It can be tough to find a protein shake or nutritional bar
that tastes good and contains all the ingredients you're looking for. You Bar
gives you exactly what you want by allowing you to create your own customized
bars and shakes online. Be prepared, this article might start your stomach
The process is fun and easy, using a step-by-step check box
selection method for each desired ingredient for your own bar or shake. As you
add or remove items from your creation, there is a box with nutritional
information to let you know exactly what you'll be ingesting, in terms of
calories, fat, fiber and more. There are also help functions incase you're not
sure what to choose, and a final tip box to let you know what might improve the
taste or texture of your nutritional item.
The shake is delivered in powdered form, available in three
sizes; which are 20, 30 and 40 gram packages ranging from $38-$42 USD a box.
Most of the ingredients are natural, even the sweeteners, are available in
organic form and have selections to meet specific dietary requirements.
The bar has more components and takes longer to create than
the shake, but hopefully with worthwhile results, for $38-$41 per box of 13.
All bases available are some form of organic nut or bean butter and other
selections include nuts & grains, protein, dried fruits, sweeteners,
seasonings, grains & cereals and infusions. While of course you don't have
to choose everything, they do allow you to choose 1 or more from each category
for optimal nutrition and taste. The best part of the process is getting to
give your healthy amalgamation a name to be printed on the wrapper.
You Bar may be raking in the dough themselves, with informal
celebrity endorsements from the likes of Neil Patrick Harris and Fergie, but
you can't knock them, because they do their part by giving back. They make
regular donations to UNICEF and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, and also
support fundraising activities in the area.
There's just one aspect of their company I can't quite
reconcile; how a business that has had major press coverage and celebrity
endorsements can have a site that looks so unimpressive. Perhaps they really
are making so many community charity contributions that web design just isn't a
priority in their budget. But, I guess it proves that image isn't always
Maybe a great gift idea for the health nut in your family,
or perhaps a fabulously innovative business; whichever way you want to look at
it, I like it.
Now that I've given you a cool customization business to
think about; grab a snack and start thinking about what yours will be.