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01gt4.6 06-08-2011 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by SultanaRana (Post 48190)
Very cool, I'd appreciate hearing how it works for you. Thanks!

okay I have tried ON's Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream and here's my thoughts when comparing ON & MGN.

IMO MGN blows it away in every way! Everyone I read about raves about ON but IMO it's crap and I just spent over $75 on crap.

I like MGN b/c when I mix it in my blender with ice/water & cottage cheese I get a thick milk shake type of shake. The taste is really good and sweet enough to satisfy you when you have a craving. I've noticed with ON Casein that mixes really thick (almost chalky) but the liquid separates from the ice, instead of mixing TOGETHER. I hoped that ON Whey would be different, well it's not too thick like the Casein but mixes the same, and the flovor... blah! The cookies and cream tasted nothing like a cookie, ice cream or a mixture. It tastes like protein powder. Vanilla Ice Cream, not much better, didn't taste like much of anything. I was amazed at how bland they could make a "flavored" product.

MGN makes an Ice Cream Sandwich, which should be close on ON's Cookies and Cream, nope, it also blows at away and has little dark sandwich like chunks.

I've also tried EAS chocolate in the past. It was okay, mixes okay and the taste wasn't bad.

Flavor and mixability, the only thing that I've found that comes close to MGN is GNC AMP Wheybolic Extreme 60. GNC AMP is VERY expensive and they don't offer many flavors.

Verdict: out of all the ones that I tried, I'll be going back to MGN.

smile7866 06-10-2011 06:59 PM

I like to drink Isopur from GNC the blue one is my favorite. One bottle contains 60 grams of protein. If costs approx $4.99 for one bottle. If you buy it by the case and get on GNC's discount program and purchase it within the 1st 7 days of the month you really can save money. I had the Vertical Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery and I have lost a total of 32 lbs since 4-19-11.

Kathy13118 06-10-2011 07:35 PM

Bob's Red Mill all natural Whey Protein Concentrate. It's simple, flavorless, in a powdered form. 1/4 cup is 80 calories and 16 grams of protein. Flavor up the drink anyway you want.

FutureizNow 06-11-2011 01:31 PM

Thus far the BSN products (lean dessert and sygma 6) are the best I've tried as far as taste and blendability goes. Lean is more protein dense - and a greater % of slow protein.

Best buy as far as price and quality is probably "milk isolate protein" from True Protein | High Quality Nutrition and Protein Supplements. It has the 80% cassein and 20% whey just like regular milk. 110 cals/25g protein. Not excessively chalky. something like $8 / pound. They are a great bulk supplier as well. 5% off coupons are all around.

slringpfiel 06-12-2011 12:08 AM

ViSalus
 
I have been using ViSalus Vi-Shape Powder for almost a year. Yes, it is a direct sales company, but no I am not a distributor. I started using the product because a friend recommended it, and I am a customer. I absolutely love the taste, and it doesn't upset my stomach like some of the other products on the market. It is very low in calories..only 90 per serving. I use frozen fruit, the power, and some fruit juice. It tastes great! :)

jargon62 06-13-2011 06:29 PM

I like Optimum Nutritions whey protein not just for the taste but also for the quality you get. I think their whey powder comes in 7 different flavors! It's pretty sweet. Here's the flavors if I can recall correctly:
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Mocha

I take ON post workout with milk and I never get bored of the taste. When mixing I try to stick to chocolate or vanilla, but I find chocolate mint to get great in certain smoothies. P.S. Mocha is to die for!!

01gt4.6 06-13-2011 07:55 PM


Originally Posted by jargon62 (Post 48547)
I like Optimum Nutritions whey protein not just for the taste but also for the quality you get. I think their whey powder comes in 7 different flavors! It's pretty sweet. Here's the flavors if I can recall correctly:
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Mocha
I take ON post workout with milk and I never get bored of the taste. When mixing I try to stick to chocolate or vanilla, but I find chocolate mint to get great in certain smoothies. P.S. Mocha is to die for!!

Maybe I got two bland flavors... I don't think I'll be buying ON again. Which flavor(s) do you prefer? Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream are FAR from sweet. Saying that I thought they were bland, was me being nice. :)

jargon62 06-14-2011 04:10 PM

Lol my bad. I meant that it's sweet that they have 7 flavors compared to many other supps which have 2 or 3. I didn't mean that the actualy flavors were sweet. Sorry for the misunderstanding.. I do agree with you that the flavors are pretty bland, but I like the mild flavors, especially after a workout. I guess everyone has their own preference.

fitbest123 06-19-2011 06:42 AM

my fav is actually nutrilite, i love chocolate the most. but they do have vanilla and its not that bad, can be a bit pricey though
heres a link to check it out

ya i bought a membership just so i can buy that stuff and the vitamins xD

cilenamo 06-30-2011 03:50 PM

I like ONs Cassein, Whey and HydroWhey. Ive never had any issues of chalkiness or mixability; they always mixed fine for me. Cassein itself is a thicker protein and doesnt mix well with ice anyway so I stick with a shaker cup. For the price, amount of protein, low carbs and calories I like ON. They also have like 13 or 14 different flavors. All pretty good. Havent had MGN so I cant really compare it to ON. Im happy with it though. Until I need a change, I'll stick with it. When I want something different, maybe I'll try MGN.

01gt4.6 06-30-2011 05:14 PM

Yeah I think that it may just be me, everyone seems to love ON.

cjohnson728 06-30-2011 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by 01gt4.6 (Post 49658)
Yeah I think that it may just be me, everyone seems to love ON.

I didn't. I tried the double rich chocolate and I didn't like it at all.

What I've been using is the store brand (Publix) vanilla, and I like that fine. It's probably not as scientifically complete as ON, but it's cheaper and tastes better, which means I'll actually use it from time to time. I'm not trying to build huge muscles, though, just using it to supplement when I've had a hard workout and am relatively low on protein the rest of the day.

losinflab 10-25-2011 06:49 PM

Best Protein Powder
 
Hello all. I read here, but seldom post.I'm an older woman....68 & am on a plan to eat healthy & lose some wt.I'm not a big meat eater & need to add more protein to my diet.
Some ppl say the soy powder tastes bad ? I'll probably use it once a day at lunch,maybe with a salad or sandwich.
Can you recommend what brand is best for taste & price? I'll get vanilla & add my own flavoring. Thanks a lot,PL

VitoVino 10-25-2011 09:04 PM

Hi. I used to take soy protein in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate and I thought they all tasted decent enough. But ever since my local health food store steered me away from soy and told me that the whey is "better" (maybe because most soy is GMO and has a lot of pesticide contamination, I'm not sure of his reason) I've been very happy with whey protein. I do think they taste better as well. I like the vanilla because it's very versatile. You can take it alone by mixing it with some water or it's great for smoothies.

I just use the brand sold at Wallyworld which is just as good as any other whey protein, it's got a good price, and it's convenient for me to buy. It's called "Super Advanced Whey Protein" by Body Fortress and it provides 26 grams of protein per scoop. I like it a lot and it and each scoop also has 3 grams of creatine (I know because I phoned them). Creatine is natural and good for your muscles, even if you're not going to do anything more than taking walks. :)

This thread may be of help as well: http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums...in-powder.html

losinflab 10-26-2011 01:24 PM

Thank you for taking time to reply with good info.Buying at Wmart would help,as I'm in there every wk.will read the thread you sent, but for now,think I'll try your recommendation.
I like to copy the nutrition info from 2-3,along with price & go from there. BTW...from your stats,looks like you're doing very well. Congrats to you.PL

Urbanmule 10-26-2011 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by VitoVino (Post 60580)
I just use the brand sold at Wallyworld which is just as good as any other whey protein, it's got a good price, and it's convenient for me to buy. It's called "Super Advanced Whey Protein" by Body Fortress and it provides 26 grams of protein per scoop. I like it a lot and it and each scoop also has 3 grams of creatine (I know because I phoned them). Creatine is natural and good for your muscles, even if you're not going to do anything more than taking walks. :)

I second this. But I've never had soy protein so I can't compare them. All most all protein powders are the same just depends on how much you want to pay for the package they come in and what you plan to use it for. It is cheap and effective, WallyWorld has it 3 for $39.00 if you order on-line and usually around $14 in the store.

Vanilla is great for mixing fruits, Chocolate is good by itself or with a banana, I hate fake Strawberry flavoring, and Chocolate Peanut Butter is amazing... Also I only mix with milk.

VitoVino 10-26-2011 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by Urbanmule (Post 60651)
Vanilla is great for mixing fruits, Chocolate is good by itself or with a banana, I hate fake Strawberry flavoring

Vanilla is the best for mixing with fruits, I agree.

Chocolate is good by itself or with a banana, I agree. Also if you add some peanut butter in with it-- yum.

I like Strawberry flavored whey protein ALONE, nothing mixed in so it serves the purpose of drinking it plain for less calories.

A suggestion I've read is to add some non fat cottage cheese to the protein shake. It adds extra protein and calcium without adding that much more in calories (adding peanut butter will add the protein but is also high in calories). It also thickens it.

I use green tea in my protein shakes to not only thin them because of all the added fruits, but because green tea is extremely healthy and also helps to burn fat.

rpmcduff 10-26-2011 07:56 PM

I also use the Body Fortress whey protein from Wal-mart. Like Vito I also like the strawberry just mixed with milk. The vanilla is very versatile if you are adding fruit and such although berries and bananas go well in the strawberry too. The chocolate flavor was my least favorite (and I usually like anything chocolate).

Not sure why you would use soy protein over whey unless you are a strict vegan and want to avoid any dairy derived products. (Whey is derived from milk but carries no lactose so even those who are lactose intolerant don't normally have problems.)

My suggestion is that no matter what brand you ultimately buy make sure its not full of extra carbs and fat. There are lots of 'Potein' (especially ready to drink) products out there that are full of other ingredients you don't want in your protein shake. I believe the Body Fortress brand is 26g protein and 2g of carbs per scoop and while not the best ratio it is near the top at its price range.

VitoVino 10-26-2011 08:42 PM

Hey Ron, another good thing about the Body Fortress is that it has the creatine in it. Creatine alone can be pricey, BF includes it in their protein powder and the total price of the tub is still modestly priced.

One thing nobody has mentioned about it is that it contains 60 mg. of cholesterol (less than half of an egg). This is not much at all, especially considering the recommended is 200-300 mg/day. Some people try to avoid cholesterol altogether, but they fail to realize that when they do that the body starts producing its own.

A friend of mine was vegan for about a year. No cholesterol in her diet. When she got blood work done, her cholesterol was high. She blames it on the fact that she was on a cholesterol free diet. Now it's back to normal but she's not avoiding cholesterol any more. Ironic, isn't it?

losinflab 11-03-2011 07:14 PM

Using Whey
 
II got vanilla Body FoQUOTE=rpmcduff;60672]I also use the Body Fortress whey protein from Wal-mart. Like Vito I also like the strawberry just mixed with milk. The vanilla is very versatile if you are adding fruit and such although berries and bananas go well in the strawberry too. The chocolate flavor was my least favorite (and I usually like anything chocolate).

Not sure why you would use soy protein over whey unless you are a strict vegan and want to avoid any dairy derived products. (Whey is derived from milk but carries no lactose so even those who are lactose intolerant don't normally have problems.)
Bought Body Fortress at Wmart & am pleased with it.Usually add fruit or banana..Yest I tried a shake for breakfast.The powder,1/2c of juice & C of frozen fruit....no sweetener.It came out like ice cream ....so cold!!Gonna save the shakes for a treat or as dessert.Thanks for the advice.PL
My suggestion is that no matter what brand you ultimately buy make sure its not full of extra carbs and fat. There are lots of 'Potein' (especially ready to drink) products out there that are full of other ingredients you don't want in your protein shake. I believe the Body Fortress brand is 26g protein and 2g of carbs per scoop and while not the best ratio it is near the top at its price range.[/QUOTE]

zyxst 01-26-2012 04:50 PM

Small whey powder container size?
 
I've been searching for the past week to find small containers of whey powder. The smallest I've found is 2 lb canister for $37. Does it come in something like a sample size of a few ounces?

VitoVino 01-26-2012 05:08 PM

I've never seen whey sold in that small of a size.

You're best bet is to just go ahead and buy 'Body Fortress' Whey protein, sold at Walmart for about $16. It comes in vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. It mixes well and tastes great.

VitoVino 01-26-2012 05:21 PM

Whoops, sorry, just noticed you're in Canada. :p

Well, you can always buy online if it's not local:

Walmart Canada Online - Save Money, Live Better

cjohnson728 01-27-2012 12:14 PM

Not sure about where you are, but some of the nutrition/health food stores around here have sample sizes.

Ilovegreg05! 02-05-2012 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by zyxst (Post 70218)
I've been searching for the past week to find small containers of whey powder. The smallest I've found is 2 lb canister for $37. Does it come in something like a sample size of a few ounces?

Search on amazon for this: 1lb Optimum Nutrition whey

01gt4.6 02-05-2012 10:00 PM

I get 2 pounds for $19.99 from muscleandstrength

dar n 02-06-2012 04:52 AM

I can get kaizen natural whey protein in choco, vanilla and strawberry in single serve pouches at save on foods and superstore that is about the only small ones I have ever seen.

zyxst 02-10-2012 11:38 AM

Out grocery shopping yesterday at Dominion and found President's Choice whey protein in a 45g packet. Only 2 flavors - chocolate and vanilla. Basic nutrition: 170 Cal, 1g fat, 3 carbs and 37 protein. I tried mixing it with milk and it wouldn't very well; even poured it in a shakeable container to shake and still had chunks in it. It tasted fine, but the unmixed bits were nasty.

I took over hubby's computer to update this for anyone else looking.

Funkilla 03-06-2012 02:22 AM

Does anyone know if BF has egg protein in it? I've avoided protein shakes because I'm allergic to a particular egg protein and always cautious about anything that supplements protein. My old gym closed down due to bankruptcy, and since I've become very lazy. Going back with a new gym membership, looking to lose my winter weight.

turbobuyer 04-12-2019 06:18 PM

Hi Everyone. I'm new to the protein game and I'm not sure what direction to go. I only want to lose a few lbs and then maintain that weight. I'm also not sure if I should skip a meal when I take a shake. Also what shake should I consider. I go the the gym 3 days a week and walk as well.

Does anyone have any other recommendations?

Kathy13118 04-12-2019 11:05 PM

I like Muscle Milk Light (vanilla) - it comes in a small carton. I like the taste. Premier Protein is also good. Check the calories on any shake you get. Especially if it's not meal replacement but just adding protein....

Vader29 06-22-2019 08:08 PM

MyProtein
 
I really like protein powder from MyProtein considering their flavors are so unique and delicious!


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