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 Apple Pie Quest Bar tastes, and what difference the new fiber type has made.
The official description from Quest’s website:
“We’ve taken all the goodness of homemade apple pie and packed it into a delicious Quest Bar. With 7g net carbs and 20g of protein, this is one pie that packs a punch! Dig in!”
It’s an uncoated apple-flavored protein bar. This is what it looks like:
Taste & Texture
Pleasantly sweet, nice strong apple base coming from real dried apple, the little bits of which add some some good variety to the otherwise uniform chewy texture, and it’s very pleasantly complemented with cinnamon.
The Apple Pie Quest Bar is a very nice product. If you’re into the flavor of apple and cinnamon together, there’s a high chance you’ll love this bar.
Traditional protein bars left you in no doubt you were eating something designed for nutrition that was doing its best to imitate a treat. This is decidedly different—I’d go out of my way to eat it simply for the taste.
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).
Corn Fiber Recipe Update
Quest Nutrition built their reputation with IMO (isomaltooligosaccharide) fiber as a main ingredient in their bars. That’s notable because 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 distinctly 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: 7 g
Net carbohydrate: 7 g (3 g sugar)
Fiber: 14 g
Protein: 20 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.)
Apple Pie Quest Bar Rating: 8.5/10
I really like this flavor, and it just reinforces my amazement that a nutrition bar with good quality ingredients (ie, a complete high quality protein and significant fiber content) can actually be a genuine treat.
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 (£18.99 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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