A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I fancied trying some bars made by the company Natural Balance Foods. Of course, being a food lover, and just just having started a new term at uni so needing healthy snacks, I said yes! I got to choose the type of bars I wanted to try and after spending rather a long time browsing their products I decided to go for their protein bars.
The flavour I went for was oat crunch flapjack and I think it was a pretty good choice. The flapjack is lovely and moist, and within the oats there are little crispy pieces which add a delicious crunch. I went for the protein bars because I feel that I could do with a little more protein in my life, especially as I’m trying to get to the gym more often and I want to start strength training again.
The bars have 10g of protein in them which isn’t bad for a bar that essentially tastes like a treat. Another reason for my choice was that they were the best bars in terms of sugar – 14.8g. Although that is still pretty high it was by far the best, if you keep an eye on your sugar intake it’s worth noting that some of the other flavoured bars contain up to 25g. The payoff for the higher sugar level is of course the tastiness of the bars!
- 10g of protein per bar.
- Good size for a mid-morning/afternoon snack, the bars fit easily in your bag.
- Natural ingredients, no added nasties!
- Great tasting, interesting flavour.
- Although moist they have a tendency to crumble so can be a bit messy!
- Fairly high in sugar.
All in all I really like these bars, for what I want in a snack and with my sweet tooth I can’t really fault them. In fact, I’d love to try another flavour! If you are looking for a tasty, pretty healthy and easily portable snack then I would definitely recommend these, they’re probably my favourite out of these sorts of bars. Plus judging by the positive comments I got when I posted a photo of them on Instagram, lots of you are keen on them too!
Have you ever tried any Natural Balance Foods bars (Nakd/Trek)?
What is your favourite protein bar?
What is your portable snack of choice?