The IronMag Labs WPI is pretty clean and sweetened with Stevia. Persoanlly I didn't like the vanilla very much.
The Species Nutrition WPI is pretty solid as well.
For protein, I like Xtreme Formulations UP 2.0 and UP Whey.
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I tried several flavors of Trutein and thought it was just okay. I would like to try that special edition shamrock shake that they made.
Regarding quality, taste, types of different protein powders, and numerous combo/blend possibilities, this type of discussion will always be a loaded question and lead to much debate. Taste is obviously subjective and varies depending on the individual. Protein type and blend preferences will ultimately be dictated by budget, dietary habits, body chemistry of the individual. As for quality powders, I believe each type of protein powder has it pros and cons. Also as many of us are aware, there are financial interests and agendas at stake here so some opinions might be and probably are biased so one really needs to do there own due diligence.
The key take away here is that discriminating consumers such as those of us who choose follow a "bodybuilding/fitness" lifestyle need to really learn how to read nutrition labels in order to to be able to distinguish between quality products vs. "snake oil" products. And more importantly, the majority of us probably already have our diets in check and eat well balance diets based on our own individual needs. As such, protein powder is ultimately a supplement and should be though of as such.
I received a sample of ON's 100% in the mail (mentioned it in the first post of this thread) and the profile looked very quality and clean:
"Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Peptides), Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Fructose, Lecithin, Natural Flavor"
$55-60 for a tub of protein is pretty ridiculous
i'm thinking about going back to drinking chocolate milk post-workout