Built Bar Edmonton

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Whether you have just started in your fitness journey, or you have been a junkie for several years, let me share one of the main 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 the 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’s like having your cake and eating it too; which I’ve never understood, because what else is there to do with cake other than 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 flavor.

Why Protein Bars Built Bar Edmonton

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I have had to accept the painful fact that I must 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 issue. If there’s anything I am thankful for, it is that I do not mind the exercise at all. 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 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 many of 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 time, 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 nutritional fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off with a genuine cheesecake.

Built Bar Edmonton

Built Bar Edmonton

Introduction to Built Bar

Enter a new kid on the block. I had 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’m totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that’s 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 $38, that comes out to only a bit more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a deal to me! The box may have up to 3 distinct flavors, letting me try 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’ve had my “next times” several times over by now).

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The Hype Was Real Built Bar Edmonton

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 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 banana, strawberry, and coconut chocolate crèmes, since 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, 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 two. In case I haven’t made myself clear, my sweet tooth doesn’t feel neglected and is very satisfied. By taste alone, I am a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Built Bar Edmonton

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

Built Bar has the most unique, marshmallow mouth feel 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 these dipped ice cream cones of my childhood. I can not stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (thinking about it this very moment)!

Nutritional Values Built Bar Edmonton

As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned previously, I had been equal amounts of impressed with 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 that they chose to put and exclude in their 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 a number 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 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 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 marketplace. At only 110 calories, 15 g of protein, and only 7 g of net carbs, 4 g of sugar, and 4 grams 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, as these only count for 3 WW points.

Price and Shipping

I have 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 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 did not know about earlier ), that bring each bar’s price down to about $1.76.

Shipping is free on USPS priority within the united states, and arrives in a reasonable amount of time, considering they are 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 fanatic, and if I haven’t expressed how much I love it, I am throwing in some extra FAQ for some of you who are still on the boundary.

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FAQ Built Bar Edmonton

What 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 some 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 have detailed most of the ingredients above. Still, another reason to trust the business is because its creator and developer has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He makes the chocolate 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 flavor. Even I don’t like all of the fun-sized versions in those commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found the ones I love by trying them all (well, no one 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 only entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they do not accept refunds, they do exchanges, and hopefully then you’ll receive flavors that you’ll 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 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 upon our individual goals, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.

Do they provide other products? Built Bar Edmonton

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 terrific supplement for a healthier lifestyle.

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If you’re searching 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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