Thursday, September 6, 2012

D-Friendly Food Product Review: Quest Protein Bars



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I have found a treat that is not only guilt free, low calorie, low carb, high protein, high fibre, gluten free, no artificial sweeteners...but absolutely delicious! What I am actually considering calling a miracle treat.

I have tried several of the various flavours and have really enjoyed them all. The biggest complaint I hear about the bar is the texture. It's definitely an acquired...texture somewhere between a nougat and a toffee. But to be honest that's part of what I love about them! I find myself satisfied beyond belief when I eat one. They don't give me a huge sugar spike like other protein bars and they leave me feeling like I just ate a candy bar.

So, let me break it down for you:

  1. Almost “NO” blood sugar increase
  2. No Upset stomachs – Quest Bars are easily digested
  3. Reasonable in calories (160-200)
  4. No GLUTEN
  5. Softer & Better Flavors making them easy to eat
  6. No Sucralose
  7. Lower Sodium
  8. Low Net Carb Count
  9. No Junk (Simple Ingredients)
  10. No Soy

For example the bar I just ate is the following:


It was the cinnamon flavour and so yummy. My current favourite is coconut cashew, but I am definitely biased since coconut is one of my favourite flavours/smells for everything. I have also tried the peanut butter chocolate and strawberry cheesecake. Yum.

Now the other night I tried to just bolus for the net carbs (which was 6g in my other bar). It didn't go over well, I have to play around with my ratio with these since the protein to carb content is so high. I find if I have any sort of carbs with my protein I need to up my ratios. (Which is what I have discovered by having a protein laced smoothie every morning).

So yeah. Go out and buy them. A little pricy at $24.99 for 12, but absolutely worth the cost.

4 comments:

  1. They sound yummy!

    Now, where do I buy these in Ontario?

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  2. I bought mine at Popeye's Supplements. It's a Franchise, so I bet one of the many Ottawa locations carries them!

    http://www.popeyescanada.com/loc_ontario_ottawa.php

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  3. A million thank yous Alanna :)

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  4. Can you tell me what your blood sugar numbers pre and post meal? I would like to try them but not sure if it is diabetes friendly.

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