Molly here. In this blog post I'd like to talk about what you can expect when you order your first box of Keto Bars. The goal of this post is to align your expectations with reality. We believe that when those two things meet, happiness ensues! And that is far and away our main goal for you.
We get a lot of questions about taste, texture, shelf life, bar size, shipping and so on. So let's get into it...
Our bars are 47g. Real talk, they're about the size of your average brownie. Speaking of brownies...that's basically the texture you can expect. We were tired of chalky protein bars (bleh). So we made our bars soft and fudgy. They are slightly crumbly due to the raw coconut.
We often hear that our bars remind people of a Mounds Bar, which is a dark chocolate and coconut candy bar. We agree, except we definitely don't consider our product a candy bar. It is not nearly as sweet. We do use a small amount of stevia & erythritol to sweeten the bars, but that's it, no other added sugars. Keep in mind – if you have a sensitivity to erythritol, there's a small chance your tummy might get upset. I'm not gonna lie, I've experienced this sensation with other products, but not ours. Seriously!
Because we do use real ingredients, the bars will get soft when they're in extreme heat. They won't melt like a Hershey Bar would but they will certainly lose their firmness. What we suggest is throwing them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes and they'll be good to go. Also, if you live in a hot climate, you might want to do this once they arrive at your door.
But when will they arrive? Good question. This of course, depends on your location. We ship out of Pennsylvania – if you live in the US, your bars should arrive within 2-3 days. If you live outside of the US, the results will vary. Customs is a tricky place with a mind of it's own, we've tried to learn their ways but they're an enigma. We have noticed that shipping to Canada will roughly take a week. Anywhere else - expect it to take some time. Also, once the order is shipped, we hand over control to the Postal Service. We will always do our best to see what's happening with a delay, but sometimes it is out of our hands. We know how frustrating this can be for you, but trust us, we feel the same way.
Okay, so now you've got the bars. You've potentially thrown them in the fridge to firm up. How long will they last? The shelf life on our bars is pretty long, we like to say they're best enjoyed within two months but honestly, it's probably more like three months. The bars do NOT need to be refrigerated but some people enjoy them that way. I just keep mine in a shady, room temp area. I like them a little soft :)
So that's basically the gist! What you do with the bars from here on out is your prerogative. I usually eat them for breakfast, or as a snack in-between lunch and dinner. They're also awesome as a late night treat, when I'm trying hard not to be bad.
Last but not least...REVIEWS, REVIEWS, REVIEWS! I live and die by reviews when I'm ordering a product. I mean, of course the company is going to say their product is great, but what do the people think?! We are so lucky and thankful to everyone that has taken the time to let us know. We do our best to post all of your reviews to our website. You can check them out here (scroll to the bottom of the page). You'll notice that the reviews section is not sugar coated. We always post both good and bad reviews. We want you to hear the whole story, if you see a complaint that you might agree with then maybe the bars aren't for you. Who knows. But at least you'll know what to expect...and that's what we care about most.
If you have any questions I would love to hear them and answer them! Feel free to comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keto on peeps,