I was recently a very lucky blogger and bit the arm off the team at Joe’s Bloggers when asked if I wanted some Quest bars to test and review ( didn’t really bite them, that would have taken up valuable testing space in my tummy). I then forgot about it until I received a package from the Team at Predator Nutrition the day before the Spitfire Scramble. Inside were 8 bars, and although I received them free for review purposes all the views in this post are mine (except those that relate to the Boyf’s testing!) I initially thought that these would make great snacks over the course of the Spitfire Scramble weekend, but quickly reminded myself of the old adage “nothing new on race day”, and also read the nutritional information and decided that any event requiring 24 hours plus in a field with a small selection of portaloos did not need the addition of a bar that boasts of 15g of fibre. Quest bars are high protein, low carb and free of added sugar, this makes them perfect for the Boyf and I as we like to avoid high sugar foods if we can (or if we’re having a high sugar food we have chosen it for high-sugar needs e.g. Krispy Kreme kravings)
I had the Mint Chocolate Chunk, Cinnamon Roll, Peanut Butter Supreme and Chocolate Brownie, whilst the Boyf polished off the Mixed Berry Bliss, White Chocolate Raspberry, Cookies & Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. As you can see there is a good mix of flavours in the range!
I really enjoyed all the bars that I tried, and the standout positive I have is that they all tasted different from one another and tasted as the packet indicated that it should. All too often I have had a protein bar that was dry, crumbly and tasted of protein powder rather than the delicious food item it was pretending to mimic. I also liked the fact that the textures of each bar varied according to flavour.
As I am typing up this post my stomach is rumbling and I actually feel quite sad that I am all out of Quest bars. They were perfect for me as breakfast/mid-morning snacks and if I worked out at a time when I wasn’t having a proper meal straight afterwards then I would definitely use them post-workout as a way to top up my protein and aid recovery. You’ll also be pleased to know that I didn’t suffer any negative effects from the fibre content either. What the Boyf thought…… “Very good, I would buy them. Especially enjoyed the Cookies & Cream and the White Chocolate Raspberry” So in summary, if you are looking for a tasty protein bar which is low in carbohydrate you should definitely take a look at the Predator Nutrition site and put an order in…..they really are yummy!