As I mentioned in my review of all of the Quest Nutrition Quest bars containing chocolate, it just wouldn’t be fair to rate them against the Quest bars that don’t feature chocolate. That being said, these bars are all delicious in their own right. And sometimes (only sometimes), I’m actually in the mood for something OTHER than chocolate (shocking, I know, but it DOES happen). When the mood for Cinnabon strikes, or some other delectable delight such as apple pie or strawberry cheesecake, I know that Quest bars have got my back in case I need a high-protein, portable option instead of the real deal.
So, here’s my (totally unofficial, non-sponsored) ranking of the Quest bars that DON’T have any chocolate in them. As I’ve said before, I am (sadly) not compensated in any way by Quest Nutrition for my *expert* opinion, so while this post is plastered with Quest bars, all content, views and opinions expressed herein are my own and I have no affiliation with Quest Nutrition (other than as a very loyal and vocal customer) – yet (here’s hoping!).
As a reminder, I LOVE QUEST BARS. I don’t think they’re the “cleanest” or most “natural” or best “whole food” choice out there, nor do I think they’re a great snack choice for non-active bodies, and I certainly don’t agree with feeding them to young children (I’ve seen posts on the Quest Nutrition Facebook page of parents giving their TODDLERS Quest bars “for teething” – give your heads a shake, people!). But for ME – I just can’t get enough of them. I shudder to think how many hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars I’ve spent on Quest bars in the just under two years that have elapsed since I was introduced to them (had I known at the time what a staple they would become in my diet, I would have kissed the person who introduced me to them).
All that being said, I don’t love all Quest bars equally. So I decided to stack ’em up for you. And remember, I am (sadly) not compensated in any way by Quest Nutrition for my *expert* opinion, so while this post is plastered with Quest bars, all content, views and opinions expressed herein are my own and I have no affiliation with Quest Nutrition (other than as a very loyal and vocal customer) – yet (here’s hoping!).
As much as I love preparing AND eating home-baked (or no-bake, as the case may be) treats such as high-protein muffins, cakes, bars and squares of all kinds, I still eagerly look forward to my almost-daily Quest bars. I forget who first introduced me to them (I would thank him or her profusely if I could remember), but it was “love at first bite.”
I’ll be following up with a more in-depth review of the various flavours (I can’t decide if it’s a good thing or a bad sign that I’ve personally tried 15 out of the 17 flavours released by Quest, including the not-yet-available to me Mint Chocolate Chunk Flavour – if it’s anything like the flavour of a Dairy Queen Mint Oreo Blizzard, I’m in trouble!).
For now, I’ll just remind you that a pre-packaged/convenience protein bar is a better choice than a pre-packaged/convenience candy bar (in most instances! There are always exceptions so that we can enjoy ALL foods in moderation).
What’s YOUR favourite Quest Bar flavour? If you haven’t tried them, what are YOUR go-to brands? I might have to sample them next!
My current stash (8 of 17 flavours)
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