Twelve flavors of Quest Bar in 12 days

I’ve been eating Quest Protein Bars for the past few months. I like them because they don’t contain a lot of the crap ingredients many other protein bars have. They also use whey protein, not soy like many others. I’ve read that men shouldn’t eat soy on a regular basis because it contains estrogen. Although I’ve been satisfied with them, I had only tried one flavor—chocolate brownie. I wondered what the other flavors tasted like so I ordered a sample pack that came with 12 flavors. Here’s my thoughts on each.

Day 1: Apple Pie
Should really be called cinnamon apple as there’s no real crest flavor. Tastes good, texture is a little gritty. I would buy again.
Calories: 170
Fat: 5g
Carbs: 24g/6g active (non-fiber carbs)
Sodium: 290mg
Protein: 20g

Day 2: Banana Nut Muffin
I liked this better. It actually does taste like a banana nut muffin (well, as close as a protein bar could get). I would buy again.
Calories: 170
Fat: 5g
Carbs: 25g/5g active
Sodium: 350mg
Protein: 20g

Day 3: Mixed Berry Bliss
Before unwrapping, I had expected it to be about the color of a mixed berry smoothie—somewhere between red & purple. I therefore had expected it to taste bad, but it didn’t. Not sure why, but I ate it quicker than usual. I guess that’s means it was good! I would buy again on flavor, but I’m not sure I would based on the higher non-nut-butter fat & higher sodium count.
Calories: 200
Fat: 8g
Carbs: 22g/4g active
Sodium: 340mg
Protein: 20g

Day 4: Coconut Cashew
I’m not a huge fan of coconut, but this wasn’t too bad. Kind of tasted tropical. Although edible, I probably wouldn’t buy a full pack of them.
Calories: 170
Fat: 6g
Carbs: 24g/2g active
Sodium: 270mg
Protein: 20g

Day 5: Peanut butter & jelly
This sounded weird and it was. It was like a PBJ sandwich ground up and put into a bar. Won’t be buying again.
Calories: 210
Fat: 10g
Carbs: 21g/4g active
Sodium: 340mg
Protein: 20g

Day 6: Strawberry Cheesecake 
This was more strawberry-cream than cheesecake, but not bad. I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake but I suppose others would like it. Compared to the others, it’s on the lower side of calories, fat, sodium and active carbs.
Calories: 160
Fat: 5g
Carbs: 25g/2g active
Sodium: 105mg
Protein: 20g

Day 7: Cinnamon Roll
I thought this would be strange in a bar, but it was surprisingly good. You can actually taste frosting, even though it isn’t frosted. And, although not quite as good as the real thing, if you’r craving a cinnamon roll, this is a much heather alternative.
Calories: 170
Fat: 6g
Carbs: 24g/2g
Sodium: 300mg
Protein: 20g

Day 8: Chocolate Peanut Butter 
Who doesn’t like chocolate peanut butter? Almost tastes like a candy bar.
Calories: 160
Fat: 5g
Carbs: 22g/4g active
Sodium: 270mg
Protein: 20g

Day 9: Lemon Cream Pie
This kind of tasted like a lemon bar. It was good, but I’m not sure the flavor goes with the texture.
Calories: 170
Fat: 6g
Carbs: 25g/2g active
Sodium: 260g
Protein: 20g

Day 10: Vanilla Almond Crunch
Also good, but a little bland.
Calories: 200
Fat: 9g
Carbs: 22g/4g active
Sodium: 360mg
Protein: 20g

Day 11: Peanut Butter Supreme
Just peanut-butter. If you like peanut butter, you’ll like this for sure. On the higher side of fat, calories, sodium and active carbs. I’d eat as more of a treat every once and a while vs every day.
Calories: 200
Fat: 10
Carbs: 21g/4g active
Sodium: 340mg
Protein: 20g

Day 12: Chocolate Brownie
Since I had been eating these for months, I figured I’d save it for last to see if I liked it any better/worse after comparing the other flavors. After trying all the other flavors, I realized this wasn’t the best. It seems a little chewier than the rest however, if you leave it in a hot car for a while and let it soften up a bit, it tastes much better.
Calories: 170
Fat: 6g
Carbs: 24g/5g active
Sodium: 340mg
Protein: 20g

After my 12 day test, I ordered more of the Berry Bliss. Although not the healthiest, it stood out as tasting the best. I’ll probably switch it up each time now knowing which flavors are good. I’m also eager to try their new flavor that just came out, Double Chocolate Chunk!

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