Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I don't know about you, but I'm one of those people that like to be unique! I think everyone was made by Our Awesome Creator in a special way and we should embrace our uniqueness. Just look at this Bible verse: "For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ..." -Roman's 12:4-5. I think it proves my point quite nicely don't you? :) 

I'm so big on individuality-I actually get a little peeved when someone has the same shoes, or hobbies as me sometimes! ...I know, something I need to work on :P But don't get me wrong-I love when I find something in common with another human being! 

Alright, you're probably wondering what any of this has to do with a product review aren't you? Well, I was lucky enough to find a couple wonderful people that have the same passion for individuality as I do-meet Ava Bise and her son Anthony Flynn. In 2006, this mother-son duo launched their company "YouBar".

ABC News said it perfectly, "You Bars offer made-to-order goodness." Can I get an AMEN?!

Ava and Anthony started out creating custom protein bars at home to meet their taste, healthy and allergy needs. They figured there would be a HUGE market for customized protein bars made fresh for each consumer-and boy were they right! It's such a wonderful idea! I'm a little jealous I didn't think of it to be honest :) As stated on their website, "You are what you eat-so choose!"

I was nervous to try my first You Bar-I wanted soooo badly for it to taste good, because it is such a great idea! Don't worry-I wasn't let down :) Phew! It was DELISH!
p.s. -Please don't think I'm bald! This was taken immediately from getting home for work at the pool, I just couldn't wait to open my package and dig in!

With You Bar:
-You choose the ingredients and bar size (want a meal replacement? Go for it! Want a little snack? Do it!)
-You view the nutrition facts of your customized bar as you are making it! (Need some extra carbs? Extra protein? BOTH?!)
-You box is hand made fresh-to-order and shipped to your door step with a satisfaction guarantee-they say, "If you don't love your custom protein bars, you'll get a new box free of charge" (But let's just get some things straight: 1. As you are creating your bar they give you hints to create a delectable bar, 2. Since they advise you and you are creating it-are you really going to admit you created something crappy? 3. I've tried A BUNCH of bars and loved them all-pretty sure it isn't possible to come out with something under par!)
See those bars up there? Yes-I loved them all!!!

-Your customized nutrition facts and your chosen protein bar name are printed on each individual protein bar package. (Oh My Goodness! I've always wanted to create the "Kristen is the coolest person in the world and deserves her own protein bar" bar!)
-Friendly telephone customer support is available to answer questions and provide helpful recommendations (and here we are back to the fact that it is pretty hard to screw up your bar!)

Alright-so this wouldn't be a Blissful review with my fast 3-Taste, Texture, Nutrition.... but the thing is-since every bar is custom made they will all have a completely different taste, texture and nutritional value...

Goji Macadamia-yum! My mom (who usually HATES granola/protein bars loved this! In fact, she kept sneaking off chunks of mine...child abuse? I think so!)

That being said-after sampling many of their bars, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that every bar will have AMAZING taste and texture. In addition, they use all good, wholesome foods with amazing nutritional qualities to make your bars with - so each bar has to be pretty high on the nutritional totem pole!

So what are you waiting for?! Go build yourself some snack-age! ...if you are still nervous, check out this how it works page. You can also just buy the already created bars and such if you don't want to make your own just yet-I strongly recommend the 'Cookie Dough' or 'Goji Macadamia' bars. They also keep your custom bar's recipe on file so if you become addicted (which I'm guessing you will!) you can reorder at any time and not have to worry about the remembering the exact recipe-this is very nice for those of us...alright, for me who seems to have problems remembering anything!

I almost forgot! The people at You Bar are sooo amazingly kind and loving-they have agreed to let my wonderful readers (aka-you guys!) receive a coupon code for 10% off your order of You Bars! All you have to do is use the code, "blissful" when checking out and you'll get 10% off! How awesome is that?! All I ask, is that you become a follower of my site if you haven't already- Thanks You Bar!

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