Review: Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar & I Am No Body Builder
JFG Nation, over the years I’ve noticed that a lot of people who follow me on Instagram or Twitter are people who like to work out – crossfit people, workout junkies, flexible dieters, fitness models both male and female, etc. It makes sense – besides the hashtag games that people play, the food world has changed where fit people have been able to incorporate indulgences into their diets.
For me, as the creator of this site, it’s a very interesting audience because I myself am no body builder. And I don’t say that smugly – I know of several junk food fast food blogs where the creators are fit maniacs and I am in awe of them. I know of a few junk food blogs that go the entire opposite direction – they embrace their inner and outer fat kid and I love that too. Me? I’ve always been stuck in the middle, and trust me I am not someone who has a particularly fast or slow metabolism. I would love to workout more, but just…haven’t. I’m definitely one of those people who is like “I just got through two weeks on P90x and I feel great!” followed by “I’m going to nap for ten days.”
Which brings us to today’s product, these Quest bars. I’ve eaten protein bars in the past, but mainly to get through a long day of trial as an attorney. Most of these bars, like CLIF bars, are fine – serviceable in my eyes. I know these Quest bars, however, have a reputation of tasting the best out of the protein bar category. At least that’s what all the fellow foodie workout people say on Instagram.
So when Quest sent me these, I wasn’t sure what to think…am I the right person to be reviewing these, since I’ve only tried one other Quest bar in the past? Is this junk food or more of an indulgence for fit people? I wrestle with these questions because I’m TRYING not to be a fraud…so tell me in the comments below: are you a fit person? Whatever the answer to that question is, second: how would a bar like this fit into your life? Indulgence? Health food? Junk food? And if you’re a fan of Quest, why? How do these compare to other protein bars? Educate me, JFG Nation. I’ll do my best to give an honest opinion of these.
Today’s review: Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar!
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars were sent to me by Quest who says this is part 2 of a new flavor trilogy from Quest Labs.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars is launching on September 7, so…..actually I’m not sure if I’m even supposed to be writing about these right now. Did I blow the secret, Quest? I have no idea.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars seem to have a good amount of fiber and very low sugar. It has both stevia and sucralose inside.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar recipes????? What the – has anyone done this? Made other foods OUT OF Quest bars???
They sent me a whole box of these Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars, which made the workout people in my office very very happy. Christmas in August.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars smelled exactly like blueberry muffins when I opened the package. Sort of artificial in how spot-on it was, but a pleasant aroma nonetheless.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar – side view.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar – top view.
Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bars had what looked like dried blueberries and chunks of muffin embedded into the bar itself. I bit into it – it had the familiar protein bar chewiness I’ve come to expect from a protein bar. The flavor was… Pretty good! The blueberry muffin flavor came out right away, and the bar wasn’t super sweet at first (which sort of matches how real blueberry muffins taste.)
Instead, the more I chewed this Quest Blueberry Muffin Protein Bar, the more the sweetness came out, pushing the blueberry flavor to the forefront. Not bad. The muffin-looking chunks sort of represented the thicker muffin top feel of a regular blueberry muffin. My only complaint was that the aftertaste had a definite artificial sweetener flavor but I’ve come to find that with many protein bars.
BUT in terms of the blueberry muffin flavor, they did a pretty good job. Definitely one of the better protein bars I’ve ever had, frankly. The other Quest bar I’d eaten was more chocolate-flavor-based, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I like this one though – the protein solids gave the whole thing a creamy flavor, which I think matches better in the choco-bars, but this was very very good.
Thanks for letting me try this, Quest! I hope I didn’t spoil any surprises :/
Purchased at: Sent to me, launches September 7.
Cost: Whatever Quest bars usually cost