Saturday, August 22, 2015

Nakd Bars

So this is a different sort of post for me. I was asked if I would be willing to review Nakd bars.  These healthy treats are made by Natural Balance Foods of the UK. They are looking to expand into the US market, hence the review! 

The bars are gluten and dairy free. They are also vegan and 100% natural with no added sugar or syrups. As a health nut with both dairy and gluten sensitivities, I was excited to try these! In addition, they are also iron rich which we need. To learn more about iron rich foods, please click the link.

Nakd Bars
How cute is the box saying Hello Gorgeous?

The ingredient labels are easy to read on the packages and I have listed them below by bar. Dates are used in all. I suppose that is what give them all a perfect, soft texture that also holds the bar together. Besides great texture in all along with healthy ingredients, I love their natural sugar fix. Perfect for the afternoon pick me up!

So here goes with the 14 bars I sampled! These are listed in order of my favorites to least favorite. This would vary for others since we all have different taste buds, but these were my thoughts.

Cocoa Orange
40% dates, 40% cashews, 14% raisins, 5% cocoa with natural orange flavor
This has always been a favorite flavor combo for me and the bar was a win!

Caffe Mocha
55% dates, 26% cashews, 12% raisins, 6% cocoa, natural flavors
This one would be perfect with a cup of coffee. It has that delicious coffee chocolate flavor!

Berry Delight
47% dates, 31% cashews, 17% raisins, 3% raspberries
This was delicious if you love raspberries!

Strawberry Crunch
43% dates 17% soya protein crunchies, 17% raisins, 17% cashews, 4% apple juice, 2% strawberry
Strawberry has always been a favorite fruit for me and this bar was a win with it's strawberryness.  I do like those crunchies too which are also in a few of the other bars.


Ginger Bread
48% dates, 32% almond, 18% pecans, ginger, cloves and cinnamon to spice
Loved! If you love the flavors of typical baked goods at Thanksgiving and Christmas time, this is for you. I loved tasting the holidays!


chocolatey flavors to pick from

Cocoa Mint
48% dates, 29% cashews, 17% raisins, 6% cocoa, natural flavoring
This is very minty with minty after taste. Mmmm! Another thing I have always been a fan of is chocolate and mint together.

Cashew Cookie
51% cashews and 49% dates. Cashews are my favorite nut. I would say the dates overpowered here but I still enjoyed it. It is nice and sweet in a natural way.


Pecan Pie
52% dates, 28% pecan, 20% almonds
This was the most nutty to my taste buds. It has a great sweetness with the dates.

Cocoa Delight
48% dates, 29% cashews, 17% raisins, 6% cocoa
While this was chocolatey it was not like a candy bar. It would satisfy a chocolate craving in a healthy way.

Bakewell Tart
49% dates, 35% cashews, 19% raisins, natural flavoring
Didn't think I would like this one since I'm not a tart fan, but I loved it!
Anyone who loves tart would probably enjoy it. Plus it will wake you up with its sour ways!
fruity flavors to pick from
Rhubarb and Custard
55% dates, 25% cashews, 19% raisins, natural flavoring
Sweet with tart undertones! Another tart treat I liked. Tantalizing on the tastebuds.

Apple Crunch
43% dates, 17%  soya protein crunchies, 15% cashews, 14% raisens, 7% apple, 4% apple juice
I was anticipating a strong apple flavor didn't quite get it. The bar was ok.


Banana Crunch
43 % dates, 18% soya protein crunchies 15% cashews, 15% raisins, 6% banana, 3% apple juice
I'm not a huge banana fan which is why this is towards the bottom of my list. However a banana fan may love this one (my boyfriend did)! 


Cocoa Crunch
43% dates, 16% soya protein crunchies, 16% raisins, 15% cashews, 5% cocoa, 4% applejuice
I did not care for the taste of this one!

Interested in trying them for yourself? You can shop at Natural Balance Foods to have them delivered to your door. You can start with a sampler package to find out which ones you like best. Shipping is free within the U.S.

I hope you enjoyed this review. I certainly had fun with it! No I didn't eat them all yet. I sampled and froze the remainder of each one for later enjoyment. They are great out of the freezer too!

Have a great week! ~Val

15 comments:

  1. YUM! these look delicious and that Ginger bread one has my name all over it ;)

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  2. a nice way to try them out! i like putting things in the freezer to keep for a 'rainy day', too. :)

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  3. would love to try them out,they look so yummy

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  4. These looks so delicious would love to taste them.Nice blog dear...New fan on GFC you're welcome to visit my blog too.Keep in touch .

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  5. Chocolate orange would always win with me too!

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  6. They all sound really yummy, Val, and what fun it must have been to try all of them!
    I like the fact that much of it is dates. Love dates!

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  7. It was so good to read your thoughts on these Val! I reviewed them also.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Great review, Val! I eat these types of bars a lot and I'm also a huge fan of choco/orange combo :)
    They are great to take along when traveling too!

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  9. The bars sounds good! I never buy bars like these, because I always want more than one (or two...). I think my favourites would be the chocolate and orange, and the one with chocolate and mint.

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  10. These look great, thanks for the review!

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  11. I had just started thinking she ate all of them? when I read you tested and froze the rest...good girl! I think i'd enjoy the cocoa-mint and the cocoa-orange!

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  12. I've seen these over here but never tried them. Thanks for testing them Val, it must have been hard work :D Might have to try the Ginger Bread one.

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  13. With all of the dates in them, they kind of remind me of Lara Bars! I'll keep an eye out for these at the store.

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  14. Wow, each bar sounds amazing, Val! Pecan pie...yes, please! :) Thanks for telling us about them. I'll have to get some next time I visit the grocery store. Hugs!

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  15. It looks like they picked the perfect person to review them. Your descriptions are enticing and honest. I think you've just found a new favorite!

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val