Quest Cravings Protein Peanut Butter Cups, 12 ea
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250 calories seems pretty on point for this type of product. The macros might be good or bad depending on what kind of eating style you follow. For me, protein supplements simply aren't really necessary. I'm generally trying to stay at about 20% of my intake as protein and I easily get that from food, but for someone who is trying to pack the protein in, 20g is pretty good.
17g fat. Well, it's peanut butter and chocolate, so... sounds about right. Looking at the ingredients, I'm not seeing any fats that set off my "OMG NO" alarm. There's cocoa butter, the actual chocolate, peanut butter, and then a little bit of other nuts and some fats from the protein blend. I also like that they use sunflower lecithin rather than soy.
Carbs, well... I prefer carbs to be on the lower end, so 10g isn't so bad, 3 of that is fiber, there's 1g actual sugar, and then 3g Erythritol, which is my fake sugar of choice as it doesn't get much of an insulin response from the body. There are plenty of reasons not to use erythritol too, but you got to pick and choose your battles.
The taste was pretty good! Considering that you are getting basically a protein bar, and all protein bar type products have a specific taste you can't get away from. It is kind of dry and gritty, but it's probably from the peanut butter (possibly a powder) and then of course the protein blend.
I actually thought the flavor and texture was pretty good. It is also very hefty! I thought I was going to have a snack with coffee and it turned out to just be lunch with coffee because I was full after eating them! By the way, they're delicious with hazelnut coffee.
Overall, I actually loved them. I would recommend them to anyone in the market for that kind of product. And, I'll probably buy them again sometime in the future. My only regret is that I didn't snap a picture for my review. The cups are actually quite big. They're about 25g each (that's almost an ounce).
Very impressed. Good job Quest.
Edit: Picture added 7/30/2017 (Coin added for size reference)
It may help curb cravings for some, but it just didn't work for me.
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