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Gluten-Free Goods: Eat Nakd

Gluten-Free-GoodsBack in 2014 I started this little blog featured called Gluten-Free Goods where I wanted to share great gluten-free options with you. Well, my last post was over a year ago so clearly it needs some work when it comes to posting frequency, but when I was offered the opportunity try out the Eat Nakd Bars* I knew it was time to bring it back!

Gluten-Free Goods Eat Nakd Strawberry Crunch 2I first tried the Eat Nakd Bars when I was traveling in London and they were delicious, so I am really excited they are now available to Canadians in 6 different flavours: Cocoa Orange, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Delight, Berry Delight, Strawberry Crunch and Banana Crunch. These bars are gluten-free, dairy-free and contain no added sugar or syrups. The ingredients are mostly just nuts and fruits packed together into a soft bar that makes a delicious and convenient snack.

Gluten-Free Goods Eat Nakd Cashew CookieI tried out three different flavours of the Eat Nakd Bars. First I tried Eat Nakd Cashew Cookie, which is a vegan bar with only two ingredients, cashews (51%) and dates (49%)! It does have a very strong date flavour, for obvious reasons, but the cashew provides both protein and a  slight crunch/texture to the bar. This is quite sweet from the dates, so it’s not something I’d eat all the time, but if you have a sweet craving it’s definitely a much healthier option to pull out than a bar of chocolate (and will help keep you full longer!)

Gluten-Free Goods Eat Nakd Cocoa DelightThe second bar I tried is the Eat Nakd Cocoa Delight, and while this bar is also made with dates (48%) and cashews (29%), it also has the addition of raisins (17%), cocoa (6%), and natural flavor. I really liked this slightly chocolatey, nutty date flavour. First, I love chocolate, and the cocoa does help tone down the dates. That said, you are getting a little less protein and fibre than Cashew Cookie as a result, although also less fat since there are fewer nuts.

Gluten-Free Goods Eat Nakd Strawberry CrunchThe final flavour I tried out is the one my boyfriend went for right away, and that’s the Eat Nakd Strawberry Crunch. This is actually one of the Protein Crunch bars so it has 5.5 grams of protein in it, pretty good! I get worried about not eating enough protein so it’s nice to have a high protein snack to sneak in a few extra grams if I need it.

The ingredients in the Eat Nakd Strawberry Crunch include lots of dates (43%) again as well as soya crunchies (17%), cashews (17%), raisins (17%), strawberries (2%), apple juice concentrate (2%) and natural flavoring. The bar itself has a nice, almost yoghurt-like crunch from the crunchy bits as well as a sweet strawberry flavour from the strawberries and apple juice. It was really good!

 

Gluten-Free Goods Eat Nakd Cashew Cookie 2After enjoying these Eat Nakd bars I’d definitely be interested in purchasing them in future and I hope that more flavours come to Canada as I discovered some pretty unique combinations visiting the Eat Nakd website including Ginger Bread and Rhubarb & Custard. YUM.

Have you tried the Eat Nakd Bars before? Let me know which flavour sounds most appealing to you!

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