The original mixed seed energy bar, 9BAR, has been given an exciting makeover and has been unveiled with a stylish new design and a focus on sustainable energy, not to mention a revamped recipe. I love 9BAR, and I often throw a couple in my basket when shopping, so I was quite excited when I found out that this had happened! A different recipe, aye? I really liked the originals, so it will be interesting to see what comes from these tweaks.
Every great-tasting 9BAR is handmade using super-seeds and other naturally high-fibre, gluten-free ingredients. The bars are packed full of protein and provide the right mix of nutritious ingredients, keeping you fuller for longer than other snacks and helping to avoid empty calories. As well as a new look, 9BAR has recipe has reduced sugar and reduced saturated fat.
But 9BAR wants to do more than look and taste amazing. The brand has always supported good causes, and now it’s teamed up with UK charity SolarAid to make good energy really count. SolarAid provides solar lights to those who need them most across Africa, with the eventual goal of eradicating dangerous, expensive and toxic kerosene lamps by the end of the decade. The impact these solar lights have is astonishing – just one of them can save a family over £130, provide light for over 1,000 extra hours of study, and eliminate half a tonne of CO2 emissions and toxic fumes.
So every 9BAR sold will not only give long-lasting energy to consumers, it will also provide a night’s clean, sustainable energy for a child in Africa – which I think is a reason in itself to try these tasty bars!
You can buy the new 9BAR range from Tesco, Waitrose, Morrison’s, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett and independent health food stores nationwide as well as online at www.9bar.com, with a pack of five priced at £2.50.