My Hubby travels a lot and packs his own food. He cannot afford to be in a place without his special meals: no gluten, no sugar, and all weighted and measured. He sometimes pre-packs over 9 meals. It's 'easy' when he can drive his car but it gets really challenging when he has to fly for hours because airport security will not allow him to bring his food aboard.
I wanted my hubby to enjoy the same convenience that energy bars give me, but it was tough to find 1 that met his dietary needs. Then we found Element Bars.
|Choty's Chi Nutrition Facts.
Hubby created a classic bar based on Date Paste and Almond Butter. The family liked his bar. It had the consistency of a Power Bar or a very chewy brownie.
I made an Endurance Bar with a Light Crunch base.
9 things I discovered about Element Endurance:
- Website was very easy to use. We designed 2 bars and checked out in 20 minutes.
- You can name your bar, buy wholesale and resell. I named mined "Choty's Chi" and no, I'm not reselling.
- There were enough ingredients to mix and match, and lots of information about each ingredient.
- Nutritional facts change as you update ingredients.
- No sugar added in my Choty's Chi yet it was still mildly sweet, probably from the fruits I added. It's just the way I like it.
- They taste better with age. I ate one right after it arrived and it tasted almost bland with a hint of cinnamon. After 1 week, it tasted sweeter and more flavorful. The raisins were more distinct.
- It was pricey, 2.99 USD for a 2.4-ounce bar x 12 per box vs. 99 cents for a Clif Bar of the same size
- Delivery takes a while: 20 days to get it.
- One bar was enough to fuel my 1.5 hours of running plus 2.5 hours of socializing.
For Hubby, it wasn't satisfying enough.
Have you tried a customized bar? How was it?
|Ingredients for Choty's Chi.