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This is not a meal replacement. It’s a protein supplement. I use it after a weight lifting session at the gym. That being said, it has 26 grams of protein, mixes easily, and doesn’t have a heavy chocolate taste, which is my preference. However, it has a Stevia after taste - which I hate. Also, it doesn’t contain any BCAAs.
I've had great whey protein, and I've had the horrible, too. I'd probably put this somewhere in the middle. It's okay, but nothing special. It takes a bit longer than normal to blend well (and I use a bullet blender) so don't even TRY to do it in one of those shaker bottles. It'd take you longer than it's worth.
Not sure why some companies manufacturing process makes it easier to blend than others--and honestly, I don't care. Either it blends easy or it doesn't. Since I have a blender, that isn't a big deal, other than having to leave it on high longer than usual. So...how does it taste?
I'd say it's okay. Nowhere near the best I've tried. It's almost on the chalky side for me. Very chocolate, almost too much so--which I realize is subjective. Some will love that, some won't. I happen to find it a bit like dark chocolate (which I am not fond of). I try to make up that difference with the almond milk I use but it hardly makes a difference. I was impressed with how sweet it was considering how little sweetener is used, which I think is great. Some companies rely too much on artificial sweeteners or sugar to make up the difference and that is pretty much what many of us try to avoid when it comes to protein powder. That isn't an issue here.
The taste however? Well, for me it is. Just not a huge fan of it.
Edit: Tried with Skim Milk (Fairlife) and the sweetener/off-taste was even more pronounced though the "mouthfeel" was improved. May be better with coconut milk, but my guess is as I can't stand diet beverages with some sweeteners I'm more sensitive than most to the taste due to sweetener used.
There are 12 servings of what is whey protein, and fantastic for weight builders. Using a price point without coupon and considering what else comes with it (not much but protein) in comparison to other shakes there are some issues. For mixing it recommends a high carbohydrate drink and doesn't suggest any type of amount. Not 8 oz. Not 12 oz., NADA. I experimented a bit and found of all things, water is what I prefer the most. It tastes like a slightly off "yahoo" beverage. There's a bit of an after-taste I don't like. I ended up going with drink as quickly as possible, which is fairly easy. I put in 4 scoops and filled a mixer to 1L of water at one point which worked well enough for the yahoo like concoction. Almond Milk (unsweetened) produced for me, at least, a less desirable texture and "mouth-feel" of which I was surprised. I'm curious how it would go in some ultra-pasteurized milk as a mix but question blending capabilities. It isn't fibrous like many other shakes. I didn't have any digestive issues after consuming. I recommend it as 4 star if the coupon for 30% is used and in particular for those lifting weights.