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CarolCooks2…Friday Food Reviews…Nakd Bars…

Welcome to Friday Food Reviews, where I will cover a different food or product each week and look at… what are they?  where do they grow, what can we substitute them for in a recipe, and are they safe to eat, store, use, cook, or anything connected to that food. or product..all the why’s and the wherefores…it will, of course, be mainly my own opinion or a known fact…good or bad…there may even be a tried and tested recipe…or three…

I have never really been a fan of cereal bars or muesli come to that I have always found them dry, tasteless even with a dusty taste if that makes sense plus with little flavour…

Many eat them as a go-to breakfast choice without a thought for the fat and sugar they contain…cereal bars have become a staple for many as they juggle with their busy lives…often containing the ingredients we know are healthy for us like oats, nuts and fruit…but what binds them together its the hidden sugars and saturated fat of course but with clever marketing, we are led to believe that they are healthy…

One of the biggest things to look out for is the sugar content…that “light” cereal bar that screams at us using all the right words…can be a real shocker if we look at the ingredients…especially now when that word “salted and caramel ” has been sneaked in…just saying it assaults our senses and tastebuds…mine too I’m a sucker for most things which promise salted caramel in the same sentence…

After the promise of salted caramel, I know many of you don’t want to hear that” Weetabix” the cereal that my father ate every single morning apart from Sunday for his breakfast…has the fewest calories and overall is one of the healthiest cereal bars on the market…

Then along came “Nakd” pronounce it how you will… my son laughs at my pronunciation …these little bars of which most are cold pressed are “cheerfully vegan”… let’s get this straight I am not and never will be vegan …I believe we need a healthy balanced diet and going back to our inception our bodies were designed to eat meat…

BUT…there always is one of them…lol..I also believe we should eat a diet free from chemicals and preservatives…which means that the word vegan means nothing to me…it doesn’t deter me from eating something…I am ingredient led when I look at food and that’s it…That’s me!

Sometimes added sugar has its place as does salt …here comes the BUT again…lol…BUT not in excess, the world’s tastebuds have been manipulated and many are addicted to sugar and salt hence the rising figures of both adult and child obesity, bad teeth in children and other lifestyle diseases…

Don’t believe me just ask Mr Google it’s in “Plain Sight” and still we buy and consume too much…processed food…

Anyway, as I have been about my travels I have been persuaded to try one of these bars and I must say after reading all the packaging twice even thrice I got quite excited that it is readable script(not so small) that I and most of my friends have no chance of deciphering the ingredients…even with our reading glasses on…FACT.

These are the best-processed bars I have tasted…I like that most are cold pressed and just 3 to 5 ingredients…not something I would eat all the time but handy and easy to carry on my journeys around the Uk…I also like that the ingredients are clearly stated in big letters it’s a young company so I have high hopes for them…

Thank you for joining me today as always I look forward to your comments…see you tomorrow for Saturday Snippets… Tomorrows one-word prompt though is a ” Secret”…