Too much of a good thing can be wunder….bar!
The Fifi Friendly household tries to eat healthily….mostly. Fresh fruit….tick. Fresh Veg…tick. Weekly supply of mixed seed energy bars by 9bar….tick (www.9bar.com). 9bars are great for a snack when out and about with the kids……although they tend to scoff most of it. They are also great for when I am planning an impromptu gym visit. To be honest they are totally ideal to have in your bag for….whenever. (See my recent blog on them here). I have not managed to hide the fact I find them slightly addictive and I will invariably have at least one 9bar in my handbag…. at any given time. They have now brought out a more indulgent range to keep us tempted. On sale from today in Tesco is the new range, 9bar Indulge. It seeks to be the perfect treat for those who have a sweet tooth or love to indulge but also want a nutritious snack.
Keeping up with the original 9 Bar recipe, these gluten and wheat delights contain the super nutritious mix of omega 3 with sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and hemp seeds. This combination is known to provide a slow release of energy making it perfect to replace the mid afternoon chocolate bar or sweet treat. I tried four of the 9bar Indulges…..just to make sure I got to know them a bit better (£1.90 for 4x40g bars).
Wow. Yummy. Could justify having more easily. Everything I love about the original and with chocolate richness. They taste awesome and yet are good for you. What a great mix! 9bar Indulge is available in Cocoa & Cashew, Cocoa & Raspberry, Cocoa & Hazelnut and Cocoa & Coconut. All as yummy as each other but different enough to be able to choose depending on your mood.
Cutting to the chase….. my 1st favourite is the Cocoa & Raspberry. It is wonderfully chocolatey and yet the raspberries cut through this richness and bring their own tarte-ness. Divine!!! If you enjoy nutty snack you will have to try to the Cocoa & Hazelnut or Cocoa & Cashew. The savoury element of the nuts makes a sublime pairing to the seed mix and cocoa. Last but not least is the Cocoa & Coconut. This was a welcome change to the other three. Just as tasty, but the different texture the coconut brings to it separates it out. When the 9bar Indulge Cocoa & Raspberry was demolished, I did find it difficult to decide on my 2nd favourite.
Well done 9bar on such a wunder- bar extension to the range. Great tasting, wonderfully indulgent and still as filling as the originals. You will note there are not any up close product shots……they were wolfed too quick! Gluten Free and Wheat Free. Fifi Friendly 5* product.
9bar Indulge Cocoa and Cashew – Mixed Seeds (sunflowers, pumpkin, hemp, sesame) (48%), golden syrup, cashews (11%), vegetable oils (palm, coconut, rapeseed), raw cane sugar, sugar, cocoa powder (4.5%), emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, natural flavouring, salt.
9bar Indulge Cocoa & Hazelnut – Mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, sesame (50%), golden syrup, vegetable oils ( palm, coconut, rapeseed), Hazelnuts (9%), raw cane sugar, sugar, cocoa powder (4.5%), Emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, salt.
9bar Indulge Cocoa & Coconut –Mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, sesame (50%), golden syrup, vegetable oils ( palm, coconut, rapeseed), coconut (8%), raw cane sugar, sugar, cocoa powder (4.5%), Emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, salt.
9bar Indulge Cocoa & Coconut –Mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, sesame (56%), golden syrup, vegetable oils ( palm, coconut, rapeseed), raw cane sugar, sugar, cocoa powder (4.5%), freeze dried raspberries (2%), natural flavouring, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, salt