Energy Ball Taste Test with Little Jem’s Kitchen

I’m always on the look out to try alternative ways of getting energy, instead of grabbing a packet of sweets or chocolate bar. I love reviewing small businesses, and even more so when there’s food involved. I’d seen Little Jem’s Kitchen get involved with my Small Biz Support Thread on Twitter I host every weekend, and when she asked if I’d like to collaborate with her and some handmade Energy Balls, I was never going to say no!

Naturally free from, vegan, made up of dried fruit, seeds and nuts, what more could you want to kick-start your day or get that much needed energy fix in the office?

Well, less of the talking… and on to the tasting…

Organic Choc & Almond – I’m not always a big fan of almonds, but I have to say they weren’t too overpowering in this energy ball. In fact, I liked these ones so much they started to become my staple breakfast snack.

Pistachio, Strawberry and Cardamom – These were energy bites (square ones, not balls) and woweee these tasted amazing! I loved the freeze dried strawberry in them that gave them a sweet flavour. I could definitely eat these one after the other.

Toffee Apple – This just screams Halloween and Autumn. And they really did bring back some childhood memories. The toffee complimented the sweet apple really well but personally I’m not too keen on apple in things ( I like them on their own though, weird!)

Organic Choc-Chilli – Everyone always thinks this is a weird combination, but chocolate chilli bars are all the rage these days and I love the kick you get with these energy balls.

Organic Choc-orange – If you are a lover of Terry’s Choc Orange (like me) then these are the energy balls for you. No other words needed.

Organic mint choc-crunch – These were definitely up the top of my list. I’m a big lover of anything with mint in and they were just perfect. Crunchy (as the title suggests) with a lovely smooth mint flavour bursting from them.

Overall, I absolutely love having these energy balls in my life for 3 reasons:

  1. They are there for you, on the go.
  2. You can really feel the goodness in them.
  3. They last for weeks in the fridge (or longer if you freeze them).

Oh, and I really love that these are a great way to snack, without all the bad bits. They arrived beautifully packaged too, considering the bumpy delivery they may have, but they were all still intact even when I opened up the box. Janna had kindly included details on which flavours were which, although I did also do a little bit of blind tasting too (long story!). So much thought goes into every order, from the colourful cases, to the ribbon around the box. These aren’t just energy balls, but energy balls with that edge.

Get yourself:

  • 6 balls for £5 (pick one flavour)
  • 12 balls for £9.50 (pick up to two flavours)
  • 24 balls for £18 (pick up to four flavours)
  • 48 balls for £33 (pick any flavours)

Or, if you fancy Matcha & Pistachio, which have the fabulous added benefits of antioxidants and help aid mental stimulation and concentration, you can get these for:

  • 6 balls for £6
  • 12 balls for £11
  • 24 balls for £21
  • 48 balls for £3

So, there you go, hopefully you’re now drooling at your screens and eager to get your orders in. Amazing value, handmade, and delicious.

Contact Janna to order, over on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram and also keep up to date with any offers and new flavours. With Christmas on the horizon there will be Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding flavoured energy balls. You can’t go wrong with the taste of Christmas in one bite!

Thanks again for keeping my energy levels up Janna, and letting me sample your yummy handmade goodies. As always, #ShopSmall and support a Small Biz!

*I was sent energy balls to review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own*



  1. Emma
    October 21, 2018 / 10:12 am

    What a fab little review Rebecca 🙂 i’d never heard of “Little Jems Kitchen” before but these flavours sound amazing and would make a perfect treat of energy for my 10k training!! What was your favourite flavour?

    Emma |

  2. October 21, 2018 / 10:07 pm

    This is so interesting! I never knew such a thing existed! Really love the amount of detail the company has put in to the design with colour code ect and the packaging has a really nice homemade touch! I think they are an amazing idea for a on the go boost of energy!

  3. October 21, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    So they look amazing!! I love energy balls, they’re great for on the go. So many of these flavours sound absolutely delicious. I really like that you can customise your order to get different flavours as a whole batch of one thing can get a little boring if you make your own. Definitely going to be looking into these more! x


  4. October 23, 2018 / 11:26 am

    These sound like a fab idea, especially as they are so healthy and perfect to take with you on the go! I’m loving the sound of the Choc-orange, a healthy version to a Terry’s Choc Orange, yes please!! Oh wow, the thought of Gingerbread and Christmas Pudding flavoured energy balls sounds sooo nice and a perfect way to get the taste of Christmas without all those extra calories! Thank you for sharing Rebecca, great review! <3 xx

    Bexa |

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