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I ordered my first box of Built Bars in February of 2019. These have been the go to choice to satisfy my sweet tooth for the last year. Having a protein bar that takes like a candy bar with no strange after taste is a game changer! So when I learned that Bibrave Pros had the opportunity to share Built Bars with others I knew I wanted to be part of it!
My sweet craving likes to hit about 2 pm on work days and having these on hand allows me to feel like I am having a treat while giving my body a healthy alternative that won’t cause that afternoon sugar spike and then ultimate crash. Most flavors of Built Bars have 110 calories and 15 G of protein. The flavors that contain nuts have a few more calories (all are under 200 calories) but also have more protein (up to 20 G)! I have these proteins bars everywhere! At this very moment you will find a few Built Bars in my purse, gym bag, work bag, and you might even find one in my daughter’s backpack!
Built Bars are made using Whey Protein which is a complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids. They have no artificial preservatives, are made with natural flavoring and no coloring. Built Bar is coated with a high quality dark chocolate which is the source of all the actual sugar in the bar. The use of this chocolate is what Built Bar considers the ‘secret’ to the great taste of their protein bars. (I would have to agree with this!) When you finish a Built Bar you have the lingering aftertaste of this dark chocolate and not the strange aftertaste that you get after eating most other protein bars.
The best way that I can described the inside of the protein bar is to call it a sticky nougat consistency. I have heard some people say that they like to store their Built Bars in the fridge or freezer and enjoy them cold. I personally just store them room temp and prefer them that way. Like mentioned above, these are coated in dark chocolate and if allowed to get too warm the chocolate will melt, so that is something I keep in mind when I take them on the go.
Flavors! Built Bar has so many flavors and they are always updating and changing the flavors they have available! My current favorite flavor is the black cherry chocolate creme! I also love the salted caramel chocolate, peanut butter and coconut almond (which tasted just like an Almond Joy I promise!). The other flavors available at this time from Built Bar are mint brownie delite, double chocolate mousse, coconut chocolate creme, banana chocolate creme, raspberry chocolate creme, orange chocolate creme, vanilla chocolate creme, peanut butter brownie, toffee almond, and banana nut bread. Some of these flavors are limited time flavors that will be replaced by new flavors when they are released. You can also vote on which flavor you want Built Bar to release next on the website!
I enjoy Built Bars almost daily. They are sometimes my breakfast and have become my pre run fuel because I don’t get the unwanted stomach issues that sometimes come with other pre run meal choices. A box of Built Bars also accompanied me on a recent road trip to Nashville where I spent the weekend with friends. Both of my friends tried a Built Bar over the weekend and LOVED them and stated that they would be ordering a box for themselves! I also shared a few Built Bars with one of my best running and she sent me a picture of the box she had ordered a week later! I haven’t shared these bars with anyone yet who didn’t love them!
You can purchase a 18 count box of your favorite flavor of Built Bar, purchase a mixed box of all flavors or build your own box and choose which flavors you would like to receive. Built Bar has given us an amazing discount code to share for 20% off your order: BUILTNOW. Use this code to grab a mixed box of Built Bars and let me know which one is your favorite flavor. Just be prepared: you will have a hard time choosing a favorite because you will love them all!
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