Raw fruit and nut bars can be a great option for an energy boost or as a post-exercise refuel. Containing a mix of dates, cashews, raisins, cocoa, and natural flavour (I'd guess from an orange), the Nakd Cocoa Orange Bar is also free from gluten, wheat and dairy.
What's not to like? Well, they are quite high in sugar, as you'd expect from something containing fruit. Around 14g per 35g bar, in fact, which is about the same as three jelly babies - not something to give your dentist nightmares if you're not washing it down with a litre of Coke. And let's not forget you'll get one of your 'five a day' from these and no chemical or additives.
At around 79p per bar, they aren't bad value for money, but when buying for a family the cost can mount up. Speaking of families, these are a perfect snack for little ones, or big ones, when on the go.
There are quite a few flavours available, with my personal favourite being the ginger bread. Broken up into small chunks and thrown into a high-protein yogurt is my recommended serving suggestion.
Throw one in your handbag or suit jacket pocket when in need of something sweet, or when energy levels are dropping.