B-Up Protein Bars Review

by Kristine on March 18, 2015

in Blog, Favorite Finds

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I always get super excited when I have a new favorite food find to share with you guys! Its no secret that I love a good protein bar, and the more great tasting and natural it is, the better. While most of the time, I make my own protein bars, I also do buy them pretty often, and also take them when traveling, or if I’m out all day and not around a fridge.

I’ve been seeing these new B-Up bars all over social media, especially Instagram, so I really wanted to try them myself to see what all the hype was about!  Their flavors were super intriguing to me, as they have some different ones that aren’t available in any other brand (hello Sugar Cookie!)

I was given all the flavors to try through a blogger program, and I will tell ya right now, if they were gross, I wouldn’t be posting about them!  I get food items sent to me all the time, but I only post about the ones that are good that I’d eat again.

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How They Taste

As soon as I got my hands on these, I pretty much took a bite out of each bar (totally my style). I would describe these bars as being soft, and almost a nougat type texture. There are no chunks in any of the bars, and they all have this layered effect! They are light tasting and the flavors aren’t too strong. The sugar cookie flavor is probably the mildest, compared to the chocolate mint, which has a more pronounced flavor. I had a really hard time deciding which one I liked best, but I think its probably the peanut butter, chocolate mint and cinnamon roll (as it really did remind me of a cinnamon bun!). The peanut butter really just tasted like peanut butter.

As you can see in this pic below, they are super soft when you bite into them….very nougat-like.

 

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How They Compare To Other Bars

A lot of people compare these bars to Quest bars, but I don’t find it to be the best comparison as they are actually quite different. Even though both bars use IMO (isomalto-oligosaccharide which is a prebiotic fiber), B-Up bars are a much softer bar and don’t have chunks. B-Up bars melt faster if you warm them up, and their flavor offerings are much different than other brands. They really do have their own thing going on!  If sodium is a concern, the B-Up bars have less than most other bars. The highest is 135mg per bar.

The Ingredients

I must say, I really love the ingredients in these bars! In all of their bars, they use natural sweeteners (stevia, xylitol & monk fruit). They also contain whey protein isolate, lots of fiber (from the IMO)and natural flavors.

Nutrition per 1 bar: Cals: 210 Fat: 9g  Carbs: 24g  Fiber: 18g  Sugars: 2g  Sodium: 120mg  Protein: 20g    So with all that fiber, the net carbs are essentially 6 grams.

Where To Buy

These bars are in GNC’s in the US, and if you’re in the US, you can get them directly from the B-Up website. If you’re in Canada, Popeye’s has B-Up bars and luckyvitamin.com, nutrition.com and vitacost.com all carry B-Up bars and ship to Canada.

But if you’re in the US, there is free shipping when you order directly from the B-Up website, you may as well order online, and you’ll probably get them cheaper as there are some coupon codes below!

Special “Trial” Deal

I’ve got some great deals I was able to pass onto you guys! If you want to try all 6 of these yummy bars, its all in the trial pack found at http://yupbrands.com/bupbar/ ‎ (for USA only shipping)

The trial pack is normally $17.49 for six (6) bars with FREE shipping. But, if you use coupon code: yuptrial , you can purchase the six-flavor Trial Pack for $13.99 with FREE shipping within the USA.  6 bars for $14 (only $2.33 a bar) which is a great deal if you ask me!

Box Deals

Want to buy a whole box of bars? You can use the coupon code: yup29, which is for box purchases only. You get 12% off of any B-Up (or B-Jammin) bars and FREE shipping (within the USA). (Expires May 31, 2015)

So there ya go! If you’re looking for a new bar to try, I totally recommend these! My hubby really loved them as well, so we’ll definitely be getting more!

Have you heard about them or tried them yet? If so I’d like to hear what you think in the comments!

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • intheknow4sure

    They may throw you out of ketosis if on a ketogenic diet!

  • https://superfitbabe.wordpress.com/ Cassie

    Have you tried their chocolate chip cookie dough flavor? It is to DIE FOR!

  • Grace

    I’ve been addicted to quest chocolate-chip cookie dough and decided to try a sugar cookie b-up bar and it is my new favourite! I was getting a bit worried about my consumption of quest bars due to the sucralose content and I found myself having two in a row (they are so good), but I decided to try something with a little better ingredients and b-up fits the bill. I tried b-up chocolate chocolate chunk and found it had a funny after
    taste which is not the case with the sugar cookie flavour. I’m stocking up on
    some boxes of this one when it comes on sale at my nearest popeyes. Thanks
    for the awesome blog.

  • Julie Freeman Grabowski

    I got my trial pack in the mail yesterday. They had probably been on the mail truck all day, because they were hot when I took them out of the box. I tried the peanut butter bar today. The taste was great. The texture was not nearly as chewy or hard as a quest bar, but was not super soft either. It had a medium firmness.
    I will let you know if it is filling, as I just ate it. Normally I get 2-3 hours out of a bar, before I feel any kind of hunger pangs. Over-all, very happy with the bar and would definitely recommend.

  • My Kind Of Mom-Kelly

    Yeah! Glad they are sold in Canada! Can’t wait to try them;-)

  • B-Up Bar

    Hi! For our Canadian friends. Popeye’s has B-Up bars and luckyvitamin.com, nutrition.com and vitacost.com all carry B-Up bars and ship to Canada. Thanks!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks so much! I’ll add that in the post 🙂

  • Kim

    I don’t see can da as an option in the drop down menu for countries to ship too

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Kim, they don’t ship to Canada (yet). Hopefully soon! I’m close to the US and have a mailbox in the states.

  • Jenn

    Just went to order them, but I think it’s only free shipping in the USA 🙁 I’ll have to remember to pick some up next time I’m in the States, they look really yummy!!

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