Some of you might be aware that I studied Graphic Design at uni, so I am a self confessed design and typography geek, and I love nice packaging on a product, even better if there is good food inside too! You may of noticed that 9bars have recently had a bit of a revamp, and I have to say I am loving the new look. Their old look was a bit drab and boring, and had that old 80's 'health food shop' look to them. Their new packaging is bright and fun, and definitely eye catching. I think the new packaging will make them more appealing to people who might not of tried them before, as they might seem less intimidatingly 'healthy', although they are still just as good for you! I think when people see something in the supermarkets thats marketed as being healthy, they then think it won't taste good, but these are deliciously nutty, and I love the texture the seeds give!
For any of you new to 9bars , they come in six flavours, Original, Organic, Nutty, Flax, Pumpkin and the new Peanut. Four of the bars have a carob topping, whereas the pumpkin and peanut are left plain. They are a nut and seed bar which are bound together with honey. They have almost a flapjack consistency to them, but with a lot less guilt! I have to say that my favourite is the Flax, I love the extra nuttiness the flax brings. However I am yet to try the new Peanut bar (which is vegan!), I'll be hunting it out as soon as the paleo challenge is over! They come in at about 270 calories each and 9g of protein, so what I like to do is eat half with a piece of fruit as a snack. They are great as a portable snack when you are out and about, or at home snuggled in front of the telly with a big mug of tea too!
Have you tried 9bars before? Which one is your favourite?
These bars were sent to me to review by 9bar, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.