Quest Protein Bar Review

Quest bar review
Quest bars review. Brenda Bennett

Finding some snacks when you are on the go that doesn't contain sugar and a load of carbs can be a challenge to find. When you are reading labels, above all you want to ensure that sugar isn't listed within the first five ingredients. Steer away from those high-sugar snacks -- sugar cravings will kick into gear if you (knowingly or unknowingly) consume sugar. As a rule, try to stay at or below 5 grams in anything store bought.

However, everyone is different and knowing what your body is able to tolerate will take some time and trial and error.

I found Quest Protein bars when looking through the numerous choices on the shelves at Whole Foods. Very few were good options for someone watching how much sugar they ingest. But these bars are quite good as far as nutrition goes, and do not contain any sugar at all. The sugar-free sweeteners used are stevia and erythritol which are recommended and featured in many homemade sugar-free recipes.

The only two drawbacks are the slightly higher carb count as well as the fact that they are costly, but overall I highly recommend them.

The Lowdown on Nutrition Info 

Ingredients in most of the bars include sea salt, soluble fiber, a protein blend, water, erythritol, stevia and natural flavors unique to each variety. Please note none of these are nut free as most contain almonds.

Each bar is usually no more than 180-190 in calories.

Fat amounts vary depending on the variety, some are between 7-9 grams. ​Cholesterol is low at just 5 mg. Sodium ranges from 190-260mg. Total carbs usually range around 22 grams but the dietary fiber ranges from anywhere between 12-15 grams. Sugars are just 2 grams in all bars. Protein ranges from 20-22 grams per bar.

If you subtract the fiber from the total carbs you have just around 7-9 grams of net carbs per bar.

Each variety has a unique flavor of its own -- Cinnamon Roll is quite tasty, but all of these are wonderful to grab-n-go and have with you whenever you are out and about.

Quest Bar Varieties:

  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Banana Nut Muffin
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • S'Mores
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Double Chocolate Chunk
  • White Chocolate Raspberry
  • Vanilla Almond Crunch
  • Mint Chocolate Chunk
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • PB & J
  • Coconut Cashew
  • Lemon Cream Pie
  • Peanut Butter Supreme
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Mixed Berry
  • Apple Pie