Flavors Tried: Gooey Caramel & Fudgey Brownie
Price: $10.99 for 8 Bites ($1.40 per bite)
Nutrition (for full bar): 210 Calories, 14g Fat, 20g Carbs (4g Net Carbs), 12g Protein
There’s truly no company more innovative than Quest in the protein space. I’ve reviewed their Cheese Crackers, Peanut Butter Cups, and Frosted Cookies, and I’ve been pretty impressed with them all.
Say what you will about Quest protein bars, but when they first hit the market, they were unlike anything else out there.
Now, Quest has candy bars and candy bites, which I was super excited to try.
Quest offers two options: candy bites and candy bars. The candy bars are roughly the size of a typical candy bar or protein bar, and the candy bites are a little bit smaller than half of a bar.
Looking at the nutrition facts, it’s clear that Quest is more focused on being keto-friendly than high-protein for this Quest candy.
A full-sized Quest candy bar contains 210 calories with only 12 grams of protein, which is not overly impressive as a protein snack.
Granted, it’s still significantly higher in protein than your average candy bar, but if you’re looking for a protein snack, you’d like to see more protein.
But, if you just need a quick bite of something sweet, the candy bites are not all that bad nutritionally speaking. With 80 calories and 5 grams of protein, you can enjoy 2 candy bites for 160 calories and 10 grams of protein.
It’s not as impressive as a protein bar, but it’s very much on par with the Quest peanut butter cups.
Quest Fudgey Brownie Candy Bites Review
First up, we have the fudgy brownie bites.
Just looking at the photo, you can tell that the gooey caramel inside of these bars is very impressive. Pair that with the brownie interior and pieces of almond, and this truly looks like a candy bar.
While it looks like a soft brownie, these are actually pretty dense and chewy. They’re certainly not as chewy as a typical Quest protein bar, but they’re denser than a soft candy bar.
This particular flavor tastes like a pretty standard chocolate protein bar with nuts and caramel, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but I wouldn’t mistake it for a candy bar.
As a brownie lover, I find the flavor to just resemble regular chocolate rather than something more distinct like brownies.
If you want a protein bar that eats like a candy bar versus the standard Quest bars, this definitely fits the bill, especially if you’re on a keto diet.
Otherwise, this won’t replace a candy bar in your diet, but it’s a decent option.
Quest Gooey Caramel Candy Bar Review
If my review had stopped with the fudgey brownie bites, I wouldn’t have been too impressed. Luckily for me, I also tried the gooey caramel.
If you want a healthy bar that actually tastes like a candy bar, this is it.
Yes, you can absolutely tell this is not a regular candy bar. It’s still a bit denser than a candy bar, and it has that “protein bar” flavor to it. However, it still tastes really good.
It very much reminds me of a Snickers bar, and eating it definitely resembles a candy bar. If you’re low-carb and missing candy, you’re going to love these bars.
In fact, this bar is what the Snickers Hi Protein bar SHOULD be.
I do wish there was more protein in this bar, but I really like it nonetheless.
Quest Candy: Overall Thoughts
You won’t mistake these bars for actual candy bars, but they’re great for what they are.
As someone who doesn’t need to eat low-carb or low-sugar, I still find these bars really enjoyable.
The major downside to these bars is that they’re not as high in protein as a typical protein bar, but it’s still enough to make me enjoy these as a protein snack.
After this review, I purchased some more of the gooey caramel bites to keep in my pantry as a snack when I need something sweet, so that should tell you a thing or two about how I feel about these!