So I had the excitement of coming home to a gift today!
For those that missed it, in a thread where we were allowed to vote for new flavors of , NutraPlanet offered the voters the chance to sample some of the new flavors. After a long anticipated wait, they arrived in the mail today.
After having read many of the reviews on the initial flavors, I am very excited to give it a try. I typically always complain with my protein powders. They are good, but generally mix like ****, and provide a flavor that at times is pleasurable, but mostly bland. Even though I have received these for free, and am very grateful, I will evaluate the as if it was a protein I had purchased.
I plan to summarize my review of each flavor by stating my thoughts on:
The after effect is because some proteins hit my stomach hard within a couple of minutes of drinking. I am off to the gym, but will have my first one when I get back.
Round One: Peanut Butter!
Throughout this review thread I will include pictures of the protein mixed, however for this first one I will show before and after mixing. Reason for this is to show you that It was actually mixed with a spoon, stirred by hand.
All Stirred Up:
The reason that I decided to specifically mix it by hand is because of the earlier reviews claiming amazing mixability. Not that I ever doubted Nutra to make a great product, but I ****ing hate mixing protein by hand, and don't believe it can be done without leaving a clumpy mess. Either way, I can only know for sure by trying it. Well As you see, it was mixed by hand and the results actually left me stunned.
Now Granted, there was some residue left in the glass after drinking that indicates it wasnt fully dissolved, however, this may have been .0005% of the total protein. I was shocked at how well it mixed BY HAND.
Next up flavor. I Wasn't sure if I would like a strait peanut butter flavored protein (although chocolate pb sounds amazing). So I decided to try it. Especially because the one I am most unsure of, Orange, can be saved for later. Now the flavor didn't come out like I expected, but it still may be for the better. I expected a really strong peanut butter taste, almost assuming that it would have been overwhelming. It was actually quite opposite, it was a very light taste (which is what I prefer). If you like a strong bold flavor from your protein, this might not be for you. If you like a protein that has a really good flavor without being too strong, this is for you. I really enjoyed the flavor. I can't say it is my favorite flavor I have ever had, but it certainly was one of them.
Now to consistency. Plain and simple, I like my protein in milk. I understand many go for water, and I will too on any fruit flavored protein, however, if I think it can handle some delicious milk, then my bulking calls for it. Unfortunately, two problems occur out of this sometimes. Thick clumping, or overly thick drink, both of which I do not prefer. With the , the consistency was slightly thicker then regular milk, with no clumping.
Now the last one doesn't really fit for everyone, it is really just me chiming in on my experience. I have had protein in the past that for whatever reason has hit my stomach and hit it hard. I have no allergies/lactose issues/or anything similar, so I have no idea what causes it. So After Effect will be ranked as either a yes or a no, and I had no ill effects from the PB, so....so far so good.
After Effect: None
subbed- nice review so far.
did nutra say when these flavors will be on the market?
Nice, can't wait to hear what you think about the other favors.
I'm very interested in teh Nutraplant mix haha lets see whats up
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more..... more....chocolate PB next plz
[QUOTE=HereToStudy;2386139]Round Two: Orange
All Stirred Up:
Side Note: This picture does not do the color justice (DAMN IPHONE!!), this protein mixes to be very Orange, a definite plus for something that is fruit flavored (as opposed to a dull colored fruit drink - weird).
Since the orange is a fruit flavored protein, It was mixed with water as opposed to my usual milk. Mixability went just as smoothly as the Peanut Butter. I seriously am still in disbelief when I mix it. I was a doubter as well, but this stuff is the real deal in that regard.
This might be the only downfall to this whole sampling, at least for my prediction. Now don't get me wrong, it did not taste bad at all. It just really is not my kinda taste. I was very skeptical of a fruit flavored protein, and as per my tastes maybe for the right reason. I did not prefer this flavor, however, I can easily see how someone might. It basically tastes like an orange creamsicle. If you like them (I don't) then you will love this. As much as personally I did not like it, rating the flavor without taking into account personal preference, it was still decent.
Consistency was quite surprising. I assume that a protein mixed in water (remember I always do Milk) would significantly thicken the water. It really didn't. It blended very well, and created a pleasant consistency, especially for a fruit flavor.
...Additionally, no after effects on the stomach. For the rest of the review, this will be assumed unless specifically mentioned.
After Effect: None
Gotta love those pictures! Please mix the choco PB in milk. Thanks
wow I think I need to get my hand on some orange
Round Three: Chocolate Peanut Butter
All Stirred Up:
Side Note: You may notice in the drink some black dots. This was not a result of not properly dissolving, because it blended as well as the others, so I believe this was just the color differentiation due to two flavors being presented.
This was once again, as previously mentioned, mixed with Milk. It mixed just as well as the others. This stuff really shines in mixability.
Wow. wow. WOW. This stuff tastes incredible. I still have two flavors left, but this might be the flavor I choose to order. It was incredible. Their is only one reason that I am not giving it a 10, and that is because I think it can use a little more chocolate. Even granted the favoring of PB taste over chocolate, this was fantastic. Definitely my favorite of the three I have tried thus far.
Similar consistency to what was mentioned with the PB. I made the comment earlier about the darker spots, but this was merely a visual thing as the drink was smooth with a very pleasant consistency. Reason for higher score then PB was I felt the flavor complemented the consistency a bit better then the PB alone.
After Effect: None
If you are a chocolate/PB fan, you can not go wrong with this one. Great flavor and perfect mixability/consistency.
The choc PB looks delicious. Uhhhmm...yes, I'll definitely be buying that one. A good picture is worth 1000 words.
excellent review HTS. Well thought out and well explained. I think Orange, like most fruit flavors could be hit or miss. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on cookie dough
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