This is the bar that made me start this site! I randomly picked up a Quest Birthday Cake bar in El Segundo whilst looking for any Keto friendly protein bars. Afterwards, I tried a variety of other Quest protein bars and found them to be very different. Thus I thought I would try out the various flavours before buying a 12 park on Amazon or iHerb. This process of sampling the Quest bars turned into this little blog.
I picked the Quest Birthday Cake bar as I was interested in what the flavour was! I tend to buy the more traditional flavours: Chocolate, Caramel, etc. I was informed that this is the most popular flavour — I have no idea if that’s true.
These have great macros for anyone doing Keto or a low carb diet. Only of 4g Net Carbs per bar.
All values are for a single bar (60g).
I’ve had a few of these Birthday Cake bars now, as I was able to find them in various stores around California. I find I enjoy the difference in texture between the ‘icing’ or ‘frosting’ and the insides of the bar — this is what puts this bar ahead of many other Quest bars. I find bars are like flavoured rubber and are way too chewy — thankfully the icing ensures Birthday Cake isn’t like that!
The icing is great. It’s sweet and has a nice crumbly texture that melts in your mouth as you eat the rest of the bar. Like real
Like most Quest bars the Birthday Cake bar can be microwaved for a few seconds (don’t put the wrapper in the microwave!) This softens the insides of the bar and is worth a try.
I like the Quest Birthday Cake bars. In fact, whilst I was trying out different bars and flavours I still ate this one about 6 times in 2 weeks!
For me, this bar is the standard other bars should be judged against. For a number of reasons:
- Actually tastes nice and has contrasting textures.
- Uses a sweetener (Erythritol) that does not spike insulin.
- Just under 200k
- Just 4g of net-carbs
Like the rest of the standard Quest range, this bar has great macros for someone on Keto or a low carb diet. It’s sweetened with Erythritol and there’s no Maltitol, Dextrose, or other high GI alternatives in sight.