QUEST MCT OIL POWDER REVIEW
Quest Nutrition’s MCT Oil – What It Is
Quest Nutrition’s MCT Oil powder is a powdered alternative to traditional coconut oils that can be used in shakes and baking. Quest claims their new product helps to, “provide all the benefits of MCTs (a fat source with energy that isn’t metabolized like other fats) minus the upset stomach you find with liquid MCTs.”
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|QUEST MCT OIL VALUE|
|Cost per serving||$0.60 / serving|
|Daily cost (1 serving/day)||$0.60 / day|
I’m personally just not a fan of MCT oil. I’ve tried it in many of it’s liquid forms, under many different brands and it just wasn’t something I could get behind. But enter Quest’s new MCT oil powder. Once I found out one of my favorite supplement companies started producing a MCT oil powder with stellar reviews, I knew I had to try it.
My first thoughts is DANG this container is big. Like really big. It comes only about 1/2 – 1/3 full so keep in mind it takes up a lot of shelf real-estate. Like protein powders it appears to settle quite a bit in its container. The powder is very fine but has some moisture and is almost crumb-like. It comes with a scoop that’s roughly 2 tbsps.
Taste and Texture of Quest’s MCT Oil Powder
It’s a little annoying to mix by hand, but mixes immediately in a shaker. You can make do with a fork/stirring stick too but it will leave you with small, unattractive but non-offensive clumps floating around.
Mmm. Creamy. Definitely has lactose and milk in it. It’s similar to heavy whipping cream but has the silkiness of bulletproof coffee or traditional powdered coffee creamers. I really like it – especially for only 70 calories (note: the site now says each serving has only 60 calories). I’m a small girl, so I still need to count my calories and can’t go crazy. Sometimes I only use a half spoon if I want to keep my calorie count low.
Other Key Eats team members weigh in:
- Ray: I think it’s good. It makes coffee taste creamy, and MCT is more easily used by the body. But it does make my lactose-intolerance act up (like whey protein)
- Jackie: Love it! It makes my morning coffee *so* creamy and delicious. Like a milk tea…but with coffee 🙂
- Gareth: Meh not a fan. Prefer the oil
Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglycerides, Soluble Corn Fiber, Sodium Caseinate (from Milk), Sunflower Lecithin, Silicon Dioxide (Anti-caking Agent). Contains milk. Processed in a facility that also processes eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat.
Nothing surprising here except the addition of sodium caseinate – which makes the product creamy but also makes it a no-go for vegans and the lactose-intolerant.
We like it! The ingredients are alright (if you’re OKAY with dairy) and it definitely makes your coffee creamy and is easy to take – with no upset stomachs after.
Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored by Quest Nutrition. We purchased this product with our own funds.