Monday, 28 November 2016

Deliciously Ella Energy Balls Review: Hazelnut & Raisin

Deliciously Ella hazelnut raisin energy balls

It's been a while since I tried the Deliciously Ella Ginger Energy Balls, which were nice enough, so I thought I'd try the Hazelnut and Raisin variety next. These are available from Waitrose for a hefty £1.89, although they do sometimes get reduced to half that. They're raw, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free, but not nut free. The ingredients consist of dates, hazelnuts, raisins, cacao, cinnamon and cardamom.

Deliciously Ella hazelnut raisin energy balls

Opening the wrapper revealed a hefty...er...mound, on a cardboard sleeve. It looked somewhat like Christmas pudding, which is quite fitting since it also tastes like it.

Deliciously Ella hazelnut raisin energy balls

The ball was dense and chewy, firmer than a Nakd Bar, with crunchy hazelnuts studded throughout. And it tasted delicious! The hazelnut flavour was very noticeable as was the cinnamon and cardamom, making it taste a lot like Christmas Pudding indeed. More so than Nakd's Christmas Pudding bars, in fact.

Deliciously Ella hazelnut raisin energy balls

I thoroughly enjoyed this and I like that it's a bit different from the usual dates and cashews combo of most energy bars. The spices really lift it and make it very unique and tasty.

Overall, I do still think these Deliciously Ella Energy Balls are overpriced, but they are pretty decent snacks if you like clean ingredients. I really do think they should consider making something a bit more affordable though if they want to compete with brands like Nakd.

8 out of 10.

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