Quest Protein Powder Review

Quest

Protein Powder - Review

Quest

Protein Powder - Review

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 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!

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INGREDIENTS - What's in it?

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

The protein content is a blend of Whey Isolate, Casein 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 Lecithin, Xanthan 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!

INGREDIENTS - What's in it?

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

The protein content is a blend of Whey Isolate, Casein 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 Lecithin, Xanthan 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!

PRICE - What does it cost?

The manufacturers recommended retail price is $39.99 for 2lbs. This works out to be about $1.78 per 30 grams of protein content. Thats not super cheap but by no means expensive and as discussed this product has its purpose. Of course you can get it far cheaper than the recommended retail price if you purchase from Amazon.

MIXABILITY - How can i use it?

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.

TASTE - What's it taste like?

We tried the Chocolate Milkshake flavor which we found very bland and there are much 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 flavour you're going to choose anyway.

OUR VERDICT

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.

WHERE TO BUY IT

We found the best prices on Amazon and have provided a link below:

QUEST Protein Powder (Amazon.com)
 
7.0

  • Ingredients80%
  • Price / Value70%
  • Taste & Texture45%
  • Product Mixability75%
  • Product Effectiveness80%

Protein Content

22g

per 30 grams of product

Protein Cost

$1.78

per 30 grams of protein

QUEST

Protein Powder

PROs

  • Great for baking
  • Good meal replacement
  • Soy & gluten free

CONs

  • Poor taste
  • Not Cheap

QUEST

Protein Powder

7.0

  • Ingredients80%
  • Price / Value70%
  • Taste & Texture45%
  • Product Mixability75%
  • Product Effectiveness80%