All Quest Bars are made of high quality protein and have plenty of fiber, but these days that’s not enough. Food tech has advanced to the point that a nutrition bar must also be delicious to be called the best. So in this review I’ll let you know how the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar tastes, and what difference the new fiber type has made.
The official description from Quest’s website:
“Our best-selling bar is like sneaking a spoonful of cookie dough straight from the bowl. But no need to sneak when your #CheatClean treat has 4g net carbs and a whopping 21g of protein!”
It’s an uncoated protein bar with chocolate chunks interspersed. This is what it looks like:
Taste & Texture
Frankly it’s nothing like “sneaking a spoonful of cookie dough straight from the bowl” (the Smore’s flavor actually tastes more like real cookie dough, strangely). However, that’s not to say it’s at all bad.
It has a sweet base, subtly flavored with what I think is vanilla. The chocolate chunks are delicious but also serve to add a different texture to complement the chewy base.
Traditional protein bars did their best not to taste horrible. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar is different—it tastes so good I’d go out of my way to eat it as a treat. I’m not surprised it’s their best-selling variety.
As with all Quest Bars it’s great as it is, but it’s even more rich and dessert-like heated about 10 seconds in a microwave or baked a few minutes (which is even better because the outside goes crispy). This flavor is especially fantastic heated because the chocolate melts, which makes for even more gooey richness.
Corn Fiber Recipe Update
Quest Nutrition built their reputation with IMO (isomaltooligosaccharide) fiber as a main ingredient in their bars. They’ve since removed IMO from their line up entirely and now use corn fiber instead, claiming it makes a softer, longer-lasting product.
In this bar, the new fiber type makes the bar noticeably softer than the old IMO version, which could get quite tough, especially towards the end of the use-by date.
Serving size: 60 g
Fat: 9 g
Net carbohydrate: 4 g (no sugar)
Fiber: 14 g
Protein: 21 g
(Weights of Quest Bars can vary quite a bit, leading to significantly different caloric content than stated on the label. I did a write-up here.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar Rating: 9/10
I love this flavor, and it’s one of my favorites. I buy it regularly.
Cheapest Places to Buy
Supplement shops are very expensive comparatively, so I always buy online.
I find Amazon consistently has the cheapest price now. If you’re in the UK you can buy at amazon.co.uk (£18.90 for box of 12 at time of writing).
If you’re in America, you’re lucky—they cost way less for you guys. You can buy at Quest’s website ($24.99 for box of 12 at time of writing).
Actually, even if you’re in the UK you could do worse than ordering off the Quest website above. Their shipping is cheap and fast, and the price works out about the same, funnily enough. Cheaper if it goes straight through customs tax-free, which sometimes happens.
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