The folks at Naked Nutrition were kind enough to send me some of their protein bars to review. When I received the package, I was immediately impressed by the minimalistic design and quality packaging. Needless to say, I was excited to try these chocolate fudge naked bars and provide a thorough overview of the taste and nutrition facts.
I’ve tried other Naked Nutrition products, so I know firsthand that they use quality ingredients. I was pleased to see that the macros in these protein bars are actually pretty good. Moreover, there are no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors in this product.
You can expect the following from one serving:
- 180 Calories
- 6g total fat (1g saturated)
- 25mg of cholesterol
- 23g carbohydrates
- 11g fiber
- 8g sugar (4g added)
- 15g protein
Upon first glance, you might think to yourself that these bars are not very good for you. Although there is a little bit of cholesterol and saturated fat, there’s also a lot of fiber which offsets the seemingly high carbohydrate content. The 6g of total fat is still substantially lower than other bars on the market, and half of the sugar in this product is natural sugar. As you can tell, there are some tradeoffs here, but I think in terms of nutrition alone, these bars are a good product.
Taste and Texture
I can only speak on the chocolate fudge flavor, although Naked has a few others available. I honestly enjoyed the flavor – it was very chocolatey and didn’t leave a bad after-taste as many protein products do. This flavor does stay true to its name and resembles a fudge or brownie.
As for the texture, these naked bars are very hard to chew thoroughly. I’m not sure which ingredients cause this to happen, but the bars do not break down well in your mouth. It’ll take a while to chew these bars, and even after swallowing you’ll probably have pieces stuck on the sides of your mouth. This is not that big of a deal considering a lot of protein bars are in the same boat.
Pros and Cons
I try to keep my reviews as genuine as possible, and that means covering both the pros and cons of a product. Hopefully, the information below will help you decide whether to try this product.
- If you buy naked bars in a pack of 12, the cost is relatively inexpensive. 12 bars comes out to $29.99, and if you consider that an individual protein bar sells for $3 in stores, this is a good deal.
- The bars are made with recognizable ingredients, and the macros are above average.
- They’re above average in flavor, especially if you like chocolate.
- There are no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors.
- They are soy and gluten-free, and also non-GMO.
- The bars are slightly hard to chew due to the ingredients they’re made out of.
- One of these protein bars contains 8% of your DV for cholesterol
- There is a bit of saturated fat and added sugar in each of these bars.
Naked Bars by Naked Nutrition provide 15g of protein while being relatively low in bad fats and net carbs. Based on the taste and nutrition facts, I personally believe these bars are worth a try. To me, the pros outweigh the cons, and the macros are good enough to sustain on a semi-regular basis.
Naked Nutrition, in general, makes quality products, and their protein bars are no different. If you’re interested in giving them a try, I strongly suggest ordering direct from their website so you know you’re getting the real deal. You can also find naked bars on amazon.