**Please Note: this post is about WW POINTS PLUS, and NOT the new Smart Points, which is what most Weight Watchers are using now. Smart Points post coming soon**
When I started getting really serious about my weight loss and fitness I went on a nutritional mission to get a lot more protein in my diet. I knew that it would be good for keeping me fuller longer, and it would help out my muscles in the gym, especially since I have CMT and need all the help I can get. As I looked at protein bar after protein bar I discovered that they all seemed to be geared toward body builder types who required calories with the protein. On average, the bars I found would range anywhere from 7-10 Points Plus or more!! For a woman trying to eat a mere 26 Points Plus a day, I thought finding a protein bar that was right for me was impossible.
Then I found Quest Bars! 🙂
The day I accidentally found Quest Bars was a great day. I picked it up and popped the macros into the Weight Watchers Points Plus Calculator (they use fat, carbs, protein, and fiber to calculate PPV), and the bar I had in my hand came back as 5 Points Plus. 5!! I researched further and learned that a few Quest Bars were only 4 Points! You can imagine how excited I was about my new discovery. Even better: they are packed with protein and with fiber. Epic win.
The last thing to test was the taste. I know many bars can often taste cardboardy or plain old weird, but when I bit into my first Quest Bar, I was thrilled to discover that it actually tasted good! I instantly became a brand loyal and my love for Quest Bars is no secret. I even talked about them at my Weight Watchers meetings. I’m seriously obsessed.
When I attended Fitbloggin’ last summer, a representative of Quest Nutrition was there (I might have fangirled a little bit) and he hooked me up with one of every Quest Bar that was available at the time so I could try them all! Since then, they’ve released several new flavors, one of which is so new I still haven’t tried it. I figured I would give you all the breakdown of each Quest Bar: Flavors, taste, macros, and PPV. Get ready for the Quest Bar Face-off!
Double Chocolate Chunk: Chocolate upon chocolate. This is an excellent candy bar replacement. Real chocolate chunks in a slightly dense bar.
- Fat: 6g Carbs:25g Fiber:18g Protein: 20g
Mixed Berry Bliss: These mixed berry bars have real freeze dried blueberries and strawberries in the mix. It is a satisfying berry flavored treat.
- Fat: 8g Carbs: 22g Fiber: 18g Protein: 20g
Peanut Butter Supreme: While this one is a little denser than some others, its very rich and peanut buttery. I’m not the biggest fan, but hardcore PB lovers will love it.
- Fat: 10g Carbs: 21g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Okay guys, this is actually like cookie dough. There’s real chocolate in here, and the doughy base really makes it feel like you’re taking a (guilt free) dunk into the batter bowl. Worth it.
- Fat: 8g Carbs: 21g Fiber: 17g Protein: 21g
Cinnamon Roll: Pretty tasty. Even tastier when microwaved. Seriously, try it.
- Fat: 6g Carbs: 25g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
S’mores: Hands down my favorite that I’ve tried so far. The marshmallow flavored base has a soft and fluffy texture, and there are graham cracker pieces and chocolate chunks in there. Amazing!
- Fat: 8g Carbs: 23g Fiber: 13g Protein: 20g
Coconut Cashew: This one was my least favorite in the whole bunch. I’m not sure if it was the coconut, the cashews, or the combo of the two, but I won’t be buying this one again. However, if you are a big fan of either flavors, it’s at least worth a try. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
- Fat: 10g Carbs: 21g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
Lemon Cream Pie: The lemon flavor in this is so light and refreshing, it’d a great change to the many rich, chocolatey flavors that Quest offers. Definitely recommend this for the lemon bar or citrus fan.
- Fat: 5g Carbs: 26g Fiber: 17 Protein: 20g
Banana Nut Muffin: This is another flavor I definitely suggest warming up in the microwave. Tastes just like the real thing, just less bready
- Fat: 5g Carbs: 26g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
White Chocolate Raspberry: Another fruity treat with freeze dried raspberries and white chocolate chunks, this one is a great tasting one if you’re looking for a break from the chocolate flavors.
- Fat: 8g Carbs: 23g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
Vanilla Almond Crunch: This one ranked lower on my list. Pretty plain flavored, and to me it just isn’t as exciting as the others.
- Fat: 8g Carbs: 21g Fiber: 18g Protein: 20g
Cookies and Cream: This is one of the newer flavor options, and it is quite tasty. There are real cookie crumbles mixed in with the cream flavored base making it a delicious treat for any cookie lover.
- Fat: 7g Carbs: 22g Fiber: 17g Protein: 21g
*NEW* Mint Chocolate Chunk: This is the brand new flavor that I haven’t gotten the chance to try yet, but I am dying to. I’m a chocoholic and mint is so refreshing. Mint chocolate is always a winning combo in my book, and I will update this post once I try it.
- Fat: 9g Carbs: 21g Fiber: 15g Protein: 20g
**6 Points Plus** Peanut Butter & Jelly: This is a PB&J in a protein bar. Not my favorite bar, but it’s definitely true to the flavor description.
- Fat: 10g Carbs: 20g Fiber: 13g Protein: 20g
Chocolate Brownie: This was one of the first Quest Bars I tried. It’s a pretty plain chocolate flavor, but for the extra Weight Watchers Point (4 vs 5), it’s worth it. There’s still a valid chocolate fix in here.
- Fat: 6g Carbs: 24g Fiber: 19g Protein: 20g
UPDATE: Due to ingredient changes, chocolate brownie is now 5 Points Plus.. less fiber..bummer)
Apple Pie: The apple pie bar is one of my all time favorite Quest bars. There are real chunks of apple in this delicious, slightly cinnamon flavored base. Really soft and tasty. Try it warm!
- Fat: 5g Carbs: 25g Fiber: 18g Protein: 20g
Chocolate Peanut Butter: I was shocked to discover that a bar with peanuts in it was only 4 PPV. This one has real chunks of peanut floating around the base of chocolate flavor. If you like chocolate peanut butter, you will love this.
- Fat: 5g Carbs: 25g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
Strawberry Cheesecake: Freeze dried strawberries in this creamy cheesecake base make this a tasty, fruity treat.
- Fat: 4.5g Carbs: 26g Fiber: 17g Protein: 20g
There you have it friends: Every single flavor of Quest bar broken down by Points Plus value. as I said, these are the best tasting, most Weight Watchers friendly protein bar I have tried, and I searched long and hard for these. The macro breakdown doesn’t lie; there’s a lot of protein and fiber in each one of these bars. Perfect for both those trying to lose weight, as well as people simply looking to increase their intake of protein.
You can get your hands on Quest bars on their website. Bars can be purchased by the box or by single bars, so if yo want to try a few flavors before committing to an entire box, you can. You’ll also find other products like Quest chips (amazing!), protein powder, and even pasta (yes, pasta). Check them out and get your hands on a Quest Bar. You just might become as obsessed as I am.