As I said the other day the lovely people at Pack Tunch sent me a box of freebies to try and to give to you for free! (thanks Beth :) )
The Pack Tunch bars are a great, healthy and natural snack made with fruits, nuts and cereals only! They come in 3 flavours - Apple & Cinnamon, Lemon & Lime and Pineapple Coconut.
The bars are also gluten-free, dairy free, vegan and raw! I do love my raw snacks - they are excellent pre-workout for some slow release energy and fruits and nuts are great post-workout foods too. I have mostly been eating them post workout-out to avoid grabbing the first thing I see - like crisps or sports drinks!
All ingredients are natural, the apricots are organic, raisins and dates free from vegetable oil, the dried apple and pineapple have no added sugars and the cocout is sulphur free.
That's my cat on the left, he was very interested! Though I am sure he's much rather have a tin of tuna!
Lets talk numbers...
It varies a little for each flavour but each comes in at just over 400 calories, around 10g protein, 60g Carbs and 19g fat (all good fats remember!)
Full ingredients list is available here
And you can check them out on that Twitter thing too...
I managed to try each of the flavours during the week - Lemon & Lime is my favourite! All of the bars have the same texture, nice and chewy, kind of half way between a Nakd bar and a Larabar, both of which I love! It's kind of hard to describe but far nicer than most cereal bars available anyway! Though my boyfriend wasn's as much of a fan, after tearing the Apple & Cinnamon out of my hand, pausing so I could take a photo ;) he decided it was too weird for him, he doesn't like dates which is the first ingredient, he was just after the apple and cinnamon combo! Poor me had to eat the rest of the bar. It was lovely! Not enough cinnamon for me, but I do like a lot of cinnamon - the puffed rice is a nice little addition.
I know 400-odd calories may seem like a lot, but every one of those calories is good stuff! I have been eating the bars half at a time and find it's enough for a snack and the other half keeps well until the next day too.
I had the Pineapple & Coconut bar at work the other day (which means rubbishy iPhone photo), I was only going to have half... but it was too good and I couldn't put it down. I was pleased to taste a lot of coconut, I do love coconut these days! The pineapple flavour wasn't very strong which was a shame as I was hoping for something more pina colada-y :D
Lastly, I tried the Lemon & Lime today, I had half after my run and I've just finished the other half. This one is definitely my favourite! Reminded me of Opal Fruits (or Starbusrt, I just can't bring myself to call them that). Very Lemon & Limey!
You want some?
I have 2 sets of all 3 flavours to giveaway for two lucky readers!
All you have to do is post a comment at the end of this post (or email to stella[at]stelladoeshealthyeating[dot]co[dot]uk ) telling me what flavour combination you would most like to see in a healthy snack bar! I'll put all the names in a hat and get my boyfriend to pick out a winner. I'm going to give it 5 days from today, so the last day for entries will be Wednesday - that leaves me enough time to pick the winners and get the bars posted on Saturday morning. I'm sorry but only UK entries please as I will only post in the UK.