The new quest bars
The new quest bars , 01-17-2012 10:50 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I just got the new quest bars (the natural bars with no AS). I tasted the cinnamon roll, lemon cream pie and chocolate peanut butter. The Cinnamon was the best but they are all great, i think they taste better than the originals. I also got the strawberry cheesecake.
RE: The new quest bars , 01-17-2012 11:45 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


I agree that they are tastier than the original. I just ordered another box of 12.
RE: The new quest bars , 01-17-2012 11:52 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I was surprised that my nutrition/supplement warehouse had them. They just got them today. I told them that they were coming soon. I had heard they wouldnt be in the stores until Febuary. These 5 new flavors are better than the other 5 flavors with AS.
RE: The new quest bars , 01-18-2012 10:02 PM


Junior Low-Carber


So, At what point are they allowable?can they be used for say like a meal replacement for lunch if you wanted?
RE: The new quest bars , 03-23-2012 02:20 PM


Junior Low-Carber


I agree the new quest bars are the best, I order a new variety box every 3 weeks plus some favorites from the earlier version, vanilla crisp and PB&J. I eat these when I haven't had time to make a proper breakfast (cinnamon roll) or lunch. These are lifesavers and so delicious and best part they keep me perfectly on tract. Linda
RE: The new quest bars , 04-11-2012 02:45 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I just bought a box of the originals...I was looking for something without Sugar Alcohols.
I was wondering why the "Natural" line had sugar alcohols, and what is natural about that?

So the original line is No Sugar Alcohols

and the "natural line" is No Artificial Sweeteners

Sugar Alcohols are natural but are sometimes bad due to digestion "stress"
Artificial Sweeteners are bad...?

I am sooo confused!

Why are there 2 types of bars?


Edit: Just found another thread...going to read that
Edit-Edit: A lot of awesome info mixed in with "I haven't gotten my free sample yet"... this might take a few days...
RE: The new quest bars , 04-13-2012 08:39 AM


Senior Low-Carber


When I looked at the nutrition labels for the Atkins meal replacement bars, they too feature sugar alcohols and do not include them in the carb counts. So their carb count is low.

I use them (hi protein low carb) as meal replacements. What I have noticed though, is that they are all very sweet tasting just like a candy bar (or we wouldn't buy them) so I have a tendency to want more after I have eaten one. In fact, I have used them as a desert. Not good.

For my own sake, I try to avoid them simply because of the sugar cravings they create in me. I have real troubles with quantity -- small amounts do not satisfy me. Its a real problem. I realize I am not the gold standard here. They do not help me to lose weight, which is my goal, since all my other health prameters are good on LC.

Benay
My view of the Paleo diet: http://www.livinghealthy360.com/index.ph...imes-5592/
Some measures: http://www.livinghealthy360.com/index.ph...ain-15439/
Suggestions on getting started:http://www.livinghealthy360.com/index.ph...iet-16074/
RE: The new quest bars , 04-19-2012 03:06 PM


Junior Low-Carber


FWIW I do not like the "natural" ones better than the original. As a matter of fact, I'm having trouble finishing a natural one. They're gritty, leave a strong after taste and are not as satisfying as the original ones.

So its pretty obvious its to each his/her own taste. I too like to stay away from sugar alcohols and was disappointed to see them in the "natural" bars.

My favorites are the chocolate and the PBJ original bars, just ordered 2 more boxes.
RE: The new quest bars , 04-20-2012 05:49 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Look into Erythritol, the sugar alcohol they use in these. It doesn't work in your body the same way that most of them do.
RE: The new quest bars , 04-21-2012 10:33 AM


Junior Low-Carber



I'm familiar with erythritol, have some in my pantry. Which is where it will probably stay. I don't like the flavor of it, it never disolves unless you pulverize it and even then there is still a texture change to whatever you're making. It doesn't have as strong an effect on my gut as other sweetners with sugar alcohols but it does have a negative effect. Great for those that like it and obviously like the new natural bars. I just wanted people to know not everyone likes them better than the original.
RE: The new quest bars , 04-21-2012 11:27 AM


Expert Low-Carber


I don't taste much difference between the natural and original Quest Bars - to me, taste and texture are similiar. I've settled into Brownie, Lemon, Chocolate-Peanut Butter, and the original Vanilla. Such a great product :-)
RE: The new quest bars , 04-21-2012 01:24 PM


Expert Low-Carber


The only one I really like is the chocolate brownie which has Sucralose. I did personal taste tests with all the others and the chocolate one, to me, is the only one that is worth eating. I go through 1-2 boxes a month.
RE: The new quest bars , 05-02-2012 12:55 AM


Newbie Low-Carber


I was so in love with the old chocolate brownie Quest bar microwaved for 20 seconds...until I tested my blood sugar response. OMG, a 62 point spike after 1/2 hour! Stayed high for over an hour. My husband had a minimal response but apparently I'm not the only one who can digest these fiber carbs. See http://www.meandmydiabetes.com/2012/03/0...interview/

No other food that I have tested has caused such a dramatic spike in my blood sugar. I'm sure the new Quest bars are even worse. I wonder how they compare to a Snickers bar in terms of blood sugar response.

So don't believe the label. Do your own test. I was shocked and bummed. No more Quest bars for me.
RE: The new quest bars , 05-02-2012 02:28 AM


Expert Low-Carber



No other food that I have tested has caused such a dramatic spike in my blood sugar. I'm sure the new Quest bars are even worse. I wonder how they compare to a Snickers bar in terms of blood sugar response.

So don't believe the label. Do your own test. I was shocked and bummed. No more Quest bars for me.
That is disturbing. I don't have diabetes, but I started on the Atkins diet after showing all the signs of pre-diabetes, so this is something to which I have to pay attention. I would like to see how the Quest guys respond to this.
RE: The new quest bars , 05-02-2012 06:02 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


I tried the original bars. I didn't like them. I find that since I've put sweeteners out of my diet I don't like sweet tasting food.
I believe any type of sweetener is bad for you.

Dan's Low Carb Journey
http://www.DansLowCarbJourney.com
RE: The new quest bars , 05-02-2012 06:10 PM


Advanced Low-Carber




I would like to warn everyone of the dangers of radiation ovens.
I did a study on the ovens that most people call a microwave oven.
I threw mine out in the trash. That was two years ago.

I would rather have good health and use a convection/toaster oven.
I posted information on radiation ovens on my blog.
AVOID THEM!

Dan's Low Carb Journey
http://www.DansLowCarbJourney.com
RE: The new quest bars , 09-06-2012 11:33 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


Has anyone done a N=1 experiment with these? I want to believe the nutrition label but I'm very skeptical of everything. Especially anything claiming to be low carb and tastes as good as they do.

"Fat Burning Beast" - Mark Sisson
RE: The new quest bars , 09-09-2012 11:32 AM


Advanced Low-Carber



The only way to get meaningful information for you is to do it yourself. Each person reacts differently. (See the comment from JaceB above.)
RE: The new quest bars , 09-09-2012 02:34 PM


Newbie Low-Carber



The only way to get meaningful information for you is to do it yourself. Each person reacts differently. (See the comment from JaceB above.)
Thank you! I missed Jaceb's response.

"Fat Burning Beast" - Mark Sisson
RE: The new quest bars , 09-16-2012 04:10 PM


Junior Low-Carber


I haven't tested my sugar afetr eating these becasue i am usually on the mail route working when I have one of these in place of breakfast or lunch. Now after reading that some have problems I am going to pay closer attention. Everything seems to good to be true.