So, we now have the #ConQuer Bar (the #hashtag is intentional and part of the branding) from... well, from Conquer Bar.
The #ConQuer Bars ‘unique’ packaging
If you initially thought you recognised the #ConQuer Bar, you would be forgiven. From the name of the product, to the design of the packaging, it does bear a striking resemblance to its major competitor.
How does it taste?The #ConQuer Bar is currently available in ten flavours;
- Triple Choco
- Ohh-Reo (that’s not a misprint)
- Cheesy Cake Strawberry
- Power Brownie
- Cookie Dough
- Whitechoco Raspberry
- Peanut Buttah
- Mom’s Apple Pie
- Cinnamon Roll
- Banana Muffin Cake
Like Quest bars (there, I said it) these bars do not come with any chocolate or yogurt style coating. They are essentially a solid block of condensed powder.
The texture is a little on the powdery side.And condensed they certainly are...
On biting into one of the bars, I was reminded of something akin to a dry, nougat. The texture is powdery and the taste is very sweet. It’s kind of like chewing a piece of highly compressed, flavoured protein powder (which is essentially what they are).
They do not taste too bad, especially if you like your treats to be sweet (and perhaps on the dry side). The other benefit of it’s structure is that it works well in warm climates. I was eating these whilst visiting Leipzig during a very hot spell, and they didn’t melt or become sticky, even when stowed in a hot rucksack.
Nutritional AnalysisSo, as many eat these bars for the nutritional content rather than the taste (hey, the world has enough great tasting cookies and chocolate bars), let’s get straight onto the macros.
Each bar weighs 60g, and as the bars are not coated with anything, the nutritional content is pretty much the same for each variety. Below is the ‘Ohh-Reo’ flavour.
|per 60g serving||per 100g|
|Energy||181 kcals||302 kcals|
#ConQuer Bar nutritional analysis
So, these bars provide almost 22g of protein with only 180 calories and 1g of sugar! That, regardless of how powdery they taste, is pretty darned good. But, they are pretty much a mouthful of flavoured whey.
Taking into account the polyol content, the above macros give a ratio of 50:10:37 (PRO:CHO:FAT), which puts it in line with the better low carb protein bars currently available.
ConclusionAlthough these bars are not up to the taste and texture of the Quest bars, they are not bad. They come in a good variety of flavours, plus they have excellent macros if you’re watching your carbs or looking for a low calorie protein boost.
When purchased by the box, they cost just under £2 each, and can be purchased from the ConQuer Bar Amazon Shop.
Would I buy them again? Yes, I would, especially for hot weather outings.