Mocha Built Bar

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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 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 is 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 luckily, lots of food trends and products have made it feasible to consume clean (or at least cleaner) without sacrificing the taste.

Why Protein Bars Mocha Built Bar

My goals involve fat loss and muscle toning, so I’ve had to take the painful truth I must watch my carbs, sugar, and fat intake, whilst keeping a fairly good amount of protein in my diet. For someone like me, with an insatiable sweet tooth, this was/is the most difficult adjustment of all. The physical training is not, and hasn’t been, my issue. If there’s anything I’m thankful for, it is that I don’t mind the exercise in any respect. The sweat, the soreness, the feeling of becoming faster and stronger with every movement: I live for it.

Then there is the post-WOD struggle of wanting to consume double my body weight. Facepalm. I want my dessert. I would like my midday snacks. What’s a girl to do? The only real answer is finding a healthy 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, 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 advertised as “guilt-free,” only to reveal a large amount of sugar or fats in their nutritional fine print. How. Dare. You. I would’ve been better off having a genuine cheesecake.

Mocha Built Bar

Mocha Built Bar

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 site, which I’m totally fine with because no one 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 own $38, that comes out to just a little more than $2 per bar. Sounded like a bargain to me! The box may have up to 3 different flavors, allowing me to try some of their 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 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).

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The Hype Was Real Mocha Built Bar

Taste

The 1st win for me when I took a bite was that I could have sworn it was real chocolate that coated the entire 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 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 kinds. Having said that, I can vouch for the other 6 variants with no 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 very satisfied. By taste alone, I’m a Built Bar believer!

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Texture Mocha Built Bar

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 the ones 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 favorite 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 youth. I can not stress enough how content I feel when I sink my teeth into one (considering it this very minute )!

Nutritional Values Mocha Built Bar

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

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Ingredients

The business boasts that they are serious about nutrition, and that really reflected in the ingredients that they opted to put and exclude in their own bars. Each bar offers whey protein, which has a complete amino acid profile, but they have eliminated the components of casein and lactose, which typically cause reactions in a number of people. They have chosen erythritol and glycerine for their own 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, as well as non-halal and non-kosher. My heart goes out to you people who can not experience this treat.

Macros

For the macro counters, I am delighted to report that Built Bars have the lowest calorie count among all the best 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 actually claim to be a guilt-free snack or meal replacement. No one can be angry about these numbers. In actuality, Weight Watchers rejoice, as these only count for 3 WW points.

Cost and Shipping

I have touched on this earlier, as I recounted my first 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 additional items to cart will shave a bigger 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 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 have not expressed how much I really like it, I am throwing in some extra FAQ for some of you who are still on the boundary.

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FAQ Mocha Built Bar

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. But from the last time I checked, here are some 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 the 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 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?

First of all, you must try more than one variant. I don’t like all of the fun-sized versions 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 only entertain this for 1st-time buyers. While they don’t accept refunds, they do trades, 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 synthetic substances. I wouldn’t advise putting them around with you on a hot day; they need 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 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 unique objectives, so try to learn how this fits into your regimen.

Do they offer other products? Mocha Built Bar

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 terrific supplement for a healthy lifestyle.

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If you’re looking for a protein bar to try, think about this option for next time. I really like it and hope you will, too.

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