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Built Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola bars are loaded with granola, protein and low in sugar and calories. This bar may be just what you are looking for when you need to reach for a snack. This is not your regular granola bar, it has the perfect crunch and chewiness and, you know it, it's wrapped in 100% real chocolate.
The use of high-quality chocolate could be considered one of the ‘secrets’ of Built Bar. Built Bar's perfectly tempered dark chocolate mixes with their naturally flavored protein base to produce a flavor combination reminiscent of high-quality candy or dessert. The lingering chocolate aftertaste – your last impression of the bar – is in sharp contrast to other protein bars which have quite negative aftertastes. Though their choice of chocolate does contribute a small amount of sugar to the bar, Built Bar has found that the fiber and protein present greatly decrease the rate of sugar absorption, giving no noticeable blood sugar spike in either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics.
Natural Flavoring and Coloring
Built Bar only uses natural flavors and natural colors.
Whey Protein Isolate
There are several sources of protein used in protein bars. Three most often are whey, egg whites, and products from soybeans. 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 Built Bar used 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.
After research, Built Bar eliminated soy as a possible protein base. Though it is a complete protein, it has an unpleasant, beany taste that must be masked. Second, and possibly more important, is that soy contains various enzymes that inhibit the digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. These anti-nutritional enzymes actively prevent you from getting nutrition. Soy protein is flexible in its texture and has a low cost, but the other attributes make it a poor choice for a general protein bar.
Built Bar researched using egg white, which is a widely available, complete protein and has a digestibility almost equal to whey protein. A major problem with egg white is that the sources of egg white protein process their powder in different ways. One batch might absorb a certain amount of water while another will absorb much less. It was this inconsistency that led them away from egg whites.
Serving Size: 1 bar (54g)
Servings Per Container: 12
Amount Per Serving
Includes 8g Added Sugars
Protein Blend (Whey Protien Isolate, Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protien Isolate), Water, Dark Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla, Protein Granola Clusters (Textured Soy Flour, Soluble Corn Fiber, Soy Crisps (Soy Protien Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Rice Flour, Pumpkin Seeds, Canola Oil (Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid), Salt, Cinnamon, Natural Flavors, Stevia, Mixed Tocopherols (added to protect flavor)), Chocolate Protein Crisps (Milk Chocolate Flavored Coating (Maltitol, Cocoa Bitter, Whole Milk Powder, Chocolate Liquor, Inulin, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla Powder), Milk Protein Concentrate, Rice Starch), Digestion Resistant Maltodextrin, Glycerine, Erythritol, Gelatin, Natural Flavors (Peanuts), Citric Acid, Nonfat Dry Milk or Cultured Dextrose. Contains: Milk, Peanuts and Soy. Manufactured on equipment that processes Peanuts and Tree Nuts.
* This product is sensitive to heat. During summer months, please consider purchasing our Insulated Shipping Containers with Ice Packs to avoid possible melting. Also we highly suggest you consider upgrading to USPS Priority shipping as the cooler only guarantees 48 hours of protection. Although USPS Priority isn't a guaranteed service, it will be faster than our regular shippers. Please know that your cost would only be over and above what we would cover when shipping with our other carriers. Please put a note in the box at checkout letting us know you are interested in a quote. Unfortunately, Proteinwise cannot control weather conditions which could affect products once an order has left our warehouse. We promptly ship all orders from our climate-controlled warehouse, but extreme temperature fluctuations during transit are out of our control.
No returns, exchanges or credits on products that might have been affected by melting.
*California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming these products can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.
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I tried this and the texture was not soft enough I the microwave. It came out slimy and mushy then when I cooked it more, it became hard and the taste was not like a blueberry muffin. Maybe would taste better cooked in an oven?