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Nakd Banana Bread

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Brand: Naked / Type: Snack Bar

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      28.07.2013 13:15
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      I have previously written a review for the Cocoa Orange flavour Nakd bar in which I discussed more in depth about the Nakd brand - I won't repeat myself too much, but I like Nakd bars because:

      -There are no chemical 'nasties' - you recognise every ingredient on the pack and it's all natural, good stuff!

      -They're all vegan and gluten free and good for the planet (also 100% British which is always a bonus).

      This flavour (Banana Bread) is my joint second favourite flavour of Nakd bars (after Cocoa Orange and joint with Cashew Cookie).

      =Taste=

      This bar has a real banana hit. As soon as you open the packet you can smell it and it smells delicious - it smells like real bananas not banana flavouring! The bar itself is a light beige colour and is really dense. It's not too chewy or sticky like some other Nakd flavours.

      The taste is actually very much like real banana bread, but a lot denser and quite a lot harder. I'm amazed that it doesn't have flour and butter in because it has a really cake-like feel to it. It really feels like I'm eating something that'll pile on the pounds, but as you will see in the nutrition section, it's not at all naughty!

      I think this flavour is a lot more appealing to the masses than the cocoa ones which seem to have a general feeling of disappointment (although I love them). The cocoa flavours are good in their own way, but are not a substitute for chocolate which I think a lot of people are expecting; with Banana Bread you are not expecting it to be anything else other than a healthy banana flavoured bar - which it is! I would therefore encourage anyone who may have been put off Nakd after trying the cocoa flavours to give this a go as it is completely different!

      =Nutrition=

      In this 30g bar there are only 92 calories and 2g fat (with only a trace of saturates). This is really great for how much of a treat it tastes. Now although 30g is quite small, it does fill you up. I quite often have two because they're so delicious, but I don't NEED 2 and I'm always really full afterwards (I quite often eat two of everything - I'm just greedy!). Because of the wholesome ingredients, it does keep you satisfied in between meals so is great to take to work for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. The low fat and calorie nature of the bar combined with how satisfying it is (and the fact that it tastes like a naughty treat) makes it perfect if you're watching your waist line - I would happily take this over a chocolate bar and not even really feel like I'm missing out.

      The full ingredients list is: Dates 37%, Bananas 23%, Oats 21%, Walnuts 8%, Raisins 7%, Apple juice concentrate 3%, Cinnamon and a hint of natural flavour. It's so refreshing to not have any chemicals or unknowns in there that you have no idea what they're doing in your bar - this all makes sense and doesn't scare me! As I've said in the taste section, this is delicious so those ingredients clearly work well together.

      =Price=

      Nakd bars are still quite expensive as many healthy/free-from foods are. Banana bread is a fairly common flavour, but not as widespread as the Cocoa Orange flavour. A single bar is around 60-70p depending on where you go. Tesco and Waitrose (larger stores) often stock them.

      They are found either in the cereal bar section or more commonly in the free-from section. You can get this flavour in a multipack of 4 bars for between £2 and £3 - it's not the cheapest considering they are quite small.

      As I say please read my review on Cocoa Orange for more of my opinion on the brand itself. But I can 100% recommend this flavour to anybody, not just those who require a vegan/gluten-free snack or are watching their weight; it's full of goodness and guilt-free- 5/5

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    • Product Details

      A combination of natural superfoods with nothing artificial Natural source of essential vitamins and minerals like B-vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, calcium High fibre to help balance blood sugar levels, control appetite and aid digestion Rich in phytonutrients from raw plant foods