Quest Hero Review

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If you’re an active person who wants to eat healthy and snack on something that will keep you fuller longer while nourishing your body and giving you the fuel that you need, then a Quest Hero Bar may be exactly what you’re after. There are twenty one flavors to choose from. Or you can choose the Hero variety pack that gives you their three best-selling flavors (Blueberry Cobbler, Vanilla Caramel, and Chocolate Caramel Pecan.

The full list of flavors includes Birthday Cake, Blueberry Cobbler, Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Caramel Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Roll, Coconut Cashew, Cookies and Cream, Double Chocolate, Maple Waffle, Mint Chocolate Chunk, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Rocky Road, S’mores, Strawberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Almond, Vanilla Caramel, and White Chocolate Raspberry.

These bars are packed with protein and fiber and they are gluten-free, keto-friendly, soy-free, contain zero added sugar, and don’t have unnecessary carbs. These protein bars lead the effort in Quest’s journey to ending metabolic disease. They also were named the best (Protein Bar) of the year in both 2012 and 2013.

This bar has the ability to cater to multiple types of specialized diets. Whether you’re on the keto diet, a medically needed diet, or just want to eat healthier, Quests’ Hero Bars will give you the nutrients you’re after without any of the added garbage you don’t need. Disclaimer: This product was made in a factory that processes peanuts, eggs, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Gluten and soy free

High in protein/fiber

Weight loss help

Great for overall health

Safe for keto diet


Comparatively expensive

Taste isn’t for everyone


The goal of the Quest brand is to provide support to people as best they can on their journey to fitness or their efforts in taking steps to better their overall health. This is what keeps Quest working hard daily to continue innovating and perfecting their foods to satisfy their customer base.

Quest produces protein products that minimize the content of sugar and carbs as well as keeping a taste consumers can favor a priority. The team is always looking for the best ingredients that come with beneficial advantages for your metabolism. The protein used is dairy-based.

The sweeteners are low in calories and your body does not metabolize them nor does the sweetener raise your blood sugar. They are easily digested, which is good news for your digestive health. The sources that provide the fiber for the bars are approved by the FDA.

Quest got its start in 2010 when they introduced the first Protein Bar, which was hand-rolled in Shannan and Ron Penna’s kitchen at their home. They started out selling to friends and family, and by 2012 they had a dedicated, small fan base. By 2014 they were selling their Quest Protein Powder and Quest Protein Chips.

In 2015, the protein bars stepped up to mass grocery and allowed a larger customer base to discover them. The Quest Thin Crust Pizza, Tortilla Protein Chips, and Quest Protein Cookie were all introduced in 2018.


The Hero bars contain between twenty and twenty-one grams of protein each. They can help keep you feeling fueled all day by sustaining your energy level. Protein is digested slowly, so it will give your body energy continuously while it digests.

If you’re someone who gets hungry in between meals, you’re just finishing up a tough workout, or you’re looking for an energy boost before, during, or after any activity, protein bars can provide it for you. They also have the potential to help you accomplish your weight loss goals (when paired with daily exercise and a balanced diet).

Because protein preserves your lean muscle mass, it is great at helping to increase your metabolism. It doesn’t take a whole lot of energy to digest carbohydrates, but it does take a bit more to digest protein, which will, in turn, boost your body’s ability to burn calories.


A keto diet will heighten weight loss results by burning fat. People on this diet tend to want to lose their weight quickly and feel full longer with fewer annoying cravings throughout the day. According to keto experts, when you get rid of carbs and fill up with fats, you enter something called ketosis. This state allows your body to break down dietary fat along with stored fat in your body into ketones. Now, your body will rely on fat for energy instead of sugar.

No matter what your diet is, keep in mind that Protein Bars are meant to be used in intervals, not on a constant basis. Therefore, they should not be included in your regular keto diet. They are very convenient though when you are on the move, traveling, working out, or recovering from exercise. Only eat enough to be sure not to exceed your macro daily allowance so that you will remain in ketosis.

If you’re new to the keto diet, you will want to consume less than twenty grams of carbs per day. If you have been on the diet for a while, and are adapted to it, you want to consume fewer than fifty grams a day. Bodybuilders, fitness fanatics, and even Pilates instructors love the Quest bars. If you do practice a keto-free diet and your daily allowance of macros can squeeze in a Quest Bar here and there, why not enjoy them and reap the rewards?


Contrary to what a lot of people tend to think, only one percent of the population needs to avoid gluten in their diet. Most people who think that they’re intolerant of gluten actually aren’t. But if you do happen to be a part of the one percent that is intolerant, these bars will be safe for you to ingest. Quest is proud of the fact that they use natural ingredients in the makeup of their bars.

Even if you don’t require a gluten-free diet for health reasons, you can still enjoy the benefits of adopting a diet that is low in or absent of gluten. A gluten-free diet can improve your good cholesterol levels. This is important because when you have a buildup of bad cholesterol in your body, you are more likely to be at risk for serious health risks such as a stroke or a heart attack.

This kind of diet can also help your digestive health, increase your energy, and help you eliminate processed foods and otherwise unhealthy foods from your regular diets, such as bread, oils, desserts, and fried foods. This will be easy because a lot of foods that aren’t good for you contain gluten.

Vegetables and fruits will become more common in your everyday routine because they are free of gluten. You can reduce your risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. You will even be more equipped to fight off germs and viruses because you’ll be eating more vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

Taking gluten out of your diet can help you to lose weight in a healthy manner, improve your health when it comes to arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome (among others), and become more aware of the foods you’re putting into your body and how they will affect it.


The allergens found in soy can cause problems such as asthma, acne, and eczema. Some people’s bodies handle it better than others. Soy contains a high amount of estrogen, and some believe that it could mean that breast cancer will be more likely to occur since it requires estrogen to form. This has not been proven, though.

Sometimes people choose soy-free foods because they’re allergic to soy. People who have this allergy may experience any combination of a number of symptoms. These symptoms can be mild or they can be severe. They include abdominal pain, diarrhea, runny nose, wheezing, trouble breathing, nausea, vomiting, an itchy mouth, itching and swelling of the skin, and/or reactions on the skin such as rashes and hives. And in extremely rare cases, soy allergies can cause anaphylactic shock.

A side effect of a soy-free diet that you may find appealing is that it can help you tremendously in healthy weight loss. When you are consciously watching your foods and avoiding soy products, you will find that you have to get rid of a lot of your snacks. Therefore, you’re going to be reaching for healthier snacks and meals.

High in Fiber

People who eat a fiber-rich diet experience many benefits for their bodies. When people hear the word ‘fiber’ they typically think immediately about how fiber helps with bowel movements. We’ve all heard it a million times.

The reason that fiber helps with your digestive health is that it softens your stool and bulks it up. It’s easier to expel that way and decreases your risk for constipation. If you are someone who struggles with having loose stools that are watery, you may need to consume more fiber in your diet.

Fiber helps to improve your good cholesterol levels by decreasing the bad cholesterol. Fiber has been linked to benefits related to heart-health, like reducing inflammation and blood pressure. Blood sugar is more easily managed because fiber slows down the rate at which your body absorbs sugar. When you’re eating more fiber, you can expect a reduction in the likelihood of you developing type two diabetes.

Eating fiber will also help you reach a healthy weight because it will keep you satisfied longer, leading to you eating fewer snacks. Fiber-rich foods also tend to have a lower number of calories. Possibly the most appealing benefit of all is that eating a lot of fiber can help protect you from cancers and death due to cardiovascular disease.

Satisfaction Guarantee

An important thing to look for when you’re shopping for any kind of item is whether or not it has some kind of money-back guarantee or warranty. Quest understands that not everybody is going to love their products. Not everybody has the same preferences and taste buds. Therefore, they do offer a one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee.

If you find, at any point of your experience with the products, that they are not for you, you may reach out to the company by calling them or emailing them. The contact information can be found on their official website. Returns are handled one by one and they are careful to set things right with the customers.

In order to be considered for a refund (there are certain exceptions, like if you ate the entire box of bars already), you must be able to provide proof that you purchased the product, or the order number if you want your request to be handled quickly. Also, be sure to include the packing slip from the original order if you have it.

Bottom Line

Just because these bars are designed for active people doesn’t mean that they are limited to that specific group of people. The nutrients that these bars contain are beneficial to all humans (save for allergies), regardless of their activity level or level of fitness. When you use protein bars correctly, they can help you lose weight in a healthy manner, even if you’re not an athlete. You do still want to make sure you’re exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet.

When you choose to purchase Quest Hero Bars, you choose to have a snack, or meal, that is gluten and soy-free, keto-friendly, high in nutritious and beneficial protein and fiber, and low in sugar and carbs. Not only is it healthy for you in so many ways, but it caters to your taste buds as well.

With twenty-one flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find a flavor that agrees with your taste buds. When they come at a reasonable price with a money-back guarantee, what do you really have to lose by buying a box? You could even try a single bar until you decide if you like it.