Top positive review
A good non-soy plant based protein option
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018
I've been using this pea protein as a staple protein source in my diet for over a year now, and overall I'm quite satisfied.
Let's get this out of the way first: This stuff does not taste good. I have tried adding it to smoothies, and while that does mask the taste some, the end result is a smoothie that I enjoy less. As a result, I prefer to drink this quickly mixed with just water. It's a little unpleasant, but over quickly.
The powder is very fine, and I find that it's a bit messy if you aren't very careful. It has a tendency to cling to sleeves or skin after you've reached in to the tub. It mixes okay with just a spoon, but I find it helps to break up the clumps while it's dry before adding water.
So why did I give it 5 stars? Simple: it's a non-soy plant based protein that is very high protein (~90%), low fat/carb, contains no artificial sweeteners, and has low sodium compared to other pea proteins I've found. I don't buy protein powder for a delicious snack; I buy it to hit my macronutrient goals, and this is exactly what I'm looking for. It's also reasonably priced at the time of this writing (approximately $11/pound). It would be a little unfair to penalize this product for taste given that I'm specifically looking to exclude every ingredient typically used to make these powders more palatable.
Know what you're looking for - if you want a powder that's high protein and low in carbs, fats, sodium, has no artificial sweetener, and you are willing to compromise on taste to get it, this is a good buy. If taste is more important to you, I'd probably give this a pass.