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Review: Taste of Nature Snack Bars

I was recently sent a selection of Taste of Nature snack bars to try, I’m a bit of a snack bar addict, they’re really handy for me as I tend to be out and about a lot and it’s not always easy to find something reasonably healthy to eat when you’re out. Taste of Nature snack bars are made with 100% organic ingredients and come in flavours such as Apple, Persian Pomegranate Garden, Cranberry,Goji, Coconut, Almond, Brazil Nut, Blueberry and Peanut.

Taste of Nature snack bars are a good source of energy, fibre, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements and are great for throwing in your bag when you’re out and about or for during those mid-afternoon belly rumbles we all get.

Over a few days we all tried the Taste of Nature snack bars we were sent, my stand out favourite was the peanut which was so delicious, yummy peanuts set in something a bit like a hard but not brittle caramel, it was a real treat. The small boy liked the fruity ones best, with the apple being his favourite and Hubs liked the coconut one. They were all tasty, really filling and felt healthy and nutritious to eat.

The bars are contain blends of nuts, seeds and dried fruit and are a nice firm texture. Taste of Nature snack bars are certified organic and are gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, free from GMOs and each bar costs just £1.39. You can find out more about the Taste of Nature snack bars on their website.

Taste of Nature Snack Bars

These hunger busting, energy packed bars are brilliant for busy, active people and they’re quite delicious too! 

Note: We were sent the Taste of Nature snack bars free of charge for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.

Review: CLIF Bar

As a busy working Mum I often forget to eat properly, grabbing bits of toast here and there as I remember I’m hungry. We often have cereal bars or energy bars in the house just to grab and munch on the go if I need to. I’m a sucker for an oaty energy bar, so I was excited to try the CLIF Bar, a new energy bar from America. 

CLIF Bars are made from organic rolled oats and are a source of protein and fibre. They’re intended to be eaten before, during and after exercise and they come in a range of six different flavours…

  • Chocolate chip
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Oatmeal Raisin Walnut
  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Chocolate Almond Fudge
  • White Chocolate Macadamia

CLIF Bar

The bars themselves look like and have the texture of a dense flapjack, with fruity pieces, nuts or chocolate chips, depending on which one you’re munching. They come in at around 250 calories each. I was surprised that they weren’t really sweet, I thought they would be, but they don’t contain any artificial sweeteners or corn syrups and are as natural as they can be.

My favourite flavour was the Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, whereas hubs preferred the Chocolate chip. I liked them all but I especially liked the Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Crunchy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Almond Fudge.

CLIF Bar

I’m currently giving the 5:2 diet a go and as the bars are quite filling and just 250 calories, it occured to me that I could cut one into chunks and nibble on them throughout the day and then have a meal in the evening. I think I’ll try that.

I love the packaging too, it’s very retro and eye catching and the bars are something you can just sling in your bag for when you’re out and about. Their texture means they won’t crumble like biscuits would, so they’re ideal for languishing in the bottom of your bag waiting for a hunger emergency or an energy dip.

Clif Barsare available from a variety of UK stockists, you can find the full list and more information on the CLIF Bar website.