I’ve heard a lot about Quest bars from american blogs and fitness sites and so, being the sucker for hype that I am, I was really excited to hear that they were available in the UK from Predator Nutrition. So, why was I so excited to try them?
Quest bars are gluten free, soya free and collagen free – soya and gluten being common proteins found in protein bars. Soya is a controversial topic but there’s a body of thought that it can have adverse hormonal effects, especially in relation to women and thyroid function. As for collagen…do you want to eat collagen? Quest bars are free of sugar alcohols and contain an average of 18g of dietary fibre, which is essential for healthy digestion. They’re also low in net carbs if US style net carb counting is your bag (it isn’t mine). In summary, they’re free of nasties and their nutritional profile is hot to trot.
Predator Nutrition kindly sent me a whole bunch of Quest Bars to try out – every single flavour they stock to be precise!
I have been working my way through them like a trooper and, to make sure I don’t lose track of what’s what, have been taking notes on each flavour. I present to you, a comprehensive guide on quest bar flavours…
FAVOURITE FLAVOUR: Chocolate Cookie Dough
So yummy it can’t be good for you. YUM YUM YUM so much chocolate YUM
LEAST FAVOURITE FLAVOUR: Lemon Cream Pie*
PURE HORROR. Like you dropped your protein bar in cif. Yuck.
*I couldn’t finish this bar. I finish everything. That should give you an indication of the horror.
Banana Nut Muffin
So banana-y. Texture is ok. Not much nut muffin going on. Tasty-ish. Nice squidgy bits.
Vanilla Almond Crunch
Yummy. Nice and vanilla-y. Almond is a nice change to peanut butter.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Tasted quite a lot like peanut butter and jelly but also a lot like protein. Better once you get in to it.
Tastes like strawberries in a good way. Nice chewy strawberry bits.
Peanut Butter Supreme
Average. Whole peanuts are nice though.
“Meh” with a hint of berries.
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Actually really yummy. Chocolatey and satisfying. Second best yet.
Yummy squidgy apple bits. Yum.
It’s come to my attention that Predator are now stocking a raspberry white chocolate flavour – I’ll let you know what it’s like when I get my hands on it! Big thank you to Predator for sending me these to review.