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Worst. Protein Shake. Ever.
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2020
As a lacto-vegetarian, I struggle with getting enough protein and have always had to supplement with protein shakes. I've always used a different brand (Jarrow's) for protein shakes but was looking for a vegan berry-flavored one. This one came with STELLAR reviews.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure why.
In addition to having the GRITTY TEXTURE like you dropped your shake at the beach and then scooped it back into your shaker bottle, this has the most CHEMICAL taste ever. There's no berry flavor, but there is a heavy, fake-sweetener taste with a hint of berry-ish in the aftertaste. If anyone is doing a sugar-free diet. this will make you bowled over with how sweet it is. And not in a good way. It made me wince, because it was so synthetic.
I gave it three tries. The third time I added it to a berry smoothie, which, when blended, could ABSOLUTELY still be tasted, but was at least able to get down. My husband said I made a face after each sip, which I didn't even realize I was doing. It was just that bad--even when blended with fruit and Greek yogurt and ice.
This was SO expensive, so I'll power through it rather than throwing it away. But if I had money to throw away, this would be going right into the trash.
I will NEVER buy this brand again and am shocked at all of the rave reviews.