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October 24, 2015

Nākd Bars

by Anne Paddock

Nākd Bars are handy snack-sized bars (30 grams or just over an ounce) made of natural ingredients – primarily fruits and nuts that are gluten, wheat and dairy free, with no added sugars or hidden extras. With a soft, chewy texture, these simple but tasty bars are the perfect snack between meals.

Made by Natural Balance Foods – a British company “devoted to increasing world happiness with yummy healthy snacks, humour and helpfulness,” Nākd Bars come in ten varieties – all of which are made with dried fruits (dates and/or raisins) and nuts (cashews, almonds, and/or pecans), two of nature’s greatest culinary creations.nakd_bars

  • Bakewell Tart: dates (49%), cashews (35%), raisins (16%), and natural flavor
  • Berry Delight: dates (49%), cashews (31%), raisins (17%), raspberries (3%), and natural flavor
  • Caffe Mocha: dates (55%), cashews (26%), raisins (12%), cocoa (6%), and natural flavor
  • Cashew Cookie:  cashews (51%) and dates (49%)
  • Cocoa Delight:  dates (48%), cashews (29%), raisins (17%), cocoa (6%), and natural flavor
  • Cocoa Mint:  dates (48%), cashews (29%), raisins (17%), cocoa (6%), and natural flavor
  • Cocoa Orange:  dates (40%), cashews (40%), raisins (14%), cocoa (5%), and natural flavor
  • Ginger Bread:  dates (48%), almonds (32%), pecans (18%), ginger, cloves, and cinnamon
  • Pecan Pie:  dates (52%), pecans (28%), and almonds (20%)
  • Rhubarb & Custard:  dates (55%), cashews (25%), raisins (19%), and natural flavors

The company also makes four Nākd Protein Crunch BarsStrawberry Crunch, Banana Crunch, Apple Crunch, and Cocoa Crunch – that have soya crunchies which add both protein (6 grams per bar) and an extra crunch to each bar.Nak'd_Bars

Overwhelmed with all the choices? Consider a 13 bar sampler box for $9.99 (with free shipping) offered through the Natural Balance Foods website (www.naturalbalancefoods.com). Boxes of the individual flavors (18 individually wrapped bars for $22.99 or 2 boxes – 36 bars – for $35) can be also be purchased on-line at the company’s website.

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