FAQ about QES

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  • Are all Quantum Energy Squares gluten free?

    Yes, all Quantum Energy Squares are Certified Gluten Free and they’re also:

    √ 100% Plant-based Certified
    √ NON-GMO Project Verified
    √ Kosher DE (Dairy Free) Certified
    √ Vegan
    √ Soy Free

    BTW, each bar also has 10g of premium Plant Protein from peas and pumpkin seeds (no whey or soy).

  • What makes QUANTUM better?

    Quantum isn’t just energy, it’s Better Energy.

    Here’s why...

    Quantum Energy Squares are designed to provide steady, long-lasting energy without jitters. While many of the energy bars and caffeinated energy products on the market will give you a blast of caffeine energy, or a “sugar high,” it’s invariably followed by a crash, which always hurts energy levels and performance.

    Our Energy Squares are made of real food and wholesome ingredients. And while they have about the same amount of natural caffeine as a cup o’ jo (100mg), it’s from raw organic green coffee. The blend of organic caffeine with balanced macros from seeds, fruits and nuts, and MCT oil (from coconut) delivers better energy — without the crash.

  • How do these bars provide long-lasting, jitter-free energy?

    Caffeine alone, sugary drinks or gels, consumed without essential nutrients from food, can lead to an energy spike, followed by a crash.

    QUANTUM provides a nutritious blend of clean macros from seeds, fruits and nuts, infused with natural caffeine (from organic green coffee). Our unique premium blend of organic caffeine combined with premium plant protein and MCT oil (from coconut) is designed to deliver even, jitter-free energy — with no spike or crash. Our bars are formulated to deliver the steady, long-lasting fuel reserves you need to elevate performance, whether it’s kick-starting your busy workday or your daily workout.

  • Can I really cancel my subscription anytime?

    YES, you can cancel anytime, for any reason.

    You’re in control - here are some other questions along those lines:

    Can I change my flavor?


    Can I pause my orders?


    Can I add discount codes to monthly orders?


    Can I modify my shipping or payment details?


    Login to your account to modify or cancel your orders.

    We’ll email you a few days before we send a box, so you can review or modify your order before it’s shipped.

  • When I sign up for a subscription (or a Sample Box), what happens next?

    First, congrats! You got with the program. Next comes sticking with the program.

    Because Quantum Energy Squares are a monthly membership, just like a gym.

    Do you go to the gym once or twice and never go again? Nope: most of us go regularly, make a lifestyle change to improve overall well being.

    That’s what Quantum Energy Squares are: a regular addition to our diets and workouts, a healthy change to improve overall energy.

    If you purchased a subscription (without a Sample box) - your next box will arrive in about 30 days and we will continue to send you a box of 8 bars every 30 days.

    If you purchased a Sample box - we’ll be sending your first box of 8 bars at a subscribers-only discounted rate 2 weeks after your Sample Box is shipped, and will keep you supplied, sending a box a month (your discount is locked for as long as you choose to keep receiving Quantum Energy Squares).

    No matter what you purchased, we’ll email you a few days before we send a box, so you can review, modify or cancel your order. And we want you to be delighted with Quantum: if you’re anything but, cancel any time.

  • When do I eat these bars?

    The right time for QUANTUM is...Before a workout, a jog, a bike ride or while hiking with friends. First thing in the morning, to get a jumpstart on your busy workday. Before or during an Ironman triathlon, a tennis match, or your local 5k fundraiser walk. As a midday pick-me-up snack (when you might have once reached for a sugary energy drink or a cup of coffee). Basically anytime you need a boost of long-lasting energy!

    Quantum Energy Squares are designed to deliver steady, long-lasting energy and support overall wellness. As part of your fitness plan, consumed ~20 minutes before a workout, or during or right after, they give you the energy to push your performance, reach new highs, and recover faster. As part of your diet, they satisfy cravings with a nutritionally balanced snack, one that can help increase focus, productivity and clarity. Perhaps the only time you might not eat one is before bedtime (because of the organic caffeine).

  • Are these bars good as pre-workout fuel?

    Yes! Eat Quantum Energy Squares about 20 minutes before any exercise activity and experience the results from our unique blend of organic caffeine and balanced macros.*

    They’re also great for a jumpstart to your busy morning, keeping up with energetic kids, recharging when the “3pm slump” hits, road trips, and more...

    *Note that this is not merely our opinion: there’s hard science behind this.

    According to analysis done by Dr. Bob Murray, founder and principal of Sports Science Insights, and former director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, in “The Scientific Rationale Behind Combining Caffeine + Macronutrients for Sustained Energy Delivery Required in Endurance Sports”:
    “Scientific literature confirms that consuming caffeine in amounts similar to that found in Quantum Energy Squares (100 mg) is associated with improved mental and physical function when ingested before and/or during demanding exercise.”

  • Do they taste like coffee?

    Each bar has organic green coffee, but only the Cafe Mocha flavor actually tastes like coffee.

    It’s no secret that most energy bars on the market put “taste” on the back burner, but we front-burnered taste by hiring a pastry chef! We may be the first sports nutrition bar company that hired a pastry chef (in addition to a sports dietician and a food scientist).

    And that was just the start: after over 200 recipes and iterations — tested in focus groups, events, and anywhere there were active consumers with appetites — we landed on a selection of all-natural, award-winning flavors that will satisfy even the pickiest palates. There’s no reason real energy can’t taste real good.

  • Shipping - everything you need to know…
    How long does it take to receive an order?

    Your orders should be at your doorstep within 2-5 business days.

    How much is shipping?

    Shipping for the continental U.S. is always FREE! Hawaii, Alaska other U.S. islands and all international orders will be calculated at checkout and may be subject to additional duties and taxes.

    Do you ship Trial Boxes outside of the U.S.? 

    No, Trial boxes ship anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Not to worry, we ship full boxes worldwide!

  • Discount Codes - Everything you need to know…
    How do I apply a discount code to my account?

    Easy peasy! Just log in to your account, click on "Membership," and type the code in the appropriate box. Note that if you previously used another code, you'll have to click "remove discount" and then apply the new code in the blank box. (Only 1 discount code per transaction.)

    Can I use a discount code more than once?

    First the “bad news” you can’t use a discount code more than once.

    Now, the good news: we put out new ones all the time, so you can look forward to another down the line!

    Can I combine discount codes?

    Sorry, only one discount code per transaction.

  • How do refunds work?

    Simply return the box(es) to us at:

    Quantum Energy Squares
    3110 Main Street, Bldg. C
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    A full refund (minus shipping) will be credited back on the same method of payment upon receipt of the box(es). Please allow 5-7 business days for the refund to appear on your credit card.

    Unfortunately, we do not provide labels for shipping the order back to us. We hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience. You will be responsible for the return shipping costs, except in instances where the item arrived damaged or defective. Note that the option to initiate a return is only available for 30 days after delivery.

  • Why do I need an account? How do I create an account?

    An account gives you more control over your Quantum subscription (and your subscription begins after your very first order with us: trial box, whole box, etc.).

    When you create an account with Quantum, you take the reins of your subscription, and can make changes — switch flavors, adjust frequency, etc. — without having to contact our customer service team. (Imagine a magazine subscription that gave you an account where you could get more news, less news, different news, skip a month, etc.)

    That’s the “why.” Here’s the “how.”

    1. Go to "Login"

    2. Click "Resend My Confirmation Link" and enter your email address

    3. Check your inbox (or spam folder), for an email titled "You're almost finished (action required!)" and click "Confirm your email".

    4. Select your own password and you’re good to go!

    There are real people here to respond to any requests, changes, or cancelations Contact@Quantumsuares.com :)

  • How much caffeine can I consume each day?

    Caffeine's effect varies from person to person. Each Quantum Square contains 100mg of natural caffeine from organic green coffee. The FDA suggests that it is safe to consume 400mg of caffeine a day for a healthy adult. If in doubt, we recommend checking with your doctor.

    We do not recommend our bars if you are intolerant to caffeine, pregnant, lactating or to children under 13 years of age.

  • Can these bars replace coffee?

    Yes. We get you going with about a cup of coffee’s worth of caffeine (100mg). While a cup of coffee doesn’t provide essential nutrients and coffee alone can cause jitters, stomach upset or a “coffee crash”, our bar bars feature a unique blend of organic green caffeine and a curated balance of macronutrients, developed by a sports dietitian and a food scientist, so active customers can benefit from the energy organic caffeine provides, while avoiding the jitters some experience drinking coffee by itself without essential nutrients.

    Our balanced macros (a nourishing energy mix of complex carbs, healthy fats and plant-based proteins), combined with organic caffeine, is specially formulated to be easy on the stomach—taking the edge off caffeine. Premium pumpkin seed protein combined with MCT oil (from coconut) helps slow caffeine absorption to give you the energy boost you need for long workouts or workdays. Steady, long-lasting energy. No jitters, no crash.

    And, we only use the healthiest form of natural caffeine, from raw organic green coffee. Coffee is a plant, and as we all know, eating uncooked plant-based foods is beneficial for retaining nutritive value. The organic green caffeine in Quantum Energy Squares brings antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and additional benefits which may be adversely affected by roasting.

  • What's in these bars?

    While many popular energy bars contain over 20g of sugar and more than 40g of carbs, we’re setting our own standards for energy and wellness; QUANTUM is designed to deliver long-lasting energy with more protein, fewer calories, carbs and sugar as well as clean, nutrient-dense ingredients.

    Our bars contain just 11g of natural sugar from fruits such as dates, organic agave and monk fruit (and a touch of organic dark chocolate), and just 21g of carbohydrates from fruits and seeds such as chia seeds.

  • Why is raw organic caffeine better & healthier?

    Quantum’s organic green caffeine is better caffeine. While both raw, green coffee beans and roasted, brown coffee beans have naturally occuring caffeine, that’s about where the similarities end. Roasting coffee beans changes their composition, their taste, and — while it does ramp up the amount of caffeine in a serving — it can also roast away beneficial nutrients, such as chlorogenic acid (found in raw, green coffee beans), which can help the body burn glucose and stored body fat.

    And studies have shown that natural caffeine is rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, polyphenols, and it can even help speed recovery when consumed post-exercise.

    Some energy products contain synthetic caffeine, which is not only missing essential nutrients and health benefits, it can also cause stomach upset.

    If you’d like to learn more, check out the White Paper about QUANTUM from Dr. Bob Murray.