Oh Questie, my Questie!

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Anyone that knows me (or follows me on Instagram) knows that I am obsessed with Quest bars.
What are you Quest bars, you ask? The best things to happen to protein. No but in all seriousness, they are a protein bar that come in a variety of flavors (16 I believe), that pride themselves in being high in protein, low in carbs and gluten free.

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Now while I Love Quest nutrition, I’m not really on board with their whole philosophy of “Cheat Clean!” and doing reps and squats up in da gym and counting macros ( don’t know what those are and I really don’t care to learn, ok thanks bye.).

HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy them!! 🙂

As with others I know, I have my favorite flavors (I can’t get enough Cookies and Cream and White Chocolate Raspberry) but recently I have been receiving the variety packs from my mom (shoutout for the best care packages!! :)) So I have been trying all the flavors and decided to review a couple that are new to me!

LEMON CREAM PIE

Lemon pie quest

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Look: 8/10
With most Quest bars, the “look” is often hard to judge. Sometimes they melt in the car, into weird morphed shapes. However this particular flavor seemed to have chunks of lemon in it, so A for effort on that Quest.

Smell: 6/10
Honestly, it gave off the smell of Lemon pledge, which made me a little leery about how it might taste.

Taste: 4/10
NOPE. Just nope. This was the first Quest flavor that has disappointed. The lemon was way too artificial and strong, and it ended up tasted a lot like Lemon Bacardi (which in itself, tastes like bad decisions). It was too much to handle, even though I finished the whole thing.

Overall: 5/10
This is one of those flavors that people don’t care for or can’t get enough of. I suppose it’s really up the individual and their taste preferences, however for this girl, it just wasn’t cutting it.

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY

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Look: 4/10
Nothing too special. Can’t see any chunks of anything or any bright colors. Just plain looking.

Smell: 4/10
Once again, nothing special….no aroma given off.

Taste: 8/10
Wha wha what?? I heated this one up for a little bit and could instantly smell the peanut butter! After a few bites, I actually got some crunchy peanuts! And I could actually taste some strawberry jelly, which was incredible.

Overall: 7/10
I really liked this flavor! For what it was worth (sometimes PB&J can go terribly wrong) it pleasantly surprised me! Not top of my list, but definitely a flavor I’ll try again!

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And of course I partook in one while watching my fav, Parks and Recreation ❤

That's all folks!

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Review: Glutino Toaster pastries

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So there are numerous things I miss now that I’m gluten free. I miss being able to go whatever restaurant I want, without having to plan in advance. I miss cake. I miss soft pretzels. And if any celiac has ever told you they don’t miss Pop-Tarts… well I”m sorry, but they’re lying.

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Pop-tarts are man’s convenience food. Breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner… whatever time it is, it’s an appropriate time for a Pop-Tart. Once upon a time, my mom made homemade gluten-free pop-tarts and they were awesome. But other than that, I have had no interactions with toaster pastries whatsoever.

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UNTIL NOW.

I had been reserved about buying these Glutino toaster pastries, especially since they are $5 dollars a box( a box containing just 5 pastries). However, like all great things at Wal-Mart, I found them cheap… only $3! So I figured, why not?

I decided to have one on this dreary morning in Denver. I toasted it, but I think just having it plain would be good as well.

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When opening the package, it doesn’t look too impressive. Just a plain pastry with some holes, no icing. This display is why I decided to toast it, in hopes of making it a little more aesthetically pleasing?

Poptart inside

And clearly by aesthetically pleasing I meant burning. Well done, Kenna. 

Taste: They weren’t too bad! They mostly just tasted like a flaky crust, with a hint of mashed strawberry in there. Nothing too extravagant, but I did enjoy them. For $3, I would buy them again. They’re convenient, and provide even a sense of normalcy (even if they are from a company entitled Glutino haha).

 

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Now if only I could find my precious Glutino english muffins somewhere in Denver, then we’ll be set. 🙂