Battle of the Healthy Snacks

25 February 2015

Heath food shops and supermarkets are riddled with so called healthy snacks. Yes I know they're not that healthy compared to plain nuts or fruit, but they're pretty yummy when you want to mix it up a little. I've chosen 6 bars to road test and hopefully find some new favourites!

Eat Natural Peanut & Popcorn Bar

This one contains peanuts, popcorn, sultanas and dark chocolate, along with cornflakes and chocolate crispies. I'm a salted caramel lover, so this is a winner for me, but as yummy as it is, at 204 calories and 9.8g fat it isn't the most innocent of the bunch. 

Taste factor: 5/5
Health factor: 2/5
Repurchase: Yes

nakd Cocoa Orange

This is my favourite out of all the nakd flavours. It contains cashews, raisins and cocoa, all yummy and healthy stuff, as well as tasting like Jaffa Cakes. It's also 100% vegan, gluten, wheat and dairy free, with 145 calories, 7g fat and a decent 4g protein.

Taste factor: 5/5
Health factor: 5/5
Repurchase: Yes

The Food Doctor Fig & Mango Wholesome Bar

This is described as a fruit, cereal and seed bar for "balanced nutrition on the go". The crunchy bar includes fig, mango, linseed and sunflower seeds, and tastes like fig rolls. However it also contains humectant: polydextrose and fructo-ogliosaccharides, which I do not recognize. Calories wise it is the lowest at 104, and there's less than 1g fat, but it isn't the most tasty.

Taste 2/5
Health factor 4/5
Repurchase: No

Coco Fina Organic Coconut & Cocoa Bar

This is described as a pre-workout snack, made of raisins, dates, coconut, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, water. All good stuff. It has 148 calories but the 6.4g saturated fat isn't that great. It also wasn't that tasty so I wouldn't get this again.

Taste factor: 2/5
Health factor 3/5
Repurchase: No

NatureCrops Quinoa Nutrition Bar 

I was intrigued by this because I'm a bit obsessed with quinoa right now. This contains dark chocolate, almonds, quinoa and cocoa nibs, along with others. I found this was tasty but if I can remember it was quite pricey so I wouldn't get it again. It has an impressive 6.4g protein, but a hefty 164 calories. 

Taste factor: 4/5
Health factor: 4/5
Repurchase: No

Bounce Coconut & Macademia Ball

This was so so yummy! It was really crunchy and had the most incredible coconut taste. It really packs a protein punch, but is pretty pricey! 

Taste factor: 5/5
Repurchase? Yes

Nutritionally I'd pick the food doctor bar for a healthy treat. For a protein hit the best was the Quinoa bar, however the Eat Natural bar wasn't that much better for you than the kit Kat! Hands down my fave was the Bounce ball.


  1. The Naked Cocoa Orange bar looks good. I feel like I might have to try that out when I'm back in the UK! :)

    Lauren :) x

  2. Go for it! They're so chocolately you can't really tell it's all healthy stuff! Thanks for your comment Lauren :)

    Loves! Kirstie


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