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How many of you try to stick to a Paleo diet but end up breaking it due to a lack of good quality snacks available?
How many of you are struggling with allergies and intolerance to multiple food sources and end up with increased symptoms due to a lack of friendly products?
As any of you will know that subscribe to my blog or follow me on twitter or instagram, I follow a multi-allergy friendly food plan myself. I have allergies and intolerance and find that eating the way I do means I definitely have less pain in my joints and nerves, less discomfort and abdominal bloating and more energy. I am quite close to a Paleo lifestyle. I am not a purist as I find it so difficult to maintain 100% constantly. However, whenever I can hit it as closely as possible, I will take every advantage I can.

My hypoglycaemia and increased current calorie consumption, means I permanently have a handbag, gym bag or work cupboard full of snacks. Finding a snack that is FREE from everything I wish it to be is usually a task that I fall short on.

Can you imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a local company boasting a Paleo friendly snack bar?

EPIC quantities I can tell you. These bars were boasting to be Free-from the following –

No grains
No gluten
No veg oil
No dairy
No soya
No sulphites
No added refined sugars
No GM
No preservatives
Fossil Fuel bars are made with only natural, unprocessed real food ingredients of the highest possible quality. Absolutely NO preservatives, fillers or other manufactured ingredients.

So if they have none of these ingredients how are they made and what are the benefits of these bars?

These bars are made by passionate raw food enthusiasts for a market that are demanding the same. Their bars are 100% suitable for a Paleo or Primal diet as they are all-natural but provide a digestible source of energy. Due to the nature of the ingredients they are very much an energy bar as appose to a protein snack, but as a consequence this makes them perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle that is trying to maintain a “Clean” modern diet. I find within the social media circle that I communicate people seem to be more educated in their choices are reasons for those choices. So whether you are reaching for a healthier natural or raw meal plan or whether you are a crossfitter, climber, runner or ironman/woman competitor these bars are a great source of instant natural sugar energy and fats. I have also introduced a few of my yummy mummy friends to them, and they are very excited about an alternative “treat” or snack being child friendly. Fortunately they are educated enough to know that the sugar is natural source and their children will need this for running around and being active. I have used these at work for during the day even though we workout first thing I snack during the day in an attempt to maintain my blood sugar levels as I am hypoglycaemic. These are perfect to be honest very convenient and don’t melt like a lot of other bars I have tried. My husband definitely doesn’t need an excuse to take one with him to work, in fact I may have hidden some to ensure I don’t run out.

Something that I have become more conscious of is the use of high temperature processing when preparing sources or food stuffs. There is a lot of research and evidence into this area and the advent that in fact the high temperatures can cause toxin release by the plant into the food substance or that the nutritional benefits can be reduced as the components can be destroyed. The fact that these bars are manufactured without cooking or baking any of the ingredients, and that they are just a blend of the ingredients cold pressed must surly be a bonus for even the most discerning of foodies.

The health conscious folk at Fossil Fuel have assured me that they have selected the highest quality versions of each ingredient that they use, if the taste is anything to go by I would say they’re definitely telling the truth. The ingredients each provide benefits if eaten on their own but putting them together provides a convenient and unique combination. The date base is an excellent source of natural sugar for that much needed pre or post energy boost, and glycogen replenishment. The variety of nuts and coconut oil provides a long lasting energy that can help to give a level of satiety or help maintain blood sugars and energy levels.

So enough about the technical side, what do they taste like?
The bars are sticky enough in texture without being sickly. They are not dry so that they are hard work to eat. In neither bar are any of the flavours over powering. The cacao feels more like a treat than the coconut, but the coconut is a rich flavour and texture. Even my parents liked them, which is saying something, although as I only gave them both a little sample of each, my Dad did ask me if I had made them myself! I must add that this is actually a complement as he won’t normally entertain anything “healthy” unless I have made it.

Would I buy them again? Most definitely, in fact I ordered 2 more boxes promptly after sampling the first 2 bars, I wish this brilliant company every success as I think their product is superb and I can see their popularity growing as people catch on. Maybes we will see a Medicinal Kitchen flavour in production as a little collaboration. Baked apple pie, Salted caramel or Bakewell tart would definitely have to be discussed.

Thank you to David and Gareth for sending me these gorgeous samples and for creating this brilliant snack for us all to enjoy. I you wish to order your own boxes here is the link https://www.wearefossilfuel.co.uk/shop/

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THEM BY SENDING ME A TWEET @DrEKirkeOstm

 

How many of you try to stick to a Paleo diet but end up breaking it due to a lack of good quality snacks available?
How many of you are struggling with allergies and intolerance to multiple food sources and end up with increased symptoms due to a lack of friendly products?
As any of you will know that subscribe to my blog or follow me on twitter or instagram, I follow a multi-allergy friendly food plan myself. I have allergies and intolerance and find that eating the way I do means I definitely have less pain in my joints and nerves, less discomfort and abdominal bloating and more energy. I am quite close to a Paleo lifestyle. I am not a purist as I find it so difficult to maintain 100% constantly. However, whenever I can hit it as closely as possible, I will take every advantage I can.

My hypoglycaemia and increased current calorie consumption, means I permanently have a handbag, gym bag or work cupboard full of snacks. Finding a snack that is FREE from everything I wish it to be is usually a task that I fall short on.

Can you imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a local company boasting a Paleo friendly snack bar?

EPIC quantities I can tell you. These bars were boasting to be Free-from the following –

No grains
No gluten
No veg oil
No dairy
No soya
No sulphites
No added refined sugars
No GM
No preservatives
Fossil Fuel bars are made with only natural, unprocessed real food ingredients of the highest possible quality. Absolutely NO preservatives, fillers or other manufactured ingredients.

So if they have none of these ingredients how are they made and what are the benefits of these bars?

These bars are made by passionate raw food enthusiasts for a market that are demanding the same. Their bars are 100% suitable for a Paleo or Primal diet as they are all-natural but provide a digestible source of energy. Due to the nature of the ingredients they are very much an energy bar as appose to a protein snack, but as a consequence this makes them perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle that is trying to maintain a “Clean” modern diet. I find within the social media circle that I communicate people seem to be more educated in their choices are reasons for those choices. So whether you are reaching for a healthier natural or raw meal plan or whether you are a crossfitter, climber, runner or ironman/woman competitor these bars are a great source of instant natural sugar energy and fats. I have also introduced a few of my yummy mummy friends to them, and they are very excited about an alternative “treat” or snack being child friendly. Fortunately they are educated enough to know that the sugar is natural source and their children will need this for running around and being active. I have used these at work for during the day even though we workout first thing I snack during the day in an attempt to maintain my blood sugar levels as I am hypoglycaemic. These are perfect to be honest very convenient and don’t melt like a lot of other bars I have tried. My husband definitely doesn’t need an excuse to take one with him to work, in fact I may have hidden some to ensure I don’t run out.

Something that I have become more conscious of is the use of high temperature processing when preparing sources or food stuffs. There is a lot of research and evidence into this area and the advent that in fact the high temperatures can cause toxin release by the plant into the food substance or that the nutritional benefits can be reduced as the components can be destroyed. The fact that these bars are manufactured without cooking or baking any of the ingredients, and that they are just a blend of the ingredients cold pressed must surly be a bonus for even the most discerning of foodies.

The health conscious folk at Fossil Fuel have assured me that they have selected the highest quality versions of each ingredient that they use, if the taste is anything to go by I would say they’re definitely telling the truth. The ingredients each provide benefits if eaten on their own but putting them together provides a convenient and unique combination. The date base is an excellent source of natural sugar for that much needed pre or post energy boost, and glycogen replenishment. The variety of nuts and coconut oil provides a long lasting energy that can help to give a level of satiety or help maintain blood sugars and energy levels.

So enough about the technical side, what do they taste like?
The bars are sticky enough in texture without being sickly. They are not dry so that they are hard work to eat. In neither bar are any of the flavours over powering. The cacao feels more like a treat than the coconut, but the coconut is a rich flavour and texture. Even my parents liked them, which is saying something, although as I only gave them both a little sample of each, my Dad did ask me if I had made them myself! I must add that this is actually a complement as he won’t normally entertain anything “healthy” unless I have made it.

Would I buy them again? Most definitely, in fact I ordered 2 more boxes promptly after sampling the first 2 bars, I wish this brilliant company every success as I think their product is superb and I can see their popularity growing as people catch on. Maybes we will see a Medicinal Kitchen flavour in production as a little collaboration. Baked apple pie, Salted caramel or Bakewell tart would definitely have to be discussed.

Thank you to David and Gareth for sending me these gorgeous samples and for creating this brilliant snack for us all to enjoy. I you wish to order your own boxes here is the link https://www.wearefossilfuel.co.uk/shop/

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THEM BY SENDING ME A TWEET @DrEKirkeOstm