Product Type: Nakd Snacks
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Member Name: cyberem78
Advantages: Filling and healthy.
My review is based on the Nak'd 'Pecan Pie' bar.
I tend to browse the 'free from' section at my supermarket because I'm a vegetarian who aims towards veganism. I therefore often purchase dairy free items. On my latest shopping trip to Asda I picked up a couple of these Nak'd bars. I had seen them many times before but most often in health food stores like Holland and Barratt. I always quite fancied trying them because the packaging was very cute - printed with a cartoon bee logo and marked with childish style text which says things like "yummy" and "nature is nice".
There are several different flavours of Nak'd bars but the Pecan Pie variey comes in an orange and brown coloured wrapper. The front of the wrapper is marked with large letters that it is gluten, wheat and dairy free. In fact if you turn the wrapper over there is a list of ingredients in large text. This informs you that the bar contains nothing except dates, pecans and almonds. That's it! There is no added sugar, syrups or honey. There is nothing artificial or any kind of preservative added. Basically the bar consists of 52% dates, 28% pecans and 20% almonds. Obviously this makes the bar 100% vegan.
The product is made in Great Britain by this very ethically minded company. The brand remind you that eating this will "help the world" by replacing foods that are over-processed. They have a great website at:
where you can find out more about their aims and about the products they provide.
The bar size is 35 grams and it's about the same size as a standard chocolate bar. It's a good size for eating as a snack or with a packed lunch style meal. When you open the wrapper the bar has a very strong earthy, nutty smell. The bar looks like a very moist cake and is mottled brown in colour. There are small pieces of ground up brown dates, creamy coloured pecans and white coloured almonds and these are pressed together. It looks very much like a nut roast.
The flavour of the bar is very intense and the dates have this rather strong flavour that resembles black treacle. The flavour is quite shocking on the tastebuds as it is such a natural flavour. You do get the sense that you are eating something raw and fresh. Whilst the dates are very much the dominant flavour you can also taste the pecans and almonds to a lesser degreee and these nut flavours burst out equally. The overall flavour is good although the sweetness of the bar is that rich, earth-flavour which can take some getting used to if you normally reach for a Mars bar during your lunch break!
The texture of the bar is moist and stodgy. It is much more moist than I imagined it could be and has a similar consistency to a peanut butter brownie. The grounds up nuts are small, soft and chewy pieces that are encased in the sticky date mix. The bar is filling and satisfying and there is just enough to make you feel like you've eaten something of real substance that will do your body good. It's a fantastic healthy option.
Nutritional values for this bar is that it provides 11 grams of fat per bar as well as 3 grams of fibre and 3 grams of fibre.
I would buy this again and will certainly try out the other flavours available.
Summary: Tastes good and is healthy and filling.