Sunday, 26 June 2016

O'Coconut Lightly Sweetened Coconut Treat Hemp and Chia Review

I think we've reached peak saturation of the coconut trend but I still cannot get enough of it. Literally any product I see in a health food shop with even the nearest hint of coconut and I jump all over it. It's not even the good fats in it that draws me in, they're just so blooming delicious! So when I spotted this little coconut treat in Wholefoods market at the relatively cheap price of 69p I of course bought it simply because a) it was new b) coconut was involved c) so was hemp and chia.

It's made up of tapioca syrup, coconut, hemp and chia with all natural ingredients and sugars and is organic. It looks pretty small and even in the packaging but when you open it is really is a bite size treat. At 60 calories and just 3g sugars it was always going to be pretty small as coconut is pretty calorific anyway. Nevertheless it had a pleasing coconut smell and looked attractive with all the chia seeds dotted throughout.

The texture is pleasingly squidgy - akin to a soft cookie rather than the density of a bounceball or even a Nakd bar. Although very small I manage to get 4 bites out of it and each one was really tasty. In many ways it's similar to a gluten free macaroon due to the high desiccated coconut content and the texture is similar. It's not crumbly but still very soft with a mild coconut taste that is definitely not over sweet but balanced with some cereal type notes. It's definitely not going to fill you up or give you energy for a workout but it is a very simple, healthy little sweet treat.

Price: 69p
Bought at: Wholefoods Market
Nutrition per ball: 60 calories, 3g fat, 3g sat fat, 3g sugars

Score: 7.5/10

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