Have you ever tried Quest Protein Bars? We’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say it’s one of the best in the industry.
Imagine a protein powder supplement which tastes the same and offers similar powerhouse benefits.
Enter Quest Protein Powder.
Will it live up to lofty expectations?
We’re just as curious as you are. This review should be a blast.
About Quest Protein Powder
According to the manufacturer, Quest Protein Powders “are made from the highest-quality protein sources including whey isolate, micellar casein, and milk protein isolate.” The company adds, “It’s just amazing taste and excellent nutrition.” Formula notes:
- High protein-to-calories percentage. The company’s measure of a quality protein powder. .
- Low-fat and low-cholesterol. Always a good thing.
- Comes in five flavors. Chocolate Milkshake, Multi-Purpose Mix, Peanut Butter, Strawberries & Cream, and Vanilla Milkshake.
Quest Protein Powder Supplement Facts (Chocolate Milkshake, 2 lbs.)
Serving Size: 1 scoop (31 g)
|Amount/Serving / %Daily Value *|
Calories from Fat 0
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 35%||Iron 4%|
|Phosphorus 20%||Magnesium 6%|
Ingredients: 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
Directions For Protein Powder: For weight reduction, use only as directed with a prescribed diet plan. Do not use in diets supplying less than 400 calories per day without medical supervision.
Quest Protein Powder: Amazing Taste and Excellent Nutrition
It seems to us Quest knows what consumers want all along: great-tasting protein powders with powerhouse ingredients.
That’s why the company described Quest Protein Powder as having “amazing taste and excellent nutrition.” Just so you know, the manufacturer’s protein bars (known as Quest Bars) are far and away one of the best in the industry.
Can Quest Protein Powder live up to the hype?
After trying the awesome Quest Bars, we hope the company’s Protein Powder will also exceed expectations. Honestly, the former product raised the bar. We have high expectations for the Protein Powder version.
According to the manufacturer’s official website, “Quest Protein Powders are made from the highest-quality protein sources including whey isolate, micellar casein, and milk protein isolate.”
The company also adds, “The greatest measure of a protein powder is its protein-to-calories percentage.”
Quest Protein Powder has a high protein-to-calories percentage because it has not junk, per the manufacturer.
For the people behind this awesome product, “It’s just amazing taste and excellent nutrition.”
Take, for example, Quest Protein Powder’s Chocolate Milkshake flavor: Its protein-to-calories percentage is 20.9 percent (23 grams of protein/110 calories).
Now, let’s compare that to the protein-to-calories percentage of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey’s Double Rich Chocolate flavor:
- Protein: 24 grams per serving
- Calories: 120 calories per serving
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey – literally one of the gold standards when it comes to protein supplements – has a protein-to-calories percentage of 20 percent (24 grams or protein/120 calories).
Quest Protein Powder wins. Wow.
Granted, protein-to-calories percentage is just one way of sizing up a great protein powder supplement. Nonetheless, Quest Protein Powder is off to a great start, folks.
This product has a simple protein blend consisting of whey protein isolate, micellar casein, and milk protein isolate. Most protein blends include ingredients such as egg albumin and whey protein hydrolysate.
Quest Protein Powder keeps it simple. Having said that, the simpler and more effective the ingredients a product has, the more a consumer will get hooked.
Now, let’s check out the formula ingredients:
- Total fat, 0 g: Check this out, folks: Quest Protein Powder’s Chocolate Milkshake flavor has zero fat per serving. How many protein blends can actually limit their fat content to that much? Even though MyProtein® Impact Whey Protein (two grams of fat per serving) is a simple whey protein supplement, it’s probably the standard low-fat products of its kind are known for. Quest Protein Powder beats it by a mile.
- Cholesterol, 15 mg: Seriously speaking, this is another eye-popping stat. Quest Protein Powder has zero fats and just 15 milligrams of cholesterol per serving. Amazing.
- Potassium, 90 mg: This mineral plays a key role in maintaining good cardiovascular health, particularly regulating blood pressure levels. Too much of it may be detrimental. We’ve seen far too many supplements with potassium levels about to exceed the 200 mg mark. Quest Protein Powder is a breath of fresh air.
- Sodium, 170 mg: Quest Protein Powder has a higher sodium content than the likes of MusclePharm® Combat Protein Powder. Don’t get us wrong, sodium can help boost the recovery process. You lose a lot – and we mean a lot – of electrolytes during intense exercise. Sodium helps offset that. However, too much of it may not be good for those with cardiovascular concerns. If you’re one of them, it’s best to seek your doctor’s advice.
- Total carbohydrate, 5 g: Quest Protein Powder has none of the digestive enzymes other protein supplements have. Had it did, it would have been even better. We attribute this product’s carb content to the sugar components. The pleasant surprise here is the inclusion of stevia, a natural, plant-based sweetener which helps regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Bravo (Warning: Quest Protein Powder’s Strawberries & Cream flavor has carrageenan, an additive which has been linked to inflammation, diabetes, and cancer).
Quest Protein Powder has almost everything going for it. How about a great protein-to-calorie percentage and twenty-three grams of protein per serving, to begin with?
That much protein per scoop isn’t the most in the industry, but we’ll take it (MyProtein Impact Whey Protein – one of today’s top protein supplements – has only 20 grams of protein per serving).
We like the simple combination of whey protein isolate, micellar casein, and milk protein isolate to help you remain in an anabolic state for hours.
Other things about Quest Protein Powder we like: The fact it is low in calories, fat, and cholesterol. Plus, this protein powder supplement is one of the few which has stevia. Any time you spot a product like that (minus the fillers and proprietary blends, of course), you grab it.
Another bonus: You get 35 percent of your daily value for calcium from Quest Protein Powder (one of the highest we’ve seen). We’re guessing the milk protein isolate component has a lot to do with it. Not only do you get to build bigger muscle, you also get to boost your bone and teeth health. Awesome.
Kudos to the manufacturer for being transparent in Quest Protein Powder’s ingredients. In addition, the ingredients are downright simple – it makes the possibility of including fillers lower. Well done, guys.
What raised our eyebrows about this product? Two things: The relatively high sodium content and the inclusion of the additive carrageenan in the Strawberries & Cream flavor.
Other than those, Quest Protein Powder’s ingredients back up the manufacturer’s claim: Excellent nutrition.
Quest Protein Powder Benefits
Quest Protein Powder’s benefits are aptly summed up in its “Excellent Nutrition” claim:
- Highest-quality protein sources
- Highest protein-t0-calories percentage of any protein powder supplement
- No junk
- Amazing taste
We agree on almost fronts, especially the first two claims. Hey, a protein powder supplement which beats Optimum Nutrition™ Gold Standard 100% Whey in terms of protein-to-calories percentage ought to turn some heads, right?
On the “no junk” issue, well, there’s the carrageenan inclusion for the Strawberries & Cream flavor we pointed out. The good news: That’s just about the only junk we found.
Amazing taste? Pretty good.
The best in the industry? Nope.
Just keeping it real, folks.
Who Takes It?
Quest Protein Powder is meant for athletes and active individuals who want to build lean muscle, increase strength, meet daily protein requirements, and rely on an alternate protein source for excellent nutrition.
Any Side Effects?
Quest Protein Powder has no glaring side effects. However, we encourage those with heart issues to consult a physician due to the somewhat high sodium content.
The manufacturer also warns those on a low-calorie eating plan to take heed:
Quest Protein Powder Summary
- High protein-to-calories percentage. Twenty-three grams of protein and just 110 calories per serving.
- Low-fat and low-cholesterol. Always a good thing.
- Rich in calcium. Thirty-five percent of the daily value.
- Includes stevia. Natural sweetener which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
- Somewhat high sodium level. 170 mg per serving for the Chocolate Milkshake flavor.
- Has carrageenan. Applies to the Strawberries & Cream flavor.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 12-Pouch Box (12-Day Supply): $24.99
- 1 two-lb. container (32-Day Supply): $39.99
- Available online and in retail
Final Word on Quest Protein Powder
Has Quest Protein Powder lived up to its hype?
Yes, it does.
Chugging on a Quest Protein Powder shake does remind us of eating its Quest Protein Bar counterpart (hands down of the best ever).
Quality protein backed up by other quality ingredients manufactured by a renowned company is a winner in our eyes. Quest Protein Powder has its kinks, but it holds its own in more ways than one.