Bari Life’s Eat This Not That – Almond Joy & Mounds Edition

By Bari Life Team

For the Mounds and Almond Joy lovers

Calling all Mounds and Almond Joy lovers!

There is something truly decadent and wonderful when you combine chocolate and sweet coconut. If you are a fan of combining these two flavors then you are probably partial to Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars. It’s hard not to fall for these unique tasting tropical chocolate treats!

Unfortunately these bite size chocolate bars lack the nutrition your body needs, especially when you are trying to nourish your body with a balanced diet. If you have undergone bariatric surgery it’s even more important to fuel your body with healthy and nourishing foods since you are not able to consume as much food at each meal. It’s especially crucial for the small portions of food you eat to meet your higher protein needs.

What is the Nutritional Value In an Almond Joy?

When you open a standard size Almond Joy candy bar, like the kind you would grab at a gas station or checkout aisle at a grocery store, you find 2 small snack size chocolate covered bars.

almond joy chocolate bar

These 2 tiny bars equate to 220 calories per pack. So, you could eat 1 bar and save yourself 110 calories for later, but who are we kidding. The first tiny bar just gives us a taste and leaves us wanting the whole pack and more on top of that.

Here is a complete break down of a standard Almond Joy nutrition label:

Calories – 220
Total Fat – 12g
Saturated Fat – 8g
Trans Fat – 0g
Cholesterol – 0g
Total Carbohydrate – 26g
Total Sugars – 21g
Protein – 2g
Dietary Fiber – 2g

You may or may not be surprised to read this nutrition label. The numbers might seem high or low to you, but did you know that if you are trying to follow a 1200 calorie diet that this little candy bar takes up almost 20% of those total daily calories? And that the calories are coming from fat, carbs and sugar? If you didn’t think this little candy bar was a poor choice for a healthy diet, think again!

There is no need to waste your precious calories on these sugary and fat filled treats when you could be enjoying a much healthier bar that tastes just as great. If you closed your eyes and opened this healthier bar you’d think you had just opened an Almond Joy because they smell the exact same! The difference with the healthier option is you would be consuming half the amount of fat and sugar. Yes, HALF!
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Even better, you will feel satisfied after eating the healthier bar. You won’t be craving more because the healthier bar gives you more than 7 TIMES the amount of protein! That’s right, 7X as much! The bar to replace your Almond Joy and Mounds craving is our Bari Life Chocolate Coconut protein bar.

almond joy vs chocolate coconut protein bar

The Bari Life Chocolate Coconut protein bar gives you 15g of protein

…there are only 2g in the Almond Joy!!

Our protein bar has HALF the amount of fat and sugar too!

When you’re trying to be your healthiest self it doesn’t make sense to cut out your favorite foods and flavors, but it makes total sense to find the healthiest options that will satisfy your cravings. The Chocolate Coconut protein bar does just that and more since you don’t have to sacrifice your health for a great tasting treat.

Unwrap your paradise today! You will be so happy you made the swap! Click Here to shop the Bari Life Chocolate Coconut Protein Bar.

Chocolate Coconut Protein Bar
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