The Nakd Truth About Cereal Bars

IMG_0461_whiteCereal bars: one of the UK’s favourite “healthy” snack foods. In summer of last year the consumer group Which? carried out a study on cereal bars, with the surprising (to some) conclusion that they may not be as healthy as they are often portrayed. With cereal bars being targeted to consumers as either “breakfast-on-the-go” or an elevenses, it’s quite concerning the amount of sugar that’s poured into the things.

Step in Natural Balance Foods and their fuss-free Nakd bars. Made entirely from fruit and nuts, with absolutely nothing nasty added, they are a true healthy snack.

The Squeeze

So what exactly makes up these angelic bars? In most cases you can count the ingredients on one hand, which is a lot to be said for a snack bar. Take the Berry Delight flavour for example: Dates (49%), Cashews (31%), Raisins (17%), Raspberries (3%), natural flavour. Simple? Yes. Delicious? Oh yes!

The Taste

With a huge variety of flavours, Nakd bars cater for all. Each one is packed with flavour from all the squished fruit and nuts, and have such a lovely natural sweetness. My favourite varieties are Cashew Cookie, Berry Delight and Cocoa Delight. In fact, the only flavours I haven’t tried are Ginger Bread and Rhubarb and Custard… I will be searching the stores for those!

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Nakd Crunch

If a crunch is what you’re after then the new Nakd Crunch bars are just as (if not more) delicious than they’re chewy counterparts. With added soya crunchies these bars give an extra level of satisfaction. These bars are higher in protein keeping you fuller for longer, and research also shows that food with a crunch makes us feel fuller; double bonus.

Where to Buy

You can buy Nakd bars in most good supermarkets. You can also stock up on a mixed box, or a box of your favourite flavour at http://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/nakd/.

Further Reading:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19300160