Nākd Cereal Bars Review

Eating is pretty much a hobby for me. I genuinely enjoy noshing on quality foods & drinks. When a representative from Natural Balance Foods contacted me about reviewing their raw, natural, & unprocessed cereal bars* I kindly said "yes, please & thank you."  I'm always on the lookout for a wholesome & tasty snack. I received 13 Nākd bars to taste test. Let's break it down, shall we?

nakd cereal bars

The Company:
Natural Balance Foods is a predominantly United Kingdom-based vegan snack company & they were looking for bloggers to help bring the Nākd brand to the United States. The products are vegan friendly, gluten & wheat free & are made with no added sugar or nasties. 

nakd cereal bars
nakd cereal bars

The Packaging:
The packaging is eye-catching, compact, & unique. I like that it clearly states how much of each ingredient is in a particular bar. For example, the Apple Crunch bar shows that its ingredients are 43% dates, 18% soya crunchies (soy, tapioca starch, salt), 15% cashews, 15% raisins, 7% apple, 2% apple juice & just a hint of natural flavoring (I'm not exactly sure what that natural flavor is). The packaging even had me giggle with a little smiley face after the "may contain the odd shell or pit piece :)" or the best before date & then says "best before a friend nicks it." I enjoy little touches like that.

nakd cereal bars
nakd cereal bars

The Texture: 
There are two types of Nākd bars: the Nākd Fruit & Nut Bars & then the Nākd Crunch Bars. Both of which have nearly the same texture -- chewy yet soft. The Crunch Bars have a crispy texture due to the soya crunchies. Since the Nākd bars are cold-pressed, they are condensed & won't just crumble to bits. Both types of bars have chunks of fruit, nuts, or soy bits to munch on, so it doesn't just disintegrate in your mouth. Overall, I prefer the Fruit & Nut Bars.

nakd cereal bars
nakd cereal bars

nakd cereal bars

nakd cereal bars

The Taste:
If I'm being honest, the Nākd bars have a similar taste to Lärabar. Both Nākd & Lärabar have a bar called Cashew Cookie & they taste nearly identical. Nākd Bars contain 100% natural ingredients so there are no added sugars or syrups; they're made with raw fruits & nuts smooshed together. The sweetness is just right & not artificial. Although the sugars are naturally occurring, you should still check the label to verify how much is in each bar. For example, the Apple Crunch bar has about 14 grams of sugar with little bits of crunchies & dried apple pieces. On another note, I am a huge fan of chocolate but didn't really like any of their cocoa bars.

nakd cereal bars

The Price:
The Nākd Sampler Box runs for $9.99 for 13 bars. However, that's a discounted price given that you've never bought Nākd bars before; otherwise the Sampler Box costs $16.99 for the 13 bars. The Mixed Box of 18 bars retails at $22.99. Most bars like Lärabar & Odwalla run you at least a dollar per bar & that's when they're on sale. However, Nākd bars are much smaller than Lärabar & Odwalla. That's something to consider.

nakd cereal bars


The Verdict:
Did I like the Nākd bars? Yes. Would I buy them myself? Yes, but only at the $9.99 price. Nākd makes scrumptious vegan & gluten free bars with minimal ingredients & that's something I can appreciate. But I wouldn't pay more than $1 per bar, especially give their size. I wouldn't buy any bar for more than a $1 each. My favorite bars of the bunch would be: Banana Crunch, Berry Delight, Cashew Cookie, Ginger Bread, & lastly Rhubarb & Custard.

Have you ever tried the Nākd bars brand? What's your opinion on raw, vegan cereal bars? Any of these flavors sound tasty? :]

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* Disclaimer: These products were received complimentary from Natural Balance Foods in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]

64 comments

  1. I LOVE these. The cocoa one literally tastes like brownie.
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    1. I didn't like the cocoa ones so much. >.<

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  2. amazing blog post

    thanks for sharing :D

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  3. I really need to start eating more healthily, I love unhealthy food. These bars actually sound pretty good though, and there seems to be a lot of variety so I might try some x

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  4. These sound an look absolutely amazing! I've seen a couple of reviews on these bars now, so I can't wait to try them out for myself! Thanks for sharing:)

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  5. They sound great, but the price! $1 for a bar is way too much for this broke pre-college student, hahaha

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  6. I would love to try that!! They sound yummy and healthy!! Xoxo

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  7. I completely agree that they are a bit over priced...that always seems to be the case with healthy snacks
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. It's so unfortunate that chips & cookies are so cheap but quality food isn't!

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  8. These look so yummy! I just wish they weren't so expensive :/

    Enclothed Cognition

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  9. These sound really good. I love trying new healthy options!

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    1. A perfect snack to have in your purse! :]

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  10. Omg I must try these bars out! Awesome blog post, thanks for sharing! Love your blog! Follow for follow? :)
    xoxo, Ivette
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  11. the look delicious I want to buy some now:p
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  12. They look delicious, but I agree that I wouldn't purchase any type of nut/fruit/chocolate/crunch bar for more than 1€. I'm all about healthier snacks, though!

    x Yasmine//Cloudy

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    1. It's so small & compact, so $1+ isn't the best. :\

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  13. I have tried these bars before and they're super tasty. xx

    Julie
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  14. These bars sure sound so cute and what effective marketing strategy with the cute text. I always find it very difficult to swallow such bars. Maybe I'm not too much of a health nut yet though I must say that it's great that these bars are so natural and gluten and wheat-free!

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    Jo
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    1. Great point, Jo. These are a bit dry, so it may not be the easier to swallow like you said. :]

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  15. I have been searching for some delicious vegan bars for a while now! These look delicious!!! I wish they become available in the Netherlands soon, but we're always so far behind...

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  16. Must admit, I LOVE the look of these! I'm always looking for tasty vegetarian/ vegan treats that are also healthy, and these fit the bill beautifully! Can't wait to try them :)

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    1. Yes! Some of these were incredibly tasty. :]

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  17. Great post dear! It's wonderful. ♥
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  18. Great post! I love cereal bars or treats like this but sometimes the texture of some bars just put me off. Like a grainy texture. Too bad about the cocoa bars. The gingerbread sounds good. :)

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  19. Omg! These look really good! But what do you think about the 40+g of sugar?! Does it taste really sweet? Thanks!!

    Steph | Opal & Opal

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    1. Hi Steph! I think you misread; it's only 14 g of sugar. So it's not too too sweet. :]

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  20. Ive never had a nakd bar but they look so good x

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  21. It's a great post workout snack.
    I want to try it soon
    XO

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  22. I've always wanted to try these! Thanks so much for giving such a detailed review. I'm with you, I'd go with the $9.99 too esp if they're so small.

    Xo Miriam
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    1. Nakd is definitely something to try at least once. :]

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  23. These seem to be the latest craze at the moment, I do love them, they are delicious so I can see all the hype! Great review :)

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    1. I'm glad so many people have heard or tried them before. :]

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  24. what cute bars! they look so tasty and delicious!
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  25. look so yummy and delicious..awesome post

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  26. I've heard about these and I'm dying to try them! They look so tasty!

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  27. I've never heard of these brand and I'm from the UK. The packaging is so cute and the bars look quite yummy. Great review! x

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    1. Maybe you'll spot them now that you've heard of them. :]

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  28. Never tried them, but I love how they list their ingredients and I love that there isn't too much sugar. It's still a bit more than I'd like, but considering it's all from natural sources I can live with it.

    That introductory price, $9.99, is pretty great. That's so cheap, considering my favorite bars (Quest Bars) sell for like $25+ a box smh.

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    1. Yikes! I hate how expensive "healthy" bars are. What's the deal!?!? :p

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  29. I live in Britain and see them all over - in health stores, supermarkets, everywhere really. I've never tried them though - perhaps I ought to.

    Gingerbread flavour sounds amazing, and much healthier than the regular version, that I seem to eat way too much of!

    An awesome review, may I add!

    Kate x
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  30. I love Nakd bars, so yummy! I wish they weren't so expensive though definitely puts me off.

    Emma x
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  31. Loving these so much! Such a great snack :)
    Recently I started making my own raw snacks so that I don't go bankrupt ;)

    Lovely review.

    Ewelina xx

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  32. I agree with you on the price. Nonetheless, these sound delicious! xx

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  33. I absolutely love these bars and I've only tried half of the flavours you have here so definitely need to hunt the rest down. They are quite reasonably riced here £0.75 for one so I'm happy with that price x

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  34. I really like Nakd bars :) I never realised they came in so many flavours! Cashew Cookie is my favourite xx

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  35. I just licked my lips looking at these! The Chocolate Orange flavour is my favourite :) www.shehearts.net

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  36. I am a huge Nakd Bar lover, my faves are cashew cookie & cocoa delight! So easy to make homemade versions too :)

    Rachael O x

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  37. Oh my goodness these all look so lovely, I didn't even know they did so many different varieties! I may have to try a few out! Great post!xx

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  38. I LOVE these bars, I only discovered them a few months ago. They are so tasty, and so good for you too, well, it beats eating 3 snickers in one sitting.
    However, I've only tried cocoa and cocoa orange.
    I'm very keen to try the crunch and the mint - Nom! I wonder if those flavours are available over here yet? I haven't seen them.
    x tink x
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  39. I've been loving these bars for the past months! I really like that you wrote a post about it ( wanne do that as well) I am allergic for a lot of foods which makes daily life and nutrition a bit of an difficult task, I have a view of these in my bag in case i get hungry. I love the chocolate ones they taste like a healthy brownie :D
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