The Battle of the Protein Bars: Quest vs. Supreme

Protein Bar
Under the Wrapper
Bite View
BPBG Flavor Grade
Protein
Protein Blend
Saturated Fat
Carbohydrate
Cholesterol
Sugar
Sugar Alcohol
Dietary Fiber
A
30 grams
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey Protein Isolate
Milk Protein Isolate
12 grams
32 grams
10 mg
6 grams
22 grams
2 grams
B+
21 grams
Whey Protein Isolate
Milk Protein Isolate
3 grams
21 grams
5 mg
1 gram
1 gram
17 grams

Let’s breakdown this chart, BPBG.com-style.

TASTE

In our first, head-to-head protein bar battle, we wanted to choose our two favorite-tasting bars.  Now we don’t mean these taste okay once you get used to ‘em, like some other bars out there.  We don’t mean they taste good if you take big bites and chew really fast, either.  In the taste category, both of these bars are good enough to make any grown man or woman drool like a baby.

We love how both of these bars have two different approaches to making their bars delicious.  Supreme took the “we’re gonna load this bar with all kinds of good sh*t!” approach.  Quest on the other hand, took a “simple and natural can be tasty” approach.

Enough talk.  Which bar tastes better?  We had to give it to Supreme’s Peanut Butter Preztel Twist.  Why? It’s tough to explain, but I’d probably say, the “re-eatability” factor for this bar was a little higher.  Quest’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough bar is a little on the richer side, which may be an issue for some when adding the bars to your weekly, high-protein diet plan.

Taste Champion: Supreme Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist

PROTEIN COMPARISON

Both bars are also whey protein based which is absolutely perfect! As far as the actual protein blends go, the bars are pretty dead even.  Quest goes strictly with protein isolates (whey and milk), while Supreme uses a very similar blend with the only difference being the addition whey concentrate added.

Because the bars are so even in their blends, we have to look at raw numbers and at 30 grams to Quest’s 21 grams, the Supreme Bar wins again.

FAT COMPARISION

This is where this battle takes a sharp turn.  Fat, namely the bad fats (saturated fat), is an enemy of lean gains. When we examine the fat profiles of each bar we can see that Quest has a significantly lower fat and saturated fat profile than supreme does.  Seventy five percent lower to be exact! That’s 3 grams of saturated fat (Quest) to 12 grams of saturated fat (Supreme).

Fat Champion*: Quest’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
*A bar that’s lower in unhealthy fat is deemed the winner.

CARBOHYDRATE & SUGAR COMPARISION

These two components can save or kill a protein bar and in some respects carbs and sugar can be even more of a detriment to your muscular gains than fat (yes, if you’re a man or a woman).  Some of the leanest, ripped bodies on the planet are products of  low sugar and low carbs, in the case of bodybuilding competitions, extremely low.  So which bar wins?

Quest’s Cookie Dough bar easily takes it to the PB Pretzel Twist with 21 grams of carbohydrates, and an eye-popping 1 gram of sugar and 1 gram of sugar alcohol.  Conversely, Supreme’s protein bar has 32 grams of carbs, 6 grams of sugar and 22 grams of sugar alcohol.

Carb & Sugar Champ*: Quest’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
*The lower the sugar and carbs, the stronger the bar.

THE WRAP UP

These are two incredible protein bars, but here at BPBG.com we’re a little more picky than other reviews you may find online and we take pride in that! Despite Supreme’s Peanut Butter Pretzel Twist winning in those taste and protein battles, we have to say that Quest’s Cookie Dough protein bar wins the war by being a bit leaner, meaner, and clear in the nutrition profile.

OVERALL CHAMPION: Quest’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bar!

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