Our Review

Quest

Protein Powder


Unlike most supplement manufacturers, Quest is actually better known for its bars than its protein powder. In fact, Quest Protein Bars are some of the most popular bars on the market. So why is their protein powder not seen as a flagship product? We were wondering about this when we took a look at their protein powder for our review.

What we discovered is that Quest Protein Powder really fills a niche purpose, so let’s get into it!

Protein Powder is available at Amazon.

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23g

PROTEIN


2g

NET CARBS


0.1g

FAT


QuestProteinPowderChoc - Quest Protein Powder - Review
23g

PROTEIN


2g

NET CARBS


0.1g

FAT


Our Review

Quest

Protein Powder


Unlike most supplement manufacturers, Quest is actually better known for its bars than its protein powder. In fact, Quest Protein Bars are some of the most popular bars on the market. So why is their protein powder not seen as a flagship product? We were wondering about this when we took a look at their protein powder for our review.

What we discovered is that Quest Protein Powder really fills a niche purpose, so let’s get into it!

Protein Powder is available at Amazon.

74.1%

PROTEIN

6.5%

NET CARBS

0%

FATS

69/100

OUR RATING


Ingredients 80%
Effectiveness 80%
Taste & Mixability 45%
Price / Value 70%

Ingredients

  • 80%

One 31 gram scoop contains 23grams of protein, 4grams of carbs of which 2grams are fiber. Impressively it contains zero fat content.

The protein content is a blend of Whey IsolateCasein and Milk Isolate. Combined these make up a rough division of 50/50 whey to casein content, which is highly unusual in a protein powder. There are a couple of benefits, the first being that this would make the product ideal for meal replacements. This is because the high casein content provides a more lasting full-feeling while delivering amino acids over a more prolonged period. In addition, the casein makes this product more ideal for use in baked products and cooking. In fact, we wonder if this powder is created with its great versatility in mind, rather than as a post-workout protein hit. The product often even comes with a recipe booklet to help you get started.

In addition, they have added Sunflower LecithinXanthan Gun and Cellulose Gum as stabilizers and for mixability. Steviol Glycosides (Stevia) and Sucralose are added as sweeteners. Finally, a little salt is added, but that it. This is a pretty lean product!

LABEL DETAILS

Ingredients

Cocolate Milkshake Flavor

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate), Cocoa (processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors. Contains less than 2% of the following: Sunflower Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia), Salt, Sucralose.

Gluten Free

1

Soy Free

1

Sugar Free

1

Allergens

milk

Processed in a facility that also processes eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts and fish.

Watchlist Ingredients

none

Nutritional Facts Label

This is a sample nutrition label and some variation can occur between flavours.

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Cocolate Milkshake Flavor

Effectiveness

  • 80%

As this product is more specifically made for cooking with, it’s a little harder to compare in effectiveness to other products. Its use to boost protein intake in homemade cooking may make it a valuable tool for those looking to augment their overall protein intake for muscle growth and to curb hunger. For that purpose, it is the only product we know of on the market. It’s very effective for this purpose but really does not compare to other more effective powders to be consumed in shakes as part of a training routine.

RECOMMENDED USE

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Muscle Building
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Athletes
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Elite Athletes
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Weight Loss

Manufacturers Directions

Use 8 ounces of cold water or other chosen liquid per full scoop of Quest Protein. Whip in a blender if possible for best texture. When adding fruit or other ingredients, more water may be needed to achieve desired consistency.

Taste, Texture & Mixability

  • 45%

We tried the Chocolate Milkshake flavor which we found very bland and there are many better-tasting products out there. We certainly don’t recommend using this product mixed with water. If you’re using it to combine into your recipes though, the vanilla is probably the flavor you’re going to choose anyway.

Mixability with this product scored a little low, which is likely due to the casein content. It just took a little more vigorous shaking, but it did have a pleasant texture once combined in milk. However, this is not the protein powder to get if you’re simply looking to make shakes.

MIXED IN MILK

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This product is best mixed with milk, but takes some vigorous shaking

MIXED IN WATER

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This powder does not mix well in water

Value

  • 70%

As the only product of this kind on the market, its value is a little hard to quantify. If we were to compare it to other shake powders on the market it comes up a little more expensive than we would like. Unfortunately, as the only product specifically suitable for cooking with, it comes at a slight premium. If cooking with this product is what you plan, then it is worth considering. If you are looking for a powder for protein shakes, there are many better value products on the market that are more suitable for this purpose.

PROTEIN COST

 

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PROTEIN QUALITY

 

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Conclusion

  • 69%

This is a product we believe is suitable for specific purposes which makes it a little hard to compare to the usual powders we review. The casein content makes it ideal as a late-night hunger fix, for meal replacement and for use in cooking where you want to boost your protein intake. Would we recommend this as a post-workout supplement? No! Unless perhaps it’s after an evening workout and you’re heading to bed for the night. That way you can make the most use of the casein component which would allow for amino acid absorption throughout the night.

We would certainly not recommend this product as a pre-workout supplement due to the possible bloated feeling you may have to endure.

If you’re looking for a sporting supplement then we would probably give this one a miss. There are more effective, better-tasting alternatives for this purpose. This product is best suited for aiding with weight loss and cooking. If you make your own protein balls, protein pancakes and the like then this product is a great one to try.

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Where to buy

We recommend using Amazon as they generally provide the best prices and quickest shipping.

Buy Protein Powder at Amazon.

QuestProteinPowderChoc - Quest Protein Powder - Review

Where to buy

We recommend using Amazon as they generally provide the best prices and quickest shipping.

Buy Protein Powder at Amazon.

PROS

Great for baking
Good meal replacement
Soy & gluten free

CONS

Poor flavor
Not inexpensive
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