Review – Nakd Bars

Nakd bars market themselves as a healthy wholefood snack – but do they taste good?DSC02743

Orange Cocoa – The Orange in this bar is clean and fresh, it makes the whole thing work really well. Without the orange flavour it could potentially be a bit heavy and much the same as other blended fruit bars. Texturally, the cashews add a crunch that makes it feel more like you’ve eaten rather than just ingested. I really like this bar.
Energy (kcal) 145
Fat (g) 7
of which saturates (g) 1.5
Carbohydrates (g) 15.8
of which sugars (g) 13.6
Fibre (g) 2.2
Protein (g) 3.9
Salt (g) <0.1

Berry Delight – This tastes really good. The raspberry flavour is quite subtle and not the overpowering sweetness that you get from some products. This is one of my favourite Nakd bars – the macronutrient levels are good and it tastes great.
Energy (kcal) 135
Fat (g) 5.2
of which saturates (g) 1
Carbohydrates (g) 18.2
of which sugars (g) 16.6
Fibre (g) 2.2
Protein (g) 3
Salt (g) <0.1

Apple Pie – This tastes good, not too sweet – I wouldn’t say it tastes like apple pie though. This bar is more cinnamon apple, with emphasis on the cinnamon. In terms of macronutrients these bars are one of the lowest in fat, so if you are tracking macros this is great.
Energy (kcal) 105
Fat (g) 2.4
of which saturates (g) 0.4
Carbohydrates (g) 18.1
of which sugars (g) 13.6
Fibre (g) 1.9
Protein (g) 1.9
Salt (g) <0.1

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Ginger Bread – If you like ginger then you won’t be disappointed by this bar. The ginger taste isn’t offensively strong but leaves a really good aftertaste. I really enjoyed this flavour. However, the fat levels on this bar are almost double that of most other Nakd bars. I would say that this one is more of a treat than a snack.
Energy (kcal) 157
Fat (g) 10.8
of which saturates (g) 0.9
Carbohydrates (g) 12.4
of which sugars (g) 11.6
Fibre (g) 3.3
Protein (g) 3.5
Salt (g) <0.1

Pecan Pie – Date was the overriding flavour in this bar, I didn’t really get much pecan from it at all. Disappointed, I wanted to like this one.
Energy (kcal) 156
Fat (g) 8
of which saturates (g) 0.9
Carbohydrates (g) 12.7
of which sugars (g) 12
Fibre (g) 3.1
Protein (g) 2.7
Salt (g) <0.1

Banana Bread – I think my hopes for this were a little high as I am a big fan of banana bread. Therefore it is probably unsurprising that I was disappointed by this flavour – BUT not only was I disappointed, I actually didn’t like it! The great thing about Nakd is that they use wholefoods, but this bar tasted very fake. It had that fake banana taste – the concentrated dry banana rather than fresh banana. On the packaging it even says that this bar used ‘natural flavouring’ – I don’t think it works.
Energy (kcal) 93
Fat (g) 2
of which saturates (g) trace
Carbohydrates (g) 16
of which sugars (g) 10
Fibre (g) 2
Protein (g) 2
Salt (g) trace

Cashew Cookie – I found this quite bland to be honest. You don’t really get the cashew flavour until you finish eating. The aftertaste is good but it makes eating it a bit boring. I don’t think this is Nakd’s best bar.
Energy (kcal) 143
Fat (g) 8.2
of which saturates (g) 1.6
Carbohydrates (g) 16.1
of which sugars (g) 13.7
Fibre (g) 1.6
Protein (g) 3.5
Salt (g) <0.1

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Overall Verdict: I think Nakd bars make great snacks, they’re also pretty healthy as they are all just made of fruits and nuts. It is because they are only made of wholefoods that they sometimes lack flavour, but the good bars taste really great. My two standout flavours were Cocoa Orange and Berry Delight, with Ginger Bread a close third.

NB: The macronutrient profiles given are all per bar.

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