Happy Friday friends! Everybody deserves a Hero…. bar. The Hero Bar is Quest Nutrition’s version of a “candy bar” style protein bar with icing and a gooey interior. Today, I’m sharing my full review for all 3 flavors.
What makes the Hero Bar different from the regular Quest bar line? The company has launched the Hero bar as sort of cross between the candy bar and the protein bar. The base is that of the Beyond Cereal bars which I am a fan of already! Like the cereal bars, these are also sweetened with Allulose. Some say there is an aftertaste associated with the sweetener. I did not detect any at all.
Let’s get to tasting!
As a big blueberry fan, I had to try this flavor first. The base tastes just like the Beyond Cereal Cinnamon Roll bar. The Blueberry Cobbler bar is enrobed in a white chocolate protein coating. The sweetness is just right, not overpowering in flavor like some protein bars can be. I love it’s soft texture and gentle crunch. The gooey blueberry jam-like filling in the top layer is what got me! After tasting this flavor, the Chocolate Caramel Pecan and Vanilla Caramel definitely had some high standards to live up to!
Nutritional Profile: 30g Carbs – 10g Fiber – 12g Allulose – 4g Erythritol = 4g Net Carbs
Chocolate Caramel Pecan
Quest calls this their healthy version of a Snickers bar. This flavor brought back memories of those pecan caramel turtle candies I ate as a kid with the gooey caramel inside. The chocolate and caramel were the prominent star of the show. Even though there were some pecans scattered throughout, this was not the dominant flavor. Chocolate Caramel Pecan completely satisfied my sweet tooth!
To be honest, I had to go back and try this bar again since my initial reaction was “WOAH way too sweet!” The bar has a nice smooth vanilla flavor with a surprising salty pop on the finish. Once you begin chewing, that caramel sneaks it’s way into the mix. This flavor did eventually grow on me, but it’s still my least favorite of the three flavors.
Overall, both the Blueberry Cobbler and Chocolate Caramel Pecan were my favorite. I actually enjoyed these more than the original Quest bars. Given my recent discovery of intolerance to soy, I definitely will be adding these to my protein bar rotation.