Whether you have just started in your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for many years, allow me to share one of the main 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 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, 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 other than eating it?! (Someone’s getting mad here). But luckily, lots of food trends and products have made it possible to consume clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.
Why Protein Bars Built Bars Wholesale Prices
My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I’ve had to take the painful fact that I have to watch my carbs, sugar, and fat consumption, whilst keeping a pretty 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 isn’t, and hasn’t been, my issue. If there’s anything I’m thankful for, it’s that I do not mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming faster and stronger with every movement: I live for this.
Then there’s the post-WOD struggle of wanting to eat double my body weight. Facepalm. I want my dessert. I would like my midday snacks. What is a girl to do? The only real answer is finding a wholesome 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 time, but the really terrible ones were those that were promoted 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 with an actual cheesecake.
Built Bars Wholesale Prices
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 purchased directly from their site, which I’m totally fine with because nobody 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 never shy away from savings, and with 18 bars to my $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 distinct flavors, letting me try out some of the 15 flavors in total. And like I said, I can get quite 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’ve had my “next times” several times over by now).
The Hype Was Real Built Bars Wholesale Prices
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 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 are not 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 strawberry, banana, and coconut chocolate crèmes, because they taste like real fruit and none of these artificial, supplement-y kinds. That said, I can vouch for the other 6 variants with no fruit, also. 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 have not made myself clear, my sweet tooth doesn’t feel neglected and is extremely satisfied. By taste alone, I’m a Built Bar believer!
Texture Built Bars Wholesale Prices
So one of the qualities I discriminate by when selecting a baris the texture. The ones that get too hard are a pain to chew, and the ones that are chalky are unpalatable. When I eat those, I feel like I’m 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 kid. 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 minute )!
Nutritional Values Built Bars Wholesale Prices
As much as I resented those fake-healthy barsI mentioned earlier, I was equal amounts of impressed with the detail and care that Built Bar put into their products.
The business boasts that they are serious about nutrition, and that really reflected in the ingredients they opted to exclude and put 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 a number of people. They’ve chosen erythritol and glycerine for their sweeteners, two of the healthier options that have little to no side effects, while keeping the bars moist and flavorful. 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’t experience this treat.
For the macro counters, I am happy 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 could actually claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. No one can be mad 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 bigger percentage off your final checkout sum.
They also have a sample box with 10 unique 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 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 haven’t expressed how much I love it, I am throwing in some excess FAQ for any of you who are still on the boundary.
FAQ Built Bars Wholesale Prices
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 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. However, another reason to trust the company is because its creator and developer has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He even makes the chocolate himself, 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’m left with 17 bars from the BYOB?
To begin with, you have to try more than one flavor. I don’t like all the fun-sized variants in those commercial, chocolate party packs, but I found the ones that 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 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’ll 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 recommend lugging them around with you on a hot day; they have to be kept at least room temperature. But if you wish 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 on our individual goals, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.
Do they provide other products? Built Bars Wholesale Prices
Yes, they’ve vitamin blends known as Built Boost that include 11 essential vitamins, 3 plant extracts, and the maximum amount of vitamins B2 and B6. They’re a terrific supplement for a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re searching for a protein bar to attempt, consider this option for next time. I love it and hope you will, too.