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MyProtein Review: Which Protein Powder Tastes the Best?

Slickdeals staffers try out different flavored protein shakes from MyProtein.
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MyProtein is a familiar brand to many Slickdealers who have deal alerts set for protein powder. We see an average of two MyProtein deals a month make it to either Popular Deals or the Frontpage. With such a good track record on our site, we figured we should sample some of their flavors to see what the good ones are for the next time a deal pops up.

* Full disclosure: MyProtein was kind enough to send us over some sample bags at our request so we could conduct our taste test.

Why MyProtein?

We don't do a lot of product reviews on the site, but if an opportunity presents itself where we can try out products that we see frequent deals for, we will definitely consider it. MyProtein seems to have a Frontpage deal twice a month, so we know our community likes their products. After looking into their product ratings on Labdoor to make sure they use quality ingredients and that their labels reflect what's in the bag, we reached out to MyProtein to see if they would agree to let us sample some of their flavors.

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Flavors We Tried

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We tasted 12 different flavors of their Impact Whey Protein Powder (see Taste Test 2 video for the first six flavors, and the rest are in Taste Test 1). The different flavors were:

  • French Toast
  • Chocolate Brownie Batter
  • Butter Pecan
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Caramel Pretzel
  • Banana
  • Natural Vanilla
  • Natural Strawberry
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Smooth
  • Chocolate Brownie

MyProtein have many more flavors available, we just stuck to the flavors they sent us. A reddit user did a more extensive taste test last year and tried out every single flavor available (57, to be exact). You can check out that break-down here.

How We Tested

This was never intended to be a scientific analysis of their protein powder; you can head over to labdoor for that. We just wanted to know what some of the different flavors taste like. Are they good or not? That's probably the second most important factor when buying protein powder in bulk, right after ingredient quality. Am I going to be able to chug this once or twice a day without gagging?

We enlisted staff members from the Slickdeals Los Angeles office to try the different flavors, all mixed in a shaker with unsweetened almond milk. Some of them are regular consumers of protein shakes, others were not. The interesting thing was that prior experience with protein powders had no impact on whether they liked the flavors or not. You'd imagine a regular consumer of protein shakes has a higher tolerance for what's considered "good" or tolerable, but that wasn't the case.

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Results

From the first taste test there were three clear favorites among the flavors we tried. Chocolate Smooth was the winner as far as overall flavor profile — everyone enjoyed it. Salted Caramel was also popular, but some felt it was a tad too sweet. That's an easy problem to fix, however. Just add more milk or almond milk and you'll get a less sweet flavor. The Natural Vanilla protein powder was not necessarily a smash hit by itself, but many of us felt like it would be the most versatile flavor to choose. You could easily change up the dominant flavor of your shakes by simply adding different ingredients, like frozen berries or a banana.

As far as the least favorite flavor, Natural Strawberry took home that award. It tasted very artificial (duh), and didn't go down easily. The Banana shake had a slightly off-putting color to it and reminded people of a Laffy Taffy candy, but personally I didn't find it that bad. Chocolate Brownie was also not a flavor our taste testers would buy a bag of.

The second taste test the results were a lot more mixed, but French Toast and Snickerdoodles are safe bets if you want to try something new.

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Johan Mengesha is the Editorial Director at Slickdeals in Los Angeles, Calif. Mengesha has written for print and online media outlets since 2003 and has a journalism degree from Cal State Northridge. Published work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Daily News," the "Daily Sundial" and eHow.com.

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I've had the non-natural vanilla and it tastes like a very sweet (too sweet) vanilla cupcake. I much preferred Dymatize and Isopure's vanilla flavoring.
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Another way to cut the sweetness without increasing volume is to get the Unflavored version and mix it with your flavor of choice. I usually mix flavored MyProtein or ON Natural 1:1 with unflavored so that the sweetness isn't as nauseating in shakes and smoothies.
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Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not rep gen55?
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The Mocha flavor is reaaally good.
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Thanks for the video! I agree with the findings.

If you try this again, use chocolate mint and mocha. I would say those two are more popular / better than chocolate smooth.
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chocolate smooth ?

maybe i got a bad batch but mine has a weird after taste to it.

chocolate brownie = good

rocky road = marshmallow taste good

natural banana = gross

mocha = good
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i tried both chocolate smooth and chocolate brownie. both terrible unless mixed with milk then they are tolerable but excessively sweet. I love sweet protein shakes but this is disgustingly sweet, of course if you add more water then it tastes like watered down sweet drink, similar with milk.

My protein disguises the lack of flavouring with excessive sweetener. I've have probably tried over 100 different protein powders in my lifetime and I will never ever buy myprotein again unless unlflavoured.
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Are the Whey Protein Concentrate figures significant? I've been going with Unflavoured because of it but I've been tempted to try a flavoured one.
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Chocolate Smooth is by far the most sustaining flavor that I've tried so far. Enough so that I'm on my second 11lb bag of it.

Mocha - Amazing taste, but burns out the taste buds quickly.

Chocolate Brownie - Disgusting. Wouldn't give to my dog. Taste like fake butter and cocoa powder.

Strawberry Cream - Great flavor, but also burns out the taste buds rather easily.

Pumpkin Pie - Decent flavor. Cold be a tad sweeter to add to the "Pie" aspect of the flavor. Goes good in Coffee believe it or not and works as a great creamer substitute.

I've tried a few others, but these are the ones that stood out for me personally.
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MyProtein has been dishonest and has provided poor customer service. At a similar price point, look at ARO brand for whey concentrate or isolate from VitaCost. MyProtein has 10% less protein per serving than advertised and didn't so much as offer a 10% refund after contacting their cs team 5 times.
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Good read
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How can I find one that is less kidney-stone-y?
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Every time I've had a kidney stone, it's been after I consumed protein powder. I'm not saying they cause them for most, but maybe they just cause them for certain people like me? I'm just not willing to chance it. I haven't ever had another since I swore off protein powder, but maybe it's the ingredients, like,soy or whey, that is the culprit?
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Ugh. I want to trust opinions on the Mocha flavour.... but I hate coffee. Too much of a chicken isht to buy some and try it.
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