Built Bar American Fork Utah

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Whether you have just started in your fitness journey, or you have been a junkie for many years, allow me to share one of the most important pieces of advice I had ever been given: achieving your goals relies on the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in certain iterations of the 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’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 eat clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the flavor.

Why Protein Bars Built Bar American Fork Utah

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I’ve had to accept the painful truth that I have to watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, whilst keeping a pretty good quantity of protein in my diet. For someone like me, who has an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the hardest adjustment of all. The physical training isn’t, and hasn’t been, my issue. If there’s anything I am grateful for, it’s that I do not mind the exercise at all. The sweat, the soreness, the sensation of becoming faster and stronger with every movement: I live for it.

Then there’s the post-WOD struggle of wanting to consume 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 wholesome 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 large amount of sugar or fats in their nutritional fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off with an actual cheesecake.

Built Bar American Fork Utah

Built Bar American Fork Utah

Introduction to Built Bar

Enter a new kid on the block. I’d been hearing a buzz about Built Bar from friends (is this an alliteration or what), and I knew I had to try it. They can only be purchased directly from their website, which I’m totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that has been sitting on a shelf for months. Since I’m 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 don’t shy away from savings, and with 18 bars to my $38, that comes out to just a bit more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a deal to me! The box can have up to 3 different flavors, letting me try out some of the 15 variants in total. And like I said, I can 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’ve had my “next times” several times over by now).

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The Hype Was Real Built Bar American Fork Utah

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could’ve sworn it was real chocolate that coated the entire bar. I immediately 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 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, because they taste like real fruit and none of those 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 two. In case I have not made myself clear, my sweet tooth does not feel neglected and is very satisfied. By taste alone, I’m a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Built Bar American Fork Utah

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. While I eat those, I feel like I am being punished to eat better.

Built Bar has the most unique, marshmallow texture that reminds me of a popular chocolate bar that I used to devour as a child. 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 (considering it this very moment)!

Nutritional Values Built Bar American Fork Utah

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

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Ingredients

The company boasts that they are serious about nutrition, and that really reflected in the ingredients they chose to put and exclude in their own bars. Each bar offers whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they’ve eliminated the components of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in a number of people. They’ve chosen erythritol and glycerine for their own sweeteners, 2 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, as well as non-halal and non-kosher. My heart goes out to you people who can not experience this treat.

Macros

For the macro counters, I am delighted to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all of the top 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 grams of fat, they can actually claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. Nobody can be angry about these numbers. In fact, Weight Watchers rejoice, since these only count for 3 WW points.

Price and Shipping

I’ve touched on this earlier, as I recounted my initial 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 larger percentage off your final checkout sum.

They also have a sample box with 10 unique flavors (only available for 1st timers, which I didn’t know about before), that bring each bar’s price 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’m all for it if that means freshly made goodies for me.

You can probably tell I am a Built Bar fanatic, and if I have not expressed how much I really like it, I’m throwing in some excess FAQ for any of you who are still on the boundary.

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FAQ Built Bar American Fork Utah

Which are the other flavors of Built Bar?

So glad you asked. They vary their offerings every so often, possibly to keep giving us die-hards something new, or to deal with market demands. But from the last time I checked, here are a few of their existing flavors (or the last ones 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 their ingredients above. However, another reason to trust the company 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 consuming.

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 flavor. I don’t like all of the fun-sized variants in these commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found those that I love by trying them all (well, no one asked me to…)

Second, they actually have a Built Taste Guarantee. You may 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 trades, and hopefully then you will get flavors that you’ll love as much as I do.

Do 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 need to be kept at least room temperature. But if you want to try eating them like I do, eat them straight from the refrigerator.

Does it 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 goals, so try to see how this fits into your regimen.

Do they provide other products? Built Bar American Fork Utah

Yes, they’ve vitamin blends called Built Boost that include 11 essential vitamins, 3 plant extracts, and the max amount of vitamins B2 and B6. They’re a great supplement for a healthy lifestyle.

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

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