July 24, 2014

Product Review: Quest Bars

I admit I haven't been staying strong on the Keto diet, but I'm going to try to do it again. It's just that sometimes those parmesan rosemary truffle oil fries speak to me! EAT ME! they say and I listen... I've found this great tasting low carb product that I think will help me stay true to the diet.

My husband has tried to get me to drink these awful tasting protein drinks and try so many different types of protein bars. I think my palate is really sensitive to sweeteners because most of them taste absolutely gross except for Quest Bars! They are the best tasting protein bars I've ever had and to make them even better, most bars have 4g net carbs or less. In addition to being low carb, they are high fiber, high protein, low sugar, and gluten free! There are so many different flavors to choose from. We bought a variety pack from Amazon.com (12 for $27.98) so we could try out all the flavors and decide which ones we liked best before committing to ordering a whole box of one flavor.

The only other places I've seen Quest Bars are at Smoothie King and my gym, Lifetime Fitness. I have read that some people buy them at Whole Foods, but I did not see them at the Harbor East location when I was there last. Leave me a comment if you've been able to find these any where else!

The variety pack has 1 bar in each of the following flavors:
Banana Nut Muffin
Peanut Butter&Jelly
Peanut Butter Supreme
Lemon Cream Pie
Mixed Berry Bliss
Coconut Cashew
Strawberry Cheesecake
Chocolate Brownie
Cinnamon Roll
Apple Pie
Vanilla Almond Crunch
Chocolate Peanut Butter

So far, I've tried banana nut muffin, peanut butter & jelly, and coconut cashew. My husband has had cinnamon roll, cookies & creme, and chocolate chip cookie dough (the latter two are not part of the variety pack). Out of the three I've tried, the coconut cashew has been my favorite.

Unlike other protein bars, I did not notice any funny aftertaste. The texture of the bars are a little like taffy. A little chewy and slightly gritty. Some of the bars actually have bits of almonds, cashew, coconut, etc. which I think helps with that. I've seen on Instagram that some people have been warming the bars up and topping them with things like whipped cream and low carb ice cream. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to try Quest Bars - I've heard good things! I bought some vanilla protein powder a month ago, made one shake, and can't drink the rest of it. It's sooo gross.