Built in Bar Cabinets

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Whether you’ve just started on your fitness journey, or you’ve been a junkie for several years, let me share one of the most important pieces of advice I’d 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’s like having your cake and eating it too; which I have never understood, because what else is there to do with cake aside from 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 in Bar Cabinets

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, which means I have had to accept the painful truth I must watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, whilst keeping a fairly good quantity of protein in my diet. For somebody like me, with an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the hardest adjustment of all. The physical training is not, and has never been, my issue. If there’s anything I am thankful for, it is that I do not mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming faster and stronger 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 all my cravings.

This 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 promoted as “guilt-free,” only to reveal a great deal of fats or sugar in their nutrient fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having an actual cheesecake.

Built in Bar Cabinets

Built in Bar Cabinets

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 site, which I’m totally fine with because nobody 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 don’t 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, allowing me to try out 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 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 in Bar Cabinets

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 immediately 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 aren’t a fan of chocolate and fruit 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, since they taste like fruit and none of these artificial, supplement-y types. 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 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!

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Texture Built in Bar Cabinets

So one of the qualities I discriminate by when selecting 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 kid. Soft and fluffy on the inside, with a crackling outer shell reminiscent of those dipped ice cream cones of my youth. 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 in Bar Cabinets

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

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Ingredients

The company boasts that they are serious about nutrition, which reflected in the ingredients they chose 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 several of people. They have 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 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, 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 delighted 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 grams of net carbs, 4 g of sugar, and 4 grams of fat, they can genuinely claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. Nobody can be mad about these numbers. In actuality, Weight Watchers rejoice, since these only count for 3 WW points.

Price and Shipping

I have touched on this earlier, as I recounted my initial order, but another superb thing about Built Bars is that the more you buy, the more you save. They have deals that heap on the discounts, like adding extra 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 did not know about earlier ), that bring each bar’s price down to about $1.76.

Delivery 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 am all for it if that means freshly made goodies for me.

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

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FAQ Built in Bar Cabinets

Which are the other flavors of Built Bar?

So glad you asked. They change their offerings every so often, possibly to keep giving us die-hards something new, or to address market demands. However, from the last time I checked, here are a few of their current flavors (or the last ones that 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’ve detailed most of their ingredients above. Still, another reason to trust the company is because its creator and has a PhD in molecular chemistry and has an impressive reputation. Fun fact? He 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 eating.

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. 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 trades, and then you will receive 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 need to be kept at least room temperature. But if you want to try eating them like I do, eat them 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 unique goals, so try to see how this fits into your regimen.

Do they provide other products? Built in Bar Cabinets

Yes, they’ve 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 terrific 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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