Quest Bar – Apple Pie

From Quest Nutrition

This isn’t something I would normally do a review on, but I felt like these needed it. Many years ago I would spend money crap protein bars from gas stations, Wal-Mart were ever I could find one. Normally when traveling or every great once in a while I would grab one for work. Overtime they get a little expensive, but I also got smarter and learn actually learned more about nutrition. Most if not all the bars I was buying were High in Soy Protein, high calories, loaded with Sugar and so on.  So I stopped buying protein bars all together. No years later, I’m wondering the mall as the wife is shopping and walked in to GNC just to see how much they price gouge their customers. I never buy anything from there and just go into get a laugh, but this time I was a little hungry too. I just happened to walk by the Protein bars and picked a few up and started to read the packages. I came across the Quest bars. I flipped it over and read the Ingredients. Which was short and their Protein blend didn’t have Soy in it. They used Whey Protein Isolate and Milk Protein Isolate, for a total of 20g of Protein. Not bad for just a few bites of a bar.  

All the ingredients: Protein blend (Whey protein isolate, Milk protein isolate), Isomalto-Oligossaccharides, Almonds, Water, Apples, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Lo Han Guo, Sucralose.

The other ingredient I didn’t recognize was Isomalto-Oligossaccharides. Which it does stat that it is a Fiber. Well, as explained on the label, it is a natural prebiotic plant fiber. It’s a Prebiotic which is a non-digestible ingredient.  What this does is increase the number/increase the activity of the good bacteria in the colon.  It improves the digestive track and helps strengthen the immune system. 

Ok enough of what all is in it. We now know it’s good for you and a lot of times. This means it taste like dirt. I have the Apple Pie… When I first opened it up, it didn’t look that good. It’s just a light brown gummy clay like bar. Actually doesn’t’ look good at all. After the first bite I was way off.  It’s kind of hard to explain. It’s chewy but not to chewy were it takes 1/2hr to chew each bite. It seems to have small pieces of dried apples in it. The Apple Pie is pretty good. No complaints here. 

When do I use this Bar? Not Daily or not even weekly. I use this bar when I know I’ll be away from home for a while with no chance of pre-making anything. Say like heading to a theme park. I can’t carry a cooler around or a Shaker cup all day. So I’ll just grab one of these and throw it in the wives purse.

These are priced about the same as any other protein bar. At $25 for a box of 12, this is about $2 a bar. I don’t think that’s too bad really. 20g of Whey Protein wrapped and ready to go. When you buy them one at a time, you’ll spend $2.39 plus tax at your local GNC or supplement store. So you can save a few bucks and just buy the box from Quest Nutrition. Which when I got my two boxes in, They even through in an extra bar of a different flavor.  So over all I’m impressed with Quest Nutrition bars and there Customer Service. When making there Bars they didn’t cut any corners or use a bunch of cheap ingredients.


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