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Product Review: Bulletproof® Collagen Bars

It was only a matter of time that the folks at Bulletproof Coffee would come out with a Bulletproof inspired bar, since the popularity of the buttered coffee has risen explosively in 2015.

Bulletproof® Collagen Bar reviewThe Bulletproof® Collagen Bar

The bars come in 2 flavors:

We tried the Chocolate flavor (since we're chocoholics and we're not afraid to admit it)

Ingredients & Consistency

Firstly. let's have a look at the ingredients.
The bar contains pretty much all the ingredients that you would use for a Bulletproof Coffee, with the added ingredients to turn it into a bar. 
However, the consistency of the bar is somewhat off. There were remarks posted about having trouble in higher temperatures, and we can understand why.

The bar is very crumbly, resembling a "sand cookie" type consistency. 
It falls apart really easily, making this a little bit impractical if you are somewhere on the go, which sort of ruins the whole idea of this bar.

Bulletproof® Collagen Bar review
As you can see, it breaks apart really easily


The bar tastes OK, it dissolves a bit when you take a bite and is not too sweet. It is definitely very different than the average protein bar (albeit that this bar isn't marketed as a protein bar)

It's filling and satisfying though and keeps you going for a few hours. 

The verdict

If you are a follower of the Bulletproof Diet, this bar is a perfect addition to your snack option.
But if you are looking for a protein bar that can handle a bit of carrying around in your bag, this might not be the best choice.

Would we buy again? Probably not, but if you are interested, have a look at

The Whole30 Survival Page

Many of us (including me) are starting the new year with the Whole30. 
This post will provide the info you need to make sure you start (and complete) your Whole30 right!

What is the Whole30?

Yes: Eat real food.

Eat meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re totally natural and unprocessed. Don’t worry… these guidelines are outlined in extensive detail in our free shopping list.
No: Avoid for 30 days.
More importantly, here’s what NOT to eat during the duration of your Whole30 program. Omitting all of these foods and beverages will help you regain your healthy metabolism, reduce systemic inflammation, and help you discover how these foods are truly impacting your health, fitness and quality of life.
  • Do not consume added sugar of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, stevia, etc. Read your labels, because companies sneak sugar into products in ways you might not recognize.
  • Do not consume alcohol in any form, not even for cooking. (And it should go without saying, but no tobacco products of any sort, either.)
  • Do not eat grains. This includes (but is not limited to) wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, rice, millet, bulgur, sorghum, amaranth, buckwheat, sprouted grains and all of those gluten-free pseudo-grains like quinoa. This also includes all the ways we add wheat, corn and rice into our foods in the form of bran, germ, starch and so on. Again, read your labels.
  • Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds (black, red, pinto, navy, white, kidney, lima, fava, etc.), peas, chickpeas, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter, either. This also includes all forms of soy – soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and all the ways we sneak soy into foods (like lecithin).
  • Do not eat dairy. This includes cow, goat or sheep’s milk products such as cream, cheese (hard or soft), kefir, yogurt (even Greek), and sour cream… with the exception of clarified butter or ghee. (See below for details.)
  • Do not consume carrageenan, MSG or sulfites. If these ingredients appear in any form on the label of your processed food or beverage, it’s out for the Whole30.
  • Do not try to re-create baked goods, junk foods, or treats* with “approved” ingredients. Continuing to eat your old, unhealthy foods made with Whole30 ingredients is totally missing the point, and will tank your results faster than you can say “Paleo Pop-Tarts.” Remember, these are the same foods that got you into health-trouble in the first place—and a pancake is still a pancake, regardless of the ingredients.

  • One last and final rule: You are not allowed to step on the scale or take any body measurements for the duration of the program.
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