This post is a review of another recent protein bar that I picked up on my seemingly daily grocery store run. At my store there is an entire isle that is dedicated to nothing but single protein bars that are displayed for me to peruse. The hope is, that a customer will buy a single protein bar, and if one likes a particular bar, they will come back and purchase a case of the flavor that they tried. The bar that I will be tasting in this post is the Quest Hero Vanilla Caramel Protein Bar.
I enjoyed tasting and reviewing the first Quest bar that I purchased,Blueberry Cobbler, and if the Vanilla Caramel Bar is as good as that one, I know I am in for a treat.
There are actually so many, interesting flavors that Quest produces, and I am looking forward to tasting all of them. The list of ingredients in the Vanilla Caramel Bar is relatively short as compared to some other bars.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Allulose, Palm Kernal Oil, Erythritol, Water, Butter, Almonds, Natural Flavors. Contains less than 2% of the following: Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Palm Oil, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Sucralose, Sunflower Lecithin.
These ingredients are similar to the Blueberry Cobbler bar.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 170, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 230mg, Potassium 55mg, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Dietary Fiber 10g, Sugars 12g, Erythritol 4g, Protein 16g.
The calories are rather low for such a thick, hearty protein bar. This makes this bar perfect for a between meal snack that won’t pack on the calories, but will give a substantial 16g of protein.
My Honest Review
When I opened the packaging, I got a faint smell of caramel, and I noticed a white coating covering the whole bar. There is a layer of caramel on the top of the bar under the white vanilla coating.
The layer underneath the caramel is a mildly crunchy middle that eats like a rice crispy treat. It is a very decadent tasting protein bar for such a low calorie content.
The bar is sweet, but not overly sweet, and the crunchiness melts into a smooth finish as I continue to chew. It is moist and creamy, and doesn’t have a strong protein flavor.
I am highly impressed with the taste of this bar, it is delicious and satisfying. I would definitely buy this bar again, it is a perfect midday snack. I may even be inclined to eat two bars at a time, especially either just before or after a workout.
There are not many protein bars that Iv’e tasted up to this point that I would double up on, but this bar has such a wonderful flavor that I don’t think I would have to think long about it.
It would be a lot of sugar to eat two bars, but 32g of protein is comparable to some other bars that I have tried, and with fewer calories, so there you have it. Go out and try this protein bar, and maybe buy a case if so inclined. I may just do that myself. Great product!