I haven’t been posting here much, but I’ve been busy working out and eating healthy. If you follow my Facebook page you’ve seen some of my updates. I have a bunch of new products to review here and I will try to get some other posts up in June as well.
Today I’m going to be reviewing “Quest Cravings” by Quest Nutrition. These are Peanut Butter Cups similar to a protein bar, and trying to resemble the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that so many of us love.
Per package, which contains two peanut butter cups, you are getting 240 calories with 20 grams of protein and just 1 gram of sugar. There is 10 grams total of carbohydrates, but 3 of those are dietary fiber and just 4 are “active carbs”. There is 17 grams of fat, which is a bit of a downside although some of that is from peanut butter which isn’t all bad fat (8g saturated fat in total).
When looking at the ingredients I was pretty happy with what they have in there. The first few ingredients listed are their Protein Blend, Peanut Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, and Cocoa Butter. Because those are listed first that means those are the ingredients that mainly make up the Quest Cravings cups. Other ingredients which are used less (which is good because they are aren’t what you want to have a lot of) include Erythritol, Salt, Stevia, Lo Han Guo and Surcalose.
Overall these Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups aren’t perfect, but they are much better for you than eating a chocolate bar. I wouldn’t include these in my day to day eating, but it doesn’t hurt to have a package of these peanut butter cups once or twice per week when you are craving some chocolate.
So how do they taste?
If you grade a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup a perfect 10/10 (which I would) I would give these a 6.5 or maybe a 7. But if you compare them to protein bars with similar healthy ingredients it would be more like an 8/10.
Overall I enjoy eating them when I get a craving from something sweet. They taste pretty good in my opinion, although my girlfriend didn’t really like them. They have a little bit of a “chalky” texture which might not be appealing to some, but didn’t bother me too much.
When you substitute the 21 grams of sugars that a regular peanut butter cup has for the 1 grams of sugar in this protein bar you will definitely lose some taste. If you have a sweet tooth from time to time but want to continue eating healthy these are a great substitute. They may not taste as good, but it is worth the sacrifice in taste for the nutritional difference.
Overall for review purposes I will give these a 7.5/10.