Chocolate of the Day
Bulletproof 360, Inc.
Chocolate Dipped Collagen Bar - Coconut
Weight: 1.23 oz. (35 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 160 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $3.79 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #6 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week.
Today's Coconut Chocolate Dipped Collagen Bar was distributed by Bulletproof 360, Inc. (Seattle, WA).
Aroma notes for this bar included: tree (maple) syrup, chocolate, and slightly nutty and sweet coconut "nougat." The softly crunchy bar interior was covered with a layer of smooth dark chocolate.
The combined flavors and texture exceeded my expectations. (I brace myself a little when I sample energy/protein style bars and see "natural flavors" in the ingredients list.) Yes, this designed-to-be-functional, keto friendly (Net 3 g. carbs), protein bar wasn't single origin dark chocolate, but it was surprisingly tasty.
Bulletproof founder, Dave Asprey, has focused on aspects of nutrition and longevity. Collagen (grass-fed) proteins are often featured in their offerings. Today's Collagen Bar contained 7 grams of protein (about the same amount of protein in 1 egg; or 1 ounce (28 g.) of cheese; or 1.25 oz. /(35.37 g.) of almonds).*
Ingredients: Cashew butter, chocolate coating (unsweetened chocolate, inulin, erythritol, cocoa butter, vanilla extract, stevia leaf extract), inulin, hydrolyzed collagen, MCT oil powder (caprylic and capric acid triglycerides from highly refined coconut oil, coconut oil, tapioca dextrin), coconut. Less than 2% of: safflower or sunflower oil, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, organic stevia leaf extract.
Allergen-related information: Contains: coconut, cashews, milk. "Processed in a facility that also processes peanuts, egg, soy, milk, wheat, tree nuts."
*The amino acids that form the building blocks of collagen are important. Collagen proteins play an important role in healthy skin, hair and joints. (Collagen protein contains 19 amino acids, and is especially rich in glycine, hydroxyproline and proline.) Bulletproof protein offerings include mostly Type 1 and Type 3 collagen proteins. For more information, visit their website, https://www.bulletproof.com/