As I was slamming back 2 scoops of Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey mixed with a scoop of Power Drive today, I thought to myself… “This can’t be life.” Every single flavor I’ve tried by that company has tasted like what I imagine urine mixed with cheap flavoring tastes like. Absolute shit.
Stu recommended Cytosport Whey in another thread, so I’m gonna be ordering a couple of those bad boys (since I trust Stu)… Tried looking for protein shake reviews for other ideas, and couldn’t find anything, so figured: why not start a thread about this?
Speaking from my own experience:
1a. Biotest’s very own Grow! Whey - still a favorite for cooking and adding my own flavoring to.
1b. Biotest’s MD - possibly best-tasting protein I’ve tried, good profile, buuuut more expensive than whey.
Syntrax Nectar - Great profile, taste isn’t bad, but didn’t do it for me. It was basically like a slightly synthetic juice feel, and I prefer richer flavors and textures (chocolate, vanilla, etc) which they do not do.
Multipower Formula 80 - Tastes GREAT when mixed with milk! Like a very tasty milkshake. That is, at first. While it has a good, slow-digesting profile (high casein content), there is a bunch of very synthetic stuff in it. After a little while, I started realising this as I explored the taste further and discontinued the product. Also, not much good with water.
BSN’s Lean Dessert - Slow-digesting, tastes fantastic, up there with Metabolic Drive in terms of taste. However, also seems to have a little too much crap in it, as well as 7g of carbs and 3g of fat in each serving. Since there’s only 20g of protein in the same serving, you’re getting around 40% of the calories from carbs and fat, which is not something I need.