We have been hearing a lot about Quest Bars. Their mission is to revolutionize food and make healthy eating fun. They were created with the simple idea: healthy food should taste amazing with zero compromises. So we decided to send them an email and let them know we wanted to do a review on their products.
Boy, were they generous…they sent us an incredible selection of bars, chips and noodles. We have enjoyed trying these products this week and excited to give you our review of one of the bars: Double Chocolate Chunk. They have a lot of flavors but we know everyone wants to know about the chocolate ones!
QuestBar Double Chocolate Chunk
Serving size: 1 Bar
Serving per container: 1
12 ingredients (no gluten containing ingredients)
We didn’t find any products that were harmful unless you are allergic to whey, diary or tree nuts. We also understood most of the ingredients but I have listed a few that you might not be familiar with:
Protein Blend (Whey and Milk Protein Isolate) – Good source of protein but don’t eat if allergic to whey or diary!
Isomalto-Oligosaccharides (Proviotic Fiber) – IMO is the appreviation. This is a good source of fiber and also is a sweetener. It could cause gastric upset if you consume too much. Read more about it HERE!
Erythritol – A sugar alcohol – no calories but can cause bloating
These bars are a great source of fiber! 16g in the bar…remember the DAILY35; women need 35g of fiber a day. Men need 40g a day.
Low in sugar! Only 1g! This bar is packed with protein. You get 20g. This would be great after a hard workout. This bar is only 160 calories! I found that it really fills you up with all the fiber and protein and you stay full longer.
Some things to be aware of:
The bar has 250mg of sodium. This is high for a nutrition bar. Other healthy protein bars on the market are between 50mg and 190mg. This is higher but not too high. Remember we need 1,500mg a day and no higher than 2,300mg (1 tsp) of sodium each day.
The bar is higher than 20% fat. 20% fat would be 32 calories from fat. This bar has 50 calories from fat. So it is about 30% fat.
The Double Chocolate Chunk bar was delicious. It reminds me of eating chocolate cookie dough with a smooth chocolate filling in the middle. The texture is a little gritty like cookie dough but is chewier. I loved the flavor and it didn’t have an after taste! We heard that putting it in the microwave for 5 seconds made it really good. So we tried it…it was even better. Quest Nutrition even sent recipes you can make with the bars that sound delicious! You can find these recipes and buy the bars at www.questnutrition.com
We would highly recommend the bars. We will be buying these bars more often around our house.
Box of 12 = $25 (on the internet…shop around)
Individual bar = $2.50 to $3.00
The SweatCor Rating?
We loved these bars and the only reason we couldn’t give a 5 drop rating was due to the sodium and fat issues, but this won’t be an issue for some of you. If you are one who is working out consistently, the sodium will work its way through your system and you’ll burn the fat off. But if you are looking at this as a “diet bar” you will want to limit these. Everything must be done in moderation…(this is true of all things!)
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