Large Machinery Efficiency Test Run (yields 12 prototype bars)

A large machinery efficiency test run is strongly recommended for all custom bar wholesale clients prior to a first 'true' production run.

This test run allows you to see exactly how large scale machinery will impact the shape, color and texture of your custom bar recipe because large scale production always causes some changes compared to small scale R&D 'bench' samples.

The below price is the price to perform the efficiency analysis per flavor / recipe.

*Please note that these bars are produced simply as a sample of large scale run bars and so you will receive one box of bars (12 bars) from this run to approve. If your bars 'fail' the efficiency test (ie; they don't run through our large scale machinery) we will recommend changes in order to fix this and run the test again. Lede time on this is typically 3-6 weeks. For a faster process, please see the 'Express' version of this item.


$ 750.00

Express Large Machinery Efficiency Test Run (yields 2 prototype bars)

Performing a large machinery efficiency test run is strongly recommended for all custom bar wholesale clients prior to a first 'true' production run. This item (the 'Express' efficiency test) is ideal for clients who would like to have their test run performed very quickly - within two weeks of ordering it (please note: this will be delayed if we do not have all of your ingredients in our facility already and/or any ingredients need to be special ordered for you).

This test run allows you to see exactly how large scale machinery will impact the shape, color and texture of your custom bar recipe because large scale production always causes some changes compared to small scale R&D 'bench' samples.

Unlike the other test runs we offer, we are able to schedule this with such a tight timeline because we perform these test runs on our secondary 'test' extrusion equipment in our innovation kitchen instead of in our main facility. This won't impact the look or feel of the bars, but protocols are different and so this test only results in two sample bars in clear packages.

The below price is the price to perform the express large scale test per flavor / recipe.

*Please note that these bars are produced simply as a sample of large scale run bars and so you will receive just two bars from this run to approve. If your bars 'fail' this test (ie; they don't run through our large scale machinery) we will recommend changes in order to fix this and run the test again. Lede time on this is just 2.5 weeks from the date of order to the date of the test or 2.5 weeks from the date that all of your ingredients (if you have special ingredients) arrive in our facility, whichever is later. 


$ 500.00

Prototype or Focus Group Test Run with 500 Prototype Bars

IMPORTANT NOTE: This item is only available to wholesale clients that have already done full R&D with YouBar ($1,950) and have completed a successful express efficiency test run ($500). 

This large scale test run is perfect for any company that has completed development and innovation with YouBar and now wants to do a very small 'soft' launch and/or do focus group bar tasting before a true production launch.

Please note that if there are any special ingredients in your recipe then you will be responsible to provide these to us at no cost to us due to the fact that this order quantity falls below standard ingredient supplier MOQs.

*Please note that this price does NOT include bar packages or POS boxes. In order to determine the pricing for those aspects, please email Joel Lipman at joel@youbars.com. Please note that this is only available if we have already performed a successful 'efficiency test' on this recipe. This price does not include the price of shipping these bars, although our team can arrange that for standard pricing. Lede time on this is typically 6-10 weeks. Finally, whenever we do production there can be an over-production or under-production of up to 20 percent. If there is under-production, your account will be credited $3 per bar that was not produced. If there is over-production, you will be given the opportunity to purchase the additional bars for that same price.


$ 3,400.00

Prototype or Focus Group Test Run with 1,000 Prototype Bars

IMPORTANT NOTE: This item is only available to wholesale clients that have already done full R&D with YouBar ($1,950) and have completed a successful express efficiency test run ($500). 

This large scale test run is perfect for any company that has completed development and innovation with YouBar and now wants to do a very small 'soft' launch and/or do focus group bar tasting before a true production launch.

Please note that if there are any special ingredients in your recipe then you will be responsible to provide these to us at no cost to us due to the fact that this order quantity falls below standard ingredient supplier MOQs.

*Please note that this price does NOT include bar packages or POS boxes. In order to determine the pricing for those aspects, please email Joel Lipman at joel@youbars.com. Please note that this is only available if we have already performed a successful 'efficiency test' on this recipe. This price does not include the price of shipping these bars, although our team can arrange that for standard pricing. Lede time on this is typically 6-10 weeks. Finally, whenever we do production there can be an over-production or under-production of up to 20 percent. If there is under-production, your account will be credited $3 per bar that was not produced. If there is over-production, you will be given the opportunity to purchase the additional bars for that same price.


$ 5,400.00

Prototype Test Run (good for shelf life testing, focus group analysis, etc) yielding 50-150 Prototype Bars (exact number determined on as-needed basis)

This large scale efficiency test run is perfect for any company that has completed development and innovation with YouBar and now needs a small number of large machine produced bars for formal shelf life testing, focus group bar tasting, or other need.

Please note that if there are any special ingredients in your recipe then you will be responsible to provide these to us at no cost to us due to the fact that this order quantity falls below standard ingredient supplier MOQs.

*Please note that this price does NOT include bar packages or POS boxes. In order to determine the pricing for those aspects, please email Joel Lipman at joel@youbars.com. Please note that this is only available if we have already performed a successful 'efficiency test' on this recipe. This price does not include the price of shipping these bars, although our team can arrange that for standard pricing. Lede time on this is typically 4-8 weeks. 


$ 2,950.00