Cookies & Cream Quest Bar Review (New Corn Fiber Type)

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 Cookies & Cream Quest Bar tastes, and what difference the new fiber type has made.

Cookies & Cream Quest Bar

Description

The official description from Quest’s website:

“With real cookie crumbles and delicious cream, America’s favorite flavor can now be your favorite Quest Bar! With 21g of protein and 3g net carbs, you’ll be hard pressed to find any other creamy, cookie delight to beat this one!”

It’s an uncoated protein bar with white chocolate chunks and cookie pieces interspersed. This is what it looks like:

Cookies & Cream Quest Bar, no wrapper

Taste & Texture

It has a sweet, plain base. The white chocolate pieces are the highlight, and combine well with the chewy base and crunchy cocoa-flavored cookie bits to create a completely delicious whole. Out of all the Quest bars, the variety of textures in this flavor are particularly great.

As much as I love this Quest Bar, it’s one of the least consistent. I’ve had bars with a lot of cookie bits but very little chocolate, and those ones are definitely not as nice.

However, with a couple of other flavors it still jostles for the position of my favorite (depending on how long ago I ate a given variety). Unlike older protein bars that did their best not to taste horrible, the Cookies & Cream Quest Bar is a genuine treat I go out of my way to eat.

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.

Nutrition

Serving size: 60 g
Calories: 190
Fat: 9 g
Net carbohydrate: 4 g (less than 1 g 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.)

Cookies & Cream 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 (£19.75 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.

Thanks so much for reading. If you found this useful, I have reviews of all Quest Bars here.

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