Saturday, June 8, 2013

YouBar {Review & Giveaway}


About You Bar:
You Bar was launched in 2006 after the mother-son founders, Ava Bise and Anthony Flynn, began creating custom protein bars at home to meet their taste, health and allergy needs. They loved eating their unique bars so much that they thought there would be a huge market for customized protein bars made freshly to customers' own taste and nutritional needs. Anthony, who had just graduated from business school (and has always had an irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit), said to his mom: "Let's launch a custom nutrition bar company," and she replied: "Yes, if we can customize them like the ones we make at home." And so, in a small commercial kitchen in Los Angeles, You Bar was born out of a basic concept-you are what you eat, so choose!®

Our revolutionary You Bar® fresh, customized energy bars are based on the belief that nobody else should decide what tastes good to us or what is good for our bodies. We have been giving our customers a choice with You Bars since 2006.

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What I love about You Bar:
The great thing about this company is they truly let you customize every aspect of your protein bar. There are about 44 million different ways to customize your You Bar. My favorite bar was cookie dough. The taste was great and was full of protein. The bar kept me full for hours. 


Process of Build-A-Bar:

1.Base Ingredient – A variety of nut and soy butters
2.Protein Powders – Rice, Egg, Hemp, Pea, Soy, Why
3.Nuts/Seeds – Almonds, Cashews, Chia, Flax, Hemp, Peanuts, Pecans, Pumpkin, Sesame, Soynuts, Sunflower or Walnuts
4.Dried Fruits & Berries – Apples, Apricots, Figs, Cherries, Goji Berries, Prunes, Raisins, Cococnut, Blueberries, Cranberries
5.Sweeteners – Agave, Brown, Clover Honey, Tappioca Syrup
6.Seasonings, Chocolate & Other Additions – Cacao Nibs, Carob Powder, Chocolate Chips, Cinnamon, Coffee Crystals, Ginger, Maca Powder, Natural Unsweetened Cocoa, Sea Salt, Vanilla Extract
7.Grains/Cereals – Galaxy Granola, Gluten Free Crunchy Rice Cereal, Udi’s Gluten Free Vanilla Granola
8.Infusions – Fiber, Green Blend, Omega 3 Infusion
9. Review your bar
10. Name your Bar

The only negative to the bars is that they are a little pricey ($2.89 to $3.19, depending on bar size)



Check out the process of making your protein bar!



Now for the giveaway:
You Bar is giving one lucky reader the chance to win one full box of assorted popular bars. Fill out the entries below and you are one step closer.

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Disclosure: I received products for the purpose of an honest review. I did not receive any form of monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% mine.

36 comments:

  1. I would create one with cherries, figs, coconut, chocolate chips and more. It'd be deliciously healthy!

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  2. I would create a bar with caramel, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Yikes....that does not sound too healthy.

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  3. I'd go for coconut cashews sesame seeds and honey... or carob chips

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  4. I would love a bar with Cacao Nibs, coconut, almonds and honey with an omega 3 infusion

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  5. mine would be gluten free with rice protein and lots of fruit and nuts

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  6. Mine would be Paleo base, whey protein, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sweetened cranberries, clover honey, dark chocolate chips, ginger, cocoa nibs, vanilla extract.

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  7. My "Superwoman" Bar would be YouBar base, soy protein, walnuts, apples, honey, rice cereal and fiber infusion.YUM! Thanks for introducing me to a cool new product!

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  8. My SuperSue bar would be base,Rice,Walnuts,raisins,clover honey,chocolate chips,galaxy granola and fiber.These bars sound absolutely delish.What a cool company! Thank you :)

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  9. I would make a bar with almonds and berries and a youbar base.

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  10. almond butter with flax seeds, apples, and raspberries

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  11. peanut butter and banana or something with peanut butter in general I love PB

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  12. I would try apricot, walnuts and cinnamon and the omega 3 infusion.

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  13. So fun! I would use almond butter and clover honey, add some cinnamon and ginger to up the spice level and mix in some raisins and walnuts or go the chocolate route with peanut butter, rice crispies, crunchy peanuts cacao nibs, cocoa powder and cherries-yum!!

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  14. So many choices!!!
    I would use almond butter, pea protein, coconut, dates, oats.....
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  15. I would make a soy, granola galaxy, with apricot and tapioca!

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  16. almond butter, almonds, coconut and crunchy rice cereal.

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  17. Almond butter with hemp seeds, coconut, ginger, and fiber

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  18. Coconut, almond and chocolate!

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  19. Honey and sesame seeds!!

    - Sarah Muennix

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  20. Udi’s Gluten Free Vanilla Granola, Coconut,Cacao Nibs, Clover Honey, so yummy

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  21. Rice, Almond, Coconut, Honey, cinnamon and Gluten Free Crunchy Rice Cereal

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  22. I'd create something that centered around peanut butter or cashew butter, and then I'd add things for crunch. Things like rice cereal, cacao nibs, coconut, walnuts, pecans

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  23. Totally something with fruit, chocolate or marshmallow---but with hidden veggies you can't taste!

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  24. peanut butter and mixed chopped nuts with peanut butter drizzle

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  25. Mine would be cherries and coconut and chocolate yummmy But I want to win these even more for my bodybuilding husband to suit HIM. : )

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  26. I would make mine with
    Cashews, Chia, Flax, Hemp, Peanuts, Pecans, Pumpkin, Sesame
    Blueberries, Cranberries
    Agave, Sea Salt, Galaxy Granola
    Fiber,, Omega 3 Infusion
    This is cool I want one right now with My Coffee!
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  27. I would love one with cherries and nuts
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  28. I would like an apple and raisin one..thanks...

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  29. Coconut, almonds, honey, and cocoa sounds good! :)

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  30. Something with peanut-butter, chocolate, and marshmellow.

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  31. I would mix chocolate chips, mixed nuts and peanut butter.

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  32. I'd do honey, almonds, and sesame seeds.

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  33. id choose pecans, chocolate chips and sea salt

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