How can I resist food that greets me with this when I open the box?
I can't. I really can't.
But more importantly, I don't want to. You wouldn't either if you were staring at a box of snack bars with flavors like Pecan Pie, Cafe Mocha, or Ginger Bread. Just saying.
I've been looking for a snack to tide me over between the end of my work day and dinner that 1) is made of real food (i.e. not calorically dense junk), 2) has low or no added sugar, and 3) tastes really good. Seems simple, but you'd be surprised. Have you read the amount of sugar in most granola bars these days? No thanks. So when Natural Balance foods asked me to try out a few of their nakd bars*, I jumped at the chance. Being that it's my personal mission to bring vegan information to the masses, I really had to take one for the team and eat
all some of these.
In terms of flavor and texture, they were soft and chewy like a Clif bar, but seemed lighter and a lot less sugary. Totally up my alley. Nothing is worse than those dry granola bars that explode crumbs in a five foot radius every time you take a bite.
Now I'll have something to tuck in my backpack on the nights I head straight to Carolina Barre and Core after school, as well when I'm running errands and don't want to be tempted by fast food. I'll also be tossing a few into my carryon this weekend when I head to Florida for a sorority sister's bachelorette party!
While nakd bars are currently only available online, they are offering free US delivery! (Free, people. #free.)