Monday, December 12, 2016

Costco Quest-like Protein Bars

Good morning and welcome to a new beginning. Beginning of a new day, and of a new week.  So winter finally arrived this weekend. The snow is pretty and its not bitterly cold yet, but already I am dreading the February/March blahs that always come after a few months of this.

I'm talking protein bars again today. So now you know how to make your own Quest bars.

But if you're not into that, I just discovered another awesome option that is also cheaper than real Quest Bars: Costco's own brand of protein bars!

This is the first time I've ever seen them, but maybe they are just new to our Costco location. In any case, they are $25 for a box of 20 bars, compared with $42 for a box of 12 Quest bars!!

The macros are pretty much the same: 60g bar with 190 cals, 21g protein, and 15g of fibre. They are sweetened with erythritol and stevia and are gluten-free.

The box has half Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and half Chocolate Brownie flavours. The Chocolate Brownie is good, and more comparable to Quest Double Chocolate Chunk flavour because it has chocolate chunks. I like the Quest ones better though. The Kirkland ones are not very sweet and the chocolate is unsweetened chocolate. If you prefer a less sweet bar and like dark, bitter chocolate, this is the one for you.

The Cookie Dough is fantastic! It also has chunks of unsweetened chocolate but the base of the bar is quite sweet so they balance each other out. These ones are so good! Honestly, I may switch since the price is so much better than Quest! I just wish that you could get a box with just the Cookie dough flavour.

Way to go Costco, nice job :)

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