Built Bar Chocolate Mint

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Whether you’ve just started in your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for many years, let me share one of the most important 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 is not balanced, do not expect any positive changes. I guess it is like having your cake and eating it too; which I’ve never understood, because what else is there to do with cake aside from eating it?! (Someone’s getting mad here). But fortunately, so many food trends and products have made it feasible to consume clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.

Why Protein Bars Built Bar Chocolate Mint

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I have had to accept the painful fact that I have to watch my carbs, sugar, and fat consumption, whilst keeping a fairly good amount 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 is not, and has never been, my problem. If there’s anything I’m thankful for, it is that I do not mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming faster and stronger with every move: I live for it.

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 many of my cravings.

Here is where protein bars come in. 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, a few 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 fats or sugar in their nutrient fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having a genuine cheesecake.

Built Bar Chocolate Mint

Built Bar Chocolate Mint

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 site, which I am totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that’s been sitting on a shelf for months. Since I’m 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 never 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 different flavors, allowing me to try out some of their 15 variants in total. And like I said, I can get quite extra, so I ordered two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I picked 3 other flavors I had not 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 Chocolate Mint

Taste

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

If you are not fond of fruit and chocolate 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 types. That said, I can vouch for the other 6 variants without 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 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 Built Bar Chocolate Mint

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when selecting a baris the texture. The ones that get too hard are a pain to eat, and the ones 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 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 minute )!

Nutritional Values Built Bar Chocolate Mint

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

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Ingredients

The company 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 provides whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they have eliminated the components of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in several of people. They’ve chosen erythritol and glycerine for their 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, in addition to non-halal and non-kosher. My heart goes out to you people who can’t 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 can genuinely claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. No one can be mad about these numbers. In fact, Weight Watchers rejoice, since these only count for 3 WW points.

Cost and Shipping

I have touched on this earlier, as I recounted my initial order, but another superb thing about Built Bars is that the more you buy, the more you save. They have deals that pile 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 price down to about $1.76.

Delivery 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 following production. I am all for it if that means freshly made goodies for me.

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

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FAQ Built Bar Chocolate Mint

Which are the other flavors of Built Bar?

So glad you asked. They vary their offerings every so often, maybe 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 that 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 the ingredients above. Still, another reason to trust the company is because its founder and developer has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He 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?

First of all, you must try more than one flavor. Even I don’t like all the fun-sized versions in these commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found those that I love by trying them all (well, nobody asked me to…)

Second, they actually have a Built Taste Guarantee. You may get in touch with their customer service within 14 days and request a refund, but they solely entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they do not accept refunds, they do exchanges, and then you’ll get 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 lugging them around with you on a hot day; they need to be kept at room temperature. But if you want to try eating them like I do, eat them cold, straight from the fridge.

Does it 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 upon our unique objectives, so try to see how this fits into your regimen.

Do they provide other products? Built Bar Chocolate Mint

Yes, they’ve 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 healthy lifestyle.

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

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