Product Type: Nakd Snacks
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Go for a Nakd Trek! (And this one won't get you arrested!)
Nakd Trek Bars
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Nakd Trek Bars
Advantages: Tasty, vegan, 100% natural ingredients, high in protein and very filling.
Disadvantages: Expensive and the Cocoa Brownie flavour has pesky peanuts!
Nakd Trek Bars come in three flavours: Cocoa Brownie, Mixed Berry and Peanut & Oat. This review is about the Cocoa Brownie flavour.
They currently cost £1.29 in Holland & Barrett or 89p in Sainsbury's for a 68g bar.
The packet advises us that its vegan, raw, 100% natural, free from added sugar, wheat and dairy but warns us that it contains soya and peanuts. It also says it's good for "sustained alertness, endurance, recovery and hunger control" which makes me think they're good for dieters and during or after sport such as trekking!
I like reading the label because it says things like "Best before: (your friend eats it!)" and "Proudly made in Wales" showing that it's not made by a conventional company.
I buy these once in a while as a snack-on-the-go because they're handy to eat while shopping, or I buy them as part of a packed lunch if I know I'm going to be away from home for the whole day.
Ok, onto the product! It looks just like chocolate brownie but has a certain flapjack look to it too, probably because you can clearly see the peanuts and the white oat flecks.
The smell always makes my mouth water; it's like chocolate, it has a strong, rich cocoa aroma.
It's very soft to bite into and has a definite brownie consistency; it's a bit chewy with a few crunchy bits (those peanuts again!)
It's a sweet snack but I don't think it's too sweet. It has a chocolate/cocoa flavour and you can slightly taste the dates but they're not the first flavour you experience. It leaves a cocoa and slight peanut aftertaste. I probably notice the peanuts more because I don't like peanuts which is why this bar only gets four stars, I'd much rather they left the peanuts or used some other nut.
When eating these on the go I worry a bit about talking because you get bits stuck in your teeth, especially those pesky peanuts!
So, does it live up to its claims? I would say yes. I find them very filling - I slowly munched on the bar over 15 minutes and didn't feel the need to stuff it in my face, despite how much I was craving something sweet! Even though I'd only eaten a simple bar I no longer felt hungry and it kept me satisfied for a while before tea time. When I'm out shopping it certainly helps to give me that little boost I need to get it done but I don't know how effective it would be for more rigorous activities.
Overall, it's quite expensive compared to other snacks but you're paying for quality and something rather yummy!
Raw dates (40%), soya crispies (15%) (soya, tapioca starch, salt, oats, raw raisins (13%), raw peanuts (8%), apple juice, cocoa (4%), maize starch, ginkgo biloba extract, ginseng extract and a hint of natural flavours.
(per 68g bar)
Summary: If I was ever to go on a long trek up a mountain I'd definitely take some of these.