Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Primal Pantry Paleo Bars Review

I first came across The Primal Pantry Raw Paleo snack bars at a health food show in London. Little chunks of them were on offer to taste, and I kept going back for more. They’re truly delicious.

If you love nuts and dates, you’re bound to like The Primal Pantry Paleo bars. There are five varieties available (at the time of writing) and you don’t have to be a Paleo follower to enjoy these little beauties.


The five varieties are:


Brazil Nut & Cherry Paleo Bar
Ingredients: Dates, Brazil Nuts, Cherries, Almond Oil.
195 calories

 Primal Pantry  Brazil Nut & Cherry Paleo Bar



Primal Pantry brazil nut paleo bar
Brazil Nut & Cherry Paleo Bar



Coconut & Macadamia Paleo Bar
Ingredients: Dates, Coconut, Cashews, Macadamia, Almond Oil
208 calories


Primal Pantry Coconut & Macadamia Paleo Bar


Hazelnut & Cocoa Raw Paleo Bar
Ingredients: Dates, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Organic Cocoa, Organic Vanilla, Almond Oil
192 calories


Primal Pantry Hazelnut & Cocoa Raw Paleo Bar



Apple & Pecan Raw Paleo Bar
Ingredients: Dates, Almonds, Organic Apple, Pecan Nuts, Cinnamon, Almond Oil
199 calories
Primal Pantry  Apple & Pecan Raw Paleo Bar


Almond & Cashew Raw Paleo Bar
Ingredients: Dates, Almonds, Cashew Nuts, Almond Oil
206 calories



Primal Pantry  Almond & Cashew Raw Paleo Bar


Primal Pantry Almond & Cashew Raw Paleo Bar
Almond & Cashew Raw Paleo Bar


All bars are 45g in weight.

I love health bars, but don’t tend to buy them because they’re so nutritionally dense – aka high in calories. Many have extra syrups and the like which are added to make them sweeter. But even those such as the Primal Pantry which only have natural whole ingredients, are high in calories because they’re literally crammed with dried fruit and/or nuts, both of which are high in calories.

They’re by far a healthier choice than a regular bar of milk chocolate as you’re getting all the nutrients from the nuts or fruit. But calorie wise, they often contain as many or even more calories than a choccie bar. So don’t think they’ll help you lose weight, just because they’re healthy!

My personal favourite is the coconut & macadamia but they’re all gorgeous. They are such a satisfying snack. Very chewy, dense and moist with loads of crunchy nuts. It’s almost a small meal. I only eat half at a time and save the rest for the next day because I’m a bit obsessed with sticking to my 100 calorie snack allowance. It helps with keeping weight in check and these bars are very filling.

They are high in fat and sugar, which all sounds really bad. But the fats are the ‘good’ sort from the nuts and the sugar all comes from the dates (not necessarily great but at least there are nutrients and fibre in dates).

Fortunately, nutritional health bars are no longer exclusively found in health stores as you can find them springing up in all major supermarkets too. This is useful if you’re not near to a good health food store.

They cost around £1.49 per bar and the ingredients are all natural.

Here's what The Primal Pantry say about their bars:

100% NATURAL GRAIN FREE ENERGY


  • Our grain-free bars are made with 100% Real Food. Food you were born to eat.
  • We don’t use dried fruit that contains vegetable oils, sugar or sulphites as commonly found in other snack products.
  • All our bars are made with 4-5 Real Food ingredients. They are hand made and cold pressed (not heated) here in the UK.
  • All the bars are gluten, grain, refined sugar, soya, dairy, GMO and vegetable oil free.
  • We only ever use ingredients that you are likely to have in your cupboard at home!
  • We have managed to source organic cherries that are free from vegetable oil and sugar -as commonly found in other dried cherries.
  • We also use an organic coconut which doesn’t contain sulphites (preservative) which is commonly used in dried coconut products.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans (and Cavemen)!
  • Gluten free



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