Quest Nutrition Quest Cravings Protein Bars
Quest Nutrition Quest Cravings are protein bars with excellent taste and decent nutritional profile. They are supposed to help a person on a diet to fight various cravings (for sweets, for example), but they are so good that often one ends eating one of these bars, just because there is one around!
Protein comes from two main sources: whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate. Nutritional content of one serving of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (50g) contains: 20g of protein, 10g of total carbohydrates (3g of dietary fiber, 1g of sugars, 3g of erythritol) and 17g of fats (8g of saturated fats), with total of 240 kcal (150 kcal from fats). Full list of ingredients includes: protein blend (whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate), peanut butter, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, erythritol, peanuts. Also, it contains less than 2% of the following: salt, stevia, Lo Han Guo and sucralose.
Just like other similar Quest Nutrition bars, these also comes in numerous flavors: Cravings Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Double Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Supreme, Vanilla Almond Crunch etc.
Protein bars/cups are available as single bar (or 2 cups) or box of 12 bars of the same flavors or as bundle of various flavors.
Quest Nutrition Quest Cravings bars/cups really do taste great and they are advertised as 'cravings killers' - you are on a diet and you need something sweet and instead of eating a pound of chocolate :o), you take one of these and you are good to go with your diet without actually cheating. Well, although these bars/cups contain around 20g of good protein and are relatively low on net carbs, they are, IMHO, full of fats and very high in calories.
These bars contain no sugar, no artificial sweeteners and are gluten and glycerin free.
When to Eat Quest Nutrition Quest Cravings Bars/Cups
Well, if you really have cravings for something sweet, than feel free to eat one of these - 20g of protein is decent amount of proteins for such bars/cups, they are low on fast digesting carbohydrates and you will not have issues with insulin spikes.
But, they are also rich in fats and energy, when compared with other similar products and they can easily replace you a breakfast or daily snack or even full meal. Consuming them right after workout is not recommended if you have pure whey protein available - if not, feel free to eat one of these even right after workout. Better some protein than nothing.
Long story short - great tasting protein bars with hefty amount of fats and calories available at decent price. If you are going to try these, consider variety bundles - great aid against various cravings during periods of diet. Also, if you struggle to put some weight on, be sure to have few of these around and when you thing that you will skip a meal for whatever reason, have 1-2 of these.
Here are few bundles that you can check and read more reviews and recommendations:
Both Amazon links open in the new window, so feel free to check them.