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Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019
Bought this on a whim on Prime Day as I always wanted to try one of these powders to see if it would help me at all. I came into it expecting the worst but received the product and was overall very impressed, hence the almost 5-stars. I wish Amazon let you give a half a star because this is really a 4.5 star product.
First, I was surprised at the size - there's a TON of this stuff. So how does it taste? GREAT! It literally smells like brownies. And the taste is great. Not overbearingly chocolate but a nice subtle taste. It's kind of like a chocolate milk taste but it tastes heavier. My mind can't comprehend it so its a bit weird to be "drinking" something that smells like a brownie, and with my mind knowing what it is it's a bit confusing but something I'm sure will settle in time.
So why not 5 stars? Well, when I first opened the container it was somewhat clotty, kind of like brown sugar, except way finer. But, as I stirred it into my milk it seemed to dissolve nicely. I prepared mine very haphazardly for the first time, so perhaps I need to be more direct with my measurements. I took two scoops of the powder, and added it to a tall glass of milk and stirred for about a minute or so. But it really doesn't dissolve well like you would expect a powder to. To compare it to, I have used Nesquick and Miralax and this dissolved much less than either of them. It does dissolve some, but the undissolved portion settles in the middle of the glass and it kind of reminds me of "sludge" I don't know what else to call it. It's a bit of a turn-off. As you sip you get a bit of this "sludge" which is gritty and unappealing.
Next time I make it, I will try it with better measurements (for example it says to use 8 or 12 oz glasses and like most people I have no clue what my glasses hold off-hand) so I'll use a measuring cup to make sure I get the ratio as mentioned. I know a lot of people make shakes and such, I don't have a blender so perhaps it also dissolves better in a shaker cup or with a blender and some hard ice cream to break it all up.
I'll also update the review if I see any enhancement muscle-wise which is the main reason for trying this over regular Nesquick chocolate milk.