As a busy person on the go, having light and portable snacks where I can just grab them and go are really useful. I was fortunate enough to be sent a few products from Quest Nutrition to review 🙂
What is Quest Nutrition?
Quest Nutrition are a company with a mission to “revolutionize food and make healthy eating fun.” Their products include protein bars, protein chips, protein powders, ‘cravings’, and quest pastas. Their products are all high in protein and full of fiber, so they make a fantastic snack and can fit into your healthy and active lifestyle.
I first heard about them a few years ago because they were the first company to make a clean protein bar with great nutritional stats. I remember trying my first ever protein bar when I moved to the US. It was a coconut cashew protein bar and I remember being so surprised at how good it tasted, and at how full it kept me for hours after eating it. I knew I had come across a special product.
Right now, you can buy them in any GNC stores and you can order them online if you live outside of the US.
What is in Quest Nutrition?
The main ingredients that go into all Quest Nutrition products are whey or milk protein isolate, IMO fiber, sea salt and sweeteners such as stevia, erythritol, sucralose, and/or lo han guo (a fruit). For those of you concerned about sweeteners, choose the stevia and lo han guo options as they are derived from a plant and a fruit. Truly though, sweeteners are not as scary as everyone thinks. There has been no evidence that sweeteners such as sucralose have any harmful health effects. However, I understand that there is something a little strange about having a product which tastes just like sugar yet has no calories whatsoever. I try to stick to no added sweeteners as much as possible but I am not against them whatsoever. At the end of the day, if they help you make better choices then do what works best for you.
My Favorite Picks
I still have a few protein bars to get through, but here are my favorite products out of the ones I have been sent so far …
- BBQ quest protein chips
- S’mores protein bar
- Cookies & Cream protein bar (THIS IS AMAZING!!!)
- Strawberry Cheesecake
- Cinnamon Roll
I was pleasantly surprised by the BBQ quest protein chips! The flavor was so delicious and the chips have the exact same texture as normal chips; they have a great crunch! However, the only downside is that they have a slightly milky taste due to the protein powder. It overpowered the salt & vinegar chips especially. However, the other good aspects of the chips did make up for this.
I still have a few more protein bars to try so I will let you know my thoughts. I liked all of the other bars I tried except for the chocolate brownie bar. The ones above are my favorite flavors though, and especially the cookies & cream one. I don’t know how they did it, but it literally tastes like an orea. SO GOOD 🙂
I hope this review is useful for you all especially if you were curious about whether to buy them. Quest Nutrition get my Honestly Fitness seal of approval for being a delicious and healthy grab n’ go snack.
Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated for this post, but I was given some samples to try. As always, my opinions are my own and will remain unbiased.