I’ve been a huge fan of Natural Balance foods for a few years now, their range of snacks are always my first choice for fueling up on the go. When I was offered a mixed case of Trek Protein Bars to review, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on more of my favourite snacks!
Made with 100% natural ingredients, including cold-pressed fruit, oats and nuts, these bars contain no artificial additives or added sugar. They are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, syrups and added sugars, plus they make up one serving of your five-a-day.
I’m not personally concerned about avoiding gluten, wheat or dairy, but I do like to make sure my snacks are nourishing and unprocessed with simple wholesome ingredients, so Trek Bars hit the spot for me.
The bars are marketed at fitness enthusiasts as they provide a slow release of energy for those training at the gym or outdoors. I ate one for breakfast before the Poole Swim and found it satisfying without being too heavy. I didn’t want anything that would potentially give me an upset stomach whilst swimming in the sea! I would also reach for these on a long bike-ride or a snack before a spin class.
The mixed case contained each of the flavours: Banana Blast, Berry Burst, Cocoa Chaos and Peanut Power. My favourite one had to be the Banana Blast, as I really enjoyed the combination of sweet fruit with cinnamon and ginger spices. The bars have a slightly dry and crumbly texture, with a bit of crunch from the soya protein pieces. The oat pieces are finely milled, so the bars are not chunky like a flapjack. Each bar is segmented into three pieces, so you could potentially break it up and eat it gradually over a period of time. Or just munch the entire bar in one go like I did!
The Trek Bars were sent for review, but all opinions are my own.