Quest's Protein in Salted Caramel and Cookies & Cream

Thursday, December 07, 2017

I've been wanting to try this for the longest time, but for a while Popeye's carried only the tubs and I wasn't in the market to commit to something new. Lucky for me, they started selling this single packets and short story: I can see why Quest is so popular now.

This Salted Caramel protein powder from Quest is sooo good. I've had this same flavour through another brand and it was freaking (that's a hint) disgusting, this however is like drinking pure indulgence. First of all, the powder is super fine, and mixes easily. Taste wise, I am blown away! I honestly don't think I can tell the difference between this and a real salted caramel milk shake. It's savoury and perfectly sweet - but not too sweet.

It's hard to believe that a serving is only 100 calories. 40% of the Salted Caramel protein contains Micellar Casein, which is a slow absorbing protein good before bedtime, and 60% is Whey, which is quick and great for after your workout. No added sugar, gluten and soy free, this also packs a solid 22g of protein per serving.



I really didn't think anything could match Quest's Salted Caramel, but here comes Cookies & Cream! I've had some OK ones in my day, and some pooly made powders that reminded me of Magic Sand, but Quest does it right again. This is the perfect protein powder for the Cookies & Creams fan, it's not overly sweet and the added cookie bits gives it a texture that rivals a real cookie milkshake.  Make sure you wait for a few seconds before drinking so you can let the cookie bits float up ­čśâ.

The numbers per serving are a little different, we're still getting 20g of protein, 50% of it is whey, 40% is casein and 10% is a milk protein isolate- still making it a protein powder great for after the gym and before bed.



Between the two flavours, aside from the delicious taste, what shocked me initially was seeing "Not a low calorie food" on the label. My first reaction was, "oh shit, did I buy a gainer shake? No wonder it tastes good"  but after reading the nutrition side, both servings are only 100 calories, which is less than most protein powders out there! The "Not a low calorie food" warning were for those who had a strict diet of 400 calories a day... which I could never do anyways.

There are still some Quest flavours I've yet to try, but as soon as my store carries them I'll do a review! These single packets were about $4.50 each, so why not pick one up and give it a try!