Healthy treats for kids (and adults!) from Rhythm 108

Healthy treats for kids (and adults!) from Rhythm 108

Are you always on the hunt for healthy and tempting treats for your family?  I certainly am, and it doesn’t help that my previously try-anything, eat-anything toddler has morphed into an ultra-fussy eight year old.  I’m sure you can see a familiar dilemma here.  So, imagine my delight when Rhythm 108 * asked if we’d like to try a selection of their yummy looking organic snack bars and biscuits.  Even Flora was keen!

Who are Rhythm 108?

Rhythm 108 are a Swiss company whose mantra is Eat Real Be Real.  They use naturally-sourced ingredients to create nutritious recipes are simple, delicious and made with a lot of heart and soul – just like at home.  Their organic bars and biscuits are all made with no more than eight ingredients and are GMO free, preservative-free, and refined-sugar free.  Some of them are also dairy-free and suitable for vegans too.

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Just look at the selection that arrived in the post – we couldn’t wait to get snacking!

Oh La La Tea Biscuits

We tried the Chocolate Hazelnut, Lemon and Ginger, and Lemon Ginger Chia biscuit ranges (Coconut Cookie, Almond Biscotti and Double Choco Hazelnut are also available to purchase).

I love the funky packaging and the fact that you can see right away what ingredients each biscuit contains.  Not only are these dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, they’re also full of healthy fibre.  The smaller packs had two biscuits in each pack and the sharing bag had 20.

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We all had different favourite flavours.  I loved the Lemon and Ginger, Alan loved the Lemon Ginger Chia, and, predictably, Flora devoured the Chocolate Hazelnut.  The textures were exactly as a biscuit should be: crisp, only very slightly crumbly, and just right for dunking 🙂

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Good For You Dessert Bars

Although these are called bars, they’re really cakes in disguise.  We were very lucky to be sent all five flavours to try: Choco Walnut Brownie, Coconut Macaroon, Lemon Cake, Apple Pie, and Banana Muffin.

Once again, the front of each packet lists the ingredients (all organic) so you can see exactly what you’re eating.  Better still, each cake is one of your five-a-day – I mean, how good is that?

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Rhythm 108 suggest warming them gently for greater enjoyment, and when we tried this, the flavours came through more strongly.  They weren’t as solid as when cold either, the heat made them soft, moist, and utterly moreish.  Our favourites were the lemon, then the coconut, closely followed by the apple.

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Swiss Deeelicious Chocolate Bars

Fortunately, none of us have nut allergies so we were very excited to try the Sweet ‘N Salty Almond, Hazelnut Praline and Super Coconut bars.  Alan and Flora both quaff handfuls of nuts quite frequently and I adore coconut.

These aren’t dairy-free but they’re still organic, gluten-free, vegan, and contain far less sugar than a normal chocolate bar – hooray.  And they are all yummy.  Flora adored the almond, Alan preferred the hazelnut, and I loved the coconut.

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The idea of a healthy chocolate bar that’s actually good for you is such a novelty!  Out of all the bars we were sent to try, these were our favourites.  Perhaps it’s because the chocolate acts as a container, so the fillings are much softer and gooier than the cakes and biscuits.  Whatever, we’ll definitely be getting some of these again.

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Overall impressions

Although I’ve been taking baby steps towards a new healthier lifestyle, I have to confess, I wasn’t sure what to expect from organic, healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free treats.  Wouldn’t they just be like eating tasty bird food?  Well, I can confirm that our garden birds will not be getting lucky.  These snacks would make a perfect addition in any kids’ lunchboxes (and mine) or as after-school treats.  You can purchase them directly from Rhythm 108 or via Amazon.  And selected Sainsbury’s stores have started stocking them recently as well, so they’re going on my shopping lists now.

I’m not an especially adventurous cook, but Rhythm 108’s Instagram is full of ideas on how to incorporate their snacks into your own recipes.  Such as crumbled Double Choco-Hazelnut Tea Biscuits over ice cream, or oat crêpes with coconut cream and sprinkles of Sweet ‘N Salty Almond.  How yummy do these sound?  Honestly, these Rhythm 108 bars and biscuits have been a bit of an eye-opener for me, and more interestingly, for Flora too.  I’d like to say a huge thank you to Amanda for sending them over.  My hope now is that Flora might be persuaded to try more things outside her perceived comfort zone.  Fingers crossed and watch this space!

Which bar or biscuit do you like the look of most?  Have you got a favourite flavour or flavours?

* We were gifted these products in exchange for a review but all opinions are our own and this is an honest, unbiased review.

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Jenny in Neverland
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I would be all over those cake bars! These sound like really lovely treats and one of your five a day?! Absolute winner! I love Naked Bars (which are also 1 of 5) but they can get a bit expensive when you buy them regularly xxx

Ruth
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Ooooh, these look SO YUMMY!! I love anything which is chocolate hazelnut so I’d be keen to try those biscuits and the chocolate bar. Things like this are right up my street as I love a sweet treat but I’m always keep an eye out for healthier options. Great review and wonderful pictures, Lisa! 🙂

Bexa
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Oh my goodness, cakes, chocolate bars and biscuits that are tasty, healthy and good for you, I neeeed these in my life! I have my eye on the Choco Walnut Brownie, the Chocolate Hazelnut Biscuits and the Super Coconut bar, yum! I really love the packaging too, it’s so fun, colourful and vibrant. These would most definitely catch my attention in the shops. He he, your comment about expecting to be eating tasty bird food did make me laugh. Healthy snacks can always be a bit hit or miss. I’m glad these were a win! Thanks for sharing your brilliant… Read more »

Cordelia Moor
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I might have read this just after lunch but I’m suddenly starving again! I love a treat that’s good for me too, these sound absolutely divine. I love lemony flavours especially, and the lemon ginger chia biscuits and lemon bars sound right up my alley. I’ll have to have a nosey next time I’m in Sainsburys!

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Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty
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These look so delicious! I think the Lemon Cake is the one I would be most interested in trying.

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Hannah
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These sound right up my street! I’m seriously going to give these a try. Since having our little one we’ve been trying to live a healthier lifestyle, so she can hopefully follow us along with that easily. Thanks for sharing!

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Jess
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Healthy cakes with flavours like lemon and banana muffin? Yes please! These sound absolutely lovely and although I’m quite a fussy eater I think I might be able to get away with these!

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Michelle Blackadar
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healthy and tasty!? win win!!! those dessert treats look right up my ally! perfect for school lunches or a midday snack at work! I’m so glad your daughter enjoyed them, I know what it’s like being a fussy eater. I’m probably the fussiest of eaters lol! lovely post! xx

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Gemma
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Gemma

Healthy and tasty is that possible? I love the look and sound of these, everything about them is great. 1 of your five a day is brilliant especially if you’re not a fruit/veg fan. I could see these in my office draw!

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Sophie Wentworth
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I’ve had the chocolate hazelnut biscuits before but I had no idea they made chocolate and cakes too! This sounds like something I would LOVE. Especially the chocolate bars! It’s great that even Flora was enjoying the healthier alternatives as well x

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Melissa Kacar
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Melissa Kacar

These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Kim
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Great photos! All of these look delicious. I’m going to have to try out some of their dairy free range as I’m always looking for something to snack on while I’m at work.

Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
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Oooo! These sound super tummy! I’ve actually not heard of Rhythm 108 before but will be checking them out for sure, little bear would really like the banana muffin I think, he likes banana flavoured items. He loves little treats and if I can get him healthy ones then that’s obviously better.

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Ms Via
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Each and everything here are my favorites. You just give me all these biscuits, bars, chocolates and I will love you forever. I am so tempted right now to go and grab some cookies and eat with tea. Okay bye I will do that now. haha!

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Merkitty
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I love the idea of these, but sadly I’m so fussy that the only flavour I like the sound of is the apple pie one. I have the taste buds of a 5 year old!

If any chance they read the comments of your post.. please come out with plain chocolate.. or plain ginger. I like bland!

Fantastic post as always and I’m glad you enjoyed them. ♥