While I do prefer Quest’s chocolatey bars over their fruity ones in general, I will say that strawberry is one of my favorite fruits and I am a big fan of cheesecake. I still didn’t expect to enjoy the Quest Strawberry Cheesecake as much as some of their other flavors, but I did expect to enjoy it more than some of their fruity based flavors like banana nut muffin, coconut cashew, etc.
Quest Strawberry Cheesecake Review
Expectations were met. The Quest Strawberry Cheesecake flavor was nothing mind blowing, but it was a pretty tasty treat. I didn’t get as strong of a cheesecake vibe as I was hoping for, but it’s still kind of there. The strawberry flavor is the stronger of the two for sure, which does taste good but I just would have preferred the cheesecake to take the driver’s role instead. There are little dried strawberries as mix-ins throughout the bar which do slightly elevate the overall strawberry flavor, but all they really do texture wise is add a minor grittiness to the bar. They’re not super tasty and you barely really notice them. Again, I would have much preferred little cheesecake bites or something as mix-ins instead. I’m sure that would have definitely upped the calories and fat content of the bar, but I feel that that replacement could have potentially propelled this to a top Quest flavor. If cheesecake is done right, the sky is the limit.
The Quest Strawberry Cheesecake flavor totals out to 170 calories consisting of the macros 20p/23c/7f in addition to 13g fiber. Definitely one of the lower calorie Quest bars so that’s always great to see, and also lower fat as well. From a macro standpoint, this is one of Quest’s best.
No surprises with this bar really. I didn’t really enjoy the Quest Strawberry Cheesecake bar more than any of their chocolatey flavors, but I did enjoy it more than most of their fruity flavors. The only other fruity bar that I think might be better would be the apple pie flavor. I would say the white chocolate raspberry, but that one does contain a form of chocolate so it’s not really fair. If you’re in the mood for a fruit-based Quest bar, then this is one of the flavors I would recommend. If you’re just looking for the best Quest bar, period, then I think they definitely have better options.
+One of the better fruity Quest flavors
+Whey protein isolate
-Still not as good as all of their chocolatey flavors
Overall Rating: B+
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