Built Bar - Coconut Almond - 1 Bar

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Built Bar Highlights:

~ 100% Real Chocolate

~ High in Protein

~ Low in Sugar

~ All Natural Flavoring and Coloring

~ No Artificial Preservatives

~ GMO-Free

Also available in 12 count box!

About the 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.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar (56g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 180
Total Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: <5mg
Sodium: 45 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 19g
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Sugars: 5g
Includes 5g Added Sugars  
Sugar Alcohol: 8g
Protein: 18g
Vitamin D: 0mcg
Calcium: 100mg
Iron: 0.90mg
Potassium: 250mg

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Partially Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate),Dark Chocolate (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Water,Digestion Resistant Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Almonds, Coconut, Erythritol, Gelatin, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Nonfat Dry Milk, Peanut Flour. Contains Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts (Coconut, Almonds). Manufactured on equipment that also processes Peanuts and other Tree Nuts.

Customer Reviews

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Debbie T
Decent

The chocolate coconut was ok, but definitely had an after taste.

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Jshort
Second Try

Ordering these again - hoping they will satisfy my Mounds craving.

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BGK
Too Gooey for Me

I didn’t care for this bar; the coconut tasted too fake and the texture was too gooey for my taste.

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Joanne Dodd

Great flavor. Delicious.

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Arianne Overholtz
Wow

So good. I am so confused how this is remotely healthy because it tastes so goos

* 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.

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*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.