Apple and Cinnamon go so well together and I love the combination. Unfortunately it seems really easy to get wrong, so how did this little bar do?
You may have seen my earlier review for Beond’s Organic Blueberry Bar and know that I wasn’t excessively enthusiastic about it. I had been hoping for something more along the lines of a Nakd bar and unfortunately it didn’t quite hit the spot. This time around I went with the Apple Cinnamon Bar and it was very, very nice indeed.
Like their other products, there’s plenty of information to go at on the packaging. This Beond bar is:
- 1 of your 5 a day
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Soya Free
Coming in at 133 kcal per 35g bar, it contains Dates, Cashews, Apple (15%), Date Syrup, Raisins (5%) and Cinnamon (0.8%). Everything you might want to know can be found on their website.
This bar had a firmer texture than I was expecting with a nicely strong cinnamon apple scent to it. A promising start! I found that I got a much cleaner bite through this than other similar products and it didn’t gum up in my teeth, despite the addition of dried apple pieces. Those pieces are actually really important here as they add some lovely appley flavour and a good bit of texture. They’re noticeable and don’t fade into the background. This isn’t a bad thing for me, as I’m quite partial to bits of dried apple – as long as their flavour is good. Otherwise what’s the point, right? Here they were bang on for my tastes.
I thought this was a really lovely bar, very successfully executed with a nicely warm, strong and consistent cinnamon apple flavour. It had a very satisfying texture and I really did enjoy eating it, much preferring it to the Blueberry version. So much so that I’ve actually already repurchased and eaten another of these Apple Cinnamon bars! Which hopefully tells you as much as I can about whether I liked it or not. Repeat buys arn’t all that common with me as I tend to think I’m wasting an opportunity to try something new!
If you’re looking for another opinion, check out Pinkiebag’s take on Beond’s Organic Apple Cinnamon Bar. Whilst her interpretation of the bar differs a little from mine, we both liked it! Click here to be magically whisked away to her review.