Bite-Sized Sweet Treats – Handcrafted by Loaf!

Just when I was having a terribly slow week at school with what seemed like a million submissions due, I received a parcel in the mail last weekend.

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The kind people at Loaf Limited had sent me some of their sweet treats to sample! (I have to say that the lovely packaging is a winner in itself :))

I had never heard of Loaf before this – but it turns out that they’re a New Zealand-based bakery that only recently expanded their market to Singapore. Halal-certified, Loaf also promises the use of only natural flavours and ingredients. Their current sweet range consists of a variety of cakes and mini-bites, just like the ones they sent to me which came in the flavours of Brownie, Rocky Road and Cranberry Pistachio (muesli bars).

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The Brownie Bites were moist and fluffy on the inside with a crunchy (think cookie-crunch) exterior – exactly the kind of texture I love in a great brownie. The sweetness was just right without being cloying, though I think I would have liked if they offered a dark chocolate version of this. Nonetheless for something store-bought, these brownies had bit of a home-made quality to them. Maybe you could even try heating them up to serve with vanilla ice-cream!

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Loaf also offers a 100% gluten-free Rocky Road chocolate treat. Think of it as a soft chocolate bar studded with marshmallows, fruit gummies and toasted nuts. This was quite interesting, but for someone like me who’s not the biggest sweet tooth anyone might know, I might have to (reluctantly) give this a pass. 😦

IMG_1822Here we have the Cranberry Pistachio muesli bites, sweetened with honey for a healthier snacking option. It might just be the honey, but I found this to be the sweetest of the lot (good for you sugar guzzlers). For a dense muesli snack, there was quite a generous portion, so you can definitely share this with friends or have it when you’re looking for something healthy to keep you full.

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My only gripe about these is how they don’t come in a resealable package, such that I can have them over the course of a day or two. Other than that, the next time you see these on the shelves, don’t be afraid to give these snacks from down under a try.

Loaf’s treats are currently available in most Cold Storage, NTUC Fairprice and Market Place outlets around Singapore.

www.loaf.co.nz

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