In this review, I am continuing to taste Quest Protein Bars. The third of the bars that I picked up at my local grocery run is the Quest Mint Chocolate Chunk.
I am excited to try this bar because mint and chocolate are two of my all time favorite flavors, especially when they are paired together. As Quest bars continue to be some of the most popular protein bars on the market, I am confident that I will at least rate this bar somewhat high, although I have been surprised both good and bad over the years when it comes to protein bars.
List Of Ingredients
Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Contains less than 2% of the following: Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Sunflower Lecithin, Color (Spirulina, Beta Carotene), Xanthan Gum, Peppermint Oil, Sucralose, Steviol Gycosides (Stevia).
I like the small ingredients list, less is more, and although not completely clean, it is good. No major surprises.
Important Nutrition Facts
Serving Size – 1 Bar, Calories 200, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 230mg, Potassium 150mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber 16g, Sugars <1g, Erythritol 2g, Protein 20g.
Stevia and Erythritol are the sweeteners in this bar, as was the case in the other two Iv’e tried so far. I like the high fiber content which seems to be important to Quest.
My Honest Review
I got a slight smell of chocolate when I opened the packaging, not strong at all. It is a solid protein bar without any layering. The bar is a bit dry, but not overly so.
There are small bits in the bar, I am assuming the almonds, that give the bar a small crunch, but it is not overly crunchy. The flavors of chocolate and mint are both mild, not overpowering, and there is a bit of that protein taste, but it doesn’t bother me and doesn’t take away from the overall flavor of mint and chocolate.
Although the bar is a bit dry as stated before, it moistens up nicely as I continue to chew. I drank a bottle of water as I ate the bar and I would suggest doing so if you decide to try it. At 200 calories, this bar is good for snacking, and with 20g of protein, it is a good source to add to a diet. Having one of these bars would be good to consumer along with a workout program to gain some muscle, and I would not consider this as a meal replacement.
As I assumed at the beginning of this review, I liked this protein bar quite a bit. It does not eat like a sugary candy bar, but it does not have a grainy or chalky texture that many protein bars have either. I would recommend giving this bar a try.