Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Let's get Nakd...

My one vice when it comes to dieting or my "lifestyle change" rather, is snacking and choosing the wrong snack. Or if I decide to have a slightly healthier alternative I just eat a lot of it. Ooh, grapes they must be healthy, let's eat a full punnet of them. Popcorn? Sure that's healthy, let's eat a sharing bag to ourselves...

Nakd, the natural, dairy-free, gluten-free magical unicorn of a brand has been my saviour. I really struggle between breakfast and lunch and my production levels just hit the floor with an almighty crash. Rather than having a biscuit or a sugary cereal bar with my 5th cup of coffee, I've been opting for these bars and they really do keep me full. Because they are made up with simple ingredients such as dates, cashews and raisins, I know exactly what I'm putting in my body. They're also not as quick to eat as a generic cereal bar. You know the type I mean, 2 bites and it's gone. These are nice and dense so I can nibble on it while I'm pretending to work while really I'm reading the gossip column on The Daily Mail.

What I really like about these bars is the range of flavours they have, This box I bought was £14.99 and in it there are 18 bars, which is more than enough to get a taste for all the different flavours. In this box, you get 2 lots of cashew cookie, cocoa orange, ginger bread, pecan pie, cocoa mint, cocoa mocha and berry delight. You also get 1 bar of the Bakewell tart and rhubarb and custard. The also send you lots of free goodies along with your order which I think is great. I got a bag of the fruit & nut nibbles in mint humbug (amazing!) and fruit salad. Also, a bag of flavoured raisins which I think will be interesting.

My favourite of these bars is hands down the cherry bakewell. It tastes exactly like the real thing, except with all the crap in it. I'm not a giant fan of rhubarb and custard, it tastes really weird like it's meant to be a boiled sweet but it's in a squidgy bar and doesn't feel right. Gingerbread is also really nice, it's like you're eating a denser version of parkin and has just the right amount of spices in it to really get that gingerbread through. I can't wait to try to pecan pie and cocoa mint as anything with mint in has my seal of approval. 

These bars are quite high in sugar because they're mainly made of dates, which are naturally high in sugar. I don't feel guilty for eating one, though, definitely not as guilty as I'd feel if I'd eat a chocolate bar in the afternoon. 

For £14.99 this box was a bargain and I can't wait to try all the different flavours. They also do a box for £7.99 which gives you a chance to try all the different flavours, but without the commitment of two lots of the bars. You can find them all at the Natural Balance Food website where they have a whole selection of boxes and also offer free shipping on all orders. Have you ever tried Nakd bars?

Til' next time! XOXO


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