If you’re looking for a totally raw and super delicious on-the-go snack you can keep in your handbag, desk, or car then Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts has come up with a great-tasting answer. Their brand-new range of Montagu Raw Date and Nut Truffles are 100% raw, gluten-free, and Vegan-friendly, so they oh-so-healthy and make for the ideal on-the-go snack.

With four tasty flavours to satisfy a variety of palates including, sweet Cinnamon, tropical Coconut, juicy Cranberry and spicy Ginger, you’re bound to find one you love. If you’re always reaching for unhealthy snacks then these little handmade treats will prove to be a lifesaver for you, they’re the perfect indulgent treat for when you are craving something sweet but still want something healthy and good for you.

Montagu Truffles

Montagu Truffles, coconut.

Enjoy a truffle or two as a quick snack on a busy day or take them along to give you an energy boost when you’re cycling, hiking, or running. They’re also perfect for picnics, or as a simple sweet end to your afternoon cup of tea. Kids will also love these as a lunchbox treat. I use them as a pre-gym pick-me-up in the car on the way to the gym but they’re also great for keeping hunger pangs at bay when you’re at your desk. And, did I mention they’re extremely delicious? I adore the coconut and cinnamon flavours!

Dates, which make up a large portion of the ingredients in the truffles, have a low glycaemic index (GI value). Low GI foods, when eaten regularly in moderate portions at a time, generally provide a slow release of energy and improve blood glucose control. Dates are high in dietary fibre and a great source of copper (copper contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and to the maintenance of bones, teeth, hair, skin and nails).

Montagu Truffles

Montagu Truffles, ginger.

But wait, there’s more. The goodness of the new truffle range also extends beyond its benefits for your health. The Montagu truffles are meticulously handmade by people from the Community Action Partnership (CAP) in the rural town of Swellendam. This project supports people living with disabilities and purchasing the Raw Date and Nut truffles will directly benefit the CAP initiative, ensuring a sustainable workflow for their employees.

The Raw Date and Nut Truffles are available at all Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts outlets and sell at R18.90 for a 45g pack of three truffles (15g each).