Quest Protein Chips: BBQ

For some time I had been eyeing the Quest Protein Chips on iHerb because they looked to be the rare combination of a keto-friendly snack that’s crunch and not too high on calories. Typically, I find myself using a mixture of nuts and seeds as a snack, but it doesn’t take many nuts to reach 100 or even 200 calories.

So I was very happy to find various flavours available in a health store near my hotel.

Not sure what the brush is about…

Nutrition

Like many Quest products these crisps are rather keto friendly — with only 3g net carbs these crisps beat the bars!

Calories130kcal
Total Carbohydrates4g
Fibre
1g
Sugar AlcoholsN/A
Net Carbohydrates3g
Protein21g
Fat
3.5g
Saturated Fat0g
And from the back of the bag… after eating of course!

So with only 3g of net carbs, these are a winner! Just be careful you don’t eat too many packs in a day, these are a nice product and if I could source them (and afford them, health foods are expensive) I’d be buying these instead of Doritos.

I didn’t spot anything in the ingredients that would be a cause for concern, but here are the ingredients:

I guess you might want to be wary about eating too much Psyllium Husk. It is a dietary fibre and you might have some interesting trips to the toilet if you consume too much psyllium. That being said, there’s only a single gram of fibre in a packet.

Likewise, it would be better if coconut oil or something other than sunflower oil was used. Still, that’s a minor nit-pick.

Taste

I honestly surprised by these crips because I was expecting something flavourless and tough. I had previously read some reviews on iHerb that claimed these had a cardboard texture — I didn’t find this to be the case. I do wonder if that may have been caused by shipping the product overseas.

If someone gave you some of these and didn’t tell you they were a health product I honestly don’t think you would notice. To me these were just that good and I wish I had some with me right now!

Overall

I started this review whilst eating my second pack (I got one pack two weeks prior). Then after my third and final pack, I wrote down some final thoughts. So to try another flavour I’ll have to buy a 12 pack… but I am intrigued to try the other flavours.

It will be interesting to see if there is any difference when importing these crisps. So I get round to importing some, I’ll post something — but these are quite expensive in Japan…