Quest Protein Bar Review

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If you’re an active person who wants to eat healthily 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 Protein Bar may be exactly what you’re after. There are twenty-four flavors to choose from. Or you can choose the adventure variety pack that gives you their twelve best-selling flavors.

Flavors include S’mores, Cookies and Cream, White Chocolate Raspberry, Blueberry Muffin, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Chunk, Coconut Cashew, Apple Pie, and Strawberry Cheesecake.

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’ Protein Bars will give you the nutrients you’re after without any of the added garbage you don’t need.

Editor's Pros & Cons

High in protein/fiber

Large flavor variety

Gluten and soy-free


No added sugar


Slightly pricey comparatively

Taste isn’t for everyone


Quests’ goal as a company is supporting people as best they can on their journey to fitness or taking steps to better their overall health. This is what keeps Quest working 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 good taste a priority. The team is always looking for the best ingredients with advantages for your metabolism. The protein used is dairy-based and provides all of the amino acids you need.

The sweeteners are low calorie and your body does not metabolize them or raise your blood sugar. They are easily digested. 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, though 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.


These protein bars contain between twenty and twenty-one grams of protein in each serving (one bar is one serving). This level of protein can help you through your day, workout, or recovery by sustaining your energy level. Protein is digested slowly, so it will give your body energy all the while it is working on digesting.

When you’re hungry between meals, just finishing a workout, or looking for an energy boost, protein bars can provide just that for you. They also have the potential to help you accomplish your weight loss goals (when paired with daily, intense exercise and a balanced diet).

Because protein preserves your lean muscle mass, it will also help increase your metabolic rate. 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.

High in Fiber

When you adopt a diet that is rich in fiber, you will begin to notice many benefits your body receives from it. The first thing people think of, regarding health, when they hear the word ‘fiber’ is that it helps you with bowel movements.
This is true. When you consume enough fiber, it softens your stool and bulks it up. This makes it easier to expel and decreases your chances of becoming constipated. If you struggle with loose stools that are watery, fiber may be exactly what your body needs.

Fiber will help lower your cholesterol levels by decreases the bad cholesterol (lipoprotein) levels. Fiber-rich diets have been linked to benefits related to heart-health, like reducing inflammation and blood pressure.
Blood sugar can be more easily controlled because fiber will slow down the rate at which your body absorbs sugar. When you’re eating a diet with insoluble fiber, you can also reduce the chances you have of developing Diabetes Type 2.

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.


When it comes to flavor, most protein bars on the market are known to have known, or a horrible taste. Usually, when you eat a protein bar you expect a chalky taste with the texture of cardboard and so stiff they’re hard to bite into. They also typically leave your mouth so dry that you find yourself desperately searching for something to drink.

However, with Quest Protein Bars, you can indulge in twenty-four delicious flavors. With the Adventure Variety Pack, there is one each of the twelve best-selling flavors. Those flavors include S’Mores, White Chocolate Raspberry, Blueberry Muffin, Cookies and Cream, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Coconut Cashew, Cinnamon Roll, Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Chunk, and Apple Pie.

When you bite into a S’mores bar, you’ll feel like you’re sitting around a campfire with your family and friends. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough will satisfy your sweet tooth and make you feel like you’re eating dough right out of the container. You can cave to your cheesecake craving with the Strawberry Cheesecake flavor without worrying about feeling gross afterward.


Contrary to what people are thinking only one percent of the total population needs to avoid gluten in their diet. Most people who have it in their heads that they’re gluten intolerant actually aren’t. But if you are truly 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 their bars.

Even if you’re not somebody who needs a gluten-free diet, you can still enjoy the benefits of adopting a diet that is low in, or absence of, gluten. This kind of diet can help to improve your good cholesterol levels. This is important because when you have a buildup of bad cholesterol in your body, you are more susceptible to serious health risks such as a stroke or a heart attack.

This diet can also help improve your digestive health, increase your energy levels (and keep them there longer), and help eliminate processed foods and otherwise unhealthy foods from your regular diets, such as bread, oils, desserts, and fried foods. Eliminating unhealthy food sounds like something horribly challenging to do, right? Wrong. Once you stop eating these foods you really don’t miss them because your body starts to feel better.

When you are on this kind of diet, vegetables and fruits will become more common in your everyday routine because they are free of gluten and very easy to prepare. You can reduce your risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease by not eating gluten. You will even be stronger against germs and viruses because you’ll be eating more vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.


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?


Soy allergens 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 means that breast cancer will be more likely to occur since it requires estrogen to form. This has not been proven.

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 a large number of consumers will 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.

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

Even though these bars are designed for active people, that doesn’t mean that it is limited to that demographic. The nutrients in these bars are beneficial to all humans, regardless of their activity level. When used properly, they can even help with weight loss even when you’re not super active. Although, you definitely would still want to incorporate exercise and a balanced diet into the mix for much better results. Your body will thank you.

When you opt for Quest Protein Bars, you can enjoy a snack or meal that is gluten-free, soy-free, keto-friendly, high in protein and fiber, and low in sugar. Not only is this bar healthy for you in so many ways, but it also tastes good. With twenty-four flavors to choose from, your taste buds should be able to find at least one that they’re a fan of. With a reasonable price and a money back guarantee, what do you have to lose? Because you could potentially have a lot to gain.