something I would snack on.

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  16. I haven't seen these in the shops. I know I would love the ones with nuts!!

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  17. I have seen Naked bars in the shops but have not tried them yet.
    Its good to read a review and know that they are worth the price.
    I also get the elevenses and reach for a snack!

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  18. I love Nakd bars, I discovered them recently and so far I've tried Cashew Cookie, Rhubarb and Custard and Cocoa Orange, but I'm desperate to try all the flavours! The Rhubarb and Custard one is my favourite so far and it definitely helps to satisfy my cravings for something sweet. I really want to try Bakewell Tart the most but I've read that it's really hard to get hold of compared with the other flavours! xx

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  19. They sound lovely buy I'm a bit put of by the way they look if I' honest

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  20. ooo id never go for something like this but i wouldnt mind trying it. nom

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  21. I still think these things have just a bit too much sugar

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  22. I like the look and sound of these. Cashew cookie. How can I resist!

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  23. Bakewell tart? Oh my goodness I thought Nakd were all dull flavours like fig & prune. I was a bit wrong.

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  24. I tried these a few weeks agao, they tasted lovely.

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  25. The cocoa orange ones are my favourites x

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  26. I's like to try these, I'm not all that great at healthy eating although I don't pig out, I do want to try different snacks. thanks

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  27. I have tried a couple of these and they are nice, but there are some flavours there I haven't had yet - will hunt them down!

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  28. I keep seeing these but havn't tried them yet!

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  29. Oh wow, these sound tasty, could do with buying some of these x

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  30. Oh yes. These are my favorite raw bars.

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  31. These are actually delicious, I've not tried the cocoa mint version yet though mmm x

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  32. Those look and sound delicious! That pecan pie sound super yummy

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  33. I've been eating these for a few weeks now with the intention of doing a review. I'm loving these right now... and the 9 bars. You should give them a try too x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  34. Great post! I love Nakd bars. My favourites are Cocoa Mint and Cocoa Orange :)

    Jana
    Life of Jana

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