“Oh” says Lekki “I don’t write about diet foods, I don’t like them”. Until I tried Atkins Endulge Caramel Nut Chew Bar. Despite a slightly chemically aftertaste and a disappointingly small size, this is a Snickers bar in low carb form. Sweet, great texture – with the gooey softness of the nougat giving way to the sticky caramel giving way to the crunchiness of the peanuts giving way to the crisp chocolate.
Heaven in a bar.
I don’t really ‘agree’ with low carb bars. I think it is a mistake to go low carb and fill up on fake food — I think it stalls weight loss, I think it is bad for you either because I am suspicious of all the chemicals, or because it is taking the place or more ‘real’ natural foods, and most importantly, I don’t think it helps you learn healthy eating habits, which a good diet should do. However, in a craving / travelling / forgotten lunch box pinch, they can be useful. So you won’t see many ‘diet food’ reviews on here, but you will see some.
I thought this was great. Very little chemically aftertaste, and a great texture – the texture was spot on for a rice krispie bar i.e. it was slightly gooey (not crunchy). It also tasted chocolatey. I mean, it’s not Godiva… but it did taste of that cheap waxy chocolate you get a Halloween, which is OK. I have had some dire diet bars in my time – this is a pretty good one and I’d buy a box if them to have on hand. In fact, as I am at a conference next week, that is exactly what I am about to do…