Monday 25 March 2013

Gluten Free Nakd Bars

nakd strawberry crunch bar
Wow So Delicious
Oh my. I've been a fan of Naked since I discovered them a few years back and though I've written a post about their Infused Raisins I've never written a dedicated one about their gluten (and wheat and dairy) free bars. Today's the day.

I've tried various flavour Nakd Bars; Cashew Cookie, Ginger Bread, Berry Delight, more recently the new Rhubarb and Custard - which contains no rhubarb and no custard but curiously tastes just like both of those things expertly combined. 

Berry Delight had been the firm favourite of out those flavours for quite some time but during the food shop this past weekend I noticed another new addition to the range, the Strawberry Crunch. My favouritism has been somewhat stolen by this newbie of the shelf.

nakd strawberry crunch bar ingredients
Bit Blurry
I've really enjoyed all the Nakd Bar flavours that I've tried but this one, this has bits of Soya Crunchies in it. It vaguely reminds me of the now poisonous cereal bars that I used to enjoy, only better. It's delish.

The combination of the strawberry and crunch made me feel like I was eating something way more indulgent than I actually was. Nakd Bars are pretty darn healthy but they don't taste healthy, and that's a great thing in my opinion.

Remember how I said that the Rhubarb and Custard flavour didn't actually have any Rhubarb or Custard in it, yet it still tasted just how I imagine it should taste having eaten both? Well, I only have 2 current examples to claim this detail from, but I think that most of the flavours I've tried, that most, if not all of them have Dates as their biggest percentage ingredient. You can't taste them though.

nakd berry bar ingredients
Bit Clearer
I happen to like Dates to a degree but the fact that they are the main ingredient in both these bars has me wondering what kind of magic they get up to in the Nakd factory. I wouldn't be so keen if Dates were the main flavour going on but it isn't.

The Strawberry Crunch bar has 2% of Strawberries as an ingredient but despite there being 43% Dates, 17% Cashews and 17% Raisins - a considerable amount more than that of the expected main ingredient - the bar still tastes prominently of Strawberries! The 17% of Soya Crunchies are equally overriding of the more abundant ingredients.

Whatever they're doing, they're doing it really, really well. I'd love to know how it's done.

I highly recommended Nakd gluten free Bars, they're gotten me out of a few hunger pained instances when I've been out and unable to find anything safe. A handbag essential.

nakd berry delight bar
Sorry Berry Delight I'm Being Fickle


  1. I can't wait to try the Berry Delight flavour now - sounds delish!

    If you're a fan of Cocoa Orange, they're really easy and cheap to make.. worth a go if you're interested :)

    Don't worry.. you can't taste the dates in these either!


  2. Not a fan of the chocolate orange combo but know that plenty of others are.

    Thanks :)


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