Okay, I’m pretty excited and hesitant to try this one. Excited, because its interesting… Locally made, hormone free, and unflavoured. Hesitant, because, well, unflavoured.
I mixed this one up with water because it just felt weird mixing it up with milk. That, and I suspect milk has been upsetting my tummy lately. I’ll try it with milk next time.
Flavour: Have you ever had milk made from milk powder? And then added too much water? This is what it tastes like. There’s that weird “rubbery” flavour which I think I will just have to accept as just the way whey tastes. It’s not delicious. It is drinkable.
It leaves an aftertaste like cheese (reminds me specifically of Kapiti Ramara, a stinky but yummy washed rind).
Texture/mixing: It mixes really well (with water). No lumps at all.
Other thoughts: I would probably drink this again. I’d experiment with adding cocoa powder, cinnamon, etc, or using milk instead of water. It would make a really nice protein smoothie as it’s a pretty mild milky flavour.
|Powder||Flavour||Kilocalories||Protein (g)||Fat (g)||Carbs (g)||Sugar (g)|
|Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey||Double Rich Chocolate||120||24||1||3||1|
|Horleys Sculpt||Swiss Chocolate||94||18||1||2||1|
|Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard Whey||Delicious Strawberry||110||24||1||2||1|
|Reactiv Supplements Pure NZ Whey||Unflavoured||122||23.7||1.7||2.4||2.4|
Other news: As I was typing this, more samples arrived! This time from another NZ company, KSL. Super stoked that I get to try out all these different brands and flavours.