And again, this QUEST protein bar wants to be my HERO. But I can’t agree with this ‘hero’ being a significant part of anything in my diet. Not telling about being a desirable protein bar or snack.
I don’t mind QUEST as a brand at all. It has either a decently good (in the minority) and decently bad (in the majority) protein bars in their lineup. Whatever you say about this brand, I don’t even consider it legendary at all. And I have many reasons for it, including this QUEST HERO Protein Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavour. And this is why.
It all starts pretty nice, as the theme of this protein bar is pleasant in smell. Both flavours, peanut butter and chocolate, are easily detectable and inviting. But, bloody hell, I can’t say the same about the texture of this bar! It’s really tough on the outside, making it really distressful to bite into it. Yes, it’s getting better afterwards, but you don’t bite it once or twice to get over it. It’s getting a bit better inside the bar, but it’s still middling chewy and sticky. Still, I would describe its moistness and OK and nothing more.
This chocolate peanut butter flavour would be a decently good one…
…if it only lacks that bitterness and condensed sweetness in it. The theme flavour is a really nice combination of chocolate and peanut butter. It’s delicious and lovely in taste. However, it comes along with a slightly bitterish aroma in it. And with that specific, condensed sweetness coming from sweeteners. The bar itself is nicely sweet and could be lovely, but it’s not a pure sweetness we know from the regular bars. It’s not overly pleasant and the bar overall is not satisfying.
That’s why I’m pretty far from wanting another QUEST HERO bar of this flavour. No matter if it’s in the same sitting or in the future.
When it comes to macros, it’s pretty good. A 54g bar packs 200kcal, 19g (35%) of protein and only 1g of sugar. The ingredients list is not as pleasant as that to look at, though. It contains palm kernel oil and it’s definitely not good news here.
This is not my HERO.
I didn’t expect anything else in this QUEST HERO Protein Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavour. Same as with the other flavour from this range, the thing that puts me definitely off is its texture that makes this bar decently uncomfortable to eat. Also, I wouldn’t say I liked its flavour much. And its ingredients could be better, too. This is not that legendary QUEST bar in any aspect.
Would I buy it again? There are no chances for that.