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 😉
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!