I was recently contacted by Natural Balance Foods, the company behind the Nakd bars, and asked if I'd like to try some of their new Trek Protein Bars. As a huge lover of the Nakd bars I was really excited to give their protein based offering a try. I've never really tried any high protein products as I always imagine them to taste a bit rubbish or be filled with non natural things that aren't really very good for you. However these bars are far from that, with 100% natural ingredients you're not going to find anything nasty in these bars made with a combination of fruits, nuts and oats.
A bonus to these bars being so natural is that they're Gluten, Wheat & Dairy Free as well as being 1 of your 5 a day, and containing no added sugars or syrups. You're probably thinking there must be a downside to these bars, but I can promise you there isn't! Taste wise I was very impressed, apart from the Banana Blast, which wasn't my cup of tea due to hating bananas, they all tasted really good. Peanut Power was my favourite, tasting of peanuts (unsurprisingly) but not being too overpowering, Cocoa Chaos is a bar of chocolatey goodness and Berry Burst has a light berry flavour.
I guess the most important thing about a Protein Bar is how much protein it contains, and at 10g a bar these are definitely packed with protein and would be perfect for a post workout snack. I've found them to be a substantial bar and definitely a filling and nutritious option to refuel and reenergise. It's claim that it 'keeps you going' is definitely true, I've found these to be the perfect grab and go snack for when I'm in a rush or I want something to keep me going between meals. It's also a nice little snack with a cuppa as it genuinely tastes nice and is an enjoyable treat.
If you're looking for a new post or pre workout option, you're trying to find ways to get more protein in your diet, or you're just looking for a healthy natural snack then definitely check out Trek Protein Bars, you can order them online with a mixed box of 16 costing £16.99, or you can find them in store at Holland & Barrett or Boots.
*Natural Balance Foods sent me a selection of Trek Protein Bars to review however all thoughts and opinions are my own.