If you've been on Instagram or Facebook for a minute, I'm sure you've come across Built Bars. They've completely taken over my feed!
They promise to be a low calorie, high protein snack bar - but do they actually live up to the promise? I was curious and put in an order and wanted to share my experience and review!
What are Built Bars?
Built Bars promise to be a low calorie, high protein snack bar. They're available in 9 different flavors and have at least 17g of protein and only 130 calories per bar!
Built bars started out with protein bars and have quickly expanded to also offering:
- Built Boost
- Built Bites
- Built Broth
I've only tried the Built Bars so for this review I'll focus on sharing my experience with Built Bars.
What's inside a Built Bar?
A Built Bar has 17-19g of protein, 6g fiber, only 130 calories and they taste great! They use whey protein isolate as their main source of protein to make it a high quality bar.
I ordered a 18 count mixed box of Built Bars and got sent 2 of the following:
- Coconut Almond
- Cookies N Cream
- Salted Caramel
- Double Chocolate
- Peanut Butter Brownie
- Cherry Barcia
- Mint Brownie
The first one I had to try was Coconut Almond - I love love love Almond Joys, and this bar reminded me of it. One bite in and I thought I was actually eating an Almond Joy.
The texture of the bars is more chewy and reminded me of a marshmallow texture. There was a slight crunch from the nuts in the Coconut Almond one, but not too much. In the non-nut version there wasn't any crunch at all.
I was really impressed with the flavor of the bars - they didn't taste fake or like a health food at all. They really tasted like a candy bar. The only flavor I didn't really care for was the Raspberry bar because I kept getting a weird after taste so I'll probably not order that one again. The nice thing is that Built Bar has a feature that you can create your own mixed bar set so you can pick the flavors you like (and skip the ones you don't!).
I also liked that after having a Built Bar I felt satisfied. Sometimes protein bars can still leave me hungry or craving something more, but that wasn't the case at all with these bars! I've found that if I have one of these after my lunch it helps keep me full all afternoon long.
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Are Built Bars Worth the Money?
Built Bars might seem like they're a little pricey, but when you compare them to other protein bars they're reasonable priced (about $2.15 a bar). For the taste and quality I do think they're completely worth the price.
Built Bar Nutrition and Calories
Generally, all Built Bars have the same nutritional information:
- 130 calories
- 2.5g Fat
- 18g Carbs
- 6g Fiber
- 17g Protein
The exception are the bars with nuts, like the Coconut Almond. Those ones have slightly higher macros:
- 180 calories
- 7g Fat
- 19g Carbs
- 7g Fiber
- 18g Protein
Built Bars are a great protein-filled snack option that taste good and leave you feeling full. Plus, they're very reasonably priced for the quality of them! If you're looking for a new guilt-free snack, I highly recommend checking out Built Bars!
Have you tried Built Bars? What's your favorite flavor?
Frequently Asked Questions
What Flavors are Available?
Built Bars currently have the following flavors available: Coconut, Coconut Almond, Cookies N Cream, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter Brownie, Cherry Barcia, Mint Brownie
Built Bar will also release limited edition flavors that go extremely fast. Some of the flavors I've heard of are Churro, Chocolate Jalapeno, and Hazelnut Cheesecake. They announce limited editions of the bars on their sites and they sell out pretty fast!
Do Built Bars Taste Good?
In my opinion they taste really good! My favorite flavors are Cherry Barcia and Coconut Almond, but you really can't go wrong with any of them.
Can I Buy Built Bars in Stores?
I've heard that Built Bars have been found in some small grocery stores, but I haven't been lucky enough to find them. I usually just order my Built Bars directly through their site.
How Much Do Built Bars Cost?
Built Bars cost about $2.15 a bar. They can be purchased through their site in boxes of 18 or $39. If you subscribe to their e-mail list or text list they often send out coupons to make this price even lower!
Do Built Bars Have to Be Refrigerated?
Built Bars do not have to be refrigerated but some people prefer to have them this way! Some of my friends like to refrigerate or freeze their Built Bars to make them more like an ice cream treat. I like Built Bars as they are so I store them in my pantry.
Do Built Bars Contain Any Allergens?
Some Built Bars - like the coconut almond and peanut butter brownie - do contain nuts, but Built Bar does a great job calling out which ones have nuts and which ones don't. They also offer alternatives of these flavors that don't contain nuts (like Coconut instead of Coconut Almond).
Where to Buy Built Bars
Built Bars can be purchased directly through their website here. Pro Tip: sign up for their e-mail and text list and you'll get a ton of coupons sent, as well as head's up when limited edition flavors go on sale.
Does Built Bar Have a Loyalty Program?
Yes! Built Bar has a loyalty program where you can earn points and then redeem them for discounts on future orders or "Built Bucks". For every $1 spent you can earn 1 point.
You can also earn points for writing reviews, sharing on Facebook, and following them on Instagram and Facebook. For every 100 points earned they'll send you a $5 coupon.
I've found the reward program to be great. After only a few orders I've already earned myself a $5 coupon!
How Many WW Points are each Built Bar?
Under the current plan, Built Bars are 3 WW Smartpoints (Blue, Green and Purple)
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