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Quest bar cookies and cream is a protein bar wih 21g of protein, and only 3g net carbs.
Macros & Ingredients: 9/10
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Isomalto-Oligosaccharides* (Prebiotic Fiber), Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Erythritol. Contains less than 2% of the following: Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors, Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Dextrin, Baking Soda, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia), Sucralose.
Nutrition: Calories 180, Protein 21(2)g, Sugars 1g, Carbs 3g (net carbs), Fat 7g
Cookies and cream protein is made up whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate, a good protein blend.
This protein bar has 21 grams of protein, just 3 grams of active/net carbs and 7 grams of fat, for a total of a measly 180 calories, which is outstanding for a 60 gram protein bar. It can definitely fit most people’s macro requirements.
The ingredients used in this cookies & cream bar are safe and mostly healthy. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol, but it’s the safest of the bunch and only has 0.2 kcal per gram.
This may be blasphemy for some of you, but Cookies and Cream wasn’t what I was hoping for. After so many people raving about how, even after newer bars like S’Mores and Mint Chocolate Chunk, the C&C was their favorite, I had high expectations that weren’t matched.
The wrapper and box design are all good and pretty, but the look and texture of the bar is ugly. The taste is alright. But that’s it, it’s just “alright” for my bud tastes.
While for me, and remember this is my opinion, the texture is ugly, it does pleasantly surprise you between bites, when you get pieces of white chocolate and cookies, like a huge cookie showing up on top of the bar (although it could be hidden in the inside).
At least we know that Quest Nutrition doesn’t skip on ingredients. According to Quest, the cookies, white chocolate and regular chocolate bits in the bar are all made in-house, which is a good thing in my book. This applies to all of their bars.
This doesn’t mean I hate cookies and cream, far from it. This bar tastes good, it just doesn’t taste as good as all the hype and expections that were made around it. Again, this is my opinion, and I’m giving it to you as it is.
Some people suggested dipping them in milk. I did so in cashew milk and it didn’t notice any improvement. I also microwaved it, and didn’t got better either. It tastes good in raw form, dipped in milk or microwaved, it just doesn’t taste like it’s a gift from the heavens.
Overall rating: 8/10
I’m giving Quest Bar Cookies and Cream a very respectable 8.
Most people eating quest bars may be simply eating them to get their sweet tooth fixed without feeling guilty. If you want candy bars, there are better alternatives (taste wise) with as-good-or-better macros than Quest, like Grenade’s Carb Killa or MusclePharm’s Combat Crunch.
People may also buy them out of love for the outstanding branding Quest Nutrition puts out in public, generating social proof and herd mentality. They have a great marketing machine, making good use of social media, outreach, influencer marketing, great content marketing, paid media, and others.
Here are some cool resources to learn how Quest grew so successful.
- A Brand on a Quest Knows How To Do Everything Right
- AMA on Warrior Forum on Building a Billion Dollar Brand
- We hit #2 on the Inc 500 in 4 years, how can I help?
- CMO Nick Robinson Reveals How Quest Nutrition Grew Over 57,000%
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