When you need an energy boost, a 9bar really does the trick. The wholefood bars are packed full of good stuff, like nuts, seeds and dried fruits, to deliver a great tasting and nutritious snack. I received a Cashew and Cocoa breakfast bar, an Almond and Raspberry breakfast bar, a Fruity mixed seed bar and a Pumpkin bar to try out.
The bars are really nutritionally dense, containing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, and have absolutely no nasties in them. They are approved by the Vegetarian Society and the Coeliac Society. Their complex carbohydrates make 9bars an excellent source of energy to get you through the day, which is so much much healthier for you than grabbing a sweet snack that is high is bad fat and refined sugars.
I thought the bars were all delicious. I love seeds so to have pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, poppy and sesame seeds all packed into one bar was a real treat. Hemp seeds are a real superfood, containing all the essential amino acids, including the nine that are the building blocks for good health (giving 9bar its name!) The bars are naturally sweetened with cane sugar and honey, and are packed with fibre and complex carbohydrates from their all natural ingredients.
The Almond and Raspberry Breakfast Bar reminded me of Bakewell Tart giving me a cakey fix in a healthy format! The Fruiy bar had a carob topping which was quite indulgent. I loved the simplicity of the Pumpkin bar with its seedy, flapjack-like texture. The Cashew and Cocoa has crunchy nuts and choc chips, for a choccy fix.
9bars are really filling and if used as part of a balanced diet provide a great energy boosting treat, with lots of nutritional benefits. They are chewy and very satisfying to chomp on.
You can find them in Holland and Barrett, independent health food shops and in the Free From or Wholefood sections in major supermarkets. You can also buy them online at the 9bar Shop.