Kitchen Empties #2 – The Snack Edition

I follow a few beauty bloggers / make up artists and one of my favourite style of posts they do is their “empties” where they chat about all the products that have finished in their beauty cabinet. I’m not a beauty blogger, and even so, I don’t have enough “smellies” to create such a post …but what I do, do, is eat a lot of food. A LOT. So I decided to save some my my kitchen empties and share them with you if I especially loved them. Here is #2… also known as the bottom of my gym bag. 

Wild Thing Organic Paleo Bars* 

So these bars carry the tag of being organic, gluten free, paleo, vegan and raw. That’s a lot to live up to when you add tasty, right?! But they did. They come in 4 different flavours –  Berries and Seeds, Coconut and Chia, Cacao and Almond or Nuts and Seeds with Coconut and Chia being my personal favourite. I used them as mid morning / mid afternoon snacks on days I was feeling particularly ravenous! They all come in under 200kcal and as a Whole30 fan, I would keep these on hand! 

Aduna Baobab / Moringa Bars* 

I was lucky enough to spend an evening with Aduna a couple weeks ago when they launched their new Super Cacao. In my goody bag, amongst other things, I got these two bars made using Baobab and Moringa. These bars are also 100% organic and raw! I loved the tanginess of the Baobab bar as it was mixed with pineapple, apple juice, almonds, dates and raisins. I’m currently busy getting creative in the kitchen using their Super Cacao – it’s the first cacao powder with an EU-approved claim for heart health!

Squirrel Sisters Cacao Brownies* 

I was lucky enough to meet the Squirrel Sisters themselves at the same Aduna event I mentioned above and received a packet of their Cacao Brownies in my goody bag. I opened them out of curiosity one evening and found the packet contained two bars. I thought to myself, I’ll just eat one to try it, and when I did, it was so damn good, I ate the other! I now need to get my hands on the two other just as delightful sounding flavours to try…. You can find them at Planet Organic here (and they’re on offer at the moment!)

The Protein Works Luxe Flapjack* 

This one is a treat, no matter how much protein you put in it! A square of oaty, chewy milk chocolate pistachio yumminess. But you need to remember it’s still 273kcal / 18.4g protein / 34.2g carbs. So realistically, this isn’t an eat every day kinda treat. I do however love all the protein snacks you can find on TPW site (and you would’ve seen a few featured here on KISE).

FireStar Energy* 

These little sachets contain a crystal form of caffeine to provide you with energy to keep yourself alert whatever it is you might be doing! You literally just tear open the sachet and pour it onto your tongue! I tried a cherry favour and a mint flavour with both tasting like sweets yet only being 10kcal! There are also two types – 2 hours and 4 hours – the amount of time they sustain you for. What I like about them is that I never felt “high” nor did I have any “come downs” (yes, caffeine is a drug in my life!). I used a 4 hour sachet when I was falling asleep after eating lunch and sitting in lectures; it made the world of difference. I also used them before classes, taking them 30 minutes in advance to allow myself to feel the benefits! If you want to find out more info, you can check out their website – http://www.firestarenergy.com/

What snacks have been keeping you fuelled lately?! 

Elle 🙂 

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p.s products with a *, I received complimentary either for review or just by chance (like in a goody bag, which I probably have said!) but as always all opinions are my very own! …and the biggest testament to these products are that I ate them and finished them! lol 😉 x



  1. Lily Lipstick
    January 30, 2016 / 18:34

    Love this post. The Wild Thing bars sound really good! x

    • Elle Linton
      January 31, 2016 / 19:47

      Thats Lily! …the next month is not so exciting when it comes to snacks! lol …we'll see what I end up with! x

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