Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday {linky}: Fitness Finds - Quest Protein Peanut Butter Cups | Week 4

Fitness Find for the Week: Quest Protein Peanut Butter Cups

What is it: From the U.S.A., these large peanut butter cups are made with just a few simple ingredients and 20g of high quality protein {blend of whey protein isolate & milk protein isolate}, plus pure non-dutch processed chocolate, no soy and no sugar. FYI, Dutch processed chocolate is chocolate that has been treated with an alkalizing agent to modify its color and give it a milder taste compared to "natural cocoa" so that it is less bitter or sharp.

Why I like it: I'd say it tastes 85% like Reese Peanut Butter Cups!! Which is pretty darn good and satisfying for any dessert cravings of peanut butter cups or chocolate, but in a more nutritious and less sweet way. Compared to a serving of 2 regular peanut butter cups {50g} which has 25g sugar, 6g of protein & 28g net carbs, Quest Peanut Butter Cups has 1g sugar, 20g protein and 4g net carbs! It is also filling and a yummy alternative from protein bars {I recommend Quest bars} / shakes.

What can be improved: Texture for sure! The filling's definitely not as creamy as Reese Peanut Butter Cups {might even consider it chalky}, and the whole treat is rather crumbly / messy to eat. I find that putting it in the fridge to harden up a bit more makes it better and easier to take out of its plastic holder though.

Where to buy: In Singapore, get from The Fitness Grocer. It costs S$3.70 for an individual pack of 2 cups, or a box of 12 packs for S$39.90.

The actual Quest Peanut Butter Cups look darker than what's on the packaging. See 5 other high-protein snacks I love to eat here.

These photos are part of the 40 Weeks of Fitness Finds series. This is why I started it.

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14 comments:

Karren Haller said...

I think I have tired this kind of protein bar, some have an ingredient that is really crunchy, I think its called hickory. THanks for stopping by to share your blog on the #OMHGWW this week!
Hope you have a great week!

stevebethere said...

It looks quite tasty :-)

Mystery Case said...

Looks pretty delicious to me.

Kristin Aquariann said...

I do love Reese peanut butter cups, and am now intrigued to try these. Great review!

Theresa Mahoney said...

A healthy pb cup? Count me in!

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mail4rosey said...

I have had that almost chalky consistency with peanut butter treats too, so I know exactly what you're talking about. This sounds good though, I'd def. be in on trying it.

Stephanie@stephsjoy said...

Some protein bars actually taste great don't they!

Teresa Kindred said...

Tasty and good for you! yum!

alissa apel said...

I love 2 things always: Chocolate with Peanut Butter and Chocolate with Mint. Never should Peanut Butter and Mint mix though.

Sarah Perry said...

This looks very different from what I've seen from Quest in the past. Have a great week!

Sarah @ Anxious Canadian Mom

Mary said...

My son has made me custom dark chocolate peanut butter cups....they were heavenly! I like the combo af chocolate and peanut butter for protein. :)

Cascia Talbert said...

They look really good! Thanks for linking up for Wordless Wednesday. Have a terrific weekend!

Amila said...

I am in love with peanut butter,and this product sounds great with healthy facts...