Built Bars Kids

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Whether you have just started on your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for several years, allow me to share one of the most important pieces of advice I had ever been given: meeting your goals relies on the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in some iterations of the 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 isn’t 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 fortunately, so many food trends and products have made it possible to consume clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.

Why Protein Bars Built Bars Kids

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I’ve had to accept the painful truth that I have to 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 problem. If there’s anything I’m thankful for, it is that I do not mind the exercise at all. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of getting faster and stronger with every move: I live for it.

Then there’s the post-WOD struggle of wanting to consume double my body weight. Facepalm. I need my dessert. I would like 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’ve tried them all, and when I say all, I mean I have 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 great deal of fats or sugar in their nutritional fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having an actual cheesecake.

Built Bars Kids

Built Bars Kids

Introduction to Built Bar

Enter a new kid on the block. I’d 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 site, which I am totally fine with because no one wants a protein bar that has 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 don’t shy away from savings, and with 18 bars to my own $38, that comes out to only 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 really extra, so I got two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I chose 3 other flavors I had not chosen 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 Bars Kids

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could’ve sworn it was real chocolate that coated the whole bar. I quickly looked at the ingredients and nearly 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, because they taste like fruit and none of these artificial, supplement-y types. 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 2. 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 Bars Kids

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing 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 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 Bars Kids

As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned previously, 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, and that reflected in the ingredients they opted to put and exclude in their bars. Each bar offers whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they have eliminated the elements of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in a number 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, 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’m happy to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all 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 grams of fat, they can 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 initial 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 extra 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 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’re all shipped 2-4 days following production. I’m all for it if that means freshly made goodies for me.

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

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FAQ Built Bars Kids

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. However, 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 have detailed most of their 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. In case you have allergies, please thoroughly check the ingredients before eating.

What if I don’t like how it tastes, and I am left with 17 bars from the BYOB?

First of all, you must try more than one variant. I don’t like all the fun-sized variants 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 can 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 get flavors that you will love as much as I do.

Do they melt?

Yes, exactly like chocolate and other foods that aren’t laden with artificial stuff. I wouldn’t advise lugging 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 cold, straight from the refrigerator.

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 individual goals, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.

Do they offer other products? Built Bars Kids

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 terrific supplement for a healthier lifestyle.

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If you’re searching 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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