It’s getting easier and easier to find a wide variety of Gluten Free cereal bars in shops all over the UK. Many of them made by Eat Natural who have a range of Gluten Free bars that are available singly in lots of shops around the UK or in multi packs that you’ll find in larger supermarkets. They sell 10 different bars in total that are Gluten Free (and three that aren’t). Another one of my favourites is their Yoghurt, Almond and Apricot bar.
Cereal bars can be a total lifesaver as something you can quickly grab from the cupboard or desk drawer and throw in your bag or pocket to take out with you to have with your lunch or as a snack in between meals.
This Eat Natural Cashew, Blueberry and Yoghurt bar is one of my current favourites but unfortunately it’s a little harder to find in high street supermarkets, it is however available in bulk online
The taste of the yoghurt coating is probably the first thing you will notice and its creamy, milky, sweet flavour with a hint of vanilla is a good start. Following the coating the next most distinctive flavour is the fruit – Blueberries, Cranberries and Apricots with the taste of the juicy, sweet (and healthy) Blueberries dominating.
There are a good selection of savoury ingredients that ensure the bar isn’t too sweet or soggy, chopped Cashew and Brazil nuts, Puffed Rice and Shredded Coconut. These combine with the yoghurt and the fruit to give a enjoyable moist yet crunchy texture. There is a good amount of everything, no one ingredient dominates and the combination of flavours works really well.
The mix of all these different ingredients results in a really tasty bar which, unlike other cereal bars, won’t get smashed into tiny pieces in your bag or disintegrate into a shower of crumbs that goes all over the floor or your desk when you try to eat it.
I usually choose the 50g size, depending on your appetite you may find that this is enough to completely replace your breakfast or lunch. For me it is pretty much perfect as an in between meals snack or addition to my lunch.
I make sure I have few of these in stock at home and in the office all of the time, as well as being handy to take out on a journey or fill the gap between meals they are a great safeguard against those times when I get an insatiable craving for something sweet and a indulgent and may be tempted to have something incredibly bad for me or non Gluten Free. One of these will satisfy my sweet tooth’s cravings for at least a few days.
Like all the other products in the Eat Natural range (in addition to bars they make a range of Gluten Free cereals and mueslis – Gluten Free Buckwheat Muesli review here) these bars are free of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and are made in the UK.