Thursday, 8 September 2011

Nakd bar review

nakd bar review

With the emphasis on healthy lunchboxes now it is refreshing to have a healthy alternative to that chocolate covered biscuit. I often see what is put into children's lunch boxes as I work in a school , and they all enjoy sweet treats and chocolate covered bars( Many schools allow chocolate biscuits as it not seen as a sweet, yet they are really !) . Children seem to understand about healthy food and many school have  good policy on healthy eating. My own son is now conscious of your GDA . 

What are Guideline Daily Amounts?

IGD established GDAs between 1995 and 1998
Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) are guidelines for healthy adults and children about the approximate amount of Calories, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, total sugars, protein, fibre, salt and sodium required for a healthy diet.
GDAs provide companies with a consistent approach to nutrition labelling. They give consumers additional information which they can use to gain a better understanding of their daily intake of specific nutrients.
GDAs are not targets for individuals to consume, but a guideline or benchmark to help them make dietary choices and balance their daily intake. For example, consumers can use them as a basis against which to judge the contribution of fat made by a particular food product to their diet.

Therefore when I was offered the Nakd bars to try I knew they would be put to good use; from J taking one to school as a healthy change from a sausage butty: to a boast after he was put through his paces at rugby.. The Nakd bars are different as they are 100% natural ingredients, they are wheat, dairy and gluten free and are full of goodness. The bars come in seven flavours Cocoa Delight, Cocoa Mint and the award winning* Cocoa Orange. Or try something a little fruitier with Berry Delight, which combines raw dates and cashews with raisins, raspberries and natural berry flavouring. Alternatively discover the delicious flavours of Cashew Cookie, Ginger Bread or Pecan Pie. Go on I can't resist saying "mmmmmm pie' and no I am not a simpson character!

"Nakd bars are a 100% natural whole food bar. A delicious blend of unsweetened fruit, rolled oats, nuts and spices. Nakd bars contain no artificial ingredients of any kind, no-added sugar and are made raw, never cooked. In fact if they were any more natural you'd have to peel them. They are a combination of natural superfoods with nothing artificial, so they are good for you in lots of ways. Rich in phytonutrients from raw plant foods to promote a healthy immune system and body function. Natural source of essential vitamins and minerals like B-vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron to help provide energy, support a strong immune system, strengthen bones, and combat stress and ageing. High fibre to help balance blood sugar levels, control appetite and aid digestion. Plant-source protein to help maintain muscle, support metabolism, balance blood sugar, and control appetite."

We were sent the entire range to try out, obviously some flavours that were more popular than other. I bet you can guess what flavours they were., yes that's right  the cocoa ones !.

Nakd bars are suitable for people who have diabetes and also people who are coeliac as they are gluten free.

There were one or two flavours J and I were not keen on and this is no way reflects on the bars in general. They make ideal snacks and are great for lunchboxes , they are also ideal if your are out walking too as they will give you a natural burst of energy. Available from most supermarkets you can find out more about Nakd on their Facebook page.
(as you might of guessed I was sent these bars to review !)


  1. OOoh are you reviewing nask'd bars? There were some in a hamper I won a few weeks ago and now I'm hooked - it's fantastic to find a real treat that I'm allowed to eat!

  2. naked bars, what an appropriate name lol. Like the fact they are really healthy too!

  3. I tried the cocoa orange one and loved it!


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