Should You Buy It?
I have spent my fair share of time browsing through numerous different supplement stores, looking at all of the different categories of blends, proteins, and bars. One of the struggles with purchasing whey protein powder is that there are so many options, many of them being incredibly expensive. So instead of being able to try out one serving and decide if you want to continue to keep taking it, you have to buy a whole tub and then either choke it down or give it to a friend if you don’t like it. This article, in addition to the video linked above, will give you my simple review of the Nutricost Chocolate Whey Protein Powder. We will look at the taste, mixability/baking, cost, and nutritional info.
Want to Buy Some?
If you did want to purchase some of this protein powder, I am going to leave an affiliate link below, so you can check it out for yourself on Amazon!
By far one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a protein powder is the taste. Many protein powders have a very… “whey” like taste. If you’ve ever had a protein powder that isn’t the highest of quality, you know what I’m talking about. This protein powder has a good taste. Not great, but good. The chocolate flavor is pretty standard, not too strong. There is a slightly “whey” aftertaste if consuming with no milk or eating as a pudding. With that said, I do not mind this flavor at all. The chocolate flavor mixes well into oatmeal’s, shakes, etc. I would give the taste a solid 7.5/10.
Nobody wants a protein powder that sucks to mix with, leavings clumps of protein powder to sip on at the bottom of your shake. For myself personally, I also need a protein powder that can cook in a microwave without drying out completely, as I enjoy making “protein cakes.” When it comes to the mix-ability of this protein powder, it does pretty well. I rarely drink it as a shake, but when I do, I simply mix it with water or milk and a spoon. When doing this there are a few tiny clumps leftover. For the most part, it dissolves and mixes pretty good into the liquid chosen. Cooking with it was a pleasant surprise as well. As long as I don’t nuke it in the microwave, the protein powder comes it in a solid cake-like form, with a decent amount of moisture (and the flavor still in tact.) For this section, I would give the protein powder a 8/10.
I am a complete cheapskate when it comes to everything in life. This was no different when it came to purchasing a protein powder for myself. The price of the protein powder was actually what drew me in to begin with. This protein powder, at the time of writing this article, was only $51 on Amazon for a 5 pound tub of the chocolate flavor. This is literally dirt cheap, when compared to other popular brands like optimum nutrition where a 5 pound tub of protein will set you back nearly $75! With just over 60 servings in the container, you can have a two month supply of protein powder (one scoop a day) for just $.85 a day. Sure beats smoothie king and Java juice 9.5/10 for price.
What’s a cheap and good tasting protein, if it doesn’t provide all the amino acids you need to help recover and build muscle? Luckily, this protein powder consists of whey protein concentrate, which has all of the essential amino acids your body needs to repair muscle and bodily tissues. On top of that, there isn’t a bunch of extra filler. For 140 calories a scoop, you are getting 25 grams of protein, and only 3 grams of fat and 3 grams of carbs (with no added sugar. When broken down, this comes out to having a protein content of about 71% of the calories in a serving. This is on par with chicken breast, which has around a 75% calorie content from protein. Overall nutrition is solid with this protein. The only thing that would make it better is even less fat and carbs, with potentially less ingredients. I give it an 8.
Overall I would highly recommend this protein for anyone looking to level up their workout recovery, without breaking the bank. Nutricost chocolate whey protein powder will get you the protein you need, and leave you with some extra money to take your crush out on a date. Feel free to use the affiliate link, below to grab some for yourself if you want to try it out! Overall, my rating based off the others together, comes out at a 8.25/10. Great protein powder for staying on budget (with others probably being better for taste if you want to spend more money.)
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