Quest Bar Nutrition was nice enough to send me a sampler box to test out these bars and spread the word. (I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes and the opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.
Quest bars are gluten-free and have 20 g of protein, 4 g of active carbs and no sugar added.The original line uses sucralose while the natural line uses stevia as a sweetener They have no soy protein, no glycerine, no added junk in them. While eating something clean such as a piece of fruit is maybe a more ideal snack, sometimes you need something that you keep with you when you're on the go and still satisfies a snack craving!
So far I've tried the chocolate brownie, strawberry cheesecake, cinnamon roll, chocolate peanut butter, and coconut cashew flavors. I love having a bar in my bag for a late afternoon snack or when I'm on the go. I found that Quest Bars do have that nougat texture to them. It's recommended to microwave them for 30 seconds, and I've found that makes them a lot more delicious and appealing to me. The first time I tried the chocolate brownie flavor without microwaving it I thought it was kind of tough and chewy.
My favorite flavor was the cinnamon roll, especially when I heated it up in the microwave. It would be delicious crumble on top of some froyo or greek yogurt! I also love when I look at the nutrition label that it's concise and understandable. Since I've been trying to eat clean, I look for the least amount of ingredients possible if buying non-fresh foods.
I definitely recommend trying these bars! The taste is pretty great for the amount of ingredients they have. They are a little pricey, so it's probably cheaper to buy a box online or get them when GNC is having a buy 2, get 1 free protein bar sale. I know you can purchase them at GNC stores, iHerb.com, and from the Quest Protein website. Let me know what your favorite protein bars are!