I found new keto goodies, these Smartful Nut Bars. While I was browsing in the Albert Heijin To Go searching for some not-really-keto-treats to give to my friend, I stumbled upon these 2 bars.
Read also: low-carb and keto bars in the Netherlands.
I read the magic 4 letters word: KETO. Followed by: 2g NET CARBS. Am I in Keto Heaven?
The sign “NIEUW” on the shelf took me back to reality, we are still in Frikandelland, and the guy next to me has a whole bus of bread in his arms.
Glory day! Let’s take these 2 keto bars and the Haribo for my friend Andra, and let’s write this post.
Smartful Keto Nut Bars: the flavors
In the Albert Heijin To Go, I found these 2 flavors:
- Red Berries
- Honey Nuts
I searched these bars also in the regular AH, but I have not found them.
The ingredients claim to be high in fibre, organic, and no sweetener. I cannot believe there are no sweeteners!
The ingredients are not that many, and they are the most, natural and healthy. almond, pecan nuts, coconut flour, flax seeds.
I found 2 no-keto-friendly ingredients in both the Honey Nuts and the Red Berries bars: honey and puffed rice.
The nutritional label
For instance, the bar has:
The bars have similar nutrition values. Let’s take the Honey Nut bar:
For a bar (40g):
Total Fats: 15 gr
Total carbs: 10,5 carbs (of which sugar 4,5 g)
Fiber: 8,6 gr
Protein: 4,5 gr
So, on the paper is reported that each bar has 2 net carbs.
Do not laugh, but I am not sure that each bar is 2 net carbs. Because of the label. Usually, if we have to discount the poly from the total amount of carbs, in the label we find: of which sugar alcohol/fiber.
Here no. It is like, the carbohydrates are 18, and the polyols are separated.
But hey, I am just a keto freak and not a nutritional label freak.
If you are confused by this calculation, read here the difference between total and net carbs.
Are the Smartful Keto Bars low-carb?
I consider these bars low-carb. The ingredients seem very healthy, without bullshit.
Are the Smartful Keto Bars keto-friendly?
Most of the ingredients of these bars are keto. They do contain also honey and puffed rice, which are not really keto-friendly. I do not consider these bars strictly keto, even if overall, the ingredient composition is very nice.
Also, I am not sure about the net carbs.
Smartful Keto Nut Bars: In conclusion
This is an interesting new entrance to the Dutch Market. Sign that keto is expanding in the Netherlands, and it is not so hard being on keto now. I like the compromise between crunchiness and crispiness.
Why yes: low in carbs, no sweetener, few ingredients.
Why not: Not all the ingredients are keto-friendly, not sure about the net carbs.