I’m always on the look out for healthy, easy to grab in a hurry snacks and it’s always a bonus if they taste good too! I was recently introduced to the range of snack bars by Cocofina and I’m pleased to report that they tick all three boxes.
Allow me to tell you a bit more about them so that you too can enjoy them as part of your snack time routine:
This is by far the ‘naughtiest’ of the bunch, but only because it has the most calories (162) and dares to call itself an ‘Indulgent Bar’ rather than a ‘Pre-Workout Snack’ like the other two. It is very similar in taste to the coconut macaroons I have made at home before, but there is no question that this is a lot healthier and has a much higher coconut content – 41% to be precise!
The 100& organic ingredients list reads as:
- Golden Syrup (Yep, that’s why it tastes so yummy)
- And of course, Coconut.
Cocofina’s Coconut Macaroon Snack Bar is not trying to sell itself as a fitness bar; it’s not promising to make you perform better or lose weight, but what I can confirm it does do is satisfy a sugar craving and satiate your appetite when the mid-afternoon munchies hit. It’s chewy, it’s sweet and it feels like a natural, luxurious treat; exactly what I’m looking for in a snack bar!
Coconut & Cocoa
This 40g Pre-Workout Snack bar contains 148 calories and is clearly aimed at fuelling the body before a training session.
The organic 100 % vegan ingredients include:
- Cocoa nibs
- Cocoa powder
- Sunflower oil
As soon as you open the packet, the intense sweetness of the dates combined with the cocoa hits your nostrils and gets those tastebuds drooling. I love dates, so this bar is perfect for me and they gave the bar a delicious treacly depth that really hits the spot. Because the flavour is fairly rich, the size of the bar is just right; I certainly couldn’t have eaten any more. The coconut is flecked throughout the bar giving the appearance of a slab of marble and it helps give an extra chewy bite. As you can see from the picture, the Cocofina Organic Coconut & Cocoa Snack Bar was the perfect post-football match snack for my always-hungry 7-year old son!
Coconut & Date
This was my favourite of the three snack bars, as it somehow managed to combine the key elements of the other bars in the range to create a wonderful, sweet, incredibly moreish treat.
Again sold as a Pre-Workout Snack Bar the organic ingredients read:
- Sunflower Oil
It tastes and smells very much like a flapjack; golden, sweet and reminiscent of childhood baking. The 40g bar was the perfect size and with just 143 calories it was an ideal partner for my 11 o’clock cup of coffee. Not as intense or rich tasting as the Coconut & Cocoa bar and not as sweet as the Coconut Macaroon, the Cocofina Organic Coconut & Date Snack Bar has well and truly earned it’s place in my biscuit tin. YUM!
If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of coconut, take a look at our article ’10 Reasons to go Nuts for Coconuts!’.