Today we sit down for a Tiller family taste test of Quest protein bars vs Costco’s Kirkland protein bars.
Quest changed the way protein bars were made. They were founded with the great purpose of helping people eat healthy while actually enjoying tasty food. Quest has been on the cutting edge of the health food market since day one making protein bars, protein chips, and even full frozen meals.
We have used their bars frequently and even incorporated their frozen meals during some hectic times between our circus tent and our tent in the woods!
Costco has some great healthy options at great deals if you don’t mind buying in bulk. The Costco in house brand is labeled “Kirkland Signature”
We tested out the Quest Double Chocolate Chunk and Maple Waffle.
The Kirkland brand flavors we tested were the Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip.
The Quest Waffle bar received a spit out and thumbs down by Thor. It was bearable but not great, especially if you are expecting a waffle covered in syrup.
The Quest Double Chocolate Chunk got two thumbs up all around the table.
Both Costco Kirkland protein bars received the Tiller family taste test seal of
The Quest protein bars and Costco Kirkland protein bars are very similar in ingredients, nutrition, and flavor.
While specifics vary slightly depending upon flavor, both bars come in around 190 calories per bar with 20 grams of protein and 7 grams of fat. Both contain about 23 grams of carbohydrates with 15g of fiber, and only one gram of sugar for a total net carb count of 3-4 grams. They contain some erythritol and stevia which improves the sweetness. The big difference is the price.
Quest offers a wider variety of flavors but the best bang for your buck comes from Costco. A box of Kirkland Signature protein bars from Costco cost about $19 for 20 bars while Quest bars are about $2 a bar.
We grab a few boxes at Costco and occasionally pick up a few Quest bars for a little flavor variety.
Which do you prefer? What flavors are your favorites?