Built Bar Toffee Almond Review

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Whether you’ve just started on your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for many years, allow me to share one of the most important pieces of advice I had ever been given: meeting your goals depends upon the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in certain iterations of this 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 is 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, so many food trends and products have made it feasible to eat clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.

Why Protein Bars Built Bar Toffee Almond Review

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I’ve 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 somebody like me, who has an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the most difficult adjustment of all. The physical training is not, and has never been, my issue. If there’s anything I’m grateful for, it is that I don’t mind the exercise at all. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming stronger and faster with every move: I live for this.

Then there is the post-WOD struggle of wanting to eat double my body weight. Facepalm. I need 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.

Here is where protein bars come in. 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, a few 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 promoted 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 with a genuine cheesecake.

Built Bar Toffee Almond Review

Built Bar Toffee Almond Review

Introduction to Built Bar

Enter a new kid on the block. I had 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 am totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that’s been sitting on a shelf for months. Since I am 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 own $38, that comes out to just a little more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a deal to me! The box can have up to 3 distinct flavors, letting me try some of their 15 variants in total. And like I said, I could get quite extra, so I ordered two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I picked 3 other flavors I had not chosen 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 Built Bar Toffee Almond Review

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 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 aren’t 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 strawberry, banana, and coconut chocolate crèmes, because they taste like fruit and none of those artificial, supplement-y types. That said, I can vouch for the other 6 variants without 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 2. 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 Toffee Almond Review

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing a baris the texture. Those that get too hard are a pain to eat, and those that are chalky are unpalatable. While 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 popular 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 youth. 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 Toffee Almond Review

As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned previously, I was equal amounts of impressed by the care and detail 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 put and exclude in their bars. Each bar provides whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they’ve eliminated the elements of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in several of people. They have chosen erythritol and glycerine for their own sweeteners, two 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.

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 best brands in the market. 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 angry about these numbers. In actuality, 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 wonderful thing about Built Bars is that the more you buy, the more you save. They have deals that pile on the discounts, like adding additional items to cart will shave a larger percentage off your closing 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 cost 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’m all for it if that means fresh goodies for me.

You can probably tell I’m a Built Bar enthusiast, 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 Toffee Almond Review

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 address market demands. But from the last time I checked, here are some of their existing 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. Still, 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 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?

To begin with, you must try more than one variant. I don’t like all the fun-sized versions in those commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found those 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 then you’ll receive flavors that you will love as much as I do.

Can they melt?

Yes, just like chocolate and other foods that aren’t laden with synthetic substances. I wouldn’t recommend putting them around with you on a hot day; they have to be kept at 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 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 individual objectives, so try to see how this fits into your regimen.

Do they provide other products? Built Bar Toffee Almond Review

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

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

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