This post was sponsored by The Bar Shack. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
The freedom to be creative is one of the most beautiful parts of life. We have the ability to choose the things we enjoy and to eliminate the things that don’t serve us. However, I’ve felt limited over the years when it came to choosing the perfect protein bar. I’ve tried so many different brands, and I’ve only found a couple that I truly enjoyed. Sometimes, the bars taste delicious, but contain questionable ingredients. Other times, their ingredient list is flawless, but they aren’t very tasty. Thankfully, I discovered a solution to this conundrum, and it’s called The Bar Shack.
The Bar Shack is an innovative company that gives you the freedom to design your own, personalized protein bars. Each batch they produce is an individual creation formulated by people like you and me. You pick exactly which ingredients you want your bars to consist of, customize your packaging, name them, and enjoy your own unique creation! I mean, look how cool these Bri Healthy Bars are!! You can start creating your own, too – just use my promo code at the bottom of this page to receive bonus bars!
All of The Bar Shack’s protein bars are handmade with care. The company’s owners created an algorithm that calculates the exact amount of each ingredient to use in each bar based on the ingredients you select online. The ingredients are all added into mixing bowls and are combined using electric mixers. They’re flattened into a large mold and then cut into their rectangular shapes without ever being baked. They’re then packaged, individually sealed, boxed, and shipped to their creator.
The Build-A-Bar process is super simple and so much fun! First, you select which type of bar you’d like to build (Protein Bars, Gourmet Protein Bars, or ‘Cheat Day’ Dessert Bars). The Gourmet selection offers a more extensive list of ingredients to choose from than the original Protein Bars category, and the ‘Cheat Day’ option offers more splurge-worthy add-ins. Once you decide which type of bar you’d like to build, you embark on your journey to creating your own protein-packed masterpiece.
I’m going to lead you through the bar creation process on the Gourmet Protein Bars path, which is what I used to make my Bri Healthy Bars! Choosing your base is the first step. You have three main choices for the consistency: Soft & Datey, Soft & Chewy, or Soft & Nutty/Seedy. They each have three subcategories, which you can see in the screenshot above. Once you’ve selected your foundation, the nut & seed butters are your next decisions. You can choose up to three out of many absolutely delicious, clean, organic butters, including peanut butter, sunflower butter, and chocolate hazelnut butter.
Next up are protein powders and flours, which you can also choose up to three types to incorporate. The Bar Shack offers various vegan protein powders in addition to traditional whey powders. They even offer raw grass-fed whey protein powder! The customization options are truly endless. After that, it’s time to pick your desired nuts and seeds, then dried fruit. From pumpkin seeds to hemp hearts and goji berries to tart cherries, there’s something for everyone. You’ll then select your flavor enhancers and then your boosters, which include crunchy brown rice crisps, cocoa butter pieces, bee pollen, chia powder, wheatgrass, and maca powder. There are so many health benefits that you can obtain from combining The Bar Shack’s many ingredients, and you can curate your selections to adhere to your dietary needs.
One of the aspects of The Bar Shack that I absolutely LOVE is the nutrition facts sidebar that calculates the macronutrients in your bars with each selection you make in real time. This is so helpful for people like me who count their calories, and it’s also a great tool for anyone who wants to customize their bars to be perfect for their lifestyle and/or macronutrient goals.
After you’ve built your own perfect protein bar, it’s time to name it and design your wrapper color scheme! This is your chance to put your final touches on your bars and truly make them your own. I decided to name mine Bri Healthy Bars, and when I received them, it felt so rewarding to see my brand name on an actual protein bar!
Here’s a rundown of how I designed my Bri Healthy Bars. I chose the original Soft & Datey base with organic chocolate honey almond butter, whey isolate protein powder, organic chocolate chips, organic pea protein crisps, organic almonds, organic chia seeds, organic maca, and liquid vanilla extract. There are only 216 calories per bar and they’re made with the finest non-GMO ingredients. Plus, they’re seriously SO delicious! I was so pleasantly surprised when I took a bite out of my first Bri Healthy Bar. I love enjoying them post-workout and as healthy, filling snacks. Seeing my creation come to life and actually taste amazing was so rewarding!
Now, I want you give you the chance to customize your own protein bars at a discounted rate! The awesome folks at The Bar Shack so generously offered me a promo code that will give you 5 of their pre-designed Macaw! Bars for free with any custom protein bar purchase! Simply create your bars and use promo code “BRI5FREE” to receive your bonus bars!
Stay tuned because I’ll be launching a giveaway soon with the grand prize of a $50 gift voucher to The Bar Shack so you can create the protein bars of your dreams! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram and subscribed to my newsletter to stay up to date on all of my announcements.
The Bar Shack provided me with an awesome opportunity that I’ve always dreamed of: designing my own protein bars. I can’t wait to create another batch and I’m so excited to see what you create! When you receive your own bars, I’d love it if you tagged me in a photo of them. The possibilities are seriously endless and I want to see your creativity shine! I hope you have an amazing day and that you let your creativity flow!