After quite enjoying the Protein Packed Eat Natural bar, I decided to give the new Light and Lovely bars a go as well. Rather than a protein hit these are all about fibre and a lower calorie count with 115 calories per bar. This is around half of what you would find in your typical Eat Natural bar.
The multipack of four has a nice and clean ingredients list with gluten free oats, buckwheat and cornflakes as the base stuck together with glucose syrup and red apple, plums, coconut and chia seeds for flavour and texture.
I have to say this combination really worked for me. I mean really worked. Whereas the protein packed bar is brittle, hard cruncher of a bar, this has a deliciously squidgey texture that is sticky, bendable and a little chewy that doesn't fall apart. It's so soft to eat with a satisfying lightness to it that is perfect for when you just want something sweet but you're not really hungry.
The bars are pretty fall but because of the lovely texture and delicious flavour, I really found myself really chewing each bite properly and focusing on the flavour. It has a sweetness to it that is really fruity and cinnamon brings a little warmth and spice. The chia seeds also really work in this adding little crunchy explosions of texture in every mouthful and a small helping of brazil nuts for a nice little crunch too.
Sure the sugar content is a little high at around 30% but a lot of it is natural sugars and because the bars are so small, each bar has less than 10g in which I was happy with. As I said, it just conquers a sweet craving in a refreshingly light and uplifting way that is based on fairly natural ingredients, which can only be a good thing in my book.
Bought at: Sainsburys
Nutrition per bar: 115 calories, 4.8g fat, 1.7g sat fat, 9g sugars, 0.05g salt