Creative Nature is a young, ethical organisation that was established to promote health, creativity, and respect for the environment, just like Sundried. They source their ingredients from exotic countries like Hawaii and New Zealand to offer the very best in worldly superfoods. I was thrilled when they sent me a selection of their high protein bars to sample.
Apple Pie Protein
The Creative Nature protein bars boast such qualities as being gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, and nut free, meaning that people with food allergies or intolerances can freely enjoy them. They are also certified by the Vegan Society. With 8g of protein in each bar, there is a good balance of macronutrients. The Apple Pie protein bar tastes fantastic! It really tastes like apple pie! The texture of the bar is great, nice and soft without being too chewy like some protein bars.
Dates, Soya protein (10%), chicory fibre, rapeseed oil, rice protein (5%) pea protein (5%) humectant (glycerol) Dried Apple (3%) pumpkin seeds, Gluten Free Oats, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds, Ground Cassia, Brown Linseeds, Natura Flavouring.
I was a little disappointed with this flavour as salted caramel is my absolute jam, I cannot get enough of it, and this didn't really give me much of that flavour. It still tastes fantastic, but I didn't get the salted caramel vibe unfortunately.
Dates, Soya protein (10%) chicory fibre, rapeseed oil, rice protein (5%), pea protein (5%), humecant (glycerol) Gluten free oats, pumpkin seeds, brown linseeds, chia seeds, natural flavouring, pink crystal salt.
The cacao orange flavour was my favourite of the three which was a surprise! The orange flavour is so authentic despite there not actually being any orange listed in the ingredients. The cacao gives a lovely balance of deep flavours to offset the sweetness of the dates and orange flavour. The added crunch from superfoods such as pumpkin seeds and chia seeds give this bar a fantastic texture and make it very moreish!
Dates, Soya Protein (9%), Chicory fibre, humectant (glycerol), Rice Protein (4%), Organic Cocoa Butter (3%), Gluten Free Oats, Pumpkin Seeds, Rapeseed Oil, Cacao Beans, Chia Seeds, Natural Flavouring.
The bars themselves are delicious with an excellent texture. The only drawback I'd say is that they're so moreish I could eat them all day! But with that fibre content I don't think my stomach would thank me for it! The flavours are rich and complex and I think they would perhaps suit names that do those qualities more justice. It's an 8 from me!