REVIEW: Quest Cheese Crackers (A High-Protein Cheez-It)

Flavor Tried: Cheddar Blast & Spicy Cheddar

Price: $7.99 for 4 pack ($1.99 per bag)

Nutrition: 130 Calories, 7g Fat, 10g Carbs (5g Net Carb), 10g Protein

Quest cheese crackers

Quest is one of the biggest names in the protein world, and it’s for good reason. What started out as just protein bars has turned into a wide line of protein snacks.

Now, Quest has introduced these Cheese Crackers, which seem to be a high-protein version of Cheeze-Its.

There are plenty of keto cheese crackers on the market right now, but most of them are made of only cheese. In other words, they’re baking cheese until it hardens, which results in a keto cheese cracker. However, these Quest Cheese Crackers are an actual cracker…

Quest cheese crackers nutrition

As you can see by the ingredients list above, these are not merely cheese crisps, which automatically gives them a leg-up in my mind.

The nutrition of these cheese crackers is very appealing to me as well. For 130 calories, 10 grams of protein is a solid amount. Sure, more would be great, but that’s a great ratio for a savory snack.

If you live that low-carb life, you’ll be pleased to know that these crackers contain only 5g net carbs per bag. I was worried that these would contain an insane amount of protein like other Quest products, but with 5g of fiber in each serving, that’s not too much at all.

OK, now on to the fun part…

Quest Cheese Crackers vs Cheeze-Its

Quest cheese crackers

Right when you open up a bag of Quest Cheese Crackers, you’re hit with a very potent (in a good way) smell of Cheeze-Its. In fact, if you were blindfolded, I’m not sure you’d be able to tell that these aren’t Cheeze-Its.

If we’re basing these off of pure looks, they also don’t disappoint. Holding these cheese crackers in your hand, you’d be hard-pressed to identify these as anything other than Cheeze-Its.

Closeup of Quest cracker

These Quest Cheese Crackers are a little bit thicker than an actual Cheeze-It, and you’ll find them not quite as airy. So in that sense, you may certainly be able to see a difference.

But once you bite into one of these cheese crackers, you’ll immediately stop caring about any differences between these and Cheeze-Its, because the flavor is that similar.

There is a bit more crunch to these, but not nearly enough that they become unpleasant.

In fact, these are as close to an actual Cheeze-It as you can expect. Not just for a low-carb or high-protein cracker, but for ANY cheese cracker.

The cheddar cheese flavor explodes with every bite, and the flavor reminds me a ton of those Flavor Blasted Goldfish.

If I had to describe the flavor, I would say that it is slightly more of a “real” cheddar cheese flavor than a Cheeze-It, but that’s extremely nitpicky because they are truly very similar.

Yes, you can taste a difference, but it’s incredibly close. In a blind taste test, I’m sure you’d identify the difference, but you would never know that these were healthy crackers.

Update: Quest has more recently released a “Spicy Cheddar” version, and they are just as good as I hoped!

Spic cheddar quest crackers

In terms of spice, these are nowhere near the Quest Hot & Spicy Chips (which are almost too spicy) but these definitely pack a kick.

I happen to think that virtually any food is improved when you add a little bit of heat, but that’s just me. Because of that, I absolutely love these spicy cheddar crackers. If you feel the same way as I do, then I definitely recommend grabbing this flavor.

The spicy cheddar flavor definitely tastes less cheesy than the regular version, but considering the tradeoff is spice, I’m okay with that.

If you don’t prefer spicy, stick with the regular Cheddar Quest Crackers, because they are fantastic.

Quest Cheese Crackers: The Verdict

Quest crackers on table

There’s just no other way to say it: these are awesome.

Quest always does a great job with their products, but these cheese crackers truly blow me away.

If you’re a fan of Cheeze-Its, the discontinued Cheese Nips, or Goldfish crackers, you will absolutely love these.

The obvious downside is the price: at $2 per bag, this ends up being an expensive snack for what you get. But if you’re a cheese lover in search of a healthy snack, these are 1000% worth trying.

If you do give these a try, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! I did not think I’d enjoy these as much as I did, but they instantly became one of my favorite protein snacks on the market.

Quest cheese crackers
REVIEW: Quest Cheese Crackers (A High-Protein Cheez-It)
These Quest Cheese Crackers are the real deal. If you're a fan of Cheeze-Its, there's just no way you won't enjoy these. It's rare I try a product that ends up being exactly what I want it to be, but Quest nailed these crackers.
Flavor Accuracy
Overall Taste
The Good
Taste very similar to Cheeze-Its
Tons of cheddar flavor in every bite
Satisfying crunch
Generous serving size for 130 calories
The Bad
Slightly crunchier than a Cheeze-It (may or may not be a bad thing for you)
Very expensive for a serving of crackers
10g of protein isn't the highest for a protein snack
Show Comments (1)
  1. Nice review. Spot on. I too am blown away by quest crackers. You are right, I think they are more cheesy than cheez its.

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