Built Bars Sugar

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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 had ever been given: meeting your goals relies on the ratio of 75% diet and 25% exercise. The numbers differ in some 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 is 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 luckily, lots of food trends and products have made it possible to eat clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.

Why Protein Bars Built Bars Sugar

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I have had to take the painful truth I have to watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, 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 most difficult adjustment of all. The physical training isn’t, and hasn’t been, my problem. If there’s anything I am thankful for, it is that I don’t mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming stronger and faster with every movement: I live for it.

Then there is the post-WOD struggle of wanting to eat double my body weight. Facepalm. I need my dessert. I would like 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. 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 phase, but the really terrible ones were those that were promoted 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 an actual cheesecake.

Built Bars Sugar

Built Bars Sugar

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 website, 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 own $38, that comes out to just 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 some of the 15 flavors in total. And like I said, I can get really extra, so I got two boxes in that 1st purchase. Naturally, I picked 3 other flavors I had not picked 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 Bars Sugar

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could have sworn it was 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 typical in most of the competition.

If you are not fond of fruit and chocolate combos, be warned. I am the complete 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 kinds. Having said that, I can vouch for the other 6 variants without fruit, as well. The people 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’m a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Built Bars Sugar

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when choosing a baris the texture. Those that get overly hard are a pain to chew, 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 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 (considering it this very minute )!

Nutritional Values Built Bars Sugar

As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned previously, I had been equal amounts of impressed with the care and detail that Built Bar placed into their products.

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Ingredients

The company boasts that they are serious about nutrition, and that reflected in the ingredients they opted to put and exclude in their 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’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 who have 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’t experience this treat.

Macros

For the macro counters, I’m delighted to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all 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 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’re 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 am a Built Bar enthusiast, and if I have not expressed how much I love 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 Sugar

What 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 address market demands. But from the last time I checked, here are some of their current 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’ve detailed most of the ingredients above. Still, another reason to trust the business is because its founder and 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 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 flavor. Even I don’t like all the fun-sized versions in these commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found those that 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 only entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they do not accept refunds, they do exchanges, and hopefully then you will get 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 artificial stuff. I wouldn’t recommend 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 cold, 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 on our individual objectives, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.

Do they offer other products? Built Bars Sugar

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 great supplement for a healthy 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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