Frequently Asked Questions

Here we’ve gathered all the answers to the most common questions we get about Barebells and our products. Use the buttons below to navigate swiftly.

General

WHAT IS BAREBELLS?

Launched in 2016, Barebells is a functional food brand offering a wide range of protein-enriched alternatives to snacks and meals – that never compromise on taste.

Barebells was founded in Sweden, where we quickly gained a leading market position. Today, Barebells is available in around forty markets around the world. Here, we have listed all countries where Barebells is available.

FOR WHOM ARE BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS AND MILKSHAKES MADE?

Barebells protein-enriched snacks are suitable for anyone who wants to treat themselves to something really, really good.

WHERE ARE BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS AND MILKSHAKES MADE?

Different products are made in different facilities. Most of our products are made within the EU, but we also produce some products within the US, for the US market.

WHERE SHOULD I RECYCLE BAREBELLS PACKAGING?

Please follow the instruction of each product’s packaging.
about our sustainability efforts here.

CAN I BUY BAREBELLS CLOTHING AND OTHER MERCH?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to order our clothes or merch. But we run recurring competitions and giveaways through our social media channels – make sure to follow us on TikTok and Instagram!

Soft Bars FAQ

ARE BAREBELLS’ SOFT PROTEIN BARS SUITABLE AS A SNACK?

Barebells protein-enriched products are perfect for any occasion when you want something tasty without added sugar. They are particularly suitable in connection to training as they are enriched with protein.

DO BAREBELLS SOFT BARS CONTAIN ADDED SUGAR?

Barebells products do not contain added sugar.

CAN I EAT BAREBELLS BARS IF I HAVE A NUT INTOLERANCE?

All Barebells bars contain nuts or may contain traces of nuts, which is clearly stated on each product. Barebells milkshakes and Fast Food do not contain nuts.

ARE BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS AND MILKSHAKES LACTOSE-FREE?

Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are lactose-free. Other products, such as the Soft Bars and the Original Protein Bars, contain lactose or may contain traces of lactose. Please see each product’s allergen label.

FOR HOW LONG CAN BAREBELLS PROTEIN bars BE KEPT?

Durability varies between different products. The best before date is always printed on the packaging.

DO BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS CONTAIN GLUTEN?

Barebells bars may contain traces of gluten. Fast Food and milkshakes do not.

IS PALM OIL USED IN BAREBELLS PRODUCTS?

No, none of Barebells’ products contain palm oil.

WHICH OF BAREBELLS PRODUCTS ARE HALAL CERTIFIED?

With two exceptions, our Barebells protein bars are halal certified (newly launched flavours might still await confirmed certification). The exceptions are our Salty Chocolate Soft Bar and Berry Licorice Soft Bar, which are not halal certified. The Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are not halal certified.

Original Bars FAQ

WHY IS PROTEIN IMPORTANT?

Physical activity increases protein turnover in the muscles. Very hard exercise also leads to an increase in the breakdown of muscles, and because of this the muscles need to be “repaired”. Protein contributes to both the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. That’s why it’s important to get protein when you exercise.

ARE BAREBELLS’ ORIGINAL PROTEIN BARS SUITABLE AS A SNACK?

Barebells protein-enriched products are perfect for any occasion when you want something tasty without added sugar. They are particularly suitable in connection to training as they are enriched with protein.

DO BAREBELLS ORIGINIAL PROTEIN BARS CONTAIN ADDED SUGAR?

Barebells products do not contain added sugar.

CAN I EAT BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS IF I HAVE A NUT INTOLERANCE?

All Barebells bars contain nuts or may contain traces of nuts, which is clearly stated on each product. Barebells milkshakes and Fast Food do not contain nuts.

ARE BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS LACTOSE- FREE?

Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are lactose-free. Other products contain lactose or may contain traces of lactose. Please see each product’s label for detailed information on allergens.

aRE BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS GLUTEN-FREE?

All of Barebells’ protein bars may contain traces of gluten. Barebells Fast Food and Barebells milkshakes are gluten-free. Please see each product’s label for detailed information on allergens.

IS PALM OIL USED IN BAREBELLS PROTEIN BARS?

No, none of Barebells’ products contain palm oil.

WHICH OF BAREBELLS PRODUCTS ARE HALAL CERTIFIED?

With two exceptions, our Barebells bars are halal certified (newly launched flavours might still await confirmed certification). The exceptions are our Salty Chocolate Soft Bar and Berry Licorice Soft Bar, which are not halal certified. The Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are not halal certified.

Vegan Bars FAQ

ARE all BAREBELLS PRODUCTS VEGAN?

Barebells vegan protein bars are completely vegan. We use soy, pea, and rice as protein sources. Other Barebells products are not vegan.

WHY IS PROTEIN IMPORTANT?

Physical activity increases protein turnover in the muscles. Very hard exercise also leads to an increase in the breakdown of muscles, and because of this the muscles need to be “repaired”. Protein contributes to both the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. That’s why it’s important to get protein when you exercise.

ARE BAREBELLS’ VEGAN PROTEIN BARS SUITABLE AS A SNACK?

Barebells protein-enriched products are perfect for any occasion when you want something tasty without added sugar. They are particularly suitable in connection to training as they are enriched with protein.

DO BAREBELLS VEGAN BARS CONTAIN ADDED SUGAR?

Barebells products do not contain added sugar. Barebells Vegan Bars have no added sugar.

CAN I EAT BAREBELLS VEGAN BARS IF I HAVE A NUT INTOLERANCE?

All Barebells bars contain nuts or may contain traces of nuts, which is clearly stated on each product. Please see each product’s label for detailed information on allergens. Barebells milkshakes and Fast Food do not contain nuts.

ARE BAREBELLS VEGAN BARS LACTOSE- FREE?

Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are lactose-free. Other products contain lactose or may contain traces of lactose. Please see each product’s label for detailed information on allergens.

DO BAREBELLS VEGAN BARS CONTAIN GLUTEN?

Barebells Vegan Protein bars may contain traces of gluten. Barebells Fast Food and Barebells Milkshakes are gluten-free.

IS PALM OIL USED IN BAREBELLS PRODUCTS?

No, none of Barebells’ products contain palm oil.

WHICH OF BAREBELLS PRODUCTS ARE HALAL CERTIFIED?

With two exceptions, our Barebells bars are halal certified (newly launched flavours might still await confirmed certification). The exceptions are our Salty Chocolate Soft Bar and Berry Licorice Soft Bar, which are not halal certified. The Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are not halal certified.

Milkshakes FAQ

DO BAREBELLS MILKSHAKE CONTAIN ADDED SUGAR?

None of Barebells’ products contain added sugar. The Barebells Milkshakes have no added sugar.

CAN I DRINK barebells milkshakes IF I HAVE A NUT INTOLERANCE?

Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food do not contain nuts. Please see each product’s label for detailed information on allergens.

ARE BAREBELLS MILKSHAKES LACTOSE- FREE?

Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are lactose-free. Other products contain lactose or may contain traces of lactose. Please see each product’s label for detailed information on allergens.

DO BAREBELLS MILKSHAKES CONTAIN GLUTEN?

No. Barebells bars may contain traces of gluten. Barebells Fast Food and Barebells Milkshakes are gluten-free.

IS PALM OIL USED IN BAREBELLS PRODUCTS?

No, none of Barebells’ products contain palm oil.

WHICH OF BAREBELLS PRODUCTS ARE HALAL CERTIFIED?

With two exceptions, our Barebells bars are halal certified (newly launched flavours might still await confirmed certification). The exceptions are our Salty Chocolate Soft Bar and Berry Licorice Soft Bar, which are not halal certified. The Barebells Milkshakes and Fast Food are not halal certified.

Fast Food FAQ

What is Barebells Fast Food?

Barebells Fast Food is the perfect quick meal when you’re on the go. It’s a tasty and well-balanced drink that comes in several flavours, all high in protein, with carbs, fats and fibre, with a significant number of vitamins and minerals. A bottle of Barebells Fast Food can be consumed at any time as breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. We believe it tastes best when it’s chilled.

What is Barebells Fast Food made of?

We have composed Barebells Fast Food of ingredients we believe provides a nutrient dense and satiating quick meal. That includes protein, carbs, fibre, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, and a little bit of salt.

For whom is Barebells Fast Food intended?

A bottle of Barebells Fast Food can be enjoyed by anyone. It is a tasty meal that can be consumed at anytime. Given its high protein content, it’s especially suitable for anyone with an active lifestyle.

Please see below for information regarding children and pregnant women.

Where does Barebells Fast Food come from?

Barebells Fast Food is a new product category within Barebells’ range of protein enriched alternatives to meals and snacks. All our Barebells Fast Food flavors are produced in Germany.

Where can I buy Barebells Fast Food?

Fast Food is currently being rolled out to retail in Denmark, Germany and Sweden. If you cannot find Fast Food in your local store, please make sure to ask the store owner for it.

Can Barebells Fast Food replace a full meal?

A bottle of Barebells Fast Food covers about a fifth of an adult’s daily need of energy. It contains lot of vitamins, minerals and is high in protein and a source of fibre. It also includes carbs from gluten-free oats as well as some vegetable fat from rapeseed oil. So basically, it’s a tasty, balanced, and satiating meal.

It should be noted that it’s always recommended to have a balanced and varied diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Is Barebells Fast Food vegan?

No, Barebells Fast Food contain lactose free milk.

Why is protein important?

Everyone needs protein for normal body functions. However, protein is especially important in connection to physical activity since exercise increases protein turnover in muscles. Very hard exercise can also cause an increase of muscle breakdown and because of this, muscles need to be “repaired”. Protein contributes to both growth and maintenance of muscles, therefore it’s important to get protein when exercising.

What protein is used in Barebells Fast Food?

Barebells Fast Food contains milk protein. We’ve chosen milk protein because it naturally has a good protein quality and provides all essential amino acids.

How much protein, calories, vitamins, and minerals does one bottle of Barebells Fast Food contain?

Please see the nutritional information on each product label for specific amounts and reference intakes.

Is Barebells Fast Food lactose free?

Yes, Barebells Fast Food contains lactose free milk. As such, a lactose intolerant person can still enjoy a bottle of Barebells Fast Food.

Can you DRINK Barebells Fast Food despite nut allergies?

Yes. Barebells Fast Food does not contain any nuts and is produced in an environment free of nuts. As such, there are no traces of nuts in Barebells Fast Food.

Which allergens can be found in Barebells Fast Food?

Barebells Fast Food contains allergens from milk protein (from milk), avenin (from gluten free oats).

Does Barebells Fast Food contain sugar?

Barebells Fast Food does not contain any added sugar but includes natural sugar from ingredients such as milk.

Is Barebells Fast Food free from palm oil?

Barebells Fast Food does not contain palm oil.

Does Barebells Fast Food contain gluten?

Barebells Fast Food is free from gluten – we use gluten-free oats. As such, any gluten-intolerant person can enjoy a bottle of Fast Food.

How many Barebells Fast Food bottles can you drink per day?

Consume Barebells Fast Food as you wish – but we always recommend keeping a balanced and varied diet for a healthy lifestyle.

Can children drink Barebells Fast Food?

Barebells Fast Food has been developed with the daily needs of an adult in mind.

Can pregnant women drink Barebells Fast Food?

Each pregnancy is individual, with individual needs of nutrition and lifestyle. As such, we do not issue recommendations for Barebells Fast Food for pregnant women specifically.

How should Barebells Fast Food be stored?

A bottle of Barebells Fast Food can be stored in room temperature or chilled. We believe Barebells Fast Food tastes best when chilled.

How long can you keep a bottle of BAREBELLS Fast Food?

Please see the best-before date of each individual bottle. When opened, a bottle of Barebells Fast Food should be consumed within a day.

Why do you use plastic bottles?

We use plastic bottles to ensure a good quality product which is protected from oxygen and light. However, we certainly recognize the problematic aspects of plastics within our society and strongly recommend all consumers to recycle their plastics, including Barebells Fast Food bottles.

Can you recycle Barebells Fast Food?

Yes, Barebells Fast Food bottles are sorted as plastic.

Is Barebells Fast Food Halal?

No, Barebells Fast Food is not Halal certified.

What is the difference between Barebells Milkshake and Barebells Fast Food?

Barebells Fast Food provides a bigger and more nutrient-dense serving (500 ml) than the Barebells Milkshake (330 ml). Fast Food contains carbs, fiber, fats and protein, and is filled with vitamins and minerals. Fast Food can be consumed as a meal, while the Barebells Milkshake is better suited for a snack! Both are of course high in protein, delicious and free from added sugar.

How satiating is BAREBELLS Fast Food?

While satiety is subjective, Fast Food contains ingredients that support a fuller feeling, such as protein, fat and fibre. It also has a bigger serving (500ml) and is more calorie-dense. Compared to a Barebells Milkshake, Fast Food is more satiating. In our opinion, it is a satiating meal – and we stay fuller for longer on Fast food than on traditional fast food.

Is Fast Food a weightloss-product?

Fast Food is not developed to support weightloss, but rather to support an active lifestyle.

Fast Food contains around 400 calories per serving, a balanced amount of fats, carbs and protein, and is made to be a tasty, filling and quick meal regardless of ambition.

The nutrient content in Fast Food 

Barebells Fast Food contains balanced amounts and carefully selected sources of protein, carbs, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals. Here, we have gathered information about the nutrients included in Fast Food. For other questions, please visit our FAQ-page.

Protein 

The protein source used in Barebells Fast Food is milk protein, which is a complete, easily digestible, and high-quality protein source with all essential amino acids. Protein contributes to the maintenance and increase of muscle mass and plays an important part in the renewal of, for example, hair and skin cells. Protein also contributes to the feeling of satiety. Barebells Fast Food contains 34 grams of protein per serving.  

Carbs 

Carbs are the primary source of energy for the brain and muscles. Carbs contribute to, for example, recovery after intense training and normal brain function. The carbs in Barebells Fast Food come from gluten-free oats. Oats are a slow and nutrient-dense carb source, which is rich in fiber and that contains a low amount of naturally occurring sugars.  

Fiber 

A bottle of Barebells Fast Food contains 6,5 grams of fiber. Fiber is important for digestion and contributes to the feeling of satiety. Foods that are rich in fiber are known to help lower blood lipid levels and by extension make a positive impact on cardiovascular health. Fiber is commonly consumed to help with digestive issues. To avoid consuming too little fiber, many people benefit from increasing their daily fiber intake.  

Fats 

Fat is an essential nutrient source with a variety of bodily functions, such as repairing and constructing cells, producing hormones, and contributing to the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (such as A, D, E, and K). Barebells Fast Food mainly contains fat from the vegetable fat source rape seed oil, which mainly consists of unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. In general, it is considered better to increase the share of these types of fats in the daily fat intake.  

Salt 

Salt contains sodium which in the right amount contributes to vital functions, such as contracting muscles, conducting nerve impulses, and maintaining fluid balance. Salt also contains iodine which contributes to normal metabolism. However, too much salt increases the risk of negative health implications, such as increased blood pressure. The Swedish National Food Safety Authority (Livsmedelsverket) recommends having a maximum of six grams of salt per day. Fast Food contains a total of 1 gram of salt, which we hope will make it easy to keep the daily intake at a good amount.  

Vitamins and minerals 

Vitamins and minerals are essential, which means that the body needs them to function optimally. Humans can’t produce these micronutrients and need to get them  through food.  We have included the 26 essential vitamins and minerals in Barebells Fast Food, to make it possible to fulfill the micronutrient needs if choosing to consume Fast Food as a meal.  

Sources of more information

We always recommend a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you want to learn more about the nutrients in Fast Food, you can read more about each topic (in Swedish) at the Swedish Food Agency’s webpage via the links below. Similar information is also often available at corresponding authorities in other countries.