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Though I’m well aware that eating on the run isn’t good for me, I often find myself doing so, thanks to work, training, and various volunteer gigs. And, well, life. So I was excited to try out Built Bar protein bars. I liked the fact that they’re lower calorie (so good for breakfast or a snack, not really a meal replacement) and they allegedly weren’t chalky like a lot of protein bars.
Guys. These things taste like delicious candy bars. They are gooey and full of flavor, and thanks to the protein, they’re also filling without being total calorie bombs.
Thanks to Built Bar, I got to try a bunch of different flavors, then went back and bought myself some of the new limited edition flavors as well. I’m not sure what my favorite is, but I really like the coconut almond and the orange chocolate cream.
The texture isn’t for everyone. These bars have a chocolate coating around a sort of gooey, sticky filling. If you aren’t a fan of the texture (some people said it stuck to their teeth), if you refrigerate or freeze them (or leave them in the car when it’s 30 degrees out and you’re at the pool), they firm up a bit. Personally, I like them both room temperature and cold.
Built Bars have become my new breakfast on the run and occasional mid-day snack, especially when I’m craving something sweet. There is always a ton of candy in my office and that can be hard to avoid. Not that I avoid it all the time – but I try to have the candy in moderation. Now, I can sub in a Built Bar (or have a small piece of candy with my Built Bar, let’s be honest) and not be hungry an hour later.
If you want to try Built Bars, you can use code BUILTNOW for 20% off, but hurry, that code ends soon! I know I stocked up, so if you’re local, you can come raid my pantry too. I’m sure I’ll be buying more again soon.