Built Bar Influencer

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Whether you have just started in your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for several years, let me share one of the most important pieces of advice I’d ever been given: achieving your goals depends upon the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in certain 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, don’t 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 other than eating it?! (Someone’s getting mad here). But fortunately, lots of food trends and products have made it feasible to consume clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the flavor.

Why Protein Bars Built Bar Influencer

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I have had to take the painful fact I must watch my carbs, sugar, and fat consumption, whilst keeping a fairly good quantity of protein in my diet. For someone like me, with an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the hardest adjustment of all. The physical training is not, and hasn’t been, my problem. If there’s anything I am grateful for, it’s that I don’t mind the exercise at all. The sweat, the soreness, the sensation of becoming stronger and faster with every move: I live for it.

Then there is the post-WOD struggle of wanting to consume 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 healthy alternative for all my cravings.

Here is where protein bars come in. I’ve tried them all, and when I say all, I mean I have 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 sugar or fats in their nutritional fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having a genuine cheesecake.

Built Bar Influencer

Built Bar Influencer

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 purchased directly from their site, which I am totally fine with because nobody 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 never 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 bargain 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 could get quite extra, so I got two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I chose 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 Influencer

Taste

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 immediately 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 aren’t 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. Having said that, 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 have not made myself clear, my sweet tooth doesn’t feel neglected and is extremely satisfied. By taste alone, I am a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Built Bar Influencer

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when selecting a baris the texture. The ones that get overly hard are a pain to eat, and the ones that are chalky are unpalatable. While I eat those, I feel like I’m 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 kid. Soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crackling outer shell reminiscent of those dipped ice cream cones of my youth. I can not stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (considering it this very moment)!

Nutritional Values Built Bar Influencer

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 placed into their products.

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Ingredients

The business boasts that they are serious about nutrition, which really reflected in the ingredients they chose to put and exclude in their 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 several of people. They have 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, as well as non-halal and non-kosher. My heart goes out to you people who can’t 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 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. Nobody can be mad about these numbers. In actuality, Weight Watchers rejoice, since these only count for 3 WW points.

Cost 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 larger percentage off your final 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.

Shipping is free on USPS priority over the US, 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 fresh 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 am throwing in some excess FAQ for any of you who are still on the border.

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FAQ Built Bar Influencer

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 deal with market demands. But from the last time I checked, here are a few 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 creator and developer has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He even makes the chocolate 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 am left with 17 bars from the BYOB?

First of all, you have to try more than one variant. I don’t like all of the fun-sized versions 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 only entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they do not accept refunds, they do trades, and hopefully 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 aren’t laden with synthetic substances. I wouldn’t advise lugging them around with you on a hot day; they have 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 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 Influencer

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.

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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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