Are Quest Products Keto Friendly? Ranked From Best To Worst
If you have ever been into a grocery store or gas station then you have probably noticed Quest products. Most notably Quest is known as one of the if not the most popular protein bar company around. However, they also make many other popular products as well. These include their cookies, protein powders, chips, and even pizza. But are all of these Quest products keto friendly?
Though some Quest products are keto friendly, there are some that you are some products you are going to want to avoid. For example, most of the Quest bars contain fewer than 5 net carbs and are ok for keto dieting. Some of the bars, however, contain up to 9 net carbs per bar.
In this article, we will take a look at all of the current Quest products and answer whether or not they are keto friendly. But first, let’s define what we are considering when ranking the products from best to worst. Remember the keto diet is not just a low-carb diet but also a high-fat and moderate protein diet.
How We Rank Whether Or Not A Quest Product Is Keto
The most important factor for me when choosing a keto-friendly snack is the total number of net carbs. Though I would prefer if everything I ate also contained a good amount of fat, you can still get away with eating some foods without a lot of fat.
As long as you get enough fat in throughout the day and keep your carbs in check you will not likely see any negative effects from eating low carbs foods that are also lower in fats as well. However, I would recommend that you pair high-protein foods with other foods that are high fat whenever possible. You could, for example, have a protein bar with a handful of macadamia nuts as a snack
That said, the second-ranking factor is how many grams of fat are in each product. If one protein bar has equal net carbs but one has higher amounts of fat, then the bar with more fat will be considered more keto friendly.
This brings me to my last ranking factor, which is the amount of protein. Though I think many people do overstress when it comes to protein, you do not want to consume too much on a keto diet. I usually recommend 20% of your total calories in the form of protein. Though protein will not be a major ranking factor it certainly will be used in tiebreaker situations.
Best Quest Bars For The Keto Diet
The best quest bar for the keto diet is the vanilla almond crunch flavor. It has the lowest amount of net carbs at just 4 grams per bar. There are other bars that also contain just 4 grams as well, however, this bar is loaded with 9 grams of keto friendly fats as well. Lastly, this bar contains 20 grams of protein.
A close second to the vanilla almond crunch, the chocolate chip cookie dough also contains just 4 net carbs per bar. In addition, this bar is also filled with 9 grams of fat.
However, at 21 grams of protein, this flavor contains one more grams than the vanilla almond crunch. That said, perhaps if you are trying to get in more protein, then this bar might be your best choice. But as far a keto macros are concerned, this bar is just slightly less keto friendly.
Still a great choice for the keto diet, the Quest mint chocolate chip flavor contains only 4 net carbs. In addition, it is also filled with 8 grams of keto friendly fats. So the only reason it is slightly less keto friendly then number two is that it contains one less gram of fat.
Coming in at number four is the Quest Chocolate Hazelnut flavor. It also contains 4 net carbs, 8 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein. The tiebreaker was that this bar contains one more total carb than the mint chocolate chunk.
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Though not as keto friendly as the previous four bars, this is often my go-to Quest bar if I am going to have one. It contains 4 net carbs, 8 grams of fat, and 21 grams of protein. This is just one more gram of protein that the chocolate hazelnut.
However, I always get this one because it is still in line with keto and it tastes amazing. Don’t get me wrong the others are great too but in my opinion, this is the best tasting bar at 4 net carbs.
Another great flavor, this bar also comes in at 4 net carbs per bar. However, at 7 grams of fat per bar, it is slightly less keto friendly than the Quest cookies and cream. That said, it is still a great choice for the keto diet.
Another good choice for the keto diet is the Quest double chocolate chunk. This bar tastes great and still contains only 4 grams of net carbs per bar. Like the coconut cashew, it too contains 7 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein.
However, it does contain one more gram of total carbs than the coconut cashew. Since it has the same number of net carbs, I don’t think it would make much of a difference if you prefer the taste of this bar over the coconut.
Coming in as the eighth most keto friendly Quest bar is the S’mores flavor. This bar also contains 4 net carbs and 7 grams of fat. However, since it also packs an extra gram of protein it comes in right behind the Quest double chocolate chunk.
#10 Quest Chocolate Brownie
The Quest chocolate brownie bar is another great pick for the keto diet. In fact, it too contains only 4 net carbs and tastes great. At 6 grams of fat, this the chocolate brownie has one fewer grams of fat than the Quest Smores bar.
Quest cinnamon roll also has 4 net carbs, 6 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein. However, it is edged out by the chocolate brownie flavor because it has one more gram of total carbs. Like I said earlier, it probably doesn’t make a big difference and both are great choices for the keto diet.
This bar should actually tie the Quest cinnamon roll for the number 11 spot. It has the same break down of 4 net carbs, 6 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein. That said, one of the bars had to win so I went with the cinnamon roll because I think it tastes better.
Birthday cake is definitely on the top of my list when it comes to the best tasting Quest bars. It is also the last bar on my list with 4 net carbs per bar. In addition, it is packed with a nice 6 grams of fat and has 21 grams of protein.
The chocolate peanut butter Quest bar is the first bar on this list to hit 5 net carbs. Though I recommend sticking to the bars at 4 net carbs, you can still likely get away with the Quest bars with 5 net carbs.
Though one extra carb might not seem like too much, if your daily limit is 20-25 net carbs, then every carb can make a big difference. That said, as long as you are keeping track of your macros, you should have nothing to worry about. At 10 grams of fat per bar, this chocolate peanut butter Quest bar has the highest amount of fat of the bars with 5 net carbs. It also contains 20 grams of protein per bar.
Quest rocky road also contains 5 net carbs per bar. However, it is slightly less keto friendly than the chocolate peanut butter because it contains one fewer grams of fat at 9 grams per bar. In addition, this bar also contains 20 grams of protein per bar and still an acceptable choice for the keto diet.
In my opinion, the white chocolate Quest flavor is the best tasting bar on this list. I probably eat this bar more than any other bar with the exception of the cookies in cream. Which is a close second to this bar when it comes to taste but has one fewer net carbs.
That said, this bar is still keto friendly provided that you keep your overall macros in check. It contains 5 net carbs, 8 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein per bar.
Another great tasting Quest bar, the oatmeal chocolate chip is still an acceptable choice for the keto diet. At 5 net carbs, 7 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein, you should still be able to fit this into your diet every once in a while.
It is a great replacement for when you are craving a sweet oatmeal cookie or a cereal bar. It is in my opinion also one of the best tasting bars made by Quest.
No need to reach for a carb-loaded blueberry muffin when the Quest blueberry muffin bar tastes so good. At 5 net carbs, 7 grams of fat, and 21 grams of protein, this bar still gets my approval for being keto friendly. I just would not recommend having them too often of course.
Though I have not personally tried this flavor, it does sound pretty darn tasty. In addition, it still passes in my books as keto friendly. Each bar contains 5 net carbs, 6 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein. That said, with so many great choices that are better choices, this bar is gonna have to taste pretty amazing to become one of my go-to Quest bars.
I love strawberry cheesecake but honestly, I am not a huge fan of this flavor. That of course just might be one of my personal preferences but I don’t think this flavor is worth its 5 net carbs.
That said, you can still get away with this flavor on keto if you keep your daily net carbs in limits and you might like this flavor a lot more than I do. However, this bar is right at the line of what I would consider keto friendly. Mostly because it is also the lowest fat bar on this list at 5 grams per bar.
So if you are going to have this bar eat in moderation and make sure you get in plenty of fats from other foods. That said, with so many other amazing flavors, I don’t really see the need to add this bar to your shopping order.
Though it may be tasty this is the first bar that I would officially say is not keto friendly. It is also the least keto friendly bar that Quest currently makes. Maybe it’s just me but I draw the line at 5 net carbs on keto friendly snacks. This is the first bar on the list to make that switch at 6 net carbs per bar.
The only way I could understand justifying 6 net carbs would be if it was loaded with fats. However, this bar only contains 7 grams of fat per bar. At that point, it is just too difficult to fit into your diet. With all the great choices above anyway there really is no need to eat this bar on a keto diet.
Quest Hero Bars On A Keto Diet?
I was a bit confused when Quest hero bars came out because they claimed to have very few net carbs but on the back label, it seemed to be loaded with sugar. It is sweetened with allulose which the FDA requires food manufacturers to label as sugar.
However, it apparently only has about 1/10 the calories of table sugar and does not impact blood sugars as other sugars do. That said, all three Quest hero bars contain only 4 net carbs per bar. Here they are in order from the most keto friendly to the least.
The best Quest Hero bar for the keto diet is the chocolate caramel pecan flavor. It is also, in my opinion, the best tasting Quest Here bar as well. Each bar contains just 4 net carbs and is loaded with 11 grams of keto friendly fats! This bar also contains less protein than the other bars at 15 grams per bar.
The second best Quest hero bar for the keto diet is the vanilla caramel flavor. Like the chocolate caramel, this bar contains 4 net carbs. However, it has slightly less fat at 9 grams per bar and contains 16 grams of protein.
The least keto friendly Quest Hero bar is the blueberry cobbler. That said, it is still perfectly keto friendly and also only contains 4 net carbs per bar. It does have less fat than the other two bars at 7 grams per bar. In addition, it has more protein at 17 grams per bar.
Are Quest Cookies Keto Friendly?
Like Quest protein bars, the Quest cookies have a range of just how keto friendly they are. Though most of the Quest cookies contain 5 or fewer net carbs and would be considered “keto friendly,” not all of them are exactly keto friendly. So let’s dive into it and see which Quest cookies are best for the keto diet.
The best Quest cookie for the keto diet is their chocolate chip cookie. Though I recommend making your own keto cookies, sometimes you just need something fast that is not going to kick you out of ketosis.
That said, this Quest chocolate chip cookie is definitely a good choice. It only contains 4 net carbs per cookie and is filled with a surprising 17 grams of fat. That’s not too bad for a pre-packaged cookie. In addition, each cookie contains 15 grams of protein.
A close second to the chocolate chip, the Quest snickerdoodle cookie also contains 4 net carbs per cookie. It does, however, contain 16 grams of fat which is one less than the chocolate chip. It also contains 15 grams of protein. In my opinion, it is the best tasting cookie made by Quest Nutrition.
This double chocolate chip variety is the first of three cookies on this list that has 5 net carbs per cookie. However, since it contains more fat at 16 grams per cookie, it is slightly more keto friendly. Each cookie also contains 15 grams of protein.
Probably my favorite tasting cookie on this list, the Quest peanut butter cookie, is another good choice for the keto diet. It contains 5 net carbs, 14 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein per cookie.
Another one of the better tasting cookies on this list, this Quest peanut butter chocolate chip cookie contains 5 net carbs, 13 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein. It is also the last of the Quest cookies that would be considered keto friendly.
This is the only cookie on the list that is definitely not keto-approved. It contains over twice as many net carbs as some of the cookies on this list at 9 grams per cookie. That equates to almost half of some people’s net carb amount for the day. That said, this is one Quest product to stay away from if you are trying to stay in ketosis.
Quest Chips On A Keto Diet?
The next question you might be asking is whether or not Quest chips are keto as well. These low-carb and high protein chips are all ok for a keto diet as long as you are getting enough fat in the rest of your day. All six varieties contain 4 or fewer net carbs per bag. That said, let’s take a look at which flavors are best for the keto diet.
The best variety of Quest protein chips for the keto diet is the chili-lime flavor. One whole bag of these chips contain only 3 net carbs and has 4.5 grams of fat.
A close second is the BBQ flavor which also only has 3 net carbs per bag. However, it comes in second due to the fact that it contains one fewer grams of fat than the chili lime.
Another good choice for the keto diet is the Quest nacho cheese flavor. At 4 net carbs per bag, it contains one more net carb that the previous two flavors. That said, it does contain the highest amount of fat out of all the varieties at 6 grams per bag.
The Quest ranch protein chips are my favorite tasting chips on this list. At only 4 net carbs per bag, they’re still a good choice for the keto diet. They come in slightly behind the nacho cheese because they only contain 4.5 grams of fat per bag.
These Quest cheddar and sour cream protein chips contain 4 net carbs, 4.5 grams of fat, and 21 grams of protein. The only reason they are trailing behind the ranch is that they have 2 more grams of protein per bag.
Last on the list of Quest chips is the sour cream and onion flavor. Though it is the least keto friendly on the list, it is still ok for the keto diet. It too only contains 4 net carbs but has a little bit less fat than the others at 4 grams per bag. That said, all the chips make the cut on a keto diet so feel free to eat the type you enjoy the most.
Is Quest Frozen Pizza Keto Friendly?
Yes, you heard that correctly, Quest Nutrition makes frozen pizzas as well! Full disclosure, however, I have not actually tried Quest pizza so I can not make any recommendations as far as taste goes. That said, I am simply rating Quest pizza from most keto friendly to least keto friendly using the nutritional information from their website.
#1 Quest Uncured Pepperoni Pizza
The Quest uncured pepperoni pizza is the most keto friendly pizza made by Quest Nutrition. According to the nutritional label, one serving size is half of the total pizza. Each serving contains 340 calories, 21 grams of fat, 25 total carbs, 6 net carbs, and 28 grams of protein.
It is safe to assume that as long as you are eating a high-fat diet throughout the day you should be able to eat a serving of Quest uncured pepperoni without any problems. So if you are going to have some Quest pizza then you are best off going with the uncured pepperoni.
#2 Quest Four Cheese Pizza
The second-best option for the keto diet is the Quest four cheese pizza. Like the pepperoni, each serving size is half of the total pizza. Each serving contains 330 calories, 20 grams of fat, 25 total carbs, 6 net carbs, and 27 grams of protein.
All things considered, if you are a bigger fan of cheese pizza then this pizza is still a fine choice. In fact, the only reason the pepperoni is more keto friendly is that it contains one more gram of fat. Obviously, there is not a huge difference so go with the choice that sounds best to you.
#3 Quest Supreme Pizza
At 5 net carbs per serving, you would think this pizza would come in at number one. However, for some reason, one serving of supreme pizza is only 1/3 of the total pizza. I’m not sure why they would go with a different serving size for this one but if you add it all up this pizza has the most net carbs of all the Quest pizzas.
That said, you can still enjoy this pizza on keto as long as your other nutrition is on point for the day. Each serving contains 260 calories, 16 grams of fat, 18 total carbs, 5 net carbs, and 20 grams of protein.
Is Quest Protein Powder Keto?
As far as protein powder goes, Quest Nutrition is just about as keto friendly as you get with protein powders. So if you are going to have protein after a workout, Quest is a good brand to go with. That said, I would recommend adding some keto friendly fats to your protein shake to balance out the nutrition.
Luckily, Quest actually makes a coconut oil powder as well as an MCT oil powder. Both of which are pretty much pure fat, and as keto friendly as it gets. So adding a serving or two to your protein shakes will help make them more keto friendly. But back to the protein, let us take a look at what flavors are best for the keto diet.
The best Quest Protein Powder to the keto diet is the multi-purpose mix. That said, this mix is essentially non-flavored. Most people use this protein powder for baking and making high-protein foods. That said, it also has the fewest net carbs of all the powders at 0 net carbs per serving. It might not be the best choice if you are looking for a tasty protein shake, but it is certainly the most keto friendly.
If you like cinnamon toast crunch then this is probably the flavor for you. The Quest cinnamon crunch is the second best protein powder for the keto diet. It is made with a mix of whey and casein protein. Casein protein is a slow-digesting protein, so this can be a good option before bed or before a fast. This flavor contains 2 net carbs and 1.5 grams of fat per serving.
As far as flavor goes, the Quest cookies and cream is probably my favorite. It has real little bits of cookies and tastes amazing in a protein shake. It also has 2 net carbs and 1.5 grams of fat but I gave it the number three spot because it has more total carbs than the cinnamon does. That said, it is a very close third and is a great choice for the keto diet.
Another good choice for the keto diet is the Quest peanut butter flavor. This tasty protein powder also contains 2 net carbs and 1.5 grams fat per serving. However, it is slightly less keto-friendly because it has 4 more grams of protein per serving. But hey, it is the protein you are paying for after so I’m not too sure that is a bad thing.
Coming in at number five is the Quest chocolate milkshake flavor. This classic is another good choice for keto dieters. It is just as low in net carbs as the previous flavors at 2 per serving but falls behind in fat content at 1 gram per serving. That said, you can easily make up the difference by adding some Quest coconut or MCT oil powder to the mix.
If you are more of a vanilla fan, don’t worry, the Quest vanilla flavor is still a good choice. It contains 2 net carbs and .5 grams of fat per serving. That said, chocolate is only slightly better because it has an extra half gram of fat. If you like vanilla better, however, I don’t see it making much of a difference.
The Quest salted caramel flavor though getting to towards the bottom of the list is still ok for the keto diet. Especially if you add some extra fat into the mix. Each serving contains 2 net carbs and .5 grams of fat. The only reason it is less keto friendly than the vanilla is that it contains more protein. Which like I said previously is kind of the point when buying protein powder.
The least keto friendly protein powder on this list is the Quest cold brew coffee flavor. It is the only protein with more than 2 net carbs. That said, it does one more net carb than most of the other proteins at 3 per serving. Of course, this is not a huge difference but when you can only have 20-25 net carbs per day who wants to waste one on a protein shake?
And that is especially true when there are some many other great flavors! That said, all of the Quest protein powders are okay for your keto diet when the rest of your diet is made up of keto friendly high-fat foods. Also, don’t forget that adding extra fats to your protein shake will make them much more keto friendly.
For the most part Quest Nutrition is a pretty keto friendly company that makes many keto friendly products. Though I am sure Quest will come out with many other products, I made sure to include every Quest product they currently make on this list. Anyway, I hope this article helps to make keto dieting easier and more enjoyable for you!