Quest Bars Review – The Ultimate Quest Protein Bars Review & Taste Guide

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On April 8, 2016
Last modified:April 9, 2016

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Probably The Closest Thing You'll Find To a "Perfect" Protein Bar.

Quest Bars ReviewMy Quest Bars Review & Taste Test Guide has been a long time coming. I taste tested every Quest Bar flavour in 2015 for my Youtube channel, and always planned on doing a full on written Quest Bar Review / Taste Test Guide to all Quest Bar flavours.

Now i’ve gotten round to doing it. So im going to open with a question. Wouldn’t dieting be easy if we could eat cookie dough, oreo’s, strawberry cheesecake, white chocolate and raspberry cookies and smore’s every day?

Im pretty sure the amount of bodybuilders, fitness models and “#aesthetics #abs #fitnessmodel” hashtags on instagram would sky rocket.

I know my bodybuilding contest prep would be an absolute breeze if I could eat junk on restricted calories (who the hell is going to fit half a cookie into their macros when dieting – eat the full thing, or officially hang your head in shame)

Well if you’ve never tried quest bars before, your dieting is about to get a lot more tasty. In my quest (see the pun) to compile a complete quest bar review, i’ve tasted test every flavour of protein bar that quest has made. I’ve got the majority of these quest bar flavour tests in the below video, but a few of the flavours were released after i recorded it.

I’ve been meaning to write an article to go along with my Quest Bars Review, and with more Quest Bar Flavours being released, I thought what better time than now.

In my Quest Bars Review & Taste Test Guide of All Quest Bar Flavours im going to cover;

  • An Overall Quest Bars Review
  • My Best Quest Bar Flavour
  • My Top 5 Quest Bar Flavours
  • My Review Of Every Individual Flavour of Quest Bar Available
  • Are Quest Bars Healthy
  • Cooking With Quest Bars.
  • Are Quest Bars Good For Weight Loss?
  • Where To Buy Quest Bars (And where to buy quest bars UK)
  • Cheapest Place To Buy Quest Bars (aka where i buy Quest Bars Cheap)
  • My Recommendations For a Quest Bar Alternative

My Overall Quest Bars Review

Im not going to spend my time here looking at how you can fit protein bars into your diet, or if protein bars are good or bad for your diet. I’ve covered those topics in other articles here on the site.

This is a Quest Bars review – so heck – im gonna review some Quest bars damn it!

Quest bars are considered to be “the best protein bar” particularly among the IIFYM crowd.

This is because of their high fibre content, flavour selection, taste, and overall macro profile. Quest bars don’t contain any “nasties” such as addes sugars, minimal artificial sweeteners and are all gluten free. Just one glance at the ingredients list of a quest bar shows theres not a great deal there. The less the better when it comes to protein bars in my opinion – making quest bars healthy.

Quest Bars weigh in at 60g – about average for a protein bar. The entire range clocks in at around 170-210 calories and each provides around 20-22g of protein per bar.

An average fat content for Quest Bars would be around 5g of fat, however some, such as the vanilla almond crunch (which has 9g) has more.

The nutty flavour bars all contain higher fats, but less carbohydrates. There is honestly no need to get hung up on the calories though, if you’re not super strict, as the difference on 40kcals a day (assuming you’re eating one) isn’t going to have an impact on your diet or goals.

Quest Bar’s main ingredient, which is protein (always a good sign) is whey protein isolate, and milk protein isolate. Both of these protein sources are excellent sources of protein ( I talk more about the different types of protein here and the differences in whey protein here).

Providing you’re carrying out some kind of resistance training, please – anything but Crossfit (oh how I jest), and you’re eating enough protein, you will build muscle.

All Quest Bars are high in fibre, and are low in net carbs, meaning they clock in extremely low on the Glyceamic Index. This is because the carbohydrate use to make these bars is a source of fibre. Quest used to use Isomatooligosaccharide. Fiberous carbohydrates are not digested and used as an energy source by the body, meaning the “net carbs” are extremely low in these bars.

In 2015, Quest swapped their source of fibre to soluble corn fiber. It affected the taste of the bars somewhat, and was met with a mixed review at first. The full reasoning for this change can be found on the Quest Blog in this post. However Quest Nutrition have been listening to feedback and have revised the recipe to ensure that the taste is once again (generally) well received and favoured.

I’ve ate all Quest Bars using their old recipe. I’ve also tried the majority of the bars with the soluble corn fiber. Is there a difference, maybe  a tiny bit. If you eat quest bars every day, then yeah you’re likely to notice the difference. If you eat a quest bar for breakfast, or as a snack between meals every so often…. You’ll never know the recipe was changed.

Each bar also contains the following minerals (albeit in varying amounts dependent on flavours)

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium

Im going to give you a taste test of each quest bar flavour, and you can also see me taste testing & reviewing almost every flavour of Quest Bars in the video below.

First thought, let me give you my overall taste/texture review.

Overall, Quest Bars are a chewy bar. If you’ve only ever had chocolate protein bars, then you wont be able to imagine what these are like.

Some of the bars, such as the chocolate chip cookie dough Quest bar as so soft and effortless to chew.

Others however, such as the chocolate peanut butter quest bar (and the majority of the nut based bars) are much more firm.

As a very vague comparison, imagine something between the consistency of fudge, and a Refreshers bar. It’s a weird comparison – I know. Once you’ve tried Quest bars though, you’ll understand.

Many of the bars have “chunks” in them, and these are extremely generous. Such as the white chocolate chunks in the white chocolate raspberry flavour, or the chunks in the cookies n crème quest bar.

Others don’t have any chunks, and are instead just a “plain” bar, with the bar itself being flavoured.

The exception to this is the Pumpkin Spice Quest bar. This is coated in a pumpkin flavoured coating, with “bobbly” bits (super technical term).

Eating more than 2 quest bars in one sitting (I’ve done it – don’t judge) is a jaw workout.

My Best Quest Bar Flavour

In my opinion, the best quest bar flavour is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar.

The bar is so soft and chewy, and actually doesn’t hurt your jaw when eating more than 2. It taste exactly as you’d expect cookie dough to taste like.

The chocolate chunks littered throughout taste amazing. The bar can be eaten straight out of the packet, but also taste amazing when nuked in the microwave for 10-20 seconds.

Warm Quest Bar cookie…. Packed with protein… awesome!

My Top 5 Quest Bar Flavours

In no particular order, if I was to recommend just 5 Quest bars it would be;

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Ok this one is in order – it’s my number 1 recommendation)
  2. Cookies n Crème Quest Bar
  3. S’mores Quest Bar
  4. White Chocolate Chip Raspberry Quest Bar
  5. Cinnamon Roll Quest Bar

Individual Quest Bar Flavour Reviews (And my Quest Bar Taste Test)

Here im going to give you my thoughts on each individual flavour of Quest Bar having taste tested each one. If you’re the kind of crazy cat who likes some video and audio to accompany their reading, then check out my Quest Bar Taste Test & Full Review video below.

Quest Bar Cinnamon Roll Review

My Rating – 10/10
Try If:
You love a strong cinnamon flavour, cinnabons or cinnamon rolls from a bakery.

quest bar cinnamon roll reviewBy far, this is on of my favourites. Im not a huge “sweets” or “candy” type of guy. When im in the mood for a cheat, I much prefer baked goods. You know, cookies, doughs, and if im in the vicinity – a cinnabon

This is one of the best flavour quest bars, as the taste hits a cinnamon roll or a cinnamon bun perfectly. Its uncanny how Quest Nutrition have been able to actually capture the taste of the cinnamon roll into a protein bar.

The cinnamon taste is very strong, which is exactly what any cinnamon lover wants. The bar itself looks grainy, as if littered with cinnamon. This isn’t a bar with just a few blobs of cinnamon flavour here and there, or cinnamon chunks. This flavour Quest Bar oozes cinnamon with every, single, bite.

The texture of this bar is one of the softer bars (which means I can eat more without jaw ache). The softer texture is reminiscent of a soft, and slightly sticky bun, further capturing the authenticity of a true, freshly baked cinnamon roll.

The Cinnamon roll Quest Bar also makes one of the best baked quest bars. Either as a cookie in the oven, or my personal favourite method, nuked for 15 seconds in the microwave.

Its hard for me to just have 1 of these and stop.

Cinnamon Roll Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Erythritol, Natural Flavors, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Calcium Carbonate, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Calories 170
Total Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 200mg
Potassium 95mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Fiber 14g
Sugars 1g
Protein 20g

Quest Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Review

My Rating 10/10
Try If:
You love warm cookie dough, cookie dough straight from the fridge, or half baked cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Review

 

This is the official best selling quest bar – does it make it the best Quest Bar? Well in my opininon yes. This is the best flavour Quest Bar you can get.

Imagine a batch of half-baked cookies, or warm cookie dough, clumped together to form a bar and littered with chocolate chunks. Not chips – chunks. This is exactly what you’re getting when you bite into a chocolate chip cookie dough quest bar.

The entire bar is a delightful tasting cookie dough flavour, that has the perfect soft, chewy texture. The bar itself feels like eating raw, but firm, cookie dough. Imagine taking a lump of cookie dough straight from the fridge, and you’ve got the right idea.

The bar has an ever so slightly salty taste, which perfectly compliments the sweetness of the cookie dough flavour.

Chocolate chunks are littered, very generously throughout this bar, and they taste amazing.

As good as this bar is “plain” it tastes so much better when microwaved. If I could only recommend one Quest Bar Flavour to you, then it would be this. I could quite easily stockpile on box after box of this (and I usually do from Predator Nutrition Here when they’re selling cheap “dated stock”) and never get sick. As good as the other flavours of Quest Bars are, nothing comes anywhere close to the cookie dough chocolate chip quest bar for just pure awesome flavour, taste and texture.

It is exactly what you’d expect it to taste like, and really is the perfect way to “cheatclean”

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate),Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Unsweetened Chocolate, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Cocoa Butter, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Calories 190
Total Fat 9g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 210mg
Potassium 115mg
Total Carbs 20g
Fiber 14g
Protein 21g

Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar Review

My Rating 7/10
Try If:
You like a creamy, strawberry cheesecake like flavour, with a blend of “sweet and sour”.

quest bar strawberry cheesecake review

If you like fresh, fruity flavours, then this is for you. It doesn’t just taste like strawberry, this protein bar actually tastes like a Strawberry Cheesecake. I have no idea how Quest manage to capture some of the tastes like they do, but this is an authentic tasting bar.

This flavour Quest Bar uses dried strawberries throughout the bar to deliver a fresh & fruity straweberry flavour. The cheesecake flavour is creamy, and honestly, just takes like you’d expect cheesecake to. There is almost a “sour” flavour to it, which is what I think helps deliver the cheesecake flavour

The texture is firm, and is a massive contrast to what you’d expect a cheesecake texture to be like. It’s strange, but it works.

Fans of fruity desserts will definitely enjoy this. The texture is quite firm, so eating more than 2 might give you a bit of trouble.

All in all, a decent, and authentic tasting flavour.

Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Erythritol, Natural Flavors, Dried Strawberries, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 170
Total Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 160mg
Potassium 35mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Fiber 13g
Protein 20g

Quest Double Chocolate Chunk Review

My Rating 8/10
Try If: You’re a chocolate addict and love double (or triple) chocolate cookies.

Quest Bar Double Chocolate Chunk Review

When I first started having this flavour Quest Bar I wasn’t a huge fan. I thought – at best – it tasted “ok”. However this is one of those flavours that slowly grew on me, but then I quickly loved as soon as I microwaved it.

This is a chocolate lovers wet dream. The bar itself is a solid chocolate flavour, containing cocoa butter, cocoa and unsweetened chocolate. It’s hard to find a bad tasting chocolate whey protein, so its no surprise that the chocolate flavours in this double chocolate chunk flavour quest bar taste good.

The chocolate flavour in this is absolutely unreal. Then, on top of that, you have chocolate chunks, similar to that found in the cookie dough chocolate chip quest bar. Rounding off a perfect chocolate loaded bar.

However, when you microwave this quest bar, its like turning the dial to 11.

A warm, chocolate like cookie dough, with chocolate chunks throughout is the end result.

It doesn’t rank in my top 5 flavours, as in all honesty, im not a huge double chocolate cookie guy.

However Im rating it so highly because even I love this. More importantly, chocolate lovers will absolutely adore this. It faithfully captures the flavour on the name of the packet, and does so in excellent fashion.

This flavour quest bar is flavoured with only natural flavours as well, no sucralose. Stevia is the sweetener used in this bar.

It is the double chocolate chunk flavour quest bar that was used as the foundation of the mint chocolate chunk bar to.

Double Chocolate Chunk Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Erythritol, Water, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Cocoa Butter, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia)

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 180
Total Fat 8g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 170mg
Potassium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Fiber 13g
Protein 20g

Quest Bar Coconut Cashew Review

My Rating 5/10
Try If:
You prefer an unsweetened coconut flavour.

quest bar coconut cashew review

This was a disappointment. Im not too keen on coconut itself, but enjoy coconut flavoured foods. I love cashews. I love their creamy texture, the taste, cashew nut butter. So I expected to really like this bar.

It really is a unique flavour bar, i’ve yet to see any other brand of protein bar launch anything similar to this flavour.

The flavour itself just doesn’t do it for me. Yes I can taste coconut, I can taste cashew, but im just left feeling “meh”. It isn’t overly sweet, which you may like, but I preferred something a lot sweeter.

For me, I’d like to see this a lot sweeter. However you might like the taste as it is.

The bar is one of the more “firmer” options in regards to the texture.

Overall, I wouldn’t buy another box of these. I probably wouldn’t buy a single bar of them (unless it was reduced or discounted heavily). When there are so many other amazing flavours, and so many other “above average flavours” it makes no sense for me to buy anything less than average.

Coconut Cashew Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Erythritol, Dried Coconut, Natural Flavors, Cashews, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 190
Total Fat 8g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 180mg
Potassium 35mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Quest Bar Chocolate Brownie Review

My Rating 7/10
Try If: You like warm chocolate brownies (just make sure to microwave this Quest Bar)

Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar Review

By themself, these are a bit “meh”. Yes they taste similar to a brownie, but between the Quest Bar texture, and the fact that its called a brownie, but isn’t actually a brownie, it was hard for me to get excited about this flavour.

In all honestly, its a disappointment. Anyone looking for a healthier brownie would be better off checking out something like the Myproteins’ Protein Brownie. That is an authentic brownie, packed with protein.

Chocolate Brownie Quest Bars just aren’t a brownie, they know it, I know it, and now you know it.

I actually ate one of these flavour bars, and then didn’t have anymore for a long, long time.

However, I then decided to microwave this Quest Bar…. and things got a whole lot better. In all honesty, I would never eat this flavour Quest Bar unless it was microwaved.

This is one of the best baked Quest Bars you can have, either out of the over or microwave – both are good. Once you’ve nuked this in the microwave and it goes warm and soft, it’s hard to tell the difference between this and a warm chocolate brownie.

Scoop a tub of whey hey protein ice cream over your baked quest bar chocolate brownie, and you’ve got the perfect Saturday night guilt free cheat meal. The problem here is then portion control, its easy to throw another, and another in the microwave….

Would I buy a box of these? Yes – but only if they were discounted heavily. So i’d only consider getting a short dated box from Predator Nutrition (Check to see if they’re in stock for a cheap price here). Would I pay full price for these? No.

Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Water, Natural Flavors, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 170
Total Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 260mg
Potassium 260mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Fiber 15g
Protein 20g

Quest Bar Banana Nut Muffin Review

My Rating 9/10
Try If: You love the taste of mom’s freshly home-cooked banana bread or banana nut loaf.

Quest Bar Banana Nut Muffin Review

Exactly what i’d expect these to taste like. I find it so strange that Quest Nutrition can capture the flavour of desserts, and pack them into their Quest Protein Bars. Its uncanny.

Not only this bar taste like banana, it actually tastes like a banana muffin. If you ever grew up with this kind of food for breakfast, then this will make an awesome Quest Bar for breakfast.

In all honesty the nutty taste is a bit of an afterthought. Its the banana muffin flavour that takes the cake here. Infact it probably resembles more of  banana bread or banana loaf to me. Not that im complaining. You can taste the nuttyness in this bar, but the banana flavour takes centre stage, harder than John Cena during an episode of Monday Night Raw – everything else is there, but feels like an after thought.

The Quest Bar Banana Nut Muffin flavour is one of the most authentic flavours of the entire range. Perhaps banana muffins aren’t your cup of tea – that’s fine. But if you do like them, then this flavour Quest Bar will satisfy you.

So if you’re more of a Donkey Kong as opposed to Prince Peach, you’ll be able to go BANANAS on this. Ok, that was a dreadful and overly forced pun.

Banana Nut Muffin Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Erythritol, Natural Flavors, Walnuts, Dried Bananas, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia), Cinnamon.
Macros Per 60g Bar:

Total Calories 180
Total Fat 8g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 190mg
Potassium 45mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Fiber 13
Protein 20g

Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar Review

My Rating 7/10
Try If:
You love almonds… and vanilla. A sweet bar that oozes with small almond pieces and an vanilla essence flavour.

quest bar vanilla almond crunch review

The Vanilla Almond Crunch Quest Bar must be one of the least popular flavours out there. Im not sure why, its not in my top 5, but its one of my favourites.

The bar has a, not sickly, vanilla essence flavour running through it. Very fine chopped almond pieces are littered throughout the bar, which blends excellently with vanilla flavouring of the bar.

The sweet flavour of the bar is really nice!

What I don’t look about this flavour is the texture. It’s definitely one of the harder bars, and is quite difficult to eat.

This flavour Quest Bar is quite basic & simple, but it does the job and provides a sweet, vanilla & almond flavoured bar.

Vanilla Almond Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Sucralose.

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 190
Total Fat 9g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 230mg
Potassium 45mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
Fiber 15g
Protein 20g

Peanut Butter Supreme Quest Bar Review

My Rating 4/10
Try If:
Quite hard for to recommend in all honesty, i suppose if you like peanuts and really really want a poor tasting bar that fails to capture the taste of peanut butter.

quest bar peanut butter supreme review

Im a self confessed peanut butter addict. I like it so much that I started my “Nut Shot” peanut butter review guide.

Whenever I see something that is peanut butter flavour, I naturally gravitate towards it because, well, Peanutbutter damn it!

Imagine my disappointment when I tried this bland, roasted peanut flavoured Quest Bar.

Is it bad… yes. This was actually the first Quest Bar Flavour i ever tried to. I got it for free at Bodypower 2014, thankfully I had a few other free bars, otherwise i probably wouldn’t have tried any others after this bad experience.

A more appropriate title for this would probably be “roasted peanuts”. It just doesn’t taste like peanut butter what so ever. Its as if Quest Nutrition forget to add the other ingredients to this bar.

What’s more disappointing is the packaging. It shows a peanutbutter looking pie with whipped cream covered in chopped nuts. But what Quest delivers is a bar they’ve forgot to add any flavour or character to. Extremely disappointing.

When Quest Nutrition can cram a s’mores bar, or cookie dough into a quest bar, it begs belief how they couldn’t nail a peanut butter flavoured bar.

Peanut Butter Supreme Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Peanuts, Water, Almonds, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 200
Total Fat 10g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 180mg
Potassium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Peanut Butter & Jelly Quest Bar Review

My Rating 1/10
Try If:
You enjoy rating bland, flavourless, jaw cramping protein bars.

quest bar pb and j review

Just when I thought my disappointment levels had peaked with the peanut butter supreme, I tried the peanut butter jelly flavour Quest Bar.

This is an even bigger disappointment than the Peanut Butter Supreme. If i blind tast-tested both flavours, I honestly wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

I honestly thought these things were the same bar, just in a different wrapper. That was until i realised the horrible after taste that was present in the PB&J Quest Bars.

I don’t know what the hell it is – but in the words of Booker T – I don’t like it – I don’t like it at all.

I don’t know what flavour “jelly” is meant to be in this bar, it was rather tasteless for me. Ranking this worst than the peanut butter supreme as it is more of a let down, and outright tastes worst.

Maybe the idea with this Quest Bar flavour is to make the sandwhich yourself. You know, get some bread, and use this Quest Bar as the filling? I think i’ve actually just made myself vomit a little.

How the hell Quest Nutrition can capture the taste of a cinnamon roll into a protein bar, but mess up so, so badly with a peanut butter & jelly flavour bar is beyond me.

The texture of this flavour is horrendous to. Very hard and rigid – a broken jaw waiting to happen.

Oh and these things clock in at 200 calories, one of the higher calorie bars. No thanks.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Peanuts, Almonds, Water, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 200
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 200mg
Potassium 150mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Fiber 13g
Protein 20g

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar Review

My Rating 1/10
Try If:
You’re a real chocolate fiend and are looking for a firm, hard chocolate bar that has a nutty taste.

quest bar chocolate peanut butter review

Continuing with the theme of disappointment (and I don’t mean my lovers’ dashed expectations when they get into bed with me) no. Im talking about my expectations of peanut butter inspired Quest Bar Flavours.

I honestly expected the Peanut Butter range to be some of the best Quest Bar Flavours. However with each new flavour tried, my expectations are dashed harder than my aforementioned lovers.

What we have here is a very hard, plastic type bar, that has a hint of chocolate, with no real “oomf”, taste or sweetness to it.

When I think of chocolate peanut butter – I think Reeses. Whether its peanut butter cups, reeses chocolate spread, or any of their chocolate bars.

Quest Nutrition obviously has different thoughts.

This is the kind of bar that (for better or worst) should have been filled with some kind of sweeteners, to make it actually taste nice. This flavour Quest Bar does not resemble what anyone would expect when thinking about chocolate peanut butter.

It is made worst by the terrible, hard and extremely chewy texture. I got a full box of these (as part of my video taste testing) and ate just one. I gave the rest away they were that bad.

This bar has no redeeming qualities. Oh and forget about microwaving this flavour, as it tastes rubbish when nuked.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Peanuts, Water, Erythritol, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 170
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 200mg
Potassium 180mg
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Apple Pie Quest Bar Review

My Rating 8/10
Try If:
You enjoy sweet spices, a soft (almost sticky) texture bar…. oh an apple pies.

applie pie quest bar review

This is one of the Quest Bar flavours I wasn’t looking forward to. I actually don’t like baked apples. So that means apple pie, strudel or crumble is off the menu for me. I also don’t like dried apple pieces (the types you get in porridge and granola)

I personally wouldn’t say this tastes like an apple pie (which for me is good), rather this is more of a cinnamon flavoured bar, with spiced apple pieces throughout.

The base bar is different from the cinnamon roll flavour. It’s not that bar with added apple.

The blend of the apple pieces and flavouring, along with the slight and subtle cinnamon rich bar makes for a winning combination.

I’d genuinely buy a box of these again, providing they were heavily discounted.

The texture of the bar is very soft, almost sticky. I don’t know why, but it really lends itself to making the apple flavouring even nicer. Id avoid microwaving this Quest Bar. It makes the apple go a bit funky.

 Apple Pie Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Apples, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Malic Acid.

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 190
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 210mg
Potassium 40mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Lemon Cream Pie Quest Bar Review

My Rating 8/10
Try If:
You’re looking for something tangy, and similar in texture to a refreshers bar.

quest bar lemon cream pie review

This if one of those flavours I’d have put off from trying if I wasn’t taste testing every Quest Bar. I don’t know why – maybe because lemon doesn’t seem as naughty as some of the other flavours Quest delivers, but there was just no strong appeal drawing me to it.

I like lemon flavoured things, but I don’t get excited by them. This is probably why I liked this Quest Bar flavour as much as I did – it absolutely smashed my expectations.

The lemon flavour is tangy, but not at all sour. I do wonder where the cream pie comes into things though – as I wasn’t tasting any pie when eating this.

The texture of the bar is sticky, and reminds me of something like a refresher bar or a MAOAM– you know a more traditional candy bar, not a man made protein bar that happens to have some artificial fruity flavouring.

These bars are chewy, but no more so than say a refresher bar, so eating more than 1 or 2 in 1 sitting wouldn’t cause any jaw ache.

Its not in my top 5 best quest bar flavours, but its pretty damn close. Id happily have a reserve of these at home and pick into them every so often.

If you’re the type of person who prefers “chewy sweet bars” then you need to try the lemon cream pie quest bar flavour.

The lemon cream pie flavour Quest Bar is probably one of the most underrated protein bars available – which is a damn shame and I feel it deserves more justice.

Lemon Cream Pie Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Erythritol, Water, Natural Flavors, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 170
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 240mg
Potassium 85mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Mixed Berry Quest Bar Review

My Rating 7/10
Try If:
You enjoy a fruit and nut combination that isn’t dessert style sweet.

quest bar mixed berry bliss review

Im glad Im getting chance to write a Quest Bar Mixed Berry Flavour review, as I feel this is a bar that is confused about what it wants to be.

From the packet, I expected it to be zesty, and tangy, with all the flavours of the rainbow. Erm i mean berries in the ingredients list.

Instead, what I think this bar is more like, is a mixture of dried fruits added to the peanut butter supreme.

The peanut butter supreme Quest Bar is terrible. It’s bland. However throw some fruits in there, and you’ve got a good solid flavour here.

It’s not amazing, but theres something about this bar I really like.

Its a massive contrast to the extremely sweet range of dessert inspired flavours that Quest delivers.

The mixed berry Quest Bar is more subtle in flavour, and the hard, firm texture and nutty taste of the bar goes really well with the mixed berries.

I’d actually avoid recommending this bar as there is nothing “special” about it. It doesn’t capture an awesome dessert into a healthy protein bar. It doesn’t flood your taste buds with a sweet dessert or fruity taste.

It’s just a nutty flavoured bar with some berries in it. I don’t know why I like it so much, I just do it. Sure there are better Quest Bar flavours available, but this is good for when you want a break from sickly desserts.

Mixed Berry Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Dried Blueberries, Dried Strawberries, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 190
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 210mg
Potassium 40mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Chocolate Mint Chunk Quest Bar Review

My Rating 6/10
Try If:
You love the chocolate flavoured Quest Bars & love mint.

Quest Bar Mint Chocolate Chunk Review

What a disappointment! I remember this bar launched not long after I filmed my ultimate Quest Bar Flavours taste test video.

It was all over twitter and Youtube, and I couldn’t wait for some UK suppliers to stock it. I managed to pick one up from a small supplement store in Newcastle.

The bar tasted “ok” at best, but just wasn’t too my preferences. Im not saying this is a bad flavour Quest Bar, rather, it just didn’t do it for me.

The texture was good. The chocolate flavour goes well with mint. But something about this bar just didn’t click for me.

It has everything you would want however, a strong minty taste to compliment the chocolate bar. Plenty of chunks littered throughout the entire bar.

Its not that this is a bad bar – its loved online. It just wasn’t to my tastes. I probably wouldn’t buy another single bar, never mind a full box.

Just because its loved by the majority doesn’t mean im going to confirm and write my review to please anyone who might be reading it. Im giving my thoughts about what these bars tasted like. I just wasn’t too hot on this.

Chocolate Mint Chunk Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Dextrin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Sucralose, Color (Fruit Juice, Turmeric), Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Peppermint Oil, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia)

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 190
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 210mg
Potassium 125mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 15g
Protein 20g

Cookies & Cream Quest Bar Review

My Rating 10/10
Try If:
You love Oreo’s & love chunks littered throughout your Quest Bar. Nuff’ said.

Cookies and Cream Quest Bar Review

One of my top 5 flavour Quest Bars. The Cookies & Cream flavour quest bar is absolutely amazing.

The bar itself is soft, and creamy. Its littered with cookie & cream chunks throughout which taste perfect.

This and the Cookie Dough Choc Chip are the 2 bars i’d recommend to anyone.

I absolutely adore everything about this bar. The biscuit pieces are nice, but the creamy white chunks are even better. I know im not the only one who buys oreos, splits them, scrapes the cream off and then bins the biscuit… am i?

The base bar itself tastes absolutely unreal to. I’ve tried other brands cookies and cream bars. Whilst bars such as B-up, Oh Yeah Victory, Myprotein and Nutramino are nice. They’re not Quest Bar Cookies n Cream Bar Flavour nice.

You can microwave this flavour, and it tastes ok, but the best way to eat the Quest Bar Cookies & Cream Flavour is just straight out of the packet.

This is one of those flavours you can have bar after bar, and will have to ask someone to hide the box from you, otherwise they wont last more than 1 sitting.

Quest Bar Cookies n Cream Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Dextrin, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sucralose, Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 190
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 210mg
Potassium 115mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
Fiber 14g
Protein 21g

S’Mores Quest Bar Review

My Rating 10/10
Try If:
You love overly sweet bars, marshmallows, and graham crackers… aka…. S’mores!

smores quest bar review

One of the newer Quest Bar flavours that have been launched. I actually had never heard of a S’mores until trying this bar. They must be popular in America, but over here in the UK… not so much! Thanks to everyone who replied in the comments section of my Youtube video though!

The bar itself is one of the more unique flavours, and contains chocolate chunks. I think the sweetness of the core bar is to replicate the marshmallow in S’mores, which I like.

This flavour is almost a combination of the cookie dough chocolate chip flavour Quest Bar, and the Cookies and Cream Quest Bar.

I actually visited Florida in 2015, and tried S’mores from Trader Joes. I’ve gotta say, i much preferred the S’mores Quest Bar flavour over the real thing!

The S’mores flavour Quest Bar also makes for a good choice to microwave.

I really don’t have anything bad to say about this bar.

S’mores Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Erythritol, Unsweetened Chocolate, Natural Flavors, Palm Oil, Cocoa Butter, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia), Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum.

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 180
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 180mg
Potassium 70mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Fiber 13g
Protein 20g

White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar Review

My Rating 10/10
Try If:
You love the combination of white chocolate & raspberry… lets be honest, who doesn’t? (Oh and if you like CHUNKS in your Quest Bar)

White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar Review

Another of my personal top 5 Quest Bar Flavours. This thing is just damn good!

First of all, let me talk to you about the chunks in this thing. This entire protein bar is littered with white chocolate chunks. Looks like the milky bar kid is all grown up.

The bar sports a tarty flavour, thanks to the dried raspberries, and has a unique sweetness to it. Complimented of course by the white chocolate chunks.

This is one of those flavours that I could work through an entire box in 1 sitting. In the words of Triple H (and if these Quest Bars could speak ) “Im THAT, Damn, Good!”

White chocolate & Raspberry is a winning combination. From muffins, to cookies, cheesecake, and everything in between , it just works.

This bar just screams “dessert” but in good ol’ quest fashion, it’s not a cheat, its a way to #cheatclean damn it!

If you’re one for indulging in really “desserty” desserts, then you’ll need to try this Quest Bar Flavour. The White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bar looks the part, and more importantly, tastes the part.

Don’t mess about microwaving it, just eat it out of the packet. Then another, and another.

 White Chocolate & Raspberry Quest Bar Nutrition & Ingredients

Ingredients: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Cocoa Butter, Dried Raspberries, Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia)

Macros Per 60g Bar

Total Calories 200
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 200mg
Potassium 45mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Fiber 14g
Protein 20g

Newest Flavour Quest Bar – Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar Review

My Rating 7/10
Try If:
You love sweet spices, and want something that is a Quest Bar, but tastes nothing like a Quest Bar.

Pumpkin Spice Quest Bar Review

Pumpkin Pie – the newest flavour Quest Bar. Anytime a new Quest Bar flavour is released, excitement reaches silly levels. I’ve never witnessed anything as cringe worth as the Quest Nutrition fan boys on Youtube making their “new quest bar unboxing” videos. It personifies cheese.

Anyway, im not here to criticize (see talk truth) about cringe worth youtubers (damn – have you checked out mine http://www.youtube.com/shreddybrek) nope, im here to review the Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar.

First of all, take the wrapper away, and you wouldn’t identify this as a Quest Bar. Its so different to all of the other bars. I don’t just mean flavour, i mean in terms of the bar itself. The style, the presentation, texture.

First of all, the Pumpkin Pie Quest Bar flavour is coated with an orange Pumpkin Icing coating. It kinds of reminds me of a yoghurt style coating – the types you’d get on the Maximuscle Blueberry Smoothie bar, or Oh Yeah Bars.

Under this winter-warming coat of pumpkin spice likes a rockfall of crumbled graham crackers. It takes some work actually biting into this Quest Bar because of how thick the coating is. Once you manage to work your way to the actual bar itself, you’ll find a Quest Bar with a flavour contrasting of cinnamon and spice.

Not as strong tasting as the cinnamon roll bar, and the vanilla is probably a stronger taste than what is present in the vanilla almond crunch bar. This flavour doesn’t quite live up to the “Pumpkin Pie” name. Instead you get a unique blend of the 2 flavours, vanilla and cinnamon. I expected the core bar to have a pumpkin flavour to it, but that is reserved just for the thick layer of coating.

Microwaving this quest bar is where the Pumpkin Pie flavour shines. The first thing you’ll notice after nuking this in the microwave is that the pumpkin coating will begin to melt. Once you take a bite into it, you’ll notice the core bar is much more like a pie consistency.

The taste of the bar wasn’t affected, it just made it more unique in texture, and more enjoyable to eat. It actually resembled more of a pie.

This newest flavour Quest Bar is limited edition, and can’t actually be purchased on the Quest Nutrition website anymore. Most online supplement stores that sell Quest Bars (which I’ll cover below) should still have some of these in stock however.

Are Quest Bars Healthy?

Whenever im seen eating a Quest bar people firstly ask me “what’s that you’re eating”. Understandable – it isn’t a Tupperware full of bland chicken and dry rice.

Next up it’s “are Quest Bars Good For You?”

Are Quest Bars Good For You?

As someone who is experienced with dieting for fat loss and muscle gain, especially extreme dieting such as bodybuilding contest prep, Im far detached from having to wonder if a food is good for me or not.

Using a quest bar bodybuilding style approach, I simply factor it into my macros for the day.

A Quest Nutrition Bar contains 20g of protein minimum, a high amount of fibre and moderate fats. So its so easy to fit into my bodybuilding diet. So yes, I can have Quest Bars For Weight Gain, or if im dieting on lower carbs (whether its contest prep or just cutting for Summer) i can do a quest bar low carb diet.

To answer a question like “are quest bars healthy” or “are quest bars good for weight loss” is very hard to answer on face value.

I suppose the simple answer is “yes – quest bars are healthy” HOWEVER this is such a vague statement.

One of the best reasons why Quest Bars are good for you is their high fibre content, and macro ratio.

By definition, everyone thinks “low carb quest bars” when picking a protein bar for weight loss. This is because the majority of the carbohydrate content is fibre. This is what makes you feel fuller for longer, and your body doesn’t absorb it like regular carbs. This is why the packets show Quest Bars as being so low carb (See “net carb”).

They are a good source of protein with minimal carb content, and to be honest, they are one of the tastiest & most convenient ways to increase your fibre content. I would never base my diet around eating only quest bars however – I wouldn’t do that with any food!

Are All Quest Bars Gluten Free?

Yes – All Quest bars are gluten free.

Quest bars are also free from; soya, wheat, hydrogenated fats and sugar alcohols.

Cooking With Quest Bars

There are a ton of recipes on the official quest nutrition website http://www.questnutrition.com/cookbook

Not wanting to go all Gordon Ramsey with your Quest Bar Cooking? Try these instead.

Microwave Quest Bars

As a quick fix that requires no effort, you should definitely microwave your quest bar – especially the Smore’s and choc chip cookie dough quest bar! This ends up tasting exactly like warm cookie dough, the same type from Pizza Hut (which is the best ive ever tasted!)

Quest Bar Cookies

As easy way to bake quest bars, and get some awesome tasting, high protein cookies!

Flatten your quest bar into a cookie shape (or shapes).

Put it in the oven for around 8 minutes. The result, a baked quest bar or a quest bar cookie!

The top flavour to do this with, in my opinion, is the chocolate chip cookie dough quest bar.

However other some of the other best quest bar flavours to bake with are;

  • Chocolate Brownie
  • S’mores
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Double Choc Chunk

Make Your Own Quest Bar Recipes

If you eat Quest Bars everyday then you’ve either wondered;

  • Where is the cheapest place to buy Quest Bars
  • How can I make my own Quest Bars at home

Well you’re in luck! All you need is whey protein, fiber syrup (which I get cheap using a My Protein Discount Code and buying from myprotein.com) and your fillings/toppings.

Here are 2 homemade Quest Bar recipes to get you started.

Lucky Charms Homemade Quest Bar Recipe

Vanilla Almond Crunch Homemade Quest Bar Recipe

Are Quest Bars Good For Weight Loss?

Quest bars can be good for weight loss because they contain;

  • High protein content
  • High fibre content
  • Low net carb content
  • Moderate fat

They take a bit of chewing so its unlikely you’ll scoff one in seconds. The high fibre and protein content will make you feel fuller for longer.

So in that sense, if you’re wondering “are quest bars good for weight loss” they would be a good choice.

What isn’t good however is thinking “quest bars are a protein bar , so i can eat as many as I want”.

If you eat too much of anything that includes fruit and vegetables, to put you into a calorie surpluss you will gain weight. (more on that in the next section).

A Quest bar would make a healthy , fat loss-aiding alternative to a regular chocolate or candy bar.

How To Track Carbs From A Quest Bar?

Tracking Quest Bar macros is a pretty hefty quest in itself. Probably on par with Frodo venturing to Middle Earth, or Luke trying to turn Vader from the dark side.

There are so many questions, and opinions floating around on various flexible dieting forums about how to track quest bar carbs.

Ultimately there isn’t “1 right way” to track carbs from a quest bar. The important thing is, however you decide to track your quest bar carbs, be consistent with that approach.

Below are the different ways you can the carb’s from a quest bar.

Include Fiber In Your Total Carbohydrate Count

Lets say you need 200g of carbohydrates a day, and 40g of which is fiber.

Then make sure, at the end of the day that you’ve ate 200g of carbs, and that 40g of these carbs are fiber.

If you adopt this approach then you want to make sure you’re doing this every day.

Dont think one day that you’re extra hungry so you’ll have 200g of carbs, plus another 40g of fiber resulting in a total of 240g carbs.

Fiber On Top Of Carbohydrates

A lot of people, bodybuilders in particular, do not count fiber in their total carbohydrate requirement.

So if you need 200g of carbs, and 40g of fiber, at the end of the day when you have tracked all your food, you would be sitting pretty with 240g of carbs.

The way you track your carbs isn’t that important. If you notice too much weight gain when not including fiber in your carb content, just swap to including fiber as part of your carbs.

The more important thing to do is be consistent with however you track carbs from a quest bar.

My Quest Bar Weight Gain Journey

Whilst Quest Bars are a useful protein for weight loss, when factored into a calorie controlled diet, if you don’t control yourself with them, you can actually end up consuming more calories than what you’re requiring.

For example – I once had 16 boxes of quest bars. Because I had so many, if i was feeling a little bit peckish, not hungry, just peckish, id grab one and eat it. I could go through 3 of these a day, just as snacks, on top of all my other meals.

This was my experience with a quest bar weight gain diet. I didn’t get “fat” by any stretch. However consuming too many calories will lead to weight gain.

Quest bars are tasty, and because its a case of opening a packet and eating it, there is little barrier to actually eating one.

If you correctly factor Quest Bars into your meal plan, they are an excellent protein bar to help you lose weight (or gain weight if that is your goal).

Lowest Calorie Quest Bar

People probably think that the lowest calorie quest bar is, by default, the healthiest quest bar. SO of course i’ve been asked “what is the healthiest quest bar flavour”.

My answer would be they’re all equally “healthy”. You aren’t necessarily looking for the “healthiest quest bar flavour” you’re simply looking for the lowest carb quest bar, which is also likely to have the lowest total calories.

The lowest calorie quest bar is:

The lowest calorie quest bar contains 170 calories. There are a few Quest Bar flavours that contain this low calorie count, which include;

  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Lemon Cream Pie

The Lowest Carb Quest Bar Is:

The Lowest Carb Quest Bar contains 20 carbohydrates. There are a 3 low carbohydrate Quest Bars containing just 20g of carbohydrates which include;

  • Cookies and Cream
  • Peanut Butter Supreme
  • PB & J Quest Bar

How Many Quest Bars a Day Should You Eat?

This comes down to your needs, requirements and schedule.

My advice would be eat as many as you deem necessary, to reach your macronutrient goals. Consider the following when structuring your meal plan or diet plan;

  • Schedule – Do you have time to cook & eat food at certain times of the day, or would a quest bar be more suitable
  • Macros – Does it fit in with what you need
  • Taste – Do you like them? If not – no point forcing them into your diet.
  • Fibre – If you struggle to hit your fibre intake, then add quest bars into your diet as necessary.
  • Budget – These aren’t super expensive, but they aren’t the cheapest source of protein either. If you’re bodybuilding on a budget, then there are cheaper protein sources available.

Id personally say eating anywhere up to 3 should have no adverse affects. Any more than that and you might be rocking way over you fibre requirements.

Of course this number is individual to you, so look at your macros, and assess how many quest bars a day should you eat, and then factor them into your diet plan.

Am I Eating Quest Bars Everyday?

I went through a period where I was eating a quest bar, or multiple quest bars every day.

I bought a LOAD of past-use-by-date stock for dirt cheap, so i had 16 boxes worth to work my way through. I ate them daily, fitting them into my macros (and sometimes eating slightly over if I had a craving!)

Should You Eat a Quest Bar For Breakfast?

This is up to you.

I prefer to eat a bigger breakfast, but that’s because I need a lot of calories, and im always hungry on a morning. I also have time to cook up a breakfast.

If you struggle to eat on a morning however, then you can always eat a quest bar for breakfast to get some food into you, which provides a good amount of protein and a high fibre content, filling you up until you have time to eat a meal.

Are Quest Bars Meal Replacements?

This depends on what you class as a meal.

Im a bodybuilder. I tend to eat 6 times a day. For me a meal could be a protein shake and 2 bananas. To other people they wouldn’t view that as a meal.

If you’re wondering “are quest bars meal replacements” then yes, they can be.

I would typically eat 2 quest bars in one sitting to use it as a meal replacement.

If i was going to eat 1 quest bar, it would be to accompany something else I was eating to increase my protein count, or as a snack between larger, whole food meals.

Where To Buy Quest Bars (and the Cheapest Place To Buy Quest Bars)

I’ve bought cheap quest bars from tons of places. Mainstream supplement stores aren’t one of them. If you’re looking for the cheapest Quest Bars then ignore the big chain supplement stores and read on.

From experience, ive paid different prices at different times, for different Quest Bar flavours. Here though, im going to share with you the cheapest place to buy quest bars for;

  • Where to buy quest bars UK (Hell – im from England!)
  • Where to buy quest bars USA

Cheapest Place To Buy Quest Bars UK

Amazon UK – Prices From £17.99
Buy These Cheap Quest Bars From Amazon Here www.amazon.co.uk/quest-bars/

I’ve always found Amazon to be the most consistent, cheapest place to buy Quest Bars. The boxes are always under £20, sometimes as low as £16. They sell all flavours, so you’re never stuck for choice.

You can even buy quest bar variety packs, containing 1 of each flavour if you don’t want to stock up on just 1 flavour.

This is exactly where I buy Quest Bars for the best price on a consistent basis. View the current prices for all quest bar flavours here on Amazon.

Predator Nutrition – Price From £11.99
Buy Cheap Quest Bars From Predator Nutrition
www.predatornutrition/quest-bars-cheap/

Outside of Amazon however I have found the cheapest place to buy Quest Bars to be Predator Nutrition. Note: these were all past the use by/sell by dates (hence the cheap price)

Its quite rare to get the prices this cheap, as they tend to come from overstock that is left over. However you can view the current cheapest prices here > www.predatornutrition/quest-bars-cheap/

These are the cheapest places to buy quest bars online in the UK.

If you’re looking for a single bar, i’d recommend heading into a local, independent supplement store. You can usually pick up single bars for £2-2.50 (i personally think £2.50 is a bit cheap ,but £2 is just right).

Where To Buy Quest Bars USA

Amazon.com – Prices From $18.99
Buy your Quest Bars from Amazon.com here www.amazon.com/quest-bars/

I visited Florida in December 2015 and I saw Quest Bars in pretty much every supplement store I went in. GNC seemed to be the best priced, as they had “buy 3 get 1 free” type of offers running.

However, a quick look online reveals Amazon to be the cheapest place to buy quest bars in the US. Free shipping to.

You can view all the prices for each flavour here >

My Recommendations For An Alternative To Quest Bars

Quest was the first protein bar of its kind, and in terms of a fibre based protein bar, they are the market leader. However given the massive popularity of Quest bars, it was inevitable that competition would start springing up.

Some of these protein bars like Quest are a good alternative…. some aren’t. Below are my recommendations for an alternative to Quest Bars.

Im not necessarily saying any of these are better or worst. No matter how good something is, its sometime nice just to have a change, and something a little bit different. The following are all protein bars like Quest that i’ve tried, and would use as an alternative to Quest Bars.

Oh Yeah Victory Bar

My Bar Zero

Combat Crunch

B Up Bar

Nutramino Bar

Krush Protein Bar

Avoid – Reflex Bars

Ending My Quest Bars Review

As you can see, im pretty keen on Quest Bars!

If you made it to the end of my Quest Bars Review i hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it helps you go and pick up some new flavours to try for the first time.

Do you disagree with my best quest bar flavours? Let me know in the comments – and let me know which is your favourite flavour quest bar.

Any time a new quest bar is released I will update this Quest Bars review & taste test guide – so keep checking back!

Adam Foster is an aspiring bodybuilder, and has been training since a teenager. As the founder of the website & youtube channel 'Shreddybrek' he shares his experiences and knowledge via informative videos and articles. Get in touch if you have any questions!

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