A Sweet Revolution

The protein bar market is completely saturated with high-sugar, high-carbohydrate, fattening varieties that claim to be healthy but are actually comparable to many candy bars. Hidden ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated oil packed into many protein bars create a world of confusion for those looking to find a healthy, nutrient-dense meal replacement or workout recovery snack.

As you know by now, I am a HUGE fan of protein bars and find great joy in discovering the gems out there that are low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and contain little to no sugar. My most recent moment of delight came after enjoying the vegan, organic Raw Rev Glo bar in all of its glory.

Raw Revolution Organic Bars

Each of the five flavors bring something different to the table, but my favorite is the Dark Chocolate Cashew & Mint because of its refreshing minty taste, the heavenly chunks of Italian dark chocolate that melt in your mouth and the subtle crunch of organic chia seeds. This bar is also the flavor with the fewest calories of the Glo line with just 170 calories and 9 grams of fat.

All Raw Rev Glo bars are vegan, Kosher, non GMO, dairy free, vegetarian and gluten free, making them ideal additions to any diet. What I love most is the soft texture, which makes it not only delicious to enjoy on its own, but also makes it easy to use in high-protein recipes like my Protein-Packed PB&J Cups!

As you bite into the sweet peanut buttery goodness of the two peanut butter flavors (Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt and Crunchy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt), you’ll fool your tastebuds into thinking they’re enjoying fresh scoops of peanut butter right out of the jar. If the bars are too soft and oily right out of the package for your taste, I recommend popping them into the refrigerator for an hour or so and they’ll become a bit more solid and chewy (just how I like them!)

Raw Rev Glo protein bars satisfy with just the right size, texture and bit of crunch without the high sugar content of similar bars. They are all made with raw, organic ingredients such as hemp protein, virgin coconut oil and sprouted flax seeds, among others, which means you can enjoy every last crumb without a bit of guilt.

The Quest is Over…

…for the ideal protein bar, that is! In my recent post, “Top 5 Bars (The Healthy Kind!),” I shared with you my top five favorite protein bars. These particular five met all the criteria that I seek out when looking for the best protein bar to satisfy 8am hunger pangs: low in carbohydrates, free of gluten and minimal sugar levels. When sharing this review, I had just placed my first online order for the one bar that I had heard so much about from fellow health nuts, but had yet to try – the Quest Protein Bar. Since then, I received my shipment and fell in love! So much, in fact, that I not only immediately shared my excitement and satisfaction with the Edible Epiphanies community, but I’m also dedicating today’s post entirely to the almighty Quest Protein Bar! If you haven’t heard of it, seen it, ordered it, tried it or cared about it, start NOW.

Quest Protein Bar

I received the 12-bar sampler box and have spent every day trying a new variety, but have yet to try every flavor Quest produces. The excitement each morning of getting to taste a new variety is comparable to a child’s enthusiasm on Christmas morning (they are just that good!)

So far, I have tried Cookies & Cream – which, in any type of food, is always my favorite flavor, so I may be a bit biased here (Arctic Zero, anyone?) – as well as Double Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Peanut Butter and a few others. I can already confidently say that Quest Protein Bars are hard to beat.

Cookies & Cream Quest Protein Bar

When I review a product – especially a protein bar – I take every possible feature into consideration – the taste, texture, nutrition facts, satiety level, and aftertaste. In every category, the Quest Protein Bar hit the mark. The texture is similar to that of a PowerBar (chewy and dense); the complexity of the flavors is incredible, especially in the Cookies & Cream bar, as the bar is chock full of creamy chunks that taste like the inside of an Oreo cookie. The fact that they are gluten free, low in sugar, low in carbohydrates, and high in protein is what attracted me to them in the first place, so these features go without saying.

What makes the Quest Protein Bar truly top my list is the fact that you are left completely satisfied after savoring one in the morning with a cup of coffee. Its fiber and protein content easily hold you over until your next meal.

The icing on the deliciously sweet and satisfying Cinnamon Roll (also one of my favorite flavors) is their stellar customer service throughout the order process. From the moment I became interested in trying the bars to the moment I received my first package in the mail, I was 100 percent confident in the company’s mission to support healthy living. It is clear that they are truly passionate about providing the highest quality products to people who are dedicated to leading healthy lifestyles, which is why Edible Epiphanies loves them so much!

Quest Protein Bar

I highly recommend the Quest Protein Bars and encourage anyone who feels the same to share your experience in the comments section below!