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    Quest Bars - Please tell me I can keep them! :-)

    Hey all,

    My last post was also about a product (a sale on Vibrams) but I swear I'm not hocking merchandise or spamming or whatever. I just purchased the new Quest protein bar flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough - and was interested in having MDA weigh in on the ingredients/macros. I'd likely be using these (1) for breakfast on weekends when I'm running out the door; or (2) when I'm having a serious chocolate craving, but my body could use the extra protein rather than going for a 70%+ dark chocolate bar. So, I'd say probably about 2x/week - not a diet staple.

    So what do we think, not totally primal but safe enough? My 20% is typically spent with some nice craft beer on Friday/Saturdays, so I'm hoping for more than a "it can be your 20%" answer. Thanks!!!

    Choc Chip Cookie Dough - Box of 12 - Original Line

    Ingredients - Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate and Milk Protein), Isomalto-Oligosaccarides (100% Natural Probiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Erythritol.

    Macros - 190 cals, 70 cals from fat, 8g fat, 3g sat fat, 21g protein, 21g carbs, 17g dietary fiber.


    By the way ... these are AMAZING. Pop them in the microwave for 20s and it is seriously like eating a warm chocolate cookie.

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    It has next to no chocolate in it. Don't kid yourself that you're doing this to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

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    There are much better tasting, cleaner, and cheaper ways to satisfy chocolate craving. And unlike that quest stuff, more natural.

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    If Just make some primal-friendly cookie dough and eat that instead.

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough- Egg Free - The Food Lovers Kitchen

    Or... just eat some dark chocolate.
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    That's not real food. You can eat anything you want though but don't kid yourself. If you really do want the health and wellness of a real food diet you have to eat real food. Isomalto-Oligosaccarides and Erythritol? Is that put in there for your health or for company profits?
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    Do you actually like them more than 70% chocolate?

    Breakfast running out the door- a couple of boiled eggs and a piece of fruit.

    Chocolate craving but you need protein- steak dinner, chocolate for dessert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoldAsLove View Post
    Hey all,

    My last post was also about a product (a sale on Vibrams) but I swear I'm not hocking merchandise or spamming or whatever. I just purchased the new Quest protein bar flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough - and was interested in having MDA weigh in on the ingredients/macros. I'd likely be using these (1) for breakfast on weekends when I'm running out the door; or (2) when I'm having a serious chocolate craving, but my body could use the extra protein rather than going for a 70%+ dark chocolate bar. So, I'd say probably about 2x/week - not a diet staple.

    So what do we think, not totally primal but safe enough? My 20% is typically spent with some nice craft beer on Friday/Saturdays, so I'm hoping for more than a "it can be your 20%" answer. Thanks!!!

    Choc Chip Cookie Dough - Box of 12 - Original Line

    Ingredients - Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate and Milk Protein), Isomalto-Oligosaccarides (100% Natural Probiotic Fiber), Almonds, Water, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Erythritol.

    Macros - 190 cals, 70 cals from fat, 8g fat, 3g sat fat, 21g protein, 21g carbs, 17g dietary fiber.


    By the way ... these are AMAZING. Pop them in the microwave for 20s and it is seriously like eating a warm chocolate cookie.
    You don't want the Fiber, the second biggest ingredient, and you don't want the Erythritol, a sugar substitute. Are you just trying to avoid cooking? Eat real food.

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    Eat real food, I agree... but it's your body. We're not your mama or the food police. If you like it, make it part of your 80/20. Is the bar paleo/primal? No. Who cares?
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    Quest bars are some of the least offensive protein bars out there. I've eaten them on occasion, and although I think the texture is kinda weird, they taste great.

    If you feel fine eating them, by all means, keep them in. Just don't make it a daily meal substitute. They'd probably be most beneficial after a workout.

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    Quest Bars are pretty much the best protein bars on the market right now. Sure, I would rather eat some animal for my protein, but for a convenient snack you could do much, much worse.

    Also, the chocolate chip cookie dough bars are off the chain. Taste just like a chocolate chip cookie.

    Some people on these boards go ape shit over any sort of "man made" product, thinking it's going to make you explode into a mushroom cloud of unhealthy giblets, but I think these can satisfy any craving you have for a candy bar/cookie while also supplementing your protein intake nicely. Just don't overdo it. If you're eating "real" food the majority of the time this won't effect you negatively in the slightest, any allergies aside.

    However, if you just want chocolate, I say eat chocolate.

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