Patricia: Quest Nutrition (Part II)

In the mood for chocolate? Peanut butter? Quest Nutrition brings you QuestCravings Peanut Butter Cups and it is the real deal.

  • Flavor: QuestCravings: Protein Peanut Butter Cups
  • Marketed as having: 20 g protein, only 4 g active carbs, only 1 g sugar.
  • Ingredient list: protein blend, peanut butter, peanuts, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, erythritol.

Packaging: 9/10

Like other Quest products, the packaging of QuestCravings Protein Peanut Butter Cups is quite good. The front emphasizes the protein content while the back ingredient list contains only a couple of ingredients. The text is easy to read and the peanut butter cups on the front of the package are quite delectable looking.

Healthy? 7.5/10

With 17g of total fat and 7g of saturated fat, this Quest product falls into the “pretty high in fat" category. There is also a hefty amount of sodium (240mg) for those watching their sodium levels. The health factor of this product receives a tentative thumbs up from me though because of the high amount of protein/potassium (230mg) and the relatively low proportion of sugar and carbohydrates. 

Flavor: 9.5/10

Not too sweet. In fact, if you don’t like the taste of dark chocolate (not me!), I would not recommend these for you. The chocolate covering the peanut butter only hints at sweetness (which I personally love). Other than that, it tastes exactly like a not-as-sweet Reese’s peanut butter cup. YUM.

Conclusion

RECOMMEND! (Though only as dessert and not as regular snacks— the brand name QuestCravings does this product justice) The saturated fat and regular fat content is enough for me to advise that you eat these sparingly. However, when you do, pleaseee savor them. They are delicious and FULL of protein, unlike most other chocolate/peanut butter combinations.

Disclaimer: Quest is known for their bars that pack on the protein but lack unhealthy amounts of sugar. Materials refered in the article were sent to Patricia as a gift, all opinions are her own.