This marks the first of Quest’s peanut butter flavors for me to review. They have this one, peanut butter supreme, and peanut butter & jelly. Having three peanut butter flavors may be a little bit of an overkill, but come on now who really doesn’t like peanut butter? Chocolate and peanut butter is always a classic combo, so I decided to review the Quest Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor first.
Quest Chocolate Peanut Butter Review
I’m not going to lie, I was sort of let down by this bar. It’s certainly not bad, but it’s nothing special either. The chocolate flavor is a tad stronger than the peanut butter flavor; I would have preferred the opposite really. There are no mix-ins at all, it’s literally just the same chocolate peanut buttery texture/taste all throughout. It’s quite boring. It is an enjoyable flavor I will admit, but ALL of Quest’s best flavors contain some form of chunks and mix-ins for added flavor and texture. This bar could have really benefited from some type of peanut butter chunk mix-ins, that would have made it DELICIOUS and easily one of the very best flavors. Obviously that would raise the calories/fat a bit, but considering this is already one of the lowest calorie Quest flavors, I would have gladly taken it.
The Quest Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor totals out to 170 calories consisting of the macros 20p/23c/7f in addition to 14g fiber. Before trying this bar, I was shocked to see the overall calories and fat as low as it is. Normally peanut butter based flavors for other type of products are usually higher in fat in comparison to the other flavors. When I actually tried this bar though, the reason for the lower calories became clear. The peanut butter taste isn’t overly strong, and there are no chunks whatsoever.
I don’t want to make it sound like I didn’t like this bar at all and that all my feelings are pessimistic, because that isn’t the case. I did enjoy the Quest Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor and would eat it again if offered, it just wasn’t as good as it potentially could have been. The macros and nutritional profile are obviously excellent so it’s still one of the better protein bars you can buy relatively speaking. Quest just has more tasty flavors if you’re willing to sacrifice an extra 10-20 calories, which I think is definitely justified for the difference in flavor. For chocolatey Quest bars that don’t have mix-ins, I think this was even a slight notch below their chocolate brownie flavor. If we’re comparing chocolate peanut butter flavors across the board as well, I think the Cor-Sport and Combat Crunch chocolate peanut butter bars are far superior. It’s hard to really recommend this flavor when Quest has far better chocolate-based bars to offer, but I would still recommend it over most other protein bars out there.
+Whey protein isolate
-Maybe the weakest chocolatey Quest bar
Overall Rating: B+
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