Quest Protein Bars
Protein bars are one of those items that I’ve loved the convenience of, but I was never convinced they were really good for me. Many have an ingredient list that boggles the mind. I’m not crazy about getting my protein from hydrolyzed collagen and soy. The makers of Quest Bars weren’t excited about that either, so they set out to make a better protein bar. I believe they have succeeded.
Quest Bars contain a total of about 10 ingredients and taste better than any protein bar on the market. And let me tell you – I have suffered through them all. Quest Bars are a dense, chewy bar that tastes simply amazing. I was especially surprised that they were very filling. I ate one on-the-go and it carried me through a good 2 to 3 hours of running errands and shopping. The ingredient list is missing a few things, and I think you’ll be pleased. There is no sugar alcohols, no soy, no glycerin, no trans fats and no gluten. It’s also free of large, intimidating ingredients that you’d have to look up to understand what you were actually eating. It seriously doesn’t get any simpler than whey/milk protein, chicory root fiber, almond butter, dry roasted almonds, raw almonds, water, natural flavors, sea salt, lo han guo, and sucralose.
I realize that some may not know what lo han guo is. I didn’t either, so I looked it up. Turns out it’s a fruit from the siraitia grosvenorii plant in China. When used as a sweetener it has no impact on blood sugar and is non-caloric. It appears to be much like stevia.
Quest Bars are available in two different flavors – Vanilla Almond Crunch and Peanut Butter Supreme. Both flavors are phenomenal and I intend to keep a stash here at the Dungan household, although I may have to hide them from my family since they all love them too. Currently they can only be purchased online.
Nutritional Information Per Bar – Peanut Butter Supreme
- Serving Size 1 bar (60g)
- Servings Per Container 1
- Calories 220
- Calories from Fat 100
- Total Fat 11g
- Saturated Fat 1.5g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol <5mg
- Sodium 320mg
- Total Carbohydrate 20g*
- Dietary Fiber 15g*
- Sugars 3g
- Protein 20g
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Chicory Root Fiber, Peanut Butter, Dry Roasted Almonds, Water, Raw Almonds, Peanuts, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Lo Han Guo, Sucralose.
*Only 5g non-fiber carbs (from nuts, not sugar).
I heartily give this product 5 stars, a few smoldering glances, and my phone number. I have a serious crush on them.