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NEW & IMPROVED?????

Don’t be fooled.  I have been a long time supporter of Mission Bars, they were great to eat out of the wrapper and easy to cut up and bake to make cookies and cereal bites.  I was very happy with Muscle Tech’s Mission Bars, however, I ran out so I reordered my usual supply from Jet.com, I like Jet as you get discounts for the more you buy and you get a real low rate if you click the option not to return the item, which come on they are my favorite bars why would I return them?  So I ordered my Mission Cookies ‘n Crème, Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookie dough.  When they arrived it was a *New & Improved* version of the bar unbeknownst to me and the seller the new bars are baked and are replacing the old version of Clean Protein Bars.  The new version is no longer made with Stevia and now has a higher sugar count.  I know for some that may not make a difference but for those doing restricted low carb the old bars net carb count of 5 compared to the new bars net carb count of 9 is a huge difference. That’s 4 extra carbs, that is literally a whole other meal that I could be enjoying instead of this bar.  If you go to Bodybuilding.com, they have reviews glorifying how great the new bar is, however, the old information is captioned by the new product and claims to have low carbs and sweetened with Stevia, which the new bars don’t even contain Stevia. (FALSE ADVERTISING)

Now lets get to the actual product, rip oven the package but heed cover and plug your nose or else you will be overwhelmed by the dog food like smell.  The bar itself is soft and stuck to the foil.  Yeah good luck prying remnants from the wrapper and your teeth.  The taste is nasty and takes a lot to just choke it down, oh and be careful, its made with sugar and Sucrose I was on the toilet with the runs after ingesting this bar and Sucrose triggers your sugar craving button as it is so adding more sugar atop of that…Just WOW. I actually gained weight from the higher sugar and sucrose combo.

I did give it a chance to redeem itself and tried to bake it as I had with the original bars.  DON’T DO IT.  They are Nastier baked in the oven.

 

The first picture is the nutrition count for the new & improved baked bars as pictured in photo 2.  the 3rd, 4th and last picture are all for the original version of the bars.

Muscle Tech should have been smart and offered both bars as options as I am sure some people do enjoy the new bars and some people are not as limited on their Carb intake as others but I am just going to stick with Quest, they are tasty, low carb, sweetened with stevia and I can cut them up to bake with them and make my tiny protein cookies and/or cereal bites.

*FYI MuscleTech don’t care if you do not like their product.  I messaged them on June 30th when I received the new bars.  They read it that day, actually read it within 15 minutes of me sending it, and the company has failed to respond to me at all.  I guess they are just happy that they received their share of the sales.  Its all about the all mighty dollar not customer satisfaction.  Such a shame as I will miss my Original Mission Bars, we have been through a lot together and I hope I can have continued success on my journey without you.

Quest Bars, I would like to give you a shout out and say Welcome to my Journey and take your seat right here next to me and hold on this is gonna be a bumpy ride.

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B-UP BARS!

So a while back I posted a link for a free sample of YUP  bars, within 3 days I recieved my samples of 2 bars.

With my dad being in the hospital I threw them into my bag.

I have tried them.

Ok the breakdown, even though the Jammin bar was higher in carbs it reminded me of a Nutrigrain breakfast bar.  It was good and it kept a bar shape.  It was soft and chewy.  It was very good.

The next one was the Chocolate chip B-UP bar, which is low carb.  I had gone to swim class and left my bar inside my gym bag.  After swimming, I reached in to get my bar…UM….yeah the bar shape was no longer and was now in the shape of a semi-crumpled ball.  I was kinda disappointed but determined to try it.  I bit into it.  The taste was gritty and not as sweet as a Quest bar.

Now I like sweet, I like the bar to remain in a bar shape and most of all I don’t want to feel like I have residual sand residing in my teeth.  For these reasons, my favorite was and still is the reigning champ, Quest.

But for it being free, Yup does earn bonus points.  You know I am curious though.

GUYS, and with guys I mean males, what do you look for in a bar?  Do you like the sweetness.  I am curious that maybe this not as sweet bar is perhaps more perferred by men as opposed to the sweet bars by us ladies.

 

 

 

FREE SAMPLES

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My cousin was talking about how great these protein bars were.  He, like I, have been using Quest Protein bars and he said that these ones were even better.  Before my cousin mentioning them, I had never heard of them before, so I was like what are they?

However, the only place near me sells them only by cases, so I went searching and I found out how to request two free sample bars from them, oh was I elated as one of their flavors is sugar cookie.

Now you all know me I am up to try anything that gives me my protein, is low carb, gluten free and well is FREE(BONUS!!).

And you all know that I have mad love for you all so of course ANY freebie I find I share for all of you reading my blog as well.

From what I have found thus far, B Up bars each have 20 g of protein and 18-20g Fiber(no corn fiber is used) and between 4-6g carbs.  But I love the fiber count.  The bar is low is sodium and is made with sucralose.

Now they B Jammin bars are energy bars, each have 12 grams of protein, 11-13 grams FIBER and 12-15grams of net carbs, its a little high in carbs but hey its free and who says you need to eat a whole bar.  It has no caffeine or stimulants. It is low in sodium and gluten free as well.  This is a workout bar, for sure.  It has a protein coating and inside is a jelly type juicy fruit filling, hence the Jammin part of the bar title.

For free its not bad and in my opinion worth the try.

I do not know if you can cook these as you can Quest bars.  Sorry.  But that is what free samples are all about to try them out.  LOL on the real, I asked GNC but have not heard back from them and I just sent an email to the Y Up brand company directly.  So hopefully before my samples arrive I will have an answer.

But in the meantime, GET YOUR FREE SAMPLE

http://freebar.yupbrands.com/

 

***UPDATE***

Well that was fast before I could post this Blog the company responded.

“Hi Carrie!

Yes you absolutely can. Go on to our Instagram page @yupbrands and you will find a ton of recipes.

Thanks”

So now you see their instagram page, when you get your FREE bars, try them and post your love to the Yup Brand folks via instagram!

I sound like a commerical I know.  I have never tried the bars, I am just excited to try a free sample.  Hey protein bars that are gluten ree and low carb are hard to find.

Let me know when when you request your bars, only for my curiousity sake.  I just wanna know people are actually benefitting from my posts, that’s all.