Friday 23 July 2010

Nakd Gluten/Wheat/Dairy-Free Raw Fruit & Nut Bars

If you suffer from coeliac disease or have an intolerance to wheat or dairy products, finding tasty things to snack on isn't always easy. Well, I have good news for you ! I've recently been reviewing the wide range of Nakd and Trek raw fruit and nut bars from Natural Balance Foods and they have a selection of bars that are free from gluten, wheat and dairy.

They come in four flavours - cashew cookie, pecan pie, ginger bread and cocoa orange - and they are all absolutely delicious. My absolute favourite is the cocoa orange bar that vaguely reminds me of a Terry's chocolate orange but packed full of fruity goodness instead.

Each bar is a delicious blend of cold-pressed raw fruit and nuts, with no added sugars or syrups, although they do contain naturally occuring fruit sugars. It's amazing that something so tasty can be good for you but each bar counts as one of your five-a-day fruit and veg portions.

I tested them on 5-year-old Juliette and 8-year-old Sophie and they both absolutely love them, frequently choosing them over less healthy snacks like crisps or sweets. They're perfect for school lunchboxes and they are also much better than chocolatey snacks in the summertime because they don't melt.

As they say on the website, they're "just raw fruit & nuts cheerfully smooshed together in Wales" ! You'll never believe they're good for you and they genuinely give you the delicious taste of naughty cakes that you can no longer eat if you're intolerant.

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £2.99 for a 4-bar taster pack

Other reviews you might like :
Nakd Wildly Different Raw Fruit, Nut & Oat Bars
Natural Balance Trek Bars
Nakd Wildly Different Fruit-Infused Raisins
Asda's Great Stuff range for kids - great healthy snacks and meals
Harvest Cheweee Cereal Bars

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