This Quest has failed. It’s over. And we’re afraid we need to send a rescue team. To save anything that could survive it.
Quest Protein Bars. THIS QUEST. THESE BARS. Legendary ones. The Holy Graal of bodybuilding and fitness industry. Supposedly. We put one of them (from many) in a stress test (finally!). And we have found some interesting things about it. Both, positive and negative ones. And here are all of them. Honestly. Without all that legendary envelope. Because Pako is pretty ignorant in many things and he needs to taste something personally to form an opinion of anything. And that’s what he did (with a little help from Kaz).
On the side note. We have had many flavours of Quest Bars in the past. However, nearly all of them seemed to be pretty disgusting at that time. So we’re thrilled we can taste and test them once again.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. A classic taste.
A taste of homemade dough that tends to disappear yet before forming cookies out of it. So we are more than sure what it should smell like, right? It should be sweet, lovely intensive and, of course, having no weird aroma. The exact opposite to what we’ve got here! A not too sweet scent comes along with a lack of intensity. And Pako would swear he can smell a nearly undetectable bitterish aroma. Also, this bar is slightly chewy and rarely sticks to your teeth. Its somewhat grainy texture is barely crumbly too. That’s weird!
And even stranger things happen when it comes to its taste. Forget about the real taste of chocolate chip cookie dough. There’s nothing like that here! OMG! Instead of that, there’s a weak taste of only something similar. On top of that, there is sweet-o-sourish aftertaste that ruins all the fun. And if there’s not too much for you (it was for us!), there’s also an alcohol-like aroma in it! We are not sure what exactly it is, but looking at the ingredients list, we bet it’s Steviol. Anyway, it’s nothing enjoyable, making this protein bar rather awful.
Forget about the real taste of chocolate chip cookie dough here.
Do we want another serving after… No, not at all. Even for free!
Now, we think we know what these bars are famous for. Macros. They’re not bad at all. A 60g bar has a nice 207 kcal, 8.5g of fat, impressive 8.1g of carbs (of which only 1.1g of sugar) and 21g of protein. Solid numbers! And the ingredients list with no added sugar, no palm fat, no any syrup. You just can’t complain here at all.
Can it be a sustainable protein bar on the go? With that awful taste? Never!
In quest of that supposed legend
All right, now everything is clear. These bars are famed due to their macros and ingredients list (are we right?). But still, it’s not enough to call it a good bar, as the taste of this particular
Will we ever go back to this protein bar? We do not doubt it. We won’t! On a par with another flavour from this range, Apple Pie.
- Smell 6.56.5/10
- Outer firmness 55/10
- Inner firmness 55/10
- Taste 2.52.5/10
- Moistness 88/10
- Nutrients 88/10
- Ingredients 77/10
- After the last bite 2.52.5/10
OUR RATE: FAIR
These bars are famous due to their macros and ingredients list only we suppose. But still, it’s not enough as the taste of this particular bar is anything but Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It’s awful and simply misleading. And this is not what a legend should taste like.
User Review( votes)
Only 8.1g of carbs per serving (60g bar) Only 1.1g of sugar per bar No added sugar No palm fat No any syrup
It tastes not good