In The Nood Make Your Own Energy Balls Review
by TheFuss.co.uk

Energy balls are one of the newest health trends you’ve probably heard of, but food processors and lots of mess are most likely to put you off. In the Nood is a ‘roll your own’ make-and-go energy ball that comes in a handy pack and you can customise to your own tastes.

These handy little packs are filled with natural, simple ingredients and they’re raw, vegan, paleo and gluten-free.

The grab and go snack is perfect for when you’re in a rush, they’re also great as a pre or post workout snack.

The In the Nood energy balls come in three flavours: Orange and Cacao, Simply Cacao, and Crunchy Cacao. We tried out the Crunchy Cacao Chip, which is made from the below.

8 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

Dates
Cashew Nuts
Almonds
Sunflower Seeds
Cacao
Almond Oil
Cacao Nips
Himalayan Sea Salt

To make these energy balls our own, coconut flakes, dried apricots and cranberries and sunflower and pumpkin seeds were added. The pack is 150g and serving is suggested at 25g, so you can make six decent sized balls. But thanks to the added ingredients we managed to make nine energy balls from the In the Nood packet and added ingredients.

Simply tear open the packet, warm up the mixture in your hands or in the microwave, add any extra ingredients and roll up into individual portions. These are simple to make, much easier than getting food processors involved, and the fact you can tailor them to your individual tastes makes them even more delicious and fun to make.

They’re a great snack for kids too, and something they can easily get involved with making, without a whole load of mess and ingredients needing to be drawn in.

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PROS

Delicious, can be tailored to your own tastes, easy to make, store cupboard essential

Energy Ball Mix - Cuxtomise

CONS

We can’t think of any

BOTTOM LINE

In the Nood is a great healthy snack idea, they have nothing to hide, with simple and delicious ingredients. What’s more, you can tailor them to your own specific tastes. With no added sugar, paleo and gluten free, you know what you’re getting with these mixes and you don’t have any of the difficulty of making them yourself with plenty of mess and a food processor.

They’re filled with fibre, minerals and antioxidants and no added nasties. Make these energy balls in a flash, and keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks for a healthy snack on-the-go. Having these in the fridge ensures you’re less likely to reach for the naughty stuff.

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IN THE NOOD

In the Nood is the brainchild of a husband and wife team from Gloucestershire. Sam, 43 and her husband Alex, 37, moved back to the UK from Australia to launch In the Nood this year. They quit their jobs in Australia in 2015 and set up their business in the Cotswolds.

Sam remembers how she came up with the idea: ‘Whilst on maternity leave I was trying to focus more on good health and nutrition. I found that to source and have on hand tasty, healthy snacks outside of the usual fruit options were challenging. I could make treats and snacks for myself choosing raw ingredients to suit my palette but realised that it took time (I had a young baby – it wasn’t going to happen) and broke my blender – dates are not easy to process.

‘Whilst creating some homemade energy balls one day and bemoaning another love/hate interaction with my blender and the dates, my husband suggested how easy it would be to have a premixed paste where the hard work is done for you and all you have to do is roll and go. I loved it. Mainly because it tackled the issue that everyone’s tastes are different so you could customise it, but also that it was a store cupboard ingredient that you could have on hand to pull out whenever you needed it without having to add anything else.

‘The inspiration for our first energy ball flavour came from a paleo chef in Australia who created her energy bites with freshly grated orange zest. I researched online recipe sites and visited organic confectionary categories in retail on how we could recreate something similar without using any nasty flavourings or alcohol-laced extracts and found that Sweet Orange essential oil was a fantastic addition for zest and that food grade organic essential oil worked perfectly in its place. This led to my husband and I brainstorming with each other on how we could create texture (enter the Crunchy Cacao Nib flavour) and also a unique base flavour for personalisation (Simply Cacao). We had our three flavours.

‘We are really excited about In the Nood in the health food market and cannot wait for it to hit the shelves. Folks can order online currently and we love to see the inspiring way people are customising our energy balls via social media.’

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