I couldn’t be more excited about writing this blog post for you to share my experience with finding the best protein bar on the market!
I would consider myself pretty dialed into the ketogenic community and what keto products are out and about and available for consumption. Majority of them I would say are super expensive unfortunately due to “keto” being the buzz word.
I am actually starting to see products like bagged peanuts with the word “Keto” in bold on them. Well, of course, peanuts are considered keto! Duh! But then we will have to get into the conversation about the fact that there are not “keto” and “non-keto” foods, but this post is about candy bars, ops! I mean a sugar-free, amazingly delicious best protein bar ever! I promise I am not kidding.
What is the BEST PROTEIN BAR?
So I may as well jump right into what the best protein bar is and not make you wait any longer. Drum roll, please… Let me introduce you to Built Bars. Have you heard of them?
They are these chocolate covered protein bars that are filled with this caramel texture protein inner. Watch this video of me eating one for the first time. Mind Blown!
And they have a flavor for every taste bud out there. I go into detail on the flavors below and just recently they launched a cookies and cream in milk chocolate. They are innovative but most importantly they are a clean protein bar that is not loaded with sugar.
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Why is it the best protein bar?
Majority of protein bars on the market right now are LOADED with sugars. I am talking upwards of 40 grams of sugar per bar just to make it taste good. That is way too much sugar to be consuming in a day, let alone a snack.
The thing about the protein bar market is that at one time protein bars were used mainly in the fitness world, where people were consuming them pre and post-workout. Which is the best time to consume a protein product that is filled with sugar’s, because sugars are carbohydrates and you can use those carbs to enhance your workout and you burn them up with exercising.
However, in today’s world, people are picking up protein bars and eating them as a snack in-between meals, almost like they would a candy bar. A candy bar isn’t a good option either but most people at least know they are not eating something healthy when they eat a candy bar. I feel that often people see protein bar on the label and think they are consuming a healthy product. Sadly not.
What do built bars look like for nutrition?
- Only 110 Calories – so truly are a pure protein bar
- 15 grams of protein
- 3 net carbs per bar – so not loaded with any sugar. They are sweetened with Erythritol which is a natural sweetener that does not impact your blood sugar.
Whey Protein Isolate: Whey protein isolate was chosen for the bars because it is a complete protein, which means it has all the essential amino acids, it has high digestibility, and a mild taste.
The isolate version we use does not contain casein or lactose, which are the components of milk that some people are allergic to. Very few individuals are sensitive to whey protein isolate.
Fiber: Maltodextrin: The source of fiber in the bars is included to help with the texture and add to the health benefits. The two main categories are soluble and non-soluble fiber, which has to do with whether they dissolve in water. For textural reasons, they use a soluble fiber for ease in making the Built Bar.
They also use it so they could avoid using fiber like Inulin that get processed and broken down by your gut flora which causes a lot of people intestinal gas and discomfort.
Sweetener: Erythritol: They used erythritol because it is a sugar-alcohol and almost none of it is used by the body for energy. Because of this, it effectively has zero calories and yet it’s extremely well tolerated by most people’s digestive system. It is the number 1 sugar alcohol used on sugar-free and ketogenic diets because people can digest it. No like Maltitol that causes awful stomach discomfort for most.
Chocolate: Dark, and in some cases they are testing milk chocolate:
Built Bar is coated with a high-quality dark chocolate which is the source of all the actual sugar in the bar. This chocolate is more expensive than chocolate compounds which are commonly used in nutrition and snack bars. These compounds typically have more carbohydrates and chemicals which they consider undesirable. Again, keeping the bar low in carbs, hence why I think it is the best protein bar!
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What flavor don’t they have?
I have personally tried:
- Peanut Butter
- Double Chocolate Mousse
- Mint Chocolate
- Banana Cream
- Orange Cream
- German Chocolate Cake
And if I had to choose, and I MUST state my favorite, I would have to say that the Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate and the Mint Chocolate have stolen my heart! They are truly AMAZING!!
I love them so much and I have sent so many customers to Built Bars that they gave me my own discount code: Enthusiastic to share with my friends and family, so I am sharing it with you! Just click my link and the discount will be applied automatically for US and add it manually for Canadian’s – and free shipping is automatic for both countries: My Link
Which flavor are you going to chose?
If you try them, please comment below and let me know how much you loved them too and what was your favorite flavor!
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In Good Health,