Nothing about this bar tastes remotely real. I think artificial is an understatement and with its solid exterior, it’s not the inviting bar it may seem!

It’s amazing how a wrapper can be so deceiving. Oh, it looks and sounds great. Yet, I’m left disappointed and wished I never bothered! I am yet to find a tasty QUEST protein bar! Considering their range is huge and we have reviewed a couple of their protein bars before this one, none of them has done well! In fact, they’ve all averaged around 5/10 pts, which, to put it bluntly, is terrible! I think that says it all. If anyone can recommend a tasty QUEST protein bar, please hit me up!

QUEST HERO Protein Bar Vanilla Caramel Flavor
QUEST HERO Protein Bar Vanilla Caramel Flavor

Although this bar smells slightly of vanilla, it’s just purely artificial and smells too sweet, almost false. If outer firmness was anything to go by, I think we’d all pass on this bar. Hard isn’t even the word, it doesn’t really budge at all when you give it a good squeeze! That does, however, change when you bite into it. It has the same crispy ‘mallow’ like consistency as their Blueberry Cobbler protein bar, which is the only good thing about this bar. These make it rather sticky and chewy once formed in your mouth, but otherwise, it’s just simply below average.

I think they dropped the sweetener pot into their mixture!


If you like a strong, artificial aftertaste, then this is the bar for you! But, my guess is that you don’t want these flavours lingering around your mouth for the hours I have had them lingering in mine! They definitely dropped their sweetener pot into their mixture that’s for sure! Otherwise, I don’t know how they can explain how they ever thought this was an acceptable flavour! I don’t really get any strong vanilla or caramel flavours coming across, it’s literally just sweetener. In no way shape or form is this bar comfortable to eat, it’s pretty damn difficult to stomach all those sweeteners!

I definitely would not be able to consume another QUEST HERO Vanilla Caramel protein bar after this one. Not considering I struggled to even consume all of this one!

QUEST HERO Protein Bar Vanilla Caramel Flavor

I can’t even brag about the macros in this bar, as they aren’t great. Add that to the huge amount of sugar and you’ll be left picking up your jaws you’ll be shocked! A 60g QUEST Hero Vanilla Caramel protein bar consists of 180kcal, 9g fat, 29g carbs, 16g protein and a shocking 12g sugars! Now there really is no need to have a protein bar with 12g of sugar! Let alone only give it 16g protein, I’m seriously unhappy with this QUEST HERO! Not to mention their addition of the dreaded palm oil ingredient. QUEST really isn’t a brand I would choose to buy!

False, artificial and not even remotely tasty. Avoid this protein bar at all costs!


QUEST HERO Protein Bar Vanilla Caramel Flavor

Well, I can only advise you to avoid buying and consuming this QUEST HERO Vanilla Caramel protein bar! You’ll not only waste your money, but you’ll go running for a glass of water as soon as you’ve eaten it! Even after chugging a bottle of water, I can still taste that damn sweetener! For me, these should be removed from shelves to save everyone the pain I’ve just gone through!

Would I eat this QUEST Hero Vanilla Caramel protein bar again? Absolutely not! Nope. Not at all. Never again. Also in this case.

5.2
Score

Pros

  • N/A

Cons

  • It tastes artificially
  • It's a bit too sweet
  • It contains 12g sugar*
  • It contains palm oil
Smell
7
Outer firmness
2
Inner firmness
6
Taste
4.5
Moistness
7
Nutrients
5.6
Ingredients
5.5
Overall 4

Final Verdict

Well, I can only advise you to avoid buying and consuming this QUEST HERO Vanilla Caramel protein bar! You’ll not only waste your money, but you’ll go running for a glass of water as soon as you’ve eaten it! Even after chugging a bottle of water, I can still taste that damn sweetener! For me, these should be removed from shelves to save everyone the pain I’ve just gone through!