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Postby baldy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:00 pm

Suddenly seems to be a few different flavoured protein powders available in the UK. I have built up a little pile of samples so figured I would review them as I went.

First one this morning Good Hemp Nutrition, Fit Shake, Strawberry flavour.
http://www.hempnatural.com/GOOD-Fit-Sha ... wberry.php
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I was hoping for a tasty shake, unfortunately the hempyness is not masked by the strawberry flavour or sweetness. I mixed it will soya milk and it was certainly drinkable but not up to tasting like a milkshake or something you would want to drink.
For taste I would give it 4/10. Nutrition wise its solid basic shake, not really big enough to be called a meal replacement more a snack replacement. Protein is only 10g so probably targeted at more endurance market.
Cost works out to roughly 90p a serving.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby xJimx » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:08 pm

Ironscience - pea protein

Pros - dirt cheap, good profile.

Cons - tastes like shit (usually I'm a staunch defender of pea protein but their latest batch is truly offensive).
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby baldy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:19 pm

xJimx wrote:Ironscience - pea protein

Pros - dirt cheap, good profile.

Cons - tastes like shit (usually I'm a staunch defender of pea protein but their latest batch is truly offensive).

I think this can be an awesome thread, maybe we should have a basic review template? Personally I think the cost per a serving is a very important factor, specially if I am nailing 3 a day.
What other things are important to people? Grams of protein per serving and taste?

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[b]Name:[/b]
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[b]Website:[/b]
[b]Protein Grams per serving:[/b]
[b]Cost per serving:[/b]
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby baldy » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:35 pm

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Name: Ignite Ultra-V MintChoc Flavour
Taste: Nice taste, more mint that chocolate. I had it with water and it was very drinkable nearly a pleasant taste. With soya milk I think it would be even better.
Website: http://www.natures-whey.co.uk/product/i ... chocolate/
Protein Grams per serving: 40g
Cost per serving: £1.35 (£50 for 37 servings)
Comments: Really nice shake and the supplements in it are also good (creatine, beta alanine, taurine) so you would not need anything else. It's just so expensive, I would find it hard to justify (3 shakes a day would cost £120 a month).
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby sosso » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:15 pm

Name: P-Tech / NHS Rice Protein. (same formula, different brands)

Taste: Imagine drinking muddy water.

Website: http://elitehealthsupplements.com.au/ca ... ce-protein

Protein Grams per serving: 23.7g per 30g serving

Cost per serving: $1.65 AUD (33 servings in 1kg tub)

Comments: This is what I have used for the past few years. It's expensive where I buy it locally. There are other rice proteins I have found online, which are cheaper and a slightly different formula, which actually taste ok. So with rice protein, you can either have this one, which has an almost smooth texture, but tastes like dirt, or you can have one that has the texture of sand and tastes ok.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby xJimx » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:05 am

Name: Ironscience - pea protein

Taste: like being punched in the throat but what d'you expect hippy?

Website: http://www.ironscience.co.uk/

Protein Grams per serving: 25g per 30g scoop

Cost per serving: £0.15 - yes really!

Comments: fast reliable service, free delivery
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby baldy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:15 am

xJimx wrote:Cost per serving: £0.15 - yes really!

Exactly £13.5 a month for protein shakes vs £120, fairly easy decision to make?
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby rattus » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:00 pm

Name: The Granary 25kg of Soya Flour

Taste: It's absolutely delicious. You could not wish for a better taste. It is perfect. mmmmmm. It's lovely. And the texture. Ahhhhh. Ambrosia.

Website: http://www.granarywholefoods.co.uk/Products/SOYA-FLOUR__1169.aspx

Protein Grams per serving: 25g per 50g scoop

Cost per serving: 10.264 pence.

Comments: Buy two bags. You'll love it.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby sosso » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:14 pm

Name: Fit Bits Brown Rice Protein Isolate

Taste: Well, we are talking about rice protein here, so.. not wonderful.

Website: http://fitbits.com/index.php?main_page= ... cts_id=192

Protein Grams per serving: 29.8g protein per 40g serving

Cost per serving: 70 cents (AUD)

Comments: Same gritty texture as most rice proteins, but good value.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby powerlifer » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:41 am

Not a protein shake but i had no idea just how rich in protein Brewers Yeast really was until recently.

At 4 tablespoons a day you are getting around 30g of protein in a very easily digestible amino acid form. Not to mention the B vitamins, chromium and other nutrients.

Pros: Cheap, easy to digest amino acids, rich in B vitamins which are good for energy, nourishing the adrenal glands etc.

Cons: One of the worst tasting foods ever. Even the debittered Brewers Yeast.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby baldy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:56 pm

Name: Soy Protein Isolate Strawberry cream
Taste: kind of nesquick like artificial strawberry, not much of a nasty after taste.
Website: http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/so ... in_isolate
Protein Grams per serving: 27
Cost per serving: £0.50
Comments: Very tasty drinkable shake and not ridiculously expensive. I sometimes mix it 50/50 with pea protein, which makes it cheaper per serving and probably improves the amino acid profile.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby muchluv » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:26 pm

baldy wrote:Image
Name: Ignite Ultra-V MintChoc Flavour
Taste: Nice taste, more mint that chocolate. I had it with water and it was very drinkable nearly a pleasant taste. With soya milk I think it would be even better.
Website: http://www.natures-whey.co.uk/product/i ... chocolate/
Protein Grams per serving: 40g
Cost per serving: £1.35 (£50 for 37 servings)
Comments: Really nice shake and the supplements in it are also good (creatine, beta alanine, taurine) so you would not need anything else. It's just so expensive, I would find it hard to justify (3 shakes a day would cost £120 a month).



This is awesome. Thanks for showing this. There are sachet versions available - 2 for 4 pounds, or 14 for 14 pounds. However they add on a lot for shipping making it nearly 20 for the 14, (but the 2, shipping is free).
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby FormicaLinoleum » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:46 pm

This is the one I'm using these days.

Name:NitroFusion (also marketed as PlantFusion)
Taste: A bit sweet with strong flavour (e.g., berry flavour very berry tasting) but quite pleasant and by far the most palatable I have tried
Website: http://www.nitrofusion.us/products.html / http://www.plantfusion.net (I buy them from Inside Organics)
Protein Grams per serving: 25g in one scoop
Cost per serving: £2 per serving*
Comments:

*This is based on a 1kg tub. I've been buying the 5lb tub, which was closer to £1 per serving, but it looks like Inside Organics doesn't carry that size any more.
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby baldy » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:57 pm

FormicaLinoleum wrote:Cost per serving: £2 per serving*.

:shock:
And the award for most expensive protein powder goes to...
You realise that for £2 you could just buy a builders bar?
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Re: Protein Shake review thread

Postby Talyn » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:52 pm

My favourite is this:

http://www.myprotein.com/uk/products/pea_protein_isolate

~£0.34 for a serving of 50g.

Tastes fine if you mix it with something tasty like hot chocolate powder, myprotein vanilla or some flavdrops.
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