Not All Quest Bars Taste Like Feet + Weekly Workout Recap

by TaylorR

I tried to hunt down the exact tweet I sent out into cyberspace, but alas I could not.

You see, a few months ago I tried the Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar and was repulsed. To me it tasted like dirty feet.

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No, I haven’t actually tasted dirty feet but I have smelt my fair share so I feel that justified the comparison.

Everyone in the blog world had been raving about Quest Bars, heck, there were even Youtube shows created to demonstrate what you could do with them!

I felt bad because other than the White Chocolate Raspberry flavor, I was put off.

 

My dirty feet experience had me questioning what was wrong with all of my friends who went on and on about these as if they were magical protein bars.

After my tweet, Quest Nutrition was kind enough to send me a big old variety pack to try out. These bars aren’t cheap, so I wasn’t really up to spending my money on old gym socks. But since they were going to send me flavors to try, the least I could do was give them a second chance.

So I did.

A few weeks ago this big box arrived:

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Along with a few other surprises! Who knew they made pasta? I didn’t.

questnoodles

Only 20 calories per serving, gluten-free and actually really tasty! A bit rubbery but holds on to the flavor of sauce really well!

Do All Quest Bars Taste Like Dirty Feet?

Are you ready for this?

Dear Quest Nutrition…

I am sorry that I compared your bars to dirty, sweaty feet. Well, some what sorry. I still think that the dark chocolate bar taste not so great however I am all about most your other flavors.

As you already know, I have always loved the White Chocolate Raspberry but now I can safely add some variety to my snack time.

The flavors I was blown away by? 

quest-banana

—> Banana Nut Muffin: I am not a fan of artificially flavored banana stuff, so I was shocked that this was so delicious!

—> Apple Pie: Reminded me of apple cinnamon Pop Tarts. Like the banana, I wasn’t sure I would like this. I love apples but not so much apple flavored foods. This was a great early morning pre-run snack!

—> Cookies In Cream: This one reminds me a lot of my beloved White Chocolate Raspberry because of the big old chunks of amazing goodness. There are “Oreo-like” chunks inside the bar and its awesome. I cut this bar into pieces and put the junks inside a protein smoothie bowl.

—> Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: I love cookies and I love cookie dough, but I wasn’t sure I would like this one since I thought it would resemble the dark chocolate. Not at all. It was really like eating raw cookie dough!

—> Coconut Cashew: To be honest, I didn’t get to eat this one. Dan devoured them but he said he loved it. Coconut is one of our favorite flavors and we fought over this bar. He won when he reminded me of all the flavors I get to try and he just wanted this one. Okay, way to guilt someone.

The flavors I wasn’t crazy about?

vanilla-almond

—> Vanilla Almond Crunch: Just bland.

—> Peanut Butter Supreme: I love peanut butter but this bar was a little dry and a little too “protein bar-like” for me in constancy and flavor.

—> Double Chocolate Chunk: See above. But Dan liked this one! So maybe I just have weird taste buds?

—> Have you tried Quest Bars? Which is your favorite? 

—> If not, do you eat protein bars? Which ones? 

Workout Recap

Ya’ll seemed to like my recap last week of my workouts, so I’ll keep it going!

Plus, it helps to keep me accountable and to look back over the week at my progress!

Sunday: Nothing. After watching my niece for the weekend, I worked all on Sunday and watched the Masters with Dan.

Monday: 4 mile run + Kettlebell Workout

Tuesday: MissZippy’s Track Workout with Tiny Terror & Katie

Wednesday: Kettlebell Workout + Easter Boot Camp <— this was so much fun!

Thursday: Filmed FWW Workouts (Body weight/finishers/kettlebell workouts)

Friday (Today): Boot Camp

Tell me about your BEST workout this week! 

 

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots April 18, 2014 at 6:40 am

I really want to try these, now. But they’re pretty pricey. I don’t usually eat protein bars and try to eat less processed foods, though I sometimes eat them because they’re convenient

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TaylorR April 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

They are pretty price. I know that GNC has buy 3 get 1 free right now though!

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Abi@AbsofSteel April 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

I’ll have to use this as a reference if I ever get some Quest Bars, it sounds like white chocolate raspberry and cookies n’ cream are pretty well loved flavors. I’ve had a lot of great workouts this week, I’ve just started lifting “heavy” in strength training and I’ve been doing a lot of jump rope work for cardio. It’s all been so much fun!

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TaylorR April 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Yes! Both are great, but the WCR is the bomb.com! Yup, I just brought that back. Jump roping is awesome, i just got a new one yesterday!

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Katie April 18, 2014 at 10:42 am

The white chocolate raspberry was pretty good, but I prefer lara bars to quest bars.

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TaylorR April 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I like Lara Bars but their small size always has me wanting something else at the end. :(

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John @ Garage Gyms April 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

haha this post is great. Claim their bars taste like dirty feet so they send you every flavor. I haven’t actually tried a Quest Bar yet, but when I do, I’m definitely going for the double chocolate chunk first.

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TaylorR April 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Yes go for it! haha

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Erica April 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Yes! The cookie dough is my favorite. SO good. Glad you got to try more flavors :)

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TaylorR April 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I am too! The cookie dough is great, I feel like a kid again sneaking into the fridge to grab a chunk (as if my mom never noticed the 1/2 of cookie dough missing)

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

There are definitely quest bar flavors that I prefer over others, that’s why I always tell people to test more than one out! My favorites are cookie dough, cookies n creme, white chocolate raspberry, lemon creme pie and strawberry cheesecake! Honorable mentions go to banana nut muffin, cinnamon roll and apple pie. The others aren’t my fave.

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TaylorR April 18, 2014 at 5:04 pm

The strawberry cheesecake is surprisingly really good! I actually put 1/2 the bar into my protein shake one day, it was awesome!

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Brittany @ Barr & Table April 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I pretty much agree with your thoughts on the Quest bars.. my faves are between chocolate chip cookie dough, cookies n cream, and white chocolate raspberry. I pretty much will only eat them if theyre microwaved or baked though.. makes a huge difference!

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Kim @ Roaming Raspberry April 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I hated all quest bars at first. Did not love them, but they’ve grown on me. I’m loving cookie dough, cookies and cream (like the only one I can eat on it’s own without dressing it up) and tried strawberry cheesecake today which was tasty.

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Dan April 18, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Here’s what I’m saying… I think they are pretty good… maybe a little too good. What’s the deal?

There has to be an ingredient in there that isn’t good… there’s gotta be… right?

My fav is pretty much any of the super chocolate ones.

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Amy Lauren April 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

ROTFL, I love how it’s Katie and Tiny Terror :). We had a great workout- I looked at my splits and I was really stoked that they didn’t get progressively slower. In fact, my last 800 was the same speed as my 2nd 800! Ms Zippy did a great job with that series.

The quest bar I tried was vanilla almond crunch- funny how I hated it and it doesn’t seem like you liked it either. I have thought about picking up a cookies and cream one from GNC (right by the house) because I can’t fathom how anything cookies and cream could not be delicious. I may try it again and see how it goes.

Larabars are probably my favorite right now. I like that I can pronounce everything in them, they are sweetened from fruit, and they’re filling.

My best workout this week was my long run this morning… which is amazing because typically, my best workout is a speedwork workout.

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jeanette April 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Corley brought some home today. I haven’t tried them yet. I wasn’t a fan of banana nut and honestly I bought a second one but can’t remember if I ate it or flushed it away with the banana nut. I will let you know how I like the ones we got today

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TaylorR April 20, 2014 at 11:13 am

How did the tasting go?

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