This package includes some fresh examples of the types of bars that we produce here at YouBar: including bars that are made with many of the most cutting edge ingredients -- from grass fed whey protein and vegan pea protein to kale and spirulina.
This package contains sample bars that are consistent with a wide variety of dietary and nutritional needs including high protein (20g), low-sugar (3g or less), paleo, high fiber and vegan. This sample box is designed to give you a sense of the kinds of incredible creations our R&D team can custom formulate for you, and so the bars in this box are always evolving to reflect the hottest, latest trends and most innovative ingredients and nutritionals. Please note that this sample box cannot be customized to suit your specific needs.
Shipping is free.
With this package, our expert-led Research & Development team will work with you to create a professional formula for a protein bar, utilizing the most leading-edge processes innovated by food scientists.
We will work with you to achieve:
- A formula that meets your nutritional specifications and macronutrient goals within the realm of physical and scientific possibility.
- A formula that meets the regulatory requirements that govern food processing, including those established by the FDA.
- A science-based formula that meets the specific nutritional needs of your targeted consumer base.
Our expert-led research and development process includes:
- Up to three bench-made pilot trials of Prototype Bars
- Organoleptic Testing performed by our team of in-house experts
- Full database Nutritional Analysis
- Water Activity Level Testing to ensure shelf life stability
- Our graphic designers, who are all experts in FDA-compliant packaging, will send you the professional dieline for creating your own completely customized packaging for your bars, and completely customized display boxes for your bars.
- Our R&D team works under the terms of a Non-Disclosure Agreement, which guarantees that all of your work with us remains top secret.
*Please note that this price includes two hours of compliance checks from our FDA compliance team and up to three rounds of bench prototype boxes of bars, and that no refunds are available after work begins. Additional hours of design work are always available on an hourly basis, and additional prototype boxes of bars are available for $85 each.
This is the payment required in order for YouBar to source any ingredient for your bars that is not on our "Master Ingredient Sheet." This cost covers the sourcing of one special ingredient, and all the necessary FDA compliance paperwork required in order to introduce this new ingredient into our kitchen.
This sourcing fee still applies even if you locate the source of the custom ingredients yourself as it covers our extensive in-house FDA compliance checks on new ingredients being introduced into our kitchen. And it still applies even for the first test run of the bars because we have to bring it into our kitchen in order to make that test run of bars.
As soon as we've sourced the ingredient for you then it will be available for you to use in any of your future bars and/or bar recipes at any time with no charge again, except to pay for the ingredient itself. Increased minimum orders may apply to products with special ingredients due to minimum orders required by the ingredient supplier. The sourcing fee is a single time charge, and will never re-occur (unless the supplier stops supplying the ingredient -- which is very rare).
Please note that if our research team finds that the ingredient requested does not meet our Quality Assurance team's requirements for inclusion in our food products, then we will not be able to source the ingredient for you, and no refund will be available on this fee.
If you would like to make any changes at all to your bar packages (including even minor typos) AFTER you have officially signed off on your bar packages then our FDA compliance and graphic design teams charges for the time required to do this.
Often changes are minor and take as little as 20 minutes. The below price is for each 20 minute block:
This package includes five sample bars made using entirely plant-derived vegan protein, and information on launching your own brand. Three of the bars in this package are 'superfoods' bars, and integrate ingredients such as pea protein, whole grain quinoa, MCT oil and spirulina. The other two bars in this package are made using natural whole food ingredients, such as organic cashew butter and organic dates. Shipping is included in the price.
With this item, our web development team will connect YouBar's shipping department with the backend of your own business' website. This allows all the orders you receive from your customers to come straight through to our kitchen, so that we can provide you with full service drop-ship fulfillment.
In order to take advantage of this, your website must be compatible with the software we utilize for this functionality, which is ShipStation. For a list of platforms that can integrate with it please see this list of Compatible Partners. The majority (but not all) of our clients build their websites using Shopify.
Any platforms that are not listed on the above link will either require your web programmer to design a custom integration with our software, which is quite expensive and generally requires upkeep from the programmer, or you will have to manually email us every order in CSV format, which is very time consuming.
*Please note: This process will take 1-5 business days to implement.
IN PURCHASING THIS ITEM, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ, AND AGREE TO, YOUBAR'S DROP SHIP FULFILLMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Want beautiful, FDA compliant packages and boxes for your brand of protein bars?
Leave it to our team of experienced experts. YouBar's in-house Head of Graphic Design, Israeli Ponce, has worked on the creation of the stunning packaging for over 100 health and nutrition brands -- many of which are now sold in major retail stores - from Whole Foods to GNC.
The below price is a per hour price and we encourage you to speak directly with our Head of Graphic Design to determine how many hours of work your project will require.
Want some help with your website? Leave it to our team of experienced experts. Our in-house web services team has over a decade of experience in creating websites specifically for health and nutrition brands.
The below price is a per hour price and we encourage you to purchase the number of hours (as outlined here) that's right for the needs of your business:
1 hour -- Great if you already have an established website and simply want to add a single additional application or functionality.
5 hours -- Perfect for revamping an existing website and making it go from 'good' to 'great' with as much as 3-5 new types of functionality.
If you are looking for a completely new website created from scratch by our team then please click HERE for details.
*Please note that our team has experience with most -- but not all -- web design programs. If you use a program that is not compatible with our expertise we will let you know immediately.
This item is exclusively available to our clients who have developed a custom recipe with us.
With this product, we will disclose the full formulation of the custom recipe that we developed for your bar.
Are you looking for professionally written descriptions of your bars and/or business to include in your marketing material and/or on your website? Leave it to our team of experienced experts. Our in-house Sales and Marketing team has over a decade of experience in writing marketing material specifically for energy bar brands.
The below price is a per hour price and we encourage you to purchase the number of hours (as outlined here) that's right for the needs of your business:
2 hours -- Great for a single web item written from scratch. This includes items such as blog posts, 'about us' pages, and 'company history' pages. This amount of time covers the time necessary for our team both to research and write the material professionally. This time also includes the time required for our team to professionally post the material to your website if you are already working with our web development team.
3 hours -- Ideal for a professional press release for your brand. This amount of time covers the time necessary for our team both to research and write a timely press release for your company, This time also includes the time required for our team to professionally post the material to your website if you are already working with our web development team.
10 hours -- This is designed for companies that don't yet have any written material, and would like an experienced professional to write their entire basic website content (includes: suggested wording for home page, an 'about us' pages, a 'contact us' page, and a company mission statement paragraph).
This item is exclusively available for existing wholesale clients. With it, you will work with our graphic design team to make small edits or changes to your packaging (including your bar wrappers and your display box).
If you would like to create new packaging, please note that the appropriate item for this is HERE
Speak directly with the world's foremost consultant on energy bar brand creation.
Anthony Flynn, the CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based YouBar, currently creates and manufactures the custom private-label nutrition bar brands for many of America’s most well-known diet book authors and fitness celebrities.
He has given lectures on profitability in the food industry at dozens of universities, including UCLA, USC, MIT and UC Berkeley, and his company has received praise from hundreds of media outlets across the country including Fox, ABC, The New York Times, The Today Show, E! News, Good Morning America and National Public Radio’s Marketplace.
Anthony is also the author of the 2012 New York Times Bestseller, Custom Nation: Why Customization is the Future of Business and How to Profit from It. His business experience, combined with his bestselling book, makes him one of the most sought-after experts in the food industry.
The below price is a per hour price:
This item is available for YouBar clients who have their own in-house graphic design teams, and need a required FDA compliance review performed by YouBar on the clients' bar wrapper design and POS (point of sale) display box design. It is also an appropriate item for YouBar clients' who would like to have YouBar's expert FDA compliance team review the packaging for other food products they offer that are not produced by YouBar (ie; nutrition shakes).
The below price is per flavor and it includes a full review of the clients' proposed package artwork, and an itemized list of any recommended edits from an FDA compliance standpoint.
Please note that POS boxes for 'Variety' packs require their own complete individual compliance review package (below), even though they do not have their own corresponding wrappers because the review of variety pack POS boxes is more complex than single flavor boxes.
When designing your packages with us, you have the choice of including any of the below label claims.
If you would like to include any words on your bar packages that are not on the below list, the FDA-compliance of your desired claim will need to reviewed by an outside legal firm.
The firm will provide a legal opinion to YouBar Inc to determine if YouBar Inc can manufacture bars legally with a label bearing the requested claim. The charge for this process (which does NOT guarantee a positive result) is $500 per claim assessed.
List of Claims that are allowed:
- Gluten-Free ($25/run charge)
- GMO Free (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- No artificial flavors (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- No artificial colors (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- Vegan (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- Good Source of Protein (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- Made with Grass Fed Whey Protein (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- Made with Pasture Raised Whey Protein (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- Excellent Source of Protein (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- Rich in Protein (possible -- depending on ingredients chosen)
- X Grams of Protein (number is equal to approved recipe)
- Paleo or Paleo-Friendly
If you would like to include any claims that are not on the above list, the FDA-compliance of your desired claim will need to reviewed by an outside legal firm. The firm will provide a legal opinion to YouBar Inc to determine if YouBar Inc can manufacture bars legally with a label bearing the requested claim. The charge for this process, which we facilitate for you, but is performed by an outside firm, is $500 per claim assessed.
This item is available exclusively for YouBar wholesale clients who require YouBar's Quality Assurance/Compliance team to complete paperwork for a third party vendor, insurance company, retailer, supplier, export venue, etc. This cost covers 1 hour of the YouBar team's work.
Please check with your account manager to find out how many hours of time your work will require and purchase the correct number of hours based on this.
This item is exclusively available for existing wholesale clients. With it, our professional photography team will take photographs of your actual bars and bar packages.
The below price is per photography session, and includes 10 images.
This item is available exclusively for YouBar wholesale clients who require YouBar's formula innovation team to perform an extra task that goes above and beyond standard recipe formulation -- ranging from experimenting with new ingredients structurally to performing additional in-house tests. This cost covers 1 hour of the YouBar team's work.
Please check with the YouBar team to find out how many hours of time your work will require and purchase the correct number of hours based on this.
YouBar does not offer international shipping as standard. However, we can utilize FedEx International Economy exclusively for prototype bars from our innovation kitchen as long as the client pays for this process through this link. This delivery service comes with a 6-8 day transit time (not including the time to produce the prototypes in the kitchen), and is only available for bars that are not for re-sale. This cost is for shipping one box.
Want a web design team that can create your health brand's professional website in just 2-4 weeks? Leave it to our team of experienced experts. Our in-house web services team has over a decade of experience in creating websites specifically for health and nutrition brands.
This is ideal if you don't have a website (or you have one that you don't like) and want our team to build you a fully-functioning website from scratch, including a slick home page, live products for sale, an 'About Us' page and a 'Contact Us' page.
For an example of a website that our team created, please check out Paleo Protein Brownies Website.
*Please note that this does not include the cost of your url, logo design or web hosting, but our team will assist in establishing all of these for you. Our team will build your website utilizing the Shopify platform.