[quote="powerlifer"][quote="Goob"]I can say the vega products taste mostly like hemp and stevia but mix well in water, so it is drinkable. The vanilla chai flavor is the best at covering up the taste. The cost is unreasonable though, and I discourage anyone from buying it. There are better tasting, cheaper alternatives available for sure and no need to encourage this type of pricing.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but what alternatives do you recommend then that are better tasting/cheaper but also contain similar to what vega wholefood optimizer contains i.e a good solid multivitamin/mineral blend(i.e citrate absorbable forms of vits/mins) so that alone eliminates my need for a Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 supplement, which utilizes 4 different protein sources so better amino profile than say hemp alone and then the rest of the little extras such as maca, chlorella, omega-3s, enzymes, probiotic and prebiotic blend, for a couple of quid a serving i don't mind justifying its cost. People are happy enough to spend a couple of quid on a builder bar, when it doesn't contain anything near the nutrition a serving of vega does.
The Vanilla Chai wholefood optimizer has grown to be one of my favorite breakfasts as nutritionally it is very rounded and more of a meal replacement rather than just a stand alone protein source, i personally feel much better on a 2 scoop shake than i do starting my day of with just carbs like i used to with oats/cereals which would leave me bloated and low energy.
5 pounds of flavored soy isolate will cost me $35 shipped, flax seeds are $1.85/lb and a 90 day supply of multivitamins can be had for like $15. All the other bullshit is just bullshit. It's not my opinion that it is way overpriced, it just is. With sites like Trueprotein in the states and Myprotein in the UK, there is no need to spend so much on something like vega.
Even the vega sport protein which has much less additives is quite a bit more expensive than other protein powders. In your web store that stuff is £1.90/serving and the whole foods optimizer is £3.23/serving. Vegan products are a niche market and they are trying to capitalize on the situation. It's companies like vega that make people think that being vegan is too expensive.
Your reviews sound too much like sales pitches for me to believe them. And, it's the caffeine that helps you start your day, not the superfood goodness.