Frequently Asked Question
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Way back in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for what we call the telephone. Fast forward all these years later and we're still using his invention on a daily basis so before reading our FAQs, pay homage to Mr Bell and feel free to pick up your phone and give us a call on: 020 3243 2097. Here at Vive HQ (we like to call it the BeeVive) we're honestly rather friendly and interesting and we won't bite - we only bite our delicious bars.
We promise you won't have to go through any call menus or listen to some GCSE-standard hold music so why not give us a call with any questions you have, whether they're about our bars, our business or about your favourite football team.
(Just please don't ask us about Brexit - we're all Brexited out)!
If you don't have access to a phone or you're reading this at work (don't worry, we won't snitch), search below for your question or simply drop us an e-mail and we'll do our best to answer.
THERE’S SOOO MANY “HEALTHY BARS” AVAILABLE NOW, WHY IS VIVE DIFFERENT?
If, like us, you've ever tried one of those high-energy, protein snack bars and struggled through the taste purely to get the health benefits or paid over the odds for a natural, healthy snack bar that didn't even fill you up for ten minutes, then you'll know what a struggle it can be find a healthy, fulfilling and natural snack.
That's where Vive comes in - not only do we only use 100% natural ingredients and all of our bars are under 155 calories, but each bar also provides you with 10 grams of vegan-friendly proteins, dates and nuts, keeping you fuller for longer.
What's more, all of our bars are still seriously yummy... (if you don't believe us, just try them)! I mean, have you not tried our peanut butter and jelly flavour...
I HAVE SEEN YOU HAVE A PEANUT BUTTER JELLY BAR BUT HOW IS THAT HEALTHY?
We haven’t only seen it, but we’ve eaten it. Many times (and yes, it’s incredible!). This popular flavour is a great example of how we’re proving that a “healthy” snack doesn’t need to be disgusting, boring, or dull. We’ve found a way to make our protein bars delicious AND naturally good for you.
I REGULARLY SUFFER FROM ‘HANGER’, CAN YOU HELP?
You are not alone. Hanger affects 10 in 10 people and can strike suddenly between meals. There are often no symptoms or warning signs from the hangry individual until it is too late, so surrounding loved ones end up bearing the brunt of an attack. Vive bars are effective remedies for hanger as they contain natural ingredients that make you feel fuller for longer. For safety, we recommend everyone carries at least one bar at all times, whether for themselves or a nearby grumbling tummy in times of need.
WHY ARE YOUR BARS SOYA FREE?
In this case, better out than in! Soya has become a controversial ingredient recently, with some research linking it to affecting hormones, children’s development and the function of the thyroid gland. The majority of soya is also genetically modified, and the Institute of Food Research are still working on whether soya consumption is beneficial or detrimental… this all doesn’t sit well with us. At Vive we want to keep things natural and transparent, so we simply leave soya out of our products altogether.
I’M A VEGAN. CAN I EAT YOUR PROTEIN BARS?
We’re all for a plant-based diet at Vive HQ (we like to call it the BeeVive). Our bars are 100% vegan-friendly, produced using fruit, nuts and vegetable-based proteins. The whole reason we created Vive snack bars was to not only to have a positive impact on your health, but also on animal welfare and the environment. Plus, we have a soft spot for kale. And hummus. Oh and peanut butter, cashew butter, avocadoes…
I’M LACTOSE INTOLERANT. CAN I EAT YOUR PROTEIN BARS?
Yes! Rejoice! At last, you can feel liberated from the restraints of dairy when snacking on a Vive bar. Completely sidestep any bloating or nausea as the vegan protein we use in each bar has no allergenic ingredients. This allows you to avoid the difficulty of digesting whey protein, commonly found in other protein bars. Your belly is our most important customer and we take its wellbeing very seriously, (sorry but we’re only using you to get to it), so whey is completely excluded from all of our bars.
So hang on, what IS in your bars then?
Our bars are crammed with pea protein – 10 grams per bar – so you can get that full, energised feeling that comes with a good dose of protein, in under 155 calories. No more chunky, unmixable shakes for you gym junkies! Pea protein is actually one of our star ingredients and a superfood if ever we've heard of one: it’s great for your heart, easy to digest, gluten-free, non-allergenic and packed with BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) that assist with muscle-building and fat burning. The high level of protein in a Vive bar is ideal for fueling up pre or post gym workout, or to cut down on unhealthy snacking between meals.
WHY ARE PEAS IN YOUR PROTEIN BARS? CAN YOU TASTE THEM…
Vive is all about eating clean and staying full - easy-peasy. When creating our recipe we decided to use pea protein as it doesn’t carry side effects like some non-vegan sources of protein do. So forget whey, say goodbye to egg and don’t worry about that casein stuff. Pea protein is the animal product-free whey forward! It not only helps you feel fuller for longer, it also supports a healthy ticker. As for the taste? Pea protein has a neutral taste so you don’t really know it’s there! The taste of our bars come from the natural sweetness in the fruit and nuts, keeping your taste buds hapPEA.
I OFTEN SKIP BREAKFAST, IS THE VIVE BAR A GOOD ALTERNATIVE?
Hey, that’s naughty - did your mum not teach you anything?! We're a forgiving bunch of busy bees at The BeeVive and we completely understand how hectic life can get so we promise not to snitch, especially if you squeeze a tasty Vive bar into your morning routine. Equally, if you’ve got a mob of children to control pre 9am, a Vive bar can be your daily ticket to sanity. Watch how much more focused you feel after waking your tummy up for the day!
WHAT IS WITH THIS RISE IN GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS?
For years, people have loved products high in refined wheat – think pizza, pasta, cakes, cookies, sandwiches and wraps. Yummy, right? Although your mouth may be watering, this diet means consuming huge amounts of gluten, not to mention carbs, which leads to bloating, cramps and makes one appear to be carrying a “food baby”. Being gluten-sensitive can be hard, so does being gluten intolerant (1 in 100 people have Coeliac Disease), which is why we’ve made all our bars gluten free – to keep every digestive system smiling. If it's good enough for Victoria Beckham, Russell Crowe and Novak Djokovic, then why not give it a go?
WHAT IS REFINED SUGAR EXACTLY?
Refined sugar is an ugly thing, so many people are making a conscious effort to cut it out of their diet. When consumed, refined sugars give your body empty calories, placing extra demand on digestion and zapping you of important nutrients and minerals. Basically, it’s a party pooper. Refined sugar even has links to causing bad skin, bad moods and bad body shapes, so it’s pretty obvious why we’ve banned it from starring in our products. The only sugar you will find in Vive bars is the kind that occurs naturally in fruit and nuts.