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Whether you’ve just started on your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for several years, allow me to share one of the main 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 essentially 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’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 Us

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I’ve had to take the painful truth 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, with an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the hardest adjustment of all. The physical training isn’t, and hasn’t been, my problem. If there’s anything I am grateful for, it is that I do not mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the sensation of getting faster and stronger with every movement: 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 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 handy, supposedly. I have 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 promoted 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 having an actual cheesecake.

Built Bar Us

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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 bought directly from their website, which I am totally fine with because nobody 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 own $38, that comes out to just a little more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a bargain to me! The box can have up to 3 distinct flavors, allowing me to try some of the 15 variants in total. And like I said, I could get quite extra, so I ordered two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I chose 3 other flavors I hadn’t 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 Us

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could’ve sworn it was 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 the majority 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 these artificial, supplement-y types. That said, I can vouch for the other 6 variants without fruit, as well. 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 does not feel neglected and is extremely satisfied. By taste alone, I am a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Built Bar Us

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing a baris the texture. The ones that get overly hard are a pain to chew, and those that are chalky are unpalatable. When 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 child. Soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crackling outer shell reminiscent of those dipped ice cream cones of my childhood. I can’t stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (thinking about it this very moment)!

Nutritional Values Built Bar Us

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 put into their products.

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Ingredients

The company boasts they’re serious about nutrition, and that reflected in the ingredients that they opted to put and exclude in their own bars. Each bar provides whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they have 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, 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 who have 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’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 top brands in the marketplace. 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 can genuinely claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. No one can be angry about these numbers. In fact, Weight Watchers rejoice, as 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 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 cost down to about $1.76.

Delivery is free on USPS priority over the US, and arrives in a reasonable amount of time, considering they are all shipped 2-4 days after 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 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 Us

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 some of their current 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 have detailed most of the ingredients above. However, 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 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 have to try more than one variant. Even I don’t like all of the fun-sized variants in those commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found the ones I love by trying them all (well, nobody 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 do not accept refunds, they do exchanges, and 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 aren’t laden with synthetic substances. I wouldn’t advise putting 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 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 objectives, so try to see how this fits into your regimen.

Do they offer other products? Built Bar Us

Yes, they have vitamin blends known as 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, think about this option for next time. I really like it and hope you will, too.

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