Box Review - Keep Calm Its Only A Blog!

February 01, 2016

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at Healthy Nibbles who asked me if I would like to review one of their snack boxes (they know me so well!) I of course jumped at the chance, healthy snacks are my favourite and I love trying out new and innovative creations. So I thought I would share my thoughts with you on these tasty, healthy nibbles.
Healthy nibbles offer a wide variety of snack boxes which are suitable for every diet: Paleo, Vegan, Gluten free, Health and Speciality boxes, which include limited edition or seasonal variations, such as the Valentines and Chocoholics boxes. As I do not require a special diet I opted for the 'health' box as it suits my lifestyle perfectly.

I was kindly sent the 'Health box mini'* which includes five sweet and savoury snacks. They also have different sized boxes from mini to super and even a luxury box.
Each box is completely different, but in my particular box I received five tasty snacks and a tea bag sample.
What's inside?
Greedie Goddess Smoothie Bites (mango, passion and carrot)
These were absolutely delicious - I loved that they melted in your mouth and they really tasted just like a fruit smoothie. The bites are made from puréed and freeze dried fruits and vegetables, that's it! They are a great source of fibre, contain no preservatives, dairy or added sugar. There are only 35 calories per bag, so they are completely guilt free.

Pulsin Almond and Raisin Raw Choc Brownie
Did someone say brownie? I'm a bit of a brownie addict, I love picking up a carob and walnut one from my local deli, so I was intrigued as to how this 'raw' version would taste. It has a lovely nutty flavour, with the combination of almonds and cashews, by combining the nuts with the cacao and a hint of vanilla, it gives such a lovely creamy essence to the brownie. The brownie contains no added sugar, is vegan, dairy and gluten free and has 250 calories per bar. A great sweet accompaniment to an afternoon cup of tea.

Pip and Nut Almond Butter
Confession time: I have only just begun to love almond butter. I hadn't actually tried it until recently and I fell in love with the Meridian crunchy variety, so I was happy to see a little sachet included in my box. The perfect size for on the go apple dunking! The almond butter has a lovely creamy texture, and a powerful punch of salty almonds. Pip and nut almond butters contain no palm oil, are sugar free and a great source of protein.

Creative Nature Blissful Berry Bar
I got very excited when I spotted this fruity beauty, I love a good flapjack but I don't love the added sugar, butter and all those naughty (but oh so nice) extras. I loved the flapjack - it was very sweet, but packed a fruity punch. The combination of goji berries, dried apricots, cranberries and pineapple is divine. The bars have only 122 calories each, and contain no added sugar, syrup or honey, they are also suitable for vegans, dairy free diets and have low amounts of gluten.

Ombar Coconut 60%
Hello healthy chocolate! There's not much I love more than chocolate other than cake/doughnuts/dessert/anything sweet /oh and maybe my boyfriend I jest, but yeah I am a total chocoholic I love a good old bar of the sweet stuff. I am a big fan of dark chocolate (the darker the better) and I also love the raw versions, so I was very intrigued to try the 'raw cacao coconut' variety.
The bar had a very smooth, creamy flavour - you could definitely taste the coconut along with a hint of caramel. I loved the Ombar, it was probably one of my favourite snacks in my box. The Ombar contains no dairy, is vegan friendly and has 202 calories per bar. After having a scroll through their website I found they have so many different varieties of Ombar, from lemon and green tea to strawberry mylk. I really want to try the 'Ombar buttons' I am a huge fan of chocolate buttons, so I will have to try and get my hands on a bag!

Clipper Lemon and Ginger Tea
Clipper has long been my go to tea brand, I love their flavour combinations and the wide variety of teas available. My favourites have always been the classic green, and the mango green tea.
I haven't tried many of their flavoured teas, so I was very excited to give this one a whirl. It has a very powerful kick of ginger, and subtle hint of zesty lemon - it's a very warming tea. I think it would be perfect for winter evenings and sick days. It was very tasty, but I am not a huge fan of ginger so it was a little overpowering for an everyday tea. I would really love to try some more of their 'infusions', the chai flavour sounds delicious.

I would highly recommend 'Healthy nibbles' if you are looking to try some new and very tasty snacks. The health box mini costs £9.95 and contains five snacks, you can also sign up to 'subscribe and save' for a 10% discount. The boxes are available to order as a one off purchase, once a week or once a month. For more information on Healthy nibbles and to have a drool over their amazing snacks, have a nosy at their website here. 
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