It’s no secret that Quest Bars are one of my favorite protein bars on the market. I love how clean, healthy and delicious they are. I don’t feel guilty when I eat them, and they instantly cure my sweet tooth. I’ve had 6 of these so far, and my opinion hasn’t changed, so for those of you who have and haven’t tried it yet, these are my thoughts and opinions on the newest Quest S’mores protein bar. All opinions are my own, and I purchased these with my own money with no connection to Quest Nutrition.
I will preface this by saying that I have been waiting for a few months now to try these. My GNC didn’t carry them for the longest time, and when I finally ran out of the box of Cookies & Cream bars I received for Christmas, I decided to order a box. Turns out I ordered a box, and then a few days later I saw them in the store. So go figure on that one! Long story short, I had HIGH expectations for this flavor.
I opened the package and saw that it was 87% white. My first, and THE most important question a girl should always ask is, “WHERE IS THE CHOCOLATE?!” I haven’t even taken my first bite yet and I am disappointed.
First bite, okay, this is different. It had a gritty type of texture to it, and I’m not sure why. I liked the taste, but if you blindfolded me and asked me what the flavor was, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you that it was s’mores. There weren’t enough pieces of chocolate. There were however, plenty of pieces of broken graham cracker, which I thought was so cool. #LOVEGRAHAMCRACKERS!
Scattered very sparsely throughout the bar were long chunks of chocolate. Finally! And they tasted really good too, but maybe that’s like when you are so thirsty and all you want is water but have no access, that the first sip you do finally get is heavenly. It was like that. The minuscule specks of chocolate did nothing for me or this bar. I only tasted chocolate when I had a bite with the big chunks.
So… I liked the bar… still a lot more than some of their other bars like the fruity ones, because I just want decadent. I love the chocolate chip cookie dough, but the cookies & cream will forever and always be my favorite. I was hoping that the s’mores bar would be full of bits and pieces like the cookies & cream bars are, but they weren’t.
My only recommendations for Quest, if they do play around with the recipe is:
- MORE chocolate
- gooey marshmellow bits
- bigger chunks of graham cracker
- MORE chocolate
- make the taste more prominent
Have you tried the S’mores bar yet? What are your thoughts?