I was contacted by Natural Balance Food. to review their Nakd Fruif and Nut Bars* which are their Gluten free snack bars .Id first like to thank Natural Balance Food for sending me these bars! I was super excited about this because these bars are gluten, wheat, and dairy free. There is no added sugars or hidden extras in them, and they are also vegan friendly. I've heard mixed reviews on these but I was excited to try them out because I'm someone who tries to eat as natural or organic as possible, with things that have very few ingredients in them. I'm also all for the vegan friendly and gluten free foods!
I was sent the sampler box of 13 bars, and them there was an extra of one of the bars on the package. 9 of the bars were the fruit and nut, and 4 were the crunch bars.
All of the cocoa or chocoalte ones look very dark like this and slightly unappetizing. Maybe I'm just weird but I don't even like chocolate cake or cookies because of the dark look to them. Maybe I don't like how they get stuck in my teeth or somethin LOL. The more fruity bars are slightly lighter.
My thoughts on each bar
Pecan Pie- this one was sweet and nutty. The pecan taste was strong and the nuts have it a good texture.
Rhubarb Custard- this was sweet and I could taste the custard. Slightly fruity.
Cocoa Orange- this one reminded me of those chocoalte cover orange peels or chocoalte orange jelly candies you get from those fancy chocolate shops.
Cocoa Crunch- slightly chocolate tasting, and slight crunch to it. Kind of bland.
Apple Crunch- also slightly crunchy and a hint of apple flavor.
Cocoa Delight- not very chocolatey tasting, kind of bland.
Strawberry Crunch- can definitely taste the strawberry, slight crunchy. Reminds me of dries strawberries.
Bakewell Tart- this one was kind of bland and tasted like dates.
Cocoa Mint- this was very bitter but you could definitely taste the mint.
Ginger Bread- slight ginger bread taste, not too strong.
My overall opinion
-I really enjoyed most of these! Some of them were bland tasting but that doesn't bother me. I'm not a big breakfast person so I've always eaten stuff like this in the morning so I'm use to 'bland' tasting bars.
-They are soft and slightly chewy so they are easy to eat.
-I liked the more fruity flavors better then the Cocoa ones.
-My favorites were the strawberry crunch, rhubarb custard, and the Cocoa orange.
-I love how they are vegan friendly, gluten free, and have few ingredients in them.
-I would definitely recommend them and could see myself eating these a lot!
Have you tried out the Nakd Bars before? If so leave your thoughts on them in the comments!
*The Eat Nakd bars by Natural Balance Food were sent to me for review. All opinions are 100% my own.*