I’ve never been a big fan of protein bars, protein drinks, etc. They are usually packed with sugar (worse! High Fructose Corn Syrup!) which completely defeats the purpose! Many times, they also have that medicinal aftertaste that one comes to expect from protein products.
Most protein bars do not have much, if anything in the way of fiber and sometimes they are made with some pretty questionable types of proteins like hydrolized gelatin and a lot of fillers.
In light of that, it goes without saying that I was pleasantly surprised by the Quest Bar . When comparing the ingredient list, I saw that the proteins were natural, the bars included chicory root fiber, and natural ingredients like almonds and sea salt. All the carbs are simple carbs to keep the glycemic level low. They’re sweetened with Lo Han Guo, (a Chinese herb similar to Stevia) and Sucralose so there’s no sugar or sugar alcohols.
The taste is surprisingly good too! They’re a little chewy, as we know protein bars have a tendency to be, but the flavor is considerably better than most! I liked the Peanut Butter Supreme best, but the Vanilla Almond Crunch is pretty good too!
The downside is that there’s quite a bit of fat in the Quest Bar, but it’s natural fat from nuts so it’s good fat rather than bad fat.
If you’re on a low-carb diet, I’d give the Quest Bar two thumbs up!
Each Quest Bar has 230 calories, 20 g of protein, 15 g of dietary fiber (60% of daily recommendation), no soy, no gelatin and no trans fats. The protein is 100% whey and milk isolates.
I highly recommend heating a Quest Bar in the microwave which makes it like cookie dough. Eating protein has never been so enjoyable!! They suggested the microwave in the flier that came with the bars I ordered. I was skeptical but now that I tried it, I’m hooked!
I think we’ve made history here. This is the first two-thumbs-up that I’ve given in the blog so far!
Try Quest Protein Bar, today!