Core Balls: Core Nutritionals’ Take on Functional Foods

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Core Nutritionals is dropping Core Balls on December 13

Core Nutritionals was founded in 2005 by professional natural bodybuilder, Doug Miller. Today, the company is known for steering clear of proprietary blends and producing high-quality, efficaciously-dosed supplements with no fillers or artificial colors. After 15 years, Core Nutritionals is entering the functional food market.

For the sports nutrition industry, functional foods refers to lower-calorie, high protein foods and snacks that curb cravings and make you feel satiated longer. Core Nutritionals say they want to give consumers an easy way to stay on track and hit their protein intake goals. To stand out in extremely crowded marketplace — much of the functional food space is dominated by protein bars — Core Nutritionals developed a creative alternative: Core Balls…

Doug’s goal with Core Balls is to provide customers with tasty, portable, and convenient snacks — with at least 20 grams of protein per serving. And most importantly, high-quality ingredients. To that end Doug charged Core Nutritionals employee, Dave Rynecki, to realize his vision.

Core Nutritionals’ Most Highly Anticipated Launch of 2020

After months of trial and error, Dave perfected a recipe and several flavors, including Fruity Cereal, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Cinnamon Raisin Cookie. There are even more flavors in development. Core Balls come in individual, resealable pouches with five balls per package. So you can eat them all at once or save some for later.

Core Balls 2020

Core’s most highly anticipated launch of 2020

One of the more unique features of Core Balls is the primary ingredient, Core PRO. Core Nutritionals developed Core PRO to be a high-quality, sustained-release protein blend with a fully disclosed label so consumers can easily see how many grams of protein come from each source.

One serving of Core PRO contains 25 grams of protein from:

  • Cold-Processed Undenatured Whey Protein Concentrate – 15.63g yielding 12.5g of complete protein
  • Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate – 6.94g yielding 6.25g of complete protein
  • Milk Protein Isolate – 6.94g yielding 6.25g of complete protein

In 2020, Core Nutritionals was extremely busy with redesigning their brand. But even so, they kept the launches coming week after week. They tell us they have some big plans in store for Black Friday and will reveal details soon. Sign up for Core Nutritionals news and deal alerts so you don’t miss out. As always, you can use code PricePlow on to save 20%! Keep reading to learn more about Core Balls.

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Core Balls Macronutrients

Core Balls is a high-protein snack that can be enjoyed any time of the day. The snacks have a balanced ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats to keep you feeling fuller for longer. As for the texture, Core Balls are soft, with a hint of a crunch from whey protein crisps.

Core Balls Box

Core balls will be sold in custom sachets and boxes.

Additional ingredients include chocolate chips, raisins, and even real fruity cereal pieces. We got a chance to try Core Balls prior to launch and we’re pleasantly surprised by the flavors, texture, ingredients, and macronutrient profile.

Here’s what one serving (five balls) of Core Balls contains:

  • Calories: 240

  • Protein: 20g

  • Fat: 10g

  • Carbohydrates: 25g

    • Sugar: 10g

The macronutrients listed above are specific to Fruity Cereal Core Balls. Macros and calories vary slightly depending on the flavor.

Core Balls Ingredients

We mentioned in the introduction that the primary ingredient in Core Balls is Core PRO, but it’s not the only ingredient.

Here’s a brief overview of all the main ingredients in Core Nutritionals’ Core Balls.

Core PRO – Core Nutritionals’ sustained-release protein powder

Core Pro Stack

Core Balls are made with the same protein blend found in Core Pro.

Core PRO is one of Core Nutritionals best selling products and this year it got a new look, formula, and flavors. It turns out that the updated Core PRO is an excellent base for Core Balls because it has a thicker consistency from the casein that’s present in milk protein isolate.

Core PRO is made up of three different protein sources:

  • Cold-Processed Undenatured Whey Protein Concentrate

  • Cross-Flow Microfiltered Whey Protein Isolate

  • Milk Protein Isolate

Core PRO also has a few other ingredients that improve the flavor, consistency, mixability, and absorption:

  • Coconut oil creamer – adds creaminess

  • Natural and artificial flavors – creates the desired flavor

  • Gum blend (gum acacia, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, guar gum, carrageenan) – is a thickening agent

  • DigeSEB (Digestive Enzyme Blend: Amylases, Lactase, Proteases, Lipase, Cellulase) – improves digestion and absorption.

Other Ingredients

Core ISO Stack

Recover with Core ISO

Here’s a breakdown of other ingredients in Core Balls:

  • Allulose syrup – a sweetener and binding agent

  • Cocoa butter – adds flavor, improves texture, and acts as a binding agent.

  • Honey – a natural sweetener and binding agent

  • Rolled oats – adds texture

  • Whey protein crisps (whey protein concentrate and corn starch) – adds crunch and improves texture.

  • Soy lethicin – acts as an emulsifier

It’s important to note that ingredients vary depending on the flavor. You may see added flavors, such as vanilla cinnamon and chocolate chips. If you’re allergic to dairy, tree nuts, or soy, then you should steer clear of Core Balls.

Core Balls Flavor Variations

Core Balls launched in three flavors: Cinnamon Raisin Cookie, Fruity Cereal, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. The company confirmed that they’re looking to expand their flavor selection soon! Some flavors in the works include Mocha Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, S’mores, PB & J, and Peanut Butter Banana.

Here’s an updated list of all the available flavors for Core Balls:

    Keep Crushing it With Core Nutritionals

    We predict Core Balls will be a major hit with customers. Core Balls contain exactly what we look for in a snack: great macronutrients, quality ingredients, a variety of flavors, and a nice texture. And the resealable pouches are really easy to take on-the-go.

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    Core balls fresh off the line.

    Core Balls may have been the company’s most highly-anticipated launch in 2020.

    Here’s a glimpse at some of their biggest releases from the past year:

    • Core Greens
    • Core Vegan
    • Core Zone
    • Core Fury (updated formula)
    • Core Pump (updated formula)
    • Core Commodities (vitamin C, vitamin D, pregnenolone, zinc, collagen)

    It doesn’t look like Core Nutritionals is slowing down anytime soon. We’re excited to see what’s coming next! Be sure to subscribe below and follow PricePlow on social media for more Core Nutritionals’ news, reviews, interviews, and deals.

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public. Mike is currently experimenting with a low Vitamin A diet.

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