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Whether you have just started on your fitness journey, or you have been a junkie for many years, allow me to share one of the main pieces of advice I’d ever been given: meeting your goals relies on the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in certain iterations of this principle — 70-30 or 80-20 — but it teaches the same lesson. No matter how hard you work out, if the food you put into your body isn’t balanced, do not expect any positive changes. I guess it’s 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, so many food trends and products have made it feasible to consume clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.

Why Protein Bars Bar Built Estuary Diagram

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I’ve had to accept the painful fact I must watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, whilst keeping a pretty good quantity of protein in my diet. For someone 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 am thankful for, it is that I don’t mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the sensation of getting faster and stronger with every movement: I live for this.

Then there’s the post-WOD struggle of wanting to eat double my body weight. Facepalm. I need my dessert. I want my midday snacks. What is a girl to do? The only real answer is finding a wholesome alternative for all my cravings.

This is where protein bars come in handy, supposedly. I’ve 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 time, but the really terrible ones were those that were advertised as “guilt-free,” only to reveal a great deal of fats or sugar in their nutrient fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having a genuine cheesecake.

Bar Built Estuary Diagram

Bar Built Estuary Diagram

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 bought directly from their website, which I am totally fine with because nobody wants a protein bar that has been sitting on a shelf for months. Since I am the kind to go all out or nothing at all, I decided to avail of the BYOB or Build Your Own Built Bar Box. I don’t shy away from savings, and with 18 bars to my own $38, that comes out to only a bit 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 could get really extra, so I got two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I picked 3 other flavors I hadn’t picked 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).

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The Hype Was Real Bar Built Estuary Diagram

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could’ve sworn it was real chocolate that coated the whole bar. I immediately looked at the ingredients and almost cried with joy: it WAS real, dark chocolate, and this is something that’s not common in most of the competition.

If you are not fond of chocolate and fruit combos, be warned. I am the total opposite, and absolutely love fruit together with chocolate. My favorite flavors include the banana, strawberry, 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, as well. The people 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!

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Texture Bar Built Estuary Diagram

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing a baris the texture. The ones that get too hard are a pain to eat, and those that are chalky are unpalatable. When I eat those, I feel like I’m being penalized to eat better.

Built Bar has the most unique, marshmallow texture that reminds me of a favorite chocolate bar that I used to devour as a child. Soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crackling outer shell reminiscent of those dipped ice cream cones of my childhood. I can’t stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (considering it this very minute )!

Nutritional Values Bar Built Estuary Diagram

As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned earlier, I had been equal amounts of impressed with the detail and care that Built Bar put into their products.

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Ingredients

The business boasts they’re serious about nutrition, and that really reflected in the ingredients that they chose to exclude and put in their own bars. Each bar offers whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they’ve eliminated the elements 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 flavorful. 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.

Regrettably, 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 not experience this treat.

Macros

For the macro counters, I’m happy to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all of the best brands in the marketplace. At only 110 calories, 15 g of protein, and only 7 g of net carbs, 4 g of sugar, and 4 g of fat, they could actually claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. Nobody can be mad about these numbers. In fact, 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 superb thing about Built Bars is that the more you buy, the more you save. They have deals that heap on the discounts, like adding extra items to cart will shave a larger 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 before), that bring each bar’s cost down to about $1.76.

Shipping is free on USPS priority over the united states, and arrives in a reasonable amount of time, considering they’re all shipped 2-4 days after production. I am all for it if that means fresh goodies for me.

You can probably tell I’m a Built Bar fanatic, and if I haven’t expressed how much I love it, I’m throwing in some extra FAQ for some of you who are still on the border.

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What are the other flavors of Built Bar?

So glad you asked. They change their offerings every so often, possibly to keep giving us die-hards something new, or to address market demands. However, from the last time I checked, here are some of their current flavors (or the last ones I ordered) 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 their ingredients above. However, 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. If you have allergies, please thoroughly check the ingredients before eating.

What if I don’t like how it tastes, and I’m left with 17 bars from the BYOB?

To begin with, you have to try more than one variant. Even I don’t like all of the fun-sized variants in these commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found the ones I love by trying them all (well, nobody asked me to…)

Second, they actually have a Built Taste Guarantee. You can get in touch with their customer service within 14 days and request a refund, but they only entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they don’t accept refunds, they do trades, and hopefully then you’ll receive flavors that you will love as much as I do.

Do they melt?

Yes, just like chocolate and other foods that aren’t laden with artificial stuff. I wouldn’t recommend putting them around with you on a hot day; they need to be kept at least room temperature. But if you want to try eating them like I do, eat them cold, straight from the refrigerator.

Does this work?

If you mean has it curbed 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 upon our unique objectives, so try to see how this fits into your regimen.

Do they offer other products? Bar Built Estuary Diagram

Yes, they have vitamin blends known as Built Boost that contain 11 essential vitamins, 3 plant extracts, and the max amount of vitamins B2 and B6. They’re a terrific supplement for a healthy lifestyle.

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If you’re searching for a protein bar to try, consider this option for next time. I love it and hope you will, too.

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