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 Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar tastes, and what difference the new fiber type has made.
The official description from Quest’s website:
“A classic creamy dessert, better than ever! This irresistible Quest Bar lets you have your cheesecake and eat it, too! 20g of protein and 5g net carbs transform this tasty cake into an anytime treat.”
It’s an uncoated protein bar flavored with dried strawberries. This is what it looks like:
Taste & Texture
It’s sweet, but slightly less so than other flavors, chewy, and the dried strawberries provide both flavor and some variation to the texture.
Disappointingly, the “cheesecake” part of the name is completely absent, and it’s really just strawberry-flavored (in cheesecake flavors, I always hope for a detectable cream cheese element).
This is a nice bar, albeit definitely one of the plainer ones that Quest make, and I normally only buy it for a change.
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. They’ve since removed IMO from their line up entirely and now use corn fiber instead, claiming it makes a softer, longer-lasting product.
The IMO version could get quite tough towards the end of the use-by date. The updated Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar I had was actually not noticeably softer, and in fact was quite chewy. It wasn’t at all tough, but considering how much some of the other flavors have changed, I was surprised.
Serving size: 60 g
Fat: 7 g
Net carbohydrate: 5 g (2 g sugar)
Fiber: 13 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.)
Strawberry Cheesecake Quest Bar Rating: 7.5/10
This is a good flavor. Even though I normally only buy it occasionally for a change, if I’m dieting I choose it more often because it’s one of the lowest calorie varieties.
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 (£19.50 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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