Bar Review (no, not that bar!)

Hello friends!

Today’s post I have been working on collecting my thoughts and reviews for a few months, so this whole post is dedicated to bars! No… not the drinking bar. The protein/granola bar! All opinions are my own- just doing this for fun and to share my thoughts on all the bars I have been to ahem tried 😉

 

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 Kind’s Almond and Coconut.

I really enjoy Kind bars because they don’t have many ingredients and they are ingredients that I recognize. I had this bar after a Hot Yoga class before heading to do some weight lifting and it was great fuel in between workouts. There isn’t a huge amount of protein in them but the combination of almond and coconut held me over between workouts.

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 Kind’s Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate with 7g of protein

I have had this bar a few times before a long run. I like that it has 7 g of protein and the dark chocolate and peanut butter combo is a winner. It held me through 6-9 mile runs so it is a good one. Another plus are the natural ingredients.

 

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Luna’s Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Chocolate Peppermint Stick

The coconut bar is delicious. These are the mini’s (they gave them out at the women’s half expo) but I have had the regular size which had 9 g of protein. I have had this before long runs as well which held me over pretty good. I like the chocolate coconut combination. However there are a lot of ingredients listed on these bars. The mini ones are a great mini “pick me up” or nighttime snack. The Chocolate Peppermint stick was a nice treat for more of “holiday time.”

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 Quest’s Cookies and Cream

Out of all the bars in my review this is one of my favorites (hello two pictures haha). I LOVE these before a long run! I had this before my first Half and along with Gatorade throughout the half, this definitely sustained me. I recommend drinking with a good amount of water and make sure to let it digest about a half hour-hour before working out or going for a run. With 21 g of protein, pretty recognizable ingredients, and the taste is SO good! I always like to savor every bite!

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 Quest’s Coconut Cashew

This is a runner up in the Quest Bar Category for me. The flavor is great and I really enjoy the coconut/cashew combination. I have had these before some weight lifting sessions and it really has kept me fueled for the whole workout!

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Quest’s Double Chocolate Chunk

This is a more disappointing bar for me. It was actually the first Quest Bar I tried and wasn’t sure about the world of protein bars. I felt like it tasted fake and processed. Glad I gave other flavors a try though!

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Kashi’s Honey Almond Flax 

Kashi’s Honey Almond Flax is my go-to have in my bag granola bar. It has 7 grams of protein which isn’t a lot compared to Quest bars but it’s good to have on hand. I like the taste of these and are always good in a pinch!

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Quest’s Banana Nut Muffin

I really liked the Banana Nut Muffin flavor. It wasn’t a bold flavor but just the right amount to taste like a banana nut muffin.

 

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Quest’s Vanilla Almond Crunch

I really enjoyed the flavor of the Vanilla Almond Crunch. Again, not a bold in your face flavor but yummy.

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Quest’s Lemon Cream Pie

The lemon Quest bar was also really delicious. I liked the hint of lemon but not too bold of a flavor. The color of the bar was the same as the Vanilla Almond Crunch which I thought was interesting.

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Quest’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

The chocolate chip cookie dough is def one of my favorites, it even may be more of a favorite than the cookies and cream. It was SO delicious and tasted just like cookie dough!

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Quest’s Chocolate Peanut Butter 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Bar was SO good! Tasted more chocolatey with a nice hint of peanut butter. I am a huge fan of chocolate and peanut butter (Reese’s is my favorite candy) and this did not disappoint!

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Power Bar’s Chocolate Chip Mint Cookie

They gave these out at the Brooklyn Half at the finish line and I could not stomach a protein bar. (I did scarf down the bagel and banana though haha). I didn’t love this, it kind of tasted like chemical fakeness. Probably not something I would buy on my own.

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Quest’s Strawberry Cheesecake

Quest’s Strawberry Cheesecake, I liked this one! I can’t eat real cheesecake because my tummy doesn’t allow it but this was a nice substitute I guess haha. I liked the strawberry flavor!

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Quest’s Cinnamon Roll

Quest Cinnamon Roll- is up there as one of my favorites! It was the perfect taste of cinnamon, not too sweet. Just delicious!

I hope this information was helpful! I think bars are such a great snack before or after a workout or just when you need something to tie you over between your next meal!

 

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