It might seem impossible to find keto-friendly chocolate peanut butter cups that taste like a Reese’s Cup, but Quest Nutrition has done it!
Quest just announced their brand new protein-packed Peanut Butter Cups and we are beyond excited! Not just because these low-sugar alternatives to Reese’s Cups are packed full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor, but because of each serving (2 whole cups) only has 1g of net carbs and 11g of protein! With Halloween right around the corner, these are the perfect alternative to traditional candy (or sugar-free candy filled with maltitol).
Are Quest Peanut Butter Cups Keto?
Absolutely! Not only are the Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Cups keto-friendly, but they have also actually been tested by our lab and certified as Ketogenic Certified. This means they have been tested on a large sample of individuals and have been found to have a minimal impact on blood glucose and ketone levels.
Unlike other sugar-free candy on the market, these Quest PB Cups contain erythritol and soluble corn fiber as their primary sweetener and fiber, respectively. You don’t have to worry about glucose-spiking ingredients like IMO or the laxative-like sugar-alcohol maltitol with these (unlike actual sugar-free Reese’s cups). Plus, each serving also packs 15g of fat and 11g of protein, so you are sure to hit your ketogenic macros.
The Most Important Question: How Do They Taste?
Unlike other keto chocolate candies, these peanut butter cups do not have an overwhelming erythritol taste. They also have a ratio of peanut butter to chocolate that is very similar to original Reese’s cups. Plus, they are high protein (11g per serving) without a strong whey protein taste!
Check out the Ketogenic.com Youtube Channel for a more in-depth review by Dr. Ryan Lowery.
Where Can I Buy Quest Peanut Butter Cups?
Whether you are looking to stock up on these keto treats for yourself or as a healthy Halloween candy alternative, the Quest keto cups are currently available at the following retailers:
- Vitamin Shoppe
- Giant Eagle
- Circle K & Speedway convenience stores
- And local health/nutrition retailers
Later this year, they will be available at Target, Walmart, and 7/11 gas stations.
Are You Excited to Try the New Quest Peanut Butter Cups?
2020 has been a rollercoaster, but the launch of these brand new Quest PB Cups definitely has to be one of the highest points for the keto community! Now we can enjoy a chocolate peanut butter keto treat, without worrying about getting kicked out of ketosis or spending a bunch of time making them at home.
Chelsea Malone works as a researcher in the field of health and performance supplementation. She contributes science-based articles and information to Ketogenic.com. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida and her Master of Science in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida. Her specialties are in biochemistry, immunology, and pathophysiology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and reading.