Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Cookies & Cream Quest Bar

So on my quest (no pun intended) to begin a clean diet, I have been running across many who swear by high protein Quest Bars. Not only do they eat them straight out of the wrapper, but they also bake them, and cover them with a variety of high protein frosting and other toppings. They always look so delicious and they have such a following, I was so excited when I found I didn't have to order a case of them from their website. I found where they sell them locally for around $3.00. After a couple of moments of trying to decide between Cookies & Cream and Cinnamon Bun I finally decided on the former. The wrapper makes the bar look a lot more appetizing than it does when you take it out. Unfortunately I ran out of room before I could take a good picture but I wasn't impressed to say the least. I overlooked the appearance because that really means nothing when it comes to taste, but then when I took my first bite I was a tad bit disappointed. Perhaps I was expecting too much, but it was not at all what I expected. There appeared to be bits of "cookies" so it made me feel as if I were indulging in a way. And I guess if you have been eating clean and not taking in a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners I can see how this would be a treat. I'm not going to give up on the bar quite yet. I still need to try Cinnamon Bun and Cookie Dough. They also have a number of other flavors. I also want to try using the bar in different recipes. It's 180 calories per bar so it's not something I would have on a regular basis but it would work as a meal replacement with some type of fruit. Have you tried the Quest Bar? Did you like it? Which is your favorite?

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