Whether you have just started in your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for many years, allow me to share one of the most important pieces of advice I’d ever been given: meeting your goals depends upon the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in some iterations of this principle — 70-30 or 80-20 — but essentially it teaches the same lesson. No matter how hard you work out, if the food you put into your body is not balanced, do not expect any positive changes. I guess it is like having your cake and eating it too; which I have never understood, because what else is there to do with cake aside from eating it?! (Someone’s getting mad here). But luckily, lots of food trends and products have made it possible to eat clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.
Why Protein Bars 1930 Built Bar Texas
My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I have had to take the painful fact that I have to watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, whilst keeping a fairly good quantity of protein in my diet. For somebody like me, with an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the most difficult adjustment of all. The physical training isn’t, and hasn’t been, my issue. If there’s anything I’m thankful for, it’s that I don’t mind the exercise at all. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming faster and stronger with every move: I live for this.
Then there’s the post-WOD struggle of wanting to eat double my body weight. Facepalm. I want my dessert. I want my midday snacks. What’s a girl to do? The only real answer is finding a healthy alternative for all my cravings.
This is where protein bars come in handy, supposedly. I have tried them all, and when I say all, I mean I’ve had some pretty decent ones, some rock hard ones, some chalky, some that tasted like medicine, and some that tasted like cardboard. Even those, I tolerated for a phase, but the really terrible ones were those that were advertised as “guilt-free,” only to reveal a great deal of sugar or fats in their nutritional fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off with an actual cheesecake.
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Introduction to Built Bar
Enter a new kid on the block. I’d been hearing a buzz about Built Bar from buddies (is this an alliteration or what), and I knew I had to try it. They can only be purchased directly from their site, which I’m totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that’s been sitting on a shelf for months. Since I am the type to go all out or nothing at all, I decided to avail of the BYOB or Build Your Own Built Bar Box. I never shy away from savings, and with 18 bars to my $38, that comes out to only a little more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a bargain to me! The box can have up to 3 distinct flavors, allowing me to try out some of the 15 flavors in total. And like I said, I can get quite extra, so I ordered two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I chose 3 other flavors I had not chosen yet, leaving me with 9 left to try for next time (and believe me, I have had my “next times” several times over by now).
The Hype Was Real 1930 Built Bar Texas
The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could have sworn it was real chocolate that coated the whole bar. I quickly looked at the ingredients and nearly cried with joy: it WAS real, dark chocolate, and this is something that’s not common in the majority of the competition.
If you are not a fan of fruit and chocolate combos, be warned. I am the complete opposite, and absolutely love fruit together with chocolate. My favorite flavors include the strawberry, banana, and coconut chocolate crèmes, since they taste like real fruit and none of these artificial, supplement-y kinds. That said, I can vouch for the other 6 variants with no fruit, also. The guys at Built Bar thought this through and have made something for everyone: just good’ol classic dessert goodness like double chocolate mousse and peanut butter, to name my top 2. In case I haven’t made myself clear, my sweet tooth does not feel neglected and is very satisfied. By taste alone, I am a Built Bar believer!
Texture 1930 Built Bar Texas
So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing a baris the texture. Those that get overly hard are a pain to chew, and those that are chalky are unpalatable. When I eat those, I feel like I am being punished to eat better.
Built Bar has the most unique, marshmallow mouth feel that reminds me of a popular chocolate bar that I used to devour as a kid. Soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crackling outer shell reminiscent of these dipped ice cream cones of my youth. I can’t stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (thinking about it this very moment)!
Nutritional Values 1930 Built Bar Texas
As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned earlier, I had been equal amounts of impressed with the care and detail that Built Bar placed into their products.
The company boasts they’re serious about nutrition, and that reflected in the ingredients that they opted to exclude and put in their own bars. Each bar offers whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they have eliminated the components of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in a number of people. They have chosen erythritol and glycerine for their sweeteners, two of the healthier options that have little to no side effects, while keeping the bars moist and delicious. The soluble fiber in every bar is maltodextrin, which not only contributes to the yummy texture I gushed about, but is also known to increase health benefits. There are no nuts nor soy in their products, so this is safe for those with allergies. Last but definitely not the least, may I repeat, REAL CHOCOLATE. ‘Nuff said.
Unfortunately, whey protein and another ingredient, gelatin, fall under the category of non-vegan and non-vegetarian, in addition to non-halal and non-kosher. My heart goes out to you people who can’t experience this treat.
For the macro counters, I am delighted to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all of the best brands in the market. At only 110 calories, 15 g of protein, and only 7 grams of net carbs, 4 g of sugar, and 4 g of fat, they could genuinely claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. No one can be mad about these numbers. In actuality, Weight Watchers rejoice, since these only count for 3 WW points.
Cost and Shipping
I’ve touched on this earlier, as I recounted my first order, but another wonderful thing about Built Bars is that the more you buy, the more you save. They have deals that heap on the discounts, like adding additional items to cart will shave a bigger percentage off your closing checkout sum.
They also have a sample box with 10 different flavors (only available for 1st timers, which I didn’t know about earlier ), that bring each bar’s cost down to about $1.76.
Delivery is free on USPS priority within the united states, and arrives in a reasonable amount of time, considering they’re all shipped 2-4 days after production. I’m all for it if that means freshly made goodies for me.
You can probably tell I am a Built Bar enthusiast, and if I haven’t expressed how much I really like it, I am throwing in some excess FAQ for some of you who are still on the boundary.
FAQ 1930 Built Bar Texas
Which are the other flavors of Built Bar?
So glad you asked. They change their offerings every so often, maybe to keep giving us die-hards something new, or to address market demands. But from the last time I checked, here are a few of their current flavors (or the last ones that I purchased ) along with their macros.
Double Chocolate Mousse — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Vanilla Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Raspberry Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Orange Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Coconut Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Black Cherry Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Banana Chocolate Creme — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Salted Caramel Chocolate — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
Coconut Almond — 130 calories, 18g protein, 5g fat, 7g fiber, 3g sugar
Peanut Butter — 170 calories, 20g protein, 7g fiber, 7g fat, 3g sugar
Banana Nut Bread — 150 calories, 18g protein, 5g fat, 6g fiber, 5g sugar
Peanut Butter Brownie — 170 calories, 20g protein, 7g fat, 7g fiber, 3g sugar
Mint Brownie Delite — 110 calories, 15g protein, 4g fat, 6g fiber, 4g sugar
How sure are we that these are healthy?
I’ve detailed most of the ingredients above. Still, another reason to trust the business is because its founder and has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He even makes the chocolate himself, from cocoa beans.
Are there any side effects?
Personally, none for me. In case you have allergies, please thoroughly check the ingredients before consuming.
What if I don’t like how it tastes, and I’m left with 17 bars from the BYOB?
First of all, you must try more than one variant. I don’t like all the fun-sized variants in these commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found the ones that I love by trying them all (well, nobody asked me to…)
Second, they actually have a Built Taste Guarantee. You can contact their customer service within 14 days and request a refund, but they solely entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they don’t accept refunds, they do exchanges, and then you will receive flavors that you will love as much as I do.
Can they melt?
Yes, exactly like chocolate and other foods that are not laden with artificial stuff. I wouldn’t advise putting them around with you on a hot day; they have to be kept at room temperature. But if you want to try eating them like I do, eat them straight from the fridge.
Does this work?
If you mean has it suppressed my sweet cravings and given me a healthier snack alternative, definitely. I feel fuller for longer, and gives me a boost of energy for my workouts. Then again, it really depends on our individual objectives, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.
Do they offer other products? 1930 Built Bar Texas
Yes, they have vitamin blends known as Built Boost that contain 11 essential vitamins, 3 plant extracts, and the maximum amount of vitamins B2 and B6. They’re a great supplement for a healthier lifestyle.
If you’re searching for a protein bar to try, think about this option for next time. I love it and hope you will, too.