Every Quest Bar Flavor Ranked From Worst To Best

If you're looking for a filling and healthy snack when you're on the run, a protein bar is often your best bet. Protein is not only beneficial for your health, it also helps you feel full and reduces hunger levels. While there are countless protein bar brands available these days, if you're picking the Quest Bar brand, you can rest assured that your money will be well spent. 

Quest bars are high in protein and low in sugar and are also available in several flavors. These protein bars are low in net carbs and also work well for those who are following a keto diet. These bars are also great for athletes as well as anyone else who is looking for their next favorite snack.

That being said, not all Quest Bar flavors are created equal. While some of the flavors deserve a spot in the protein bar hall of fame, other flavors should be avoided completely. 

16. Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

If you judge this protein bar by what you see on the wrapper, you may instantly fall in love with the Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar. The picture of the bar on the packaging is the visual rendition of a delectable snack. Chocolate chip cookie dough caressed by a layer of chocolate: There's an image that's sure to make your mouth water, especially if you're craving Dairy Queen's legendary chocolate-dipped ice cream cone

Tragically, once you put this protein bar to your lips, you'll realize that the reality of the situation is rather unfortunate. The problem is the outer chocolate layer. A dipped protein bar sounds amazing but the chocolate layer is so hard and crusty that it'll hurt your teeth when you bite into it. Additionally, the chocolate has a really annoying chalky texture and a taste that will remind you of plastic. The chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle gets lost in the shuffle because the disappointing taste of the outer layer of chocolate is so overwhelming. 

15. White Chocolate Raspberry

After eating dozens of traditional chocolate protein bars, you might get the wise idea that it's time to switch things up and go with a protein bar made with white chocolate. If you turn to the White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Protein Bar, you will regret that decision immensely. The raspberry part of the equation is actually quite decent. The flavor is authentic and the raspberry adds an overall satisfying tartness.

Sadly, the white chocolate part of this protein bar makes it practically inedible. The white chocolate has a gritty consistency and it tastes nothing like real, genuine white chocolate. Instead, it has a chemical flavor and a harsh aftertaste. Quest nutrition bars are made with artificial sweeteners and this is painfully obvious if you pick the White Chocolate Raspberry flavor. 

None of the other flavors taste as chemical-filled as this abomination. Before you finish even one of these bars, you'll be wishing you could trade it in for something better. Do yourself a big favor and pick a different Quest Protein Bar flavor. 

14. Caramel Chocolate Chunk

While it isn't exactly false advertising, you need to be really careful if you purchase the Caramel Chocolate Chunk Quest Protein Bar. The image on the wrapper makes it look as if you're getting something like a Hershey Chocolate Bar that has been filled with creamy caramel. That, sadly, couldn't be further from the truth. Instead, what you're getting with this flavor is a regular-looking protein bar that's light brown in color and contains chunks of chocolate.

Even if you know what you're getting, you still won't be too impressed with the Caramel Chocolate Chunk Quest Protein Bar. It's too sweet and the chocolate chunks are too sparse. In fact, you could go through multiple bites between actually getting chunks of chocolate in your mouth. In the meantime, the sweetness will build up and you'll soon be ready to eat anything else. Avoid the potential confusion and the overbearing sweetness and just say no to this flavor.

13. Chocolate Sprinkled Doughnut

When you take the Chocolate Sprinkled Doughnut Quest Protein Bar out of the wrapper, you'll be thrilled: The sprinkles on this protein bar will remind you of a delicious doughnut that is covered in chocolate and topped with sprinkles. The chocolate flavored coating in this bar covers encases 20 grams of protein sourced from milk protein isolate and whey isolate. 

This flavor may seem like a sweet treat that also packs a healthful protein punch. Unfortunately, the exciting appearance of this bar couldn't be further from its taste. The chocolate coating tastes like melted Tootsie Rolls with an obnoxious amount of added sugar. The inside is supposed to taste like a doughnut but it instead tastes like a stale sweet roll. The sprinkles taste as yummy and exciting as they look, but they definitely aren't enough to save you from what is otherwise a massive letdown.

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter

Typically, chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in candy heaven: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, the best candy bar on the planet, are a prime indication of what is possible when these two ingredients collide. However, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Protein Bar is quite underwhelming. It's a lot better than some of the other Quest Protein Bar flavors, but why would you pick this very average flavor over some of the other incredibly delicious options?

The chocolate in this bar is quite good: It has a rich, deep taste that will be the highlight of every mouthful. The problem is the peanut butter. Even the worst peanut butter brands at the local grocery store are better than what you find in this protein bar. The flavor is so muted and so delicate that the peanut butter flavoring can be missed completely if you aren't actively searching for it with your taste buds.

11. Blueberry Muffin

While it is a noble idea and is definitely worth trying, the Blueberry Muffin Quest Protein Bar doesn't quite live up to the lofty expectations it creates. When you picture a scrumptious blueberry muffin, you think of something that is light, fluffy and bursting at the seams with flavor. In the protein bar version of a blueberry muffin, all these qualities are missing in action.

Instead of being spongy and soft, the bar is tough and chewy. Oddly enough, this is actually the chewiest of all their flavors. Additionally, rather than being extra flavorful, the Blueberry Muffin Quest Protein Bar has a flavor profile that falls quite flat. The protein bar has dried blueberries in it but no other flavors are notable. Unless you're really, really obsessed with blueberries, you won't be too happy with this bar. Even the sweetness level, which is typically a strong suit for this brand of bars, is substandard and will leave you wanting more.

10. Chocolate Brownie

If you're looking for a no-frills protein bar that will get the job done without any distractions or disruptions, the Chocolate Brownie Quest Protein Bar fits the bill. There's nothing exciting about this bar but there's also nothing offensive about it. That's actually a useful attribute in case you want to eat two or three of these protein bars in a single sitting, which you might be tempted to do with this bar. 

The Chocolate Brownie Quest Protein Bar has a relatively soft texture that is quite pleasurable. It starts to melt in your mouth before you even begin chewing. As far as the taste is concerned, it lives up to its name. You'll be hoping that it tastes like a chocolate brownie, and that's exactly what this protein bar delivers. It's not the best chocolate brownie you've ever tasted but it'll do. All in all, this flavor deserves to be classified as above average. 

9. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

If you ever feel like rolling the proverbial dice, consider buying the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest Protein Bar. If your gamble is a success, you'll be overjoyed with your purchase. On the other hand, if your luck is bad, you'll be left with a frown on your face and a bar in your hand that you may have to toss in the trash.

The deciding factor is the texture of the bar. Sometimes the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest Protein Bar is so hard that trying to eat it is like trying to chew on gravel. Thankfully, though, this doesn't happen too often. Most of the time, this protein bar is soft enough to chew. When the texture has an adequate amount of softness, it legitimately tastes like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in the form of a protein bar. When you're feeling lucky, go ahead and buy this bar. But just know that you're taking a risk that could backfire. 

8. Mint Chocolate Chunk

The most polarizing of all the flavors on this list is the Mint Chocolate Chunk Quest Protein Bar. There is no middle ground with this flavor: If you give this protein bar to a group of individuals, you can be confident that some people will love it and some people will hate it. The only way for you to figure out which side you'll land on is to buy a bar, take a bite, and do some investigating with your own taste buds.

When you take the Mint Chocolate Chunk Quest Protein Bar out of the wrapper, you might be surprised to find that the bar is mostly brown with only sporadic spots of green instead of mostly green with brown spots. But don't let the coloring fool you because this bar isn't lacking in terms of its minty flavor. In fact, naysayers of this bar will claim that this protein bar is so minty that eating it is akin to eating toothpaste. Conversely, adorers will say that this bar is even better than mint chocolate chip ice cream. 

7. Lemon Cake

When it comes to the flavors that you can find in the protein bar universe, the Lemon Cake Quest Protein Bar is relatively unconventional. By the time you've finished your first bar, you'll know that you've found a new flavor that's worthy of a spot in your rotation.

The Lemon Cake Quest Protein Bar is so delicious because it successfully manages both sweetness and sourness. When the taste of this bar first hits your tongue, you'll be met with a sour kick that will make you sit up straight and pay attention. However, within a moment or two, a sweet rush of sugary goodness comes riding to the rescue and will counterbalance the tart lemon flavor. 

Shortly thereafter, you'll be ready for your next trip on that roller coaster ride and will take another bite. The only drawback with this flavor is that you'll only be interested in eating one of these per day. Due to the tartness, eating any more than one might be too taxing for your tongue.

6. Cookies & Cream

Michael Strahan knows a thing or two about protein bars: He is the current co-anchor on Good Morning America and was previously a 255-pound defensive end player in the NFL. Strahan's favorite protein bar of them all is the Cookies & Cream Quest Protein Bar, and it's easy to see why he loves this product so much. It certainly is a delectable choice.

The only thing to keep in mind is that this bar isn't like any other cookies and cream product you've ever eaten. When you take it out of the wrapper, you'll notice that the bar is mostly white with only intermittent spots of brown. As you can tell once you lay eyes on it, this thing tastes mostly like cream with only a very little amount of cookie-powered crunch. While that might sound like a deal-breaker for cookie lovers of the world, it really isn't. The cream aspect is so yummy that you won't mind the uneven quantities of the two main ingredients.

5. S'mores

The perfect s'mores consist of three key ingredients: crisp graham crackers, gooey marshmallows, and decadent chocolate. Amazingly, that's exactly what the S'mores Quest Protein Bar delivers. If you're worried that there were some shortcuts taken when creating this bar, you're fretting over nothing. This protein bar tastes just like any nostalgic memories of s'mores you may have in the form of a protein bar: You can taste the crackers and candy in each gooey and sweet mouthful. 

If you want the S'mores Quest Protein Bar to taste like it's coming straight from the campfire, just pop it in the microwave for about thirty seconds. This will soften the texture of the bar and really make the flavors come to life. Just be careful if you decide to heat it up because if you microwave it for too long, the protein bar can become so hard that it might become impossible to eat.

4. Peanut Butter Brownie Smash

If you've been disappointed by the aforementioned Chocolate Peanut Butter Quest Protein Bar, don't give up on all of this brand's products that feature chocolate and peanut butter. The Peanut Butter Brownie Smash Protein Bar is proof positive that this duo can indeed live in harmony within one of Quest's protein bars.

The texture is the first thing that will wow you: This bar is so supple and comfortable that you'll enjoy having it in your mouth. The second aspect you'll adore is the flavor of the peanut butter. It has a strong, rich taste that will make it seem like you're eating a scoop of peanut butter out of the jar. The final characteristic that will blow you away is the brownie. While it takes a backseat to the peanut butter, the chocolate-charged goodness that the brownie adds to the mix is vital and is what makes this protein bar worth returning to again and again.

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

While Quest's Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bar leaves much to be desired, the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar is one you should try at least once. The cookie dough is quite delicious, and while it may not be as tasty as the chocolate chip dough from your own kitchen, it still comes pretty close to the real thing. Additionally, this bar also helps you avoid any of the possible dangers associated with raw cookie dough.

Of all the various attributes of this protein bar, from the cookie dough to the sweet, gooey texture, the aspect that you're most likely to cherish is the number of chocolate chips in the mix. To say that there are a generous amount of chocolate chips in this bar would be an understatement. Every time you take a bite of the bar, you're virtually guaranteed to be met with chocolate chips that erupt with flavor when you sink your teeth into them.

2. Birthday Cake

The Birthday Cake Quest Protein Bar sounds too good to be true, especially if you've tasted the disappointment that is the Chocolate Sprinkled Doughnut Quest Protein Bar. A birthday cake protein bar sounds more like something you'd read about in a fantasy novel than something you'd actually be able to find on the shelf of a supermarket. But thrillingly, this protein bar actually exists in real life and it tastes even better than it would in your wildest of dreams.

Most of the time, birthday cakes are too light and airy. The flavor isn't always reliable and, by the time you finish eating your slice, you're underwhelmed by the amount of bang you got for your buck. But when it comes to the Birthday Cake Quest Protein Bar, the opposite is true. This bar is so packed with a dense flavor that you'll double-check to make sure you don't drop any crumbs as you're eating it. This flavor is so good that for your next birthday, you might even find yourself putting candles in this protein bar instead of in an actual birthday cake. 

1. Double Chocolate Chunk

If you love chocolate, you'll be head over heels for the Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Protein Bar. This majestic protein bar hits you with a one-two punch of chocolate that will leave you in a state of awe. First, the deep chocolate flavor of the bar itself will capture your attention. It tastes like a luscious chocolate cookie fresh from the oven. Second, the chunks of chocolate will elevate you to chocolate heaven with each munch. The explosion of flavor you experience will be something you'll think about for the rest of the day. 

Once the protein bar is gone, you'll be counting down the minutes until you can eat another one of these chocolate-powered goodies again. The best part of the Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Protein Bar is that it is genuinely crave-worthy, so much so that you might even opt for this bar over candy bars, pastries, and delicious desserts.