Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups

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Quest Cravings are protein peanut butter cups with 20g of protein and 4g active carbs

Ingredients & Macros: 7/10

Quest Cravings ingredients and nutrition
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Peanut Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Erythritol, Peanuts. Contains less than 2% of the following: Salt, Almonds, Cashews, Stevia, Sunflower Lecithin and Sucralose.
Nutrition: Calories 240, Protein 20g, Sugars 1g, Carbs 10g, Fat 17g

240mg of sodium (salt) is high. These cups are salty. Fortunately, potassium is also high at 230mg. Sodium and potassium should balance out. So if you eat salty foods you should also include bananas and avocados in your diet.

Quest’s peanut butter cups have the standard 20g of protein like their protein bars. The protein is made up of whey + milk protein isolate, good quality protein.

Quest cravings pb cups

These “cravings” are sweetened with erythritol (a safe sugar alcohol) and stevia. They have just 4g of active carbs, only 1g of sugar and 17g of fat, which can seem high, but it’s lower than regular peanut butter cups, which also makes them lower in calories. Out of these 17g of fat, 8g are saturated fat, which is a bit high, but forgivable.

Quest protein peanut butter cups are a dream come true to reese style PB cup fans. Tastes almost like the original, but high on protein and low on carbs. Unlike the regular peanut butter cups, these fill you up and don’t leave you with hunger pads.

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Taste: 8/10

I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I tasted these quest cravings. Many people before me reviewed these cups and the general opinion is ‘meh’.

But I couldn’t disagree more. There is something about the salty taste that combines well with the slight sweeteness of the cups and the peanut butter flavor.

Quest Cravings cup and coffee
Dip a peanut butter cup in coffee to avoid dryness and chalkiness (this cup was frozen)

It could be me, remember this is my opinion, your taste may vary.

The dry texture can put some people off, but if you’re careful, the cups won’t crumble. Dip it in coffee or water and it’ll fine. A good tip is to freeze them. Freezing them will make them harder and crunchier, minimizing the crumbliness.

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Whether or not you freeze them, there is a chalkiness feel to these quest PB cups. Texture isn’t a key issue with me (notice how I don’t rate “Texture: X/X” as I do “Taste: X/X”), so I don’t have much of a beef with them not looking nice.

It does pain me a bit that the real product isn’t like the wrapper design.

Quest Cravings reality vs design

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Quest cravings are a good alternative to reese’s peanut butter cups with the added bonus of protein content, lower fat and sugar content.

Quest peanut butter cups are filling. They can be deceiving, these two little suckers, salty and sweety as they are, can fill you up nicely, in your stomach and energy reserves.

These cups are a savory snack. You get to taste a worthy Reese style PB cup with less calories, much more protein (20 grams) and much less carbs (4 grams), quest style *waves hand with pinky and thumb out*.

Let the critics talk. I’m buying a box.

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Quest Cravings PB Cup quick facts
Certified organic
20g protein
Just 4g net carbs (from nuts)
gluten free
No soy
No added sugar

About jon

Jon is a self-confessed protein bar addict that loves writing about protein bars, snacks and desserts. He is a former marketer turned into a blogger. Oh, and he loves writing in 3rd person.

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