Many customers buy Quest Protein Bars simply because of the great taste. In our not so humble opinion, they taste better than every other nutrition bar out there. We worked very hard with thousands of taste testings to make sure of that.
But what really separates Quest from all the rest is its nutrition. No other nutrition company has been able to do what we have done - produce very low carb protein bars with high protein, high fiber and no trans fats.
You'll notice immediately just how short our ingredient lists are. And you'll understand them.
It's the first bar that even pre-competition bodybuilders and fitness competitors use during preparation for their contests, allowing them to lose fat and/or build muscle while still eating food that they enjoy.
Generally recognized as the best protein source available, whey isolate has an incredible amino acid profile that delivers highly usable protein to your body that has been shown to increase muscle mass, aid in the loss of body fat, enhance immune function and much more. It's one of the most expensive proteins available, many times the cost of soy protein.
Another extremely high quality protein that is slow-digesting and expensive. Many bars use gelatin (which is very cheap) to pump up their protein count even though it's not considered a complete protein, which milk protein isolate is.
In order for Quest Bars to be usable as a complete meal, we wanted to ensure that they contained enough fiber to really matter. Almost every ounce of carbohydrate in our bars comes from fiber, which will keep your insulin levels low and your stomach satisfied. Fiber has been shown to do many things such as controlling hunger, improving digestive health and preventing certain diseases.
IMO is a 100% natural fiber derived from plant sources that is very similar to the better known chicory root fiber. The two fiber sources are almost identical in taste, feel and texture but with one minor exception: IMO does not cause any intestinal upset whatsoever even for people with very sensitive stomachs. We use it to make sure that Quest bars can be complete meals for use whenever you want something convenient.
Nut butters are nature's candy - delicious while being low in carbs and packed with healthy fats. This helps give Quest Bars their soft, chewy texture and out of this world flavor. We add nothing to our nut butters and that keeps them Trans fat free.
A great source of proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and fats. Need we say more?
Added to create the taste we're quickly becoming famous for.
A natural herb that's been used as a sweetener in China for over 1,000 years. It only takes a TINY amount as it's 300 times sweeter than sugar.
Stevia is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family which grows wild as a small shrub in many parts of the world. The glycosides in its leaves, account for its sweetness and it has been used as a natural sweetener in many countries for many years.
While Erythritol is classified as a sugar alcohol it is ENTIRELY different than all of the others. It does not upset stomachs, it contains only 0.2 calories per gram and has little to no impact on blood sugar. We know it's important to give you control over your nutrition which is why our All Natural bars are sweetened with Stevia and Erythritol, and our Original Line is sweetened with Sucralose.
Sucralose is generally recognized as the best artificial sweetener available. It's over 600 times sweeter than sugar so it's used in almost microscopic amounts.