Balance Bar

FAQs

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Does Balance Bar send out or offer coupons?

We don't typically send out coupons unless we are running a promotion. However, we usually have a coupon offer on our Facebook page for $1 off of 3 Balance Bars. You can also sign up here if you'd like to receive future offers or promotions.

Are Balance Bar products gluten free?

Great question! Our Balance Bar Dark bars and our Original Chocolate Raspberry Bar are certified gluten free. We may be adding more gluten-free products in the future so stay tuned.

Where can I find Balance Bar products?

We're glad you asked! Balance Bar products can be found at your favorite retailer (we list a few of the many stores on our About page), or you can shop our full line of bars right here.

Where can I find the new Dark flavors?

While Dark is finding its way to more and more stores every day, here's the rundown of the places you can find it now:

Find Dark online:

Find Dark in store:

  • Albertsons
  • Demoulas
  • Fairway
  • Gelson's
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hannaford
  • Harmon Stores
  • Harris Teeter
  • HEB
  • Hi Health
  • Kings
  • Nature’s Best
  • Price Chopper
  • Safeway
  • Sprouts
  • Sweet Bay
  • Whole Foods – select stores only

What is this whole 40-30-30 thing?

40-30-30 represents the balanced caloric ratio contained in our products. Specifically, this means that 40% of calories come from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat. This ratio provides your body with the fuel it needs for lasting, healthy energy. Learn more here.

All Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Balance Bar products?

We're glad you asked! Balance Bar products can be found at your favorite retailer (we list a few of the many stores on our About page), or you can shop our full line of bars right here.

Where can I find my favorite Balance Bars?

The following Balance Bars have been discontinued. We were unable to maintain these products in market due to limited demand.

  • Balance Bar Blueberry Acai
  • Balance Bar Triple Chocolate Chaos
  • Balance Bar mini energy bars
  • Balance Bar nimble
  • Balance Bar Café
  • Balance Bar Carbwell®

Does Balance Bar send out or offer coupons?

We don't typically send out coupons unless we are running a promotion. However, we usually have a coupon offer on our Facebook page for $1 off of 3 Balance Bars. You can also sign up here if you'd like to receive future offers or promotions.

Does Balance Bar offer grants or have a grant program?

Unfortunately, at this time Balance Bar does not have a grant program in place.

Does Balance Bar offer any sponsorship, donation or athletic event support?

We love that our consumers are getting involved in different activities. Unfortunately, we're not able to offer monetary support at this time. We will respond to your request submitted through our contact us form if we are able to fulfill any individual or team sponsorship requests.

Does Balance Bar conduct online or telephone interviews for open jobs?

An unknown third party has been using several websites and email to fraudulently post job openings for Balance Bar. Please be aware, all Balance Bar jobs are based from our New York office and we do not interview or hire people over the internet or via telephone. All employment opportunities for Balance Bar Company come as a result of face to face interviews in our New York office. If you have been asked to participate in interviews or a hiring process that differs from this description, you are being targeted by fraud and we encourage you to report it to your local law enforcement authorities.

In a business where Balance Bar is committed to great tasting, healthy and honest nutrition, it's a shame there are people out there undermining goodness. We will continue to work to shut down this hiring scam and hope you will help.

What is this whole 40-30-30 thing?

40-30-30 represents the balanced caloric ratio contained in our products. Specifically, this means that 40% of calories come from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and 30% from dietary fat. This ratio provides your body with the fuel it needs for lasting, healthy energy. Learn more here.

What is the formula to calculate the 40-30-30 ratio?

Ready for a little math? Okay, here we go:

  • Grams of Protein x 4 = Calories from Protein / Total Calories x 100 = Percent of Calories from Protein (round to the nearest multiple of 5)
  • Grams of Fat x 9 = Calories from Fat / Total Calories x 100 = Percent of Calories from Fat (round to the nearest multiple of 5)
  • 100 – Percent of Calories from Protein – Percent of Calories from Fat = Percent of Calories from Carbohydrates

Want an example? Let's look at Original Yogurt Honey Peanut. First, the nutrition values we need:

  • Protein = 15g
  • Fat = 7g
  • Total Calories = 200

Now for the math:

  • 15g x 4 = 60 calories / 200 calories = .30 x 100 = 30% calories from protein (no rounding necessary)
  • 7g x 9 = 63 calories / 200 calories = .315 x 100 = 31.5% calories from fat, which rounds to 30%
  • 100 – 30 – 30 = 40% calories from carbohydrates

As you can see, there is a tolerated threshold for rounding. It's kind of fun, isn't it? Go ahead, you know you want to check that candy bar you've been thinking about.

Are all Balance Bar products made with 40-30-30 balanced nutrition?

All of our Balance Bars are great-tasting 40-30-30 snacks!

Where can I find nutritional information for Balance Bar products?

Nutritional information can be found on the seam of each bar wrapper, as well as on the bottom of each product display box. You can also find it on our site in the Nutrition and Varieties sections – each flavor has its own nutrition facts available.

Does Balance Bar offer high protein or low calorie bars?

All of our Dark, Original, Gold, and BARE Balance Bar products contain 13-15g of protein per bar to keep you full and energized. That's around 30% of your recommended daily intake. Calories per bar in these lines range from 180-210.

Are Balance Bar products certified kosher?

We are proud to say that all of our Balance Bar products are certified kosher dairy (as noted with the OU-D symbol on our packaging) by OU Kosher.

What does Low Glycemic Index mean?

Let's get scientific for a second. Glycemic Index (GI) is a measure of the effect of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion release glucose (sugar) rapidly into the bloodstream and have a high GI, while carbohydrates that break down more slowly release glucose more gradually into the bloodstream and have a low GI. A lower GI (approximately 55 or less) suggests slower rates of digestion and absorption of the foods' carbohydrates.

What does that mean to you? Simply put, Balance Bar products will provide lasting, sustained energy.

What is the difference between Total Carbohydrates and Net Carbohydrates?

Total carbohydrates represent the actual amount of carbs contained in a product.

Net carbohydrates are calculated by taking the total number of carbohydrates and subtracting fiber and sugar alcohols. The number that is left represents the carbs that impact your blood sugar levels.

Do all Balance Bar products contain vitamins and minerals?

Yep, they sure do! It varies slightly by flavor so check the wrapper – but all of our bars contain 19 or more vitamins and minerals.

Do all Balance Bar products contain antioxidants?

Yes! All of our bars are an excellent source of antioxidants. Specifically, our bars contain vitamins A (25%-50%), C (50%-100%) and E (50%-100%).

Are there any animal products in Balance Bar products?

All milk-based ingredients used in our products come from dairy cows.

Are Balance Bar products vegan?

No, our products contain milk ingredients and/or honey, so they are not vegan.

What is gluten?

Put on your science cap! Gluten is a kind of protein (a composite of the proteins gliadin and gluetenin) that tends to exist in wheat, barley and rye, among other carbohydrates. Gluten is insoluble in water, gives kneaded dough its elasticity, allows leavening and creates chewiness in baked products. Some people, particularly those with Celiac disease, have difficulty digesting gluten and therefore should try to avoid it.

Are Balance Bar products gluten free?

Great question! Our new Balance Bar Dark bars and our Original Chocolate Raspberry Bar are certified gluten free. We may be adding more gluten-free products in the future so stay tuned.

Do Balance Bar products contain trans fats or hydrogenated oils?

Absolutely not! We worked hard to keep each bar free of trans fats and hydrogenated oils.

Do Balance Bar products contain caffeine?

At the moment, no Balance Bar products have caffeine added as an individual ingredient. However, caffeine is present in the natural flavors we add to Mocha Chip, as well as in all of our bars that contain chocolate.

Do Balance Bar products contain nuts?

It's important to note that all of our products are produced on equipment that processes peanuts and tree nuts.

We also have several products that actually contain nuts in one form or another. Here's a list of our nutty products:

  • Dark Chocolate Coconut
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut
  • Original Yogurt Honey Peanut
  • Original Almond Brownie
  • Original Honey Peanut
  • Original Peanut Butter
  • Gold Caramel Nut Blast
  • Gold Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Bare Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond
  • Bare Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter

Do Balance Bar products contain soy?

Yes, all of our bars contain soy protein. Some bars contain soy lecithin, roasted soybeans and/or soybean oil.

Do Balance Bar products contain dairy?

Yes, all of our bars contain dairy in some form, whether it be butter, cream, nonfat milk, whey protein, casein or other milk proteins.

Do Balance Bar products contain wheat?

It's important to note that all of our products are produced in a facility that processes wheat.

Also, a few of our bars do contain wheat as an individual ingredient. These are our wheaty friends:

  • Original Cookie Dough
  • Gold Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch
  • Gold Lemon Meringue Crunch
  • Gold S'mores
  • Bare Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter
  • Bare Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond

Do Balance Bar products contain corn?

All of our bars EXCEPT our BARE bars contain one or more corn-based ingredient. Corn-based ingredients that we use include glucose syrup (also known as corn syrup), maltodextrin, dextrose and high maltose corn syrup.

What is glucose syrup?

It's just another name for corn syrup! This is a sweetener that is derived from corn, instead of from sugar cane.

Do Balance Bar products contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)?

Absolutely not! For more information about HFCS and fructose, refer to the Fructose Information Center.

What is fractioned palm kernel oil?

Fractioned palm kernel oil is an ingredient we use in the yummy confectionary coating on our bars. To get technical, palm kernel oil can't be used as-is because it's a liquid oil and not a solid fat (which is what we need for our coatings). The process known as fractionation separates the liquid parts (or fractions) from the solid parts, but without using the hydrogenation process that produces trans fatty acids.

Essentially, fractioned palm kernel oil is our preferred fat source for confectionary coatings because it contains zero trans fat, unlike hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils. See, you really do learn something new every day!

Do Balance Bar products contain MSG?

No way! Not one single bar contains MSG, and we plan to keep it that way.

Can kids eat Balance Bar products?

Absolutely! Balance Bar products are healthy, nutritious snack foods for kids and adults alike. Just remember, as with all food, always eat in moderation.

What's the best way to store my Balance Bar products?

You should keep your Balance Bar products in a cool, dry place.

What's the shelf life of Balance Bar products?

We guarantee our products for 9-12 months from the time they are produced. For optimum flavor, we recommend that you consume the bars by the "Best When Used By" date found on the wrapper – we guarantee the product until that date.

Our products are designed for immediate consumption once opened, so we don't recommend keeping bars unwrapped for long periods of time. If you find that your local retailer has expired product, please notify that retailer's local store manager.

Where are Balance Bar products made?

Currently, Balance Bar products are manufactured in Canada.

How does Balance Bar protect the privacy of children?

We want to make sure kids' privacy is protected at all times, so we follow the COPPA guidelines, which monitor how websites collect information from children under the age of thirteen.

How can I sell or distribute Balance Bar products?

If you're interested in selling or distributing our products, we'd love to chat. Just contact our customer service department by sending an email to info@balance.com. Be sure to include your company name and contact information. We appreciate your interest and support!

What if I have a question you haven't answered already?

First, we'll go ahead and tell you that our favorite color is marigold, the square root of 115 is 10.7238053 and yes, it is rude to stick out your tongue at strangers.

If that still doesn't cover everything for you, let us know! We're happy to answer your questions. Just click over to our contact form, tell us what's on your mind and we'll get back to you ASAP!

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