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JollyGreenSteen19
02-07-2013, 04:51 PM
Has anyone tried Quest bars? I just ordered a variety pack of 12. They have 18g of fiber, 20g protein, no sugar - stevia and erythrol and lo han go (sp??). I've always been in the "protein bars are candy bars" club but I'm impressed with these.

So I've tried 3 of them so far. Coconut Cashew is my favorite, it tastes like the inside of a mounds bar. YUM. PB & Choc is average. I just had the PB&Jelly and thought it was disgusting.


K9Owner
02-07-2013, 05:02 PM
Best protein source for quality, fewest ingredients, low carb.
I love them!

Cinnamon Roll, Strawberry Shortcake, and Vanilla Almond are my faves.
Least fave is Lemon

berryblondeboys
02-25-2013, 09:21 PM
How did I not know of these before now?

I've seen the name floating around and finally decided to check them out. I LOVE that they are much better in ingredients than atkins AND higher protein. Yay!!!

So... anyone else have recommendations on flavors?

And seriously, how can they pack so much with so few calories? I've thought about making my own protein snacks and man....they would be WAY more caloric no matter if I used not flours or whey proteins. My muscle milk has 16grams of protein for 150 calories. (but it also has added fats). Hmmm... maybe there's better whey powders for making snacks - that's for another post though!


tacocat1
03-03-2013, 04:24 PM
I just discovered these recently. I ordered one of every flavor, and I got them the day after ordering them (Their headquarters is only a few miles away from where I live) Woohoo!! I've only had 1 so far - the banana nut muffin. It was delicious! I'm having the mixed berry for lunch later.

JollyGreenSteen19
03-03-2013, 04:38 PM
The only two I haven't eaten yet are banana nut muffin and lemon. My personal favorite was coconut cashew. Yummy. I haven't liked any of them but that enough to have an entire 12 pack to eat.

Elladorine
04-06-2013, 08:37 PM
I just started looking into these last night since an ad popped up for them on my facebook feed (with Jason Alexander :D). I'm hoping that my local GNC's carry them before I have to resort to ordering online.

I've been picking these (http://www.pureprotein.net/category/BARS) up from Walmart but I've been looking for a little variety. :) I had gotten used to Atkins bars but found I like the Pure Protein ones a lot better. I'm hoping I'll like the Quest bars too! I do my best to avoid added sugar so I think I'll be happy as long as they're edible. :lol:

JollyGreenSteen19
04-06-2013, 09:54 PM
Yeah, but they definitely aren't as good as other protein bars IMO. I hope your GNC carries them so you can try them - there is a variety pack on quest's website. I mean they have a unique aftertaste and texture, but overall I though they were good considering all the benefits :) I try to avoid sugar as much as possible, when I have sugar I want it to be a treat not in my protein bar!!

My mom ordered some, I'm not sure from where, but we got them and they were hard as a rock. Really gross. The ones I got are fairly chewy.

Elladorine
04-07-2013, 02:22 AM
Yeah, but they definitely aren't as good as other protein bars IMO.
What are your favorites? :) I actually haven't tried a lot of different kinds yet. If my GNC's (or other local health food stores) don't have the Quest ones I'll probably order that variety pack.

I sort of went with Atkins bars on a whim; I occasionally make protein smoothies with frozen berries, greek yogurt, and spinach for breakfast, and wanted another protein option that would be easy in a pinch (more often than not I do try to have "real" food though, like eggs ;)). Anyway, I knew Atkins would at least be low in sugar so I thought I'd give the different varieties a try.

I ended up liking the cookie dough quite a bit, even though they really didn't taste like cookie dough to me. :lol: And it seemed every time I looked at other kinds of bars the sugar grams were much higher than what I wanted. I was excited when I discovered the Pure Protein ones and saw that they were also relatively low in sugar, especially once I realized the texture was so different (softer) than what Atkins offers. Probably not to everyone's tastes, but I like the Chocolate Deluxe and the S'mores, although I'd almost swear that the latter has sort of an alcohol taste to it. :dizzy: There are other flavors I've been keeping an eye out for; some I've seen sold individually and others I've only seen on the website.

JollyGreenSteen19
04-07-2013, 10:10 AM
I guess I'm not saying they are bad, but they definitely don't have the candy bar layout that other protein bars too (chocolate cover, nougat inside, crunchy inside, etc). I do like the cinnamon roll, coconut cashew, peanut butter chocolate. I think the only bad one I couldn't finish was the PB&J one. Oh it was awful. But everyone has different tastes so I encourage you to go on your own taste testing journey haha :)

I really liked Zone Perfect bars, but they have lots of sugar and carbs in them. They were a good emergency to go snack though. My favorite was Chocolate Mint and Fudge Graham.

krampus
04-07-2013, 01:07 PM
I spend like $40 a month on Quest bars, totally worth it. The chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate brownie are like the real thing! I prefer the non fruity ones.

Elladorine
04-07-2013, 11:56 PM
I hit a local nutrition store just down the street before hitting the mall for GNC. They had a nice selection! :) For the time being I just grabbed one each of Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Cashew, and Apple Pie. They were $2.50 per bar (ouch), but eh, what the heck. :dizzy: If they're worth it to me I'll definitely go back for more flavors! :D Then I went to GNC and saw they had them as well, but they were something like $2.76 each. But they have a special deal right now if you buy three, you get one free. So if I like these enough I'll definitely go back to GNC as long as they have the special going. :)

Elladorine
04-12-2013, 02:38 AM
OMG, these things are my new best friend! :D

I tried each of the ones from my initial purchase, one per day. The first bite or two of each flavor is kind of odd, but they definitely grew on me and I was in love by the time I got to the last bites. I've already gone back for more to try some of the other flavors.

I read somewhere to try putting them in the microwave for a short time. I did ten seconds on the apple pie and it was awesome. :carrot:

Renwomin
04-15-2013, 11:24 AM
I'd given up on protein bars a while ago because they seemed like such junk, but these look great.

How are you all using these bars - meal replacement, snacks, alternative to desserts when you have a craving?

JollyGreenSteen19
04-15-2013, 05:31 PM
I've been having them as a morning snack, emergency snack in my purse, post work out snack. I don't really do meal replacement bars just cause I don't feel like they fill me up and then I'm in trouble later.

Elladorine
04-15-2013, 11:10 PM
I was using them as a breakfast replacement, allowing me to have more calories later in the day. Since I realized I'm pregnant, I'm using them for snacks to up my overall calories a little. :)

chickadee32
04-15-2013, 11:58 PM
I haven't been able to eat these for a while (was pregnant, now nursing), but I loved them and look forward to being able to have them again. Especially now that there is a cookie dough flavor?!?

Try the apple and chocolate ones microwaved for 10-15 seconds or so... yummy!

Riddy
04-19-2013, 12:18 AM
I just got some at GNC. I tried the coconut cashew and really like it! Like previously said, the texture is different. They remind me of the old style protein bars from 10-15 years ago - dense and sticky - but the taste is good! I'm transitioning off the Medifast, and I've been looking for new bars to buy. I also like the 140-180 calorie, 10 gram protein Atkins bars, but these will be nice for variety. And even at $2.50 each, they're no more expensive than Medifast. :dizzy:

DistrictDieter
08-14-2013, 02:02 PM
I just got some at GNC. I tried the coconut cashew and really like it! Like previously said, the texture is different. They remind me of the old style protein bars from 10-15 years ago - dense and sticky - but the taste is good! I'm transitioning off the Medifast, and I've been looking for new bars to buy. I also like the 140-180 calorie, 10 gram protein Atkins bars, but these will be nice for variety. And even at $2.50 each, they're no more expensive than Medifast. :dizzy:

FYI, you're supposed to stick them in the microwave for like 20s, they are soft and AMAZING that way. You can also break up the chocolate cookie dough ones and stick them in the oven for like 8 minutes for protein chocolate chip cookies! Awesome.

JollyGreenSteen19
01-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Recently tried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and the new Raspberry White Chocolate - SUPER amazing. Want a case of each haha :).

Bellamack
01-26-2014, 11:37 PM
Yes, warming them in the microwave for 10 seconds makes them even better!

Secret Swan
01-27-2014, 01:23 AM
I heard they're coming out with cookies and cream in February.

Jane
02-10-2014, 03:33 PM
I've had the new cookies and cream flavor. It's very good! :yes:

GNC has them on sale right now - buy 3, get 1 free.

krampus
02-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Yay! I ordered some and I can't wait to try them.

Lovely13
02-11-2014, 03:29 PM
The new cookies and cream is AMAZING! I sample ordered 2 of them last week (didn't want to buy a whole case if I didn't like them like some of the other flavors) and they are my new favorite! I should be getting my box of them in the mail today. :o They taste like candy bars with oreos. I love quest bars, but am thankful that they are high enough fiber that I'm discouraged from eating the entire box in a sitting! :devil:

Munchy
02-11-2014, 04:07 PM
Have you guys seen this? I'm only posting because it looks so easy and may be a bit cheaper Homemade Quest Bars (http://www.busybuthealthy.com/homemade-quest-protein-bars/).

DrivenByAmbition
02-11-2014, 05:34 PM
I want some. Unfortunately, no GNC in my town but will be on the look out.

Riddy
02-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Thanks for the link, Munchy! Must try!

JollyGreenSteen19
02-14-2014, 06:28 AM
Awesome! I love cookies n cream but have found "diet" versions of it to always suck haha. Sounds awesome. I LOVED their most recent flavors - raspberry white chocolate and also the chocolate chip cookie dough. I'll have to go to GNC and see.

krampus
02-14-2014, 01:46 PM
The new cookies and cream is AMAZING! I sample ordered 2 of them last week (didn't want to buy a whole case if I didn't like them like some of the other flavors) and they are my new favorite! I should be getting my box of them in the mail today. :o They taste like candy bars with oreos. I love quest bars, but am thankful that they are high enough fiber that I'm discouraged from eating the entire box in a sitting! :devil:

That's the only thing that keeps me from doing just that, honestly - I know too much fiber = massive digestive problems!

AwShucks
03-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Have you guys seen this? I'm only posting because it looks so easy and may be a bit cheaper Homemade Quest Bars (http://www.busybuthealthy.com/homemade-quest-protein-bars/).

I looked into making my own quest bars a while back - found a recipe on a British site, using the same Canadian IMO ingredient. That product really sounds revolutionary for the diet world. I didn't order, though --- got a reply from the company asking where I heard about their product, etc. before they provided the cost info. They're a wholesaler, so I understand, but I wish the "secret ingredient" was easier to obtain.

Thanks for posting that link, though. Her website has GREAT recipes = lots of simple recipes for high protein snacks and foods. I'm going to try out her protein waffles later today to freeze for breakfasts next week. Thanks again!

onic28
03-13-2014, 03:29 PM
I tried my first quest bar this morning (cookies and cream) and it was really good! I had that and a kellogs shake for breakfast around 9am and didnt get hungry until 1:30... I was impressed!

LuvA1exa
04-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Love Quest bars - Nashua Nutrition has a great price for them. www.nashuanutrition.com