Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups are based on the iconic American candy that surrounds a sweet and salty peanut butter center with chocolate. It’s an amazing combination, which means there’s a lot to live up to. But Quest Nutrition’s actual protein bars taste so bizarrely good that I figured if anyone can make peanut butter cups into a delicious high protein product, it’s them. How wrong I was.
The official description from Quest’s website:
“Real food that tastes like candy. 20g protein, 4g net carbs, unbeatable taste.”
Like the candy version, they have a peanut center surrounded by chocolate. This is what they look like:
Taste & Texture
They have a nice peanutty flavor and the salty aspect that makes the candy so interesting. The complementary chocolate element is also there. Unfortunately that’s where the good ends.
They’re artificially sweetened and the bitter aftertaste makes it obvious. I find that puzzling because Quest Bars are also artificially sweetened, but have absolutely no bitterness or any of the other unpleasant tastes that often accompany sugar-free products.
The texture can be summed up in one word: powdery. Both the chocolate and the peanut interior are very dry.
Serving size: 50 g (2 cups)
Fat: 17 g
Net carbohydrate: 4 g (1 g sugar)
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 20 g
(Weights of Quest products can vary quite a bit, leading to significantly different caloric content than stated on the label. I did a write-up here.)
Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups Rating: 5/10
Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups aren’t terrible, they’re just not good. This is in huge contrast to Quest Bars, which are actually better than most candy bars. There’s just no comparison.
What’s worse is that these peanut butter cups are higher in calories than Quest Bars, even given their lower portion size. Not to mention they typically cost more.
If someone gave me this product I’d probably eat it, but I don’t buy it.
Cheapest Places to Buy
I haven’t exactly done a good sales job here, but if you’d like to try them, here’s some information.
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 (£21.75 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 ($27.99 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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