Ah, the final peanut butter based flavor for me to review; the Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly bar. When it comes to their trio of peanut butter bars, I do believe I saved the best for last. The chocolate peanut butter was relatively uneventful, and the peanut butter supreme wasn’t tasty enough to justify its higher fat and calories. PB&J has been a classic combination for decades, and I’m quite fond of it myself. I’m expecting to enjoy this flavor the most out of these three, but let’s find out.
Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly Review
Ah, yes… I was correct in my prediction. This was indeed my favorite peanut butter flavor that Quest has to offer. It’s certainly better than their chocolate peanut butter and peanut butter supreme, in my opinion at least. However with that being said, it’s still not amazing and isn’t as good as the best Quest has to offer. The overall flavor is really similar to the peanut butter supreme bar actually and they both have peanut mix-ins, but as far as I remember the only difference is that this bar has little dried jelly chunks spread throughout it. These aren’t absolute game changers, but they impact the flavor enough to propel it ahead of the peanut butter supreme flavor.
The Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor totals out to 200 calories consisting of the macros 20p/20c/10f in addition to 13g fiber. The high fat and overall calories isn’t surprising to see considering it’s peanut butter based and contains actual peanuts. It’s the same macros as their peanut butter supreme flavor actually, which means I basically have no reason to ever pick that flavor over this one. It is the highest fat/calories out of all Quest bars though (excluding the limited pumpkin pie flavor), which also unfortunately means I’m less likely to revisit it again in the future considering I enjoyed flavors with less calories a little bit more.
Overall, the Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly bar was a delicious treat. I don’t think it was a top 5 flavor or anything, but definitely top 10 at least. As far as this exact flavor goes, there really aren’t too many pb&j protein bars out there. The only others one I can think of is the B Up and the B Jammin’ versions, both of which were pretty solid but maybe not quite as good as this one. I would have to revisit them all again, but I think the Quest version gets the slight nod.
+Good take on the classic flavor
+Whey protein isolate
-Tied for the highest fat/overall calories of all Quest bars
Overall Rating: B+
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