January 10, 2013

Quest Bars Are All the Rage!

Disclosure: I received a sampler pack for review purposes from Quest Nutrition. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own. 
If you follow healthy living/fitness twitter accounts, blogs, or Instagram accounts I'm sure you've heard about Questbars.  They are all the rage because they are protein bars that have simple ingredients, actually taste good, and are not loaded with sugar!

Quest Bar Nutrition  was nice enough to send me a sampler box to test out these bars and spread the word. 


Quest bars are gluten-free and have 20 g of protein, 4 g of active carbs and no sugar added.The original line uses sucralose while the natural line uses stevia as a sweetener  They have no soy protein, no glycerine, no added junk in them.  While eating something clean such as a piece of fruit is maybe a more ideal snack, sometimes you need something that you keep with you when you're on the go and still satisfies a snack craving!

So far I've tried the chocolate brownie, strawberry cheesecake, cinnamon roll, chocolate peanut butter, and coconut cashew flavors.  I love having a bar in my bag for a late afternoon snack or when I'm on the go.  I found that Quest Bars do have that nougat texture to them.  It's recommended to microwave them for 30 seconds, and I've found that makes them a lot more delicious and appealing to me. The first time I tried the chocolate brownie flavor without microwaving it I thought it was kind of tough and chewy.  

My favorite flavor was the cinnamon roll, especially when I heated it up in the microwave.  It would be delicious crumble on top of some froyo or greek yogurt! I also love when I look at the nutrition label that it's concise and understandable.  Since I've been trying to eat clean, I look for the least amount of ingredients possible if buying non-fresh foods.

(from http://www.questproteinbar.com/) 

 I definitely recommend trying these bars! The taste is pretty great for the amount of ingredients they have.  They are a little pricey, so it's probably cheaper to buy a box online or get them when GNC is having a buy 2, get 1 free protein bar sale. I know you can purchase them at GNC stores, iHerb.com, and from the Quest Protein website.  

Let me know what your favorite protein bars are!


  1. oh man! ive been wanting to try these suckers forever! i hear so much about them, and i think they sound so good! i just havent gotten around to ordering any yet!! thanks for the review and kick in the butt to get some!! LOL!! spa <3

  2. I've been dying to try the cookies n' cream ones but they sold out at every GNC in my town. GAH!!

    1. I had the cookies n cream and was disappointed-but my bf thought they were the best flavor! I still love the double chocolate chunk and chocolate chip cookie dough the most!