Questbar protein bars

tabby9146
By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2013-02-27 05:23:03 -0600
Started 2013-01-01 14:18:35 -0600

I got 2 free samples in the mail, they could taste a lot better, but it seems they are very good for you. I got cinnamon roll and brownie. Here is the info. the brownie has: 19 g fiber, 20g protein, 6 g fat, total carbs 24 but the fiber can be subtracted making it VERY low carb. no sugar or sugar alcohols, gluten free only 5 g non-fiber carbs. ingredients: protein blend, whey protein isolate, milk protein isolate, isomaltooligosaccharides (100% natural prebiotic fiber) almonds, cocoa, water, natural flavors, sea salt, Lo Han Guo (what is that??) and sucralose. Two of the ingredients I question, I will have to look them up, but it seems okay. what do you think? has anyone ever tried these and if so, what is your favorite flavor?


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Fefe12
Fefe12 2013-02-27 05:23:03 -0600 Report

I stay away from bars, they are worthless to me. Don't fill me up and I've never had one that tasted good. I would rather have a handfull of nuts.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2013-01-01 14:26:38 -0600 Report

Here is the info, on the cinnamon roll flavored one. 17 g fiber, 6 g sugar alcohol, total carbs 24 but that makes 7 carbs right? total fat 6 g., calorie 170, ingredient list: same protein blend as the brownie one, plus almonds, water, erythritol, sea salt, natural flavors, cinnamon, Lo Han Guo, Stevia. says 100% prebiotic fibers derived from plant sources. the taste could really be better, I guess I liked the brownie more than this one, but I don't know if I can live with the taste of these. I want to try other flavors. I am always looking for things like this that sound really good and have mostly natural ingredients, lots of fiber and protein and low carb, these seem to fit that. I prefer the taste of the Atkins bars, I love the chocolate coconut Atkins and a few of the others. I like a few of the South Beach bars, and maybe a couple of the Kashi.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2013-01-01 14:21:31 -0600 Report

okay I looked it up and here is the info on this ingredient:

Luo Han Guo (luohanguo) refers to the fruit of Siraitia grosvenori, formerly called Momordica grosvenori, a member of the Curcubitaceae (1). The fruit is well-known for its sweet taste; this plant family (Gourd family) has other members that contain remarkable sweet components, including additional species of the genus Siraitia (e.g., S. siamensis, S. silomaradjae, S. sikkimensis, S. africana, S. borneensis, and S. taiwaniana 2) and the popular herb jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum). The latter herb, which has both sweet and bitter tasting triterpene glycosides in its leaves, is now sold worldwide as a tea and made into an extract for use in numerous health-care products (3). Luohanguo has been used as a medicinal herb for treating cough and sore throat (4) and is popularly considered, in southern China, to be a longevity aid (5). These are the same uses as listed for jiaogulan. Luohanguo has more recently been developed into a non-caloric sweetener to compete with other herbal sweeteners such stevioside from the unrelated Stevia leaf. (6).

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