Joe is an online weight loss coach and qualified personal trainer of 15 years who helps busy, professional men and women lose fat and build muscle.
Having a 9-5 desk-job, Joe understands the struggles of juggling a hectic life with trying to maintain a good physique.
If you don’t want to read the whole article, for me the best flavour is Chocolate Mint. I personally test all the different flavours based on taste, texture, protein content and calories. If you purchase one of these products after clicking through I may earn a comission.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME
I’ve been training and drinking whey protein (the good, the bad, and the ugly!) for 15 years. I’ve tried almost every brand in the UK and eventually settled on My Protein Impact Whey as my undisputed favourite. If you’d like to see my overall My Protein Impact Whey review then click that link, this is focused specifically on which is the best flavour. I’ve tried (almost) every flavour they make, and try to keep up with all the new ones that are released, but I will periodically update this as new flavours are released, and old ones a discontinued.
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WHAT I’LL BE TESTING
Protein is protein, right?
Every brand is slightly different, and every flavour is slightly different. But I won’t just be focusing on the flavours, while that’s one important aspect, we also need to consider;
All of these aspects should play into your decision about which Impact Whey flavour to go for, so I’ll be covering everything. I’ve added a video below to show how I’ve tested each flavour (Chocolate Brownie features in the video)
WHY MY PROTEIN?
MyProtein are the go-to supplement company for Joe public.
Their products are relatively cheap, they get great reviews, are high quality (check out this study on Labdoor on the quality of protein in tons of different brands of whey) and perhaps most importantly, they do LOADS of flavours.
This is great for people new to the world of whey protein because they’ll struggle to find a flavour they don’t like the taste of (or at least don’t like the sound of) as well as veteran protein shake chuggers, because they’ll always have something new to try (even if it is something obscure and un-pronounceable).
You’ll probably find more variety on MyProtein’s website than you will at your local hipster food market, but with so much choice, how do you know what to go for; and how do you avoid buying something foul-tasting that you’ll be obliged to make your way through begrudgingly for the next 6 months?
Luckily for you, I’ve tried almost all of them, so here’s my mini review of each flavour.
N.B. Before we get going, there are tons of different types of protein out there; whey, isolate, casein, the list goes on. There are also several other brands out there, many people will pit My Protein VS Optimum Nutrition as they are both UK-based brands. If you’re new to the whey protein market, however, PLEASE don’t spend hours agonizing about which one is the ‘best’; there isn’t a best one. Just get Impact Whey, trust me.
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THE TOP 10 BEST FLAVOURS
If you don’t want to read through every single flavour (I don’t blame you), here are my top 10 favourites;
- Chocolate Mint
- Cereal Milk
- Dark Chocolate
- Blueberry Cheesecake
- Cherry Yogurt
- Chocolate Coconut
- Cinnamon Danish
- White Chocolate
- Chocolate Brownie
THE BEST CHOCOLATE MY PROTEIN FLAVOURS
I get it, you ONLY like chocolate. Let’s be honest, most people will stick to the chocolate-based flavours because chocolate is universally popular and it’s more likely that you’re not going to hate any of the flavours. Well, if that sounds like you, you’re in luck because My Protein offer a LOT of chocolate-based flavours. Here are the best ones;
- Chocolate Mint
- Dark Chocolate
- Chocolate Coconut
- White Chocolate
- Chocolate Brownie
- Chocolate Smooth
- Chocolate Nut
- Chocolate Banana
- Dark Chocolate and Chilli
- Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel
THE FLAVOURS TO AVOID
Of course, not every flavour is great, in fact some do taste pretty terrible. Taste is of course subjective, but most people tend to agree on which ones are the best and worst. Anyway, below are my ten worst flavours, in descending order (don’t take my word for it though, if you like the sound of a flavour, go ahead and try it for yourself!)
- Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel
- Coffee Caramel
- Cookies and Cream
- Peach Tea
- Pastel de Nata
- Strawberry Jam Roly Poly
I do believe that My Protein is probably the best all-round, go-to brand in the UK for a cheap whey protein powder that is affordable, high quality and available in a ton of flavours (more on all the flavours below), Having said that, there are some alternative brands that offer many of the same things My Protein does, so it’s certainly not the only option out there. Some other options in the UK are;
- Bulk Powders
- Protein Works
- Go Nutrition (now SciMx)
- Body Building Warehouse
There is really very little to separate these brands, and my overall recommendation would be to try them all, taking advantage of deals and offers when they crop up.
I’ve made a quick summary below so you can see how each brand fares against the competition. As you can see My Protein absolutely smash the competition when it comes to choice of flavours.
|Brand||Product||Cost (per 1kg)||Number of Flavours|
|My Protein||Impact Whey||£34.99||59|
|Protein Works||Whey Protein 80||£35.99||14|
|Bulk Powders||Pure Whey Protein||£34.99||28|
|Bodybuilding Warehouse||Pure Whey 80||£21.99||22|
Ok enough waffling, time to get into what you’re really here for, the flavour comparison…
The old faithfuls – but don’t just expect chocolate, strawberry and vanilla; the range is punctuated with old fashioned family-favourite desserts, old skool sweets and modern takes on the aforementioned classic flavours.
Apple Crumble and Custard
Quite realistic-tasting – the custard is the overbearing flavour but you definitely get hints of apple at the end. This goes really well with oats. Makes a change if you want something sweet that’s a bit of a departure from the norm. The only downside is that the flavour is quite mild – the custard and apple notes could do with turning up a notch or two.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t anything like your mum’s Apple Crumble after a Sunday Roast, but My Protein has done a pretty good job at getting the mix of flavours into a powder form. I like to have this flavour in winter as it has that warm, nostalgic feel. I’ve noticed that this flavour actually tastes ok with slightly warmer water or milk, and tastes great mixed with some porridge. oats and raisins
This isn’t too far off Nesquik – I’m not a fan of Banana milkshakes, but if you are – this is the one for you. In all honesty, unless you really love Banana, I wouldn’t waste your time on this flavour, it’s quite synthetic and doesn’t really taste like real Banana.
Having said that, if you want to make a milkshake using ice-cold milk, cream or even ice cream, this is probably a good flavour to do it with. As I said it’s very close to that ‘classic’ 90s Mcdonald’s Banana milkshake flavour, but otherwise, it’s pretty bland. There are much better flavours to try before this.
While this has the Banana aspect (See above), add toffee into the mix and it’s a different prospect entirely. Again, not a firm favourite of mine but a good ‘classic dessert’ type flavour if you want something sweet that isn’t chocolate-based.
If you’re a Banoffee fan, then this shouldn’t disappoint, my only complaint is, as with a lot of the other ‘classic dessert’ themed flavours, it’s just not quite intense enough. Both the Banana and the Toffee could do with being dialled up a few notches.
All in all though, not a bad flavour and quite a unique one considering it’s not chocolate or berry-based.
For me, this doesn’t taste much like blueberry at all, which is unsurprising because blueberry is such a subtle flavour, making it hard to replicate in shake form. This isn’t very distinguishable from raspberry or strawberry to be honest. If you’re tempted by this as a standalone shake just mixed with water I’d instead go for Blueberry Cheesecake (see below).
With that said, this flavour is one of most common repeat purchases. Why? Well, because it’s not too sweet or overpowering, it works really well in fruit-based smoothies.
My breakfast most mornings consists of a scoop of this, mixed with a Banana, frozen blueberries and some frozen mango or pineapple. This powder gives the smoothie a bit of sweetness while obviously adding a good hit of protein. Definitely one for the storecupboard.
This is VERY good, definitely top 5 material. I think I’ve ever actually had a blueberry cheesecake specifically before but I don’t think this is too far off. It has the sweetness and slight sharpness of a generic berry flavour, and the creaminess of cheesecake filling.
Like the standard Blueberry flavour (above) this is a common repeat purchase for me. Not only is quite unique, but the flavour intensity is also just right and they’ve really captured the essence of cheesecake with the sweet and slightly tangy undertones of cream cheese, all offset by the sweetness and subtle sharpness of Blueberry.
While this isn’t my absolute number 1 flavour, it’s up there, they’ve done a great job of honing this one. It’s also lower in calories than a lot of other flavours at just 99 calories. Highly recommended.
Brown Sugar Milk Tea
This is a new flavour for 2022 and it sounded so bizarre that I had to try it. At the time of writing, I’ve only had one scoop so I can’t pass full judgement yet, but it’s definitely not one of my favourites. It’s certainly unique and interesting though, and that’s never a bad thing. You can definitely taste all the different components, but for me the tea taste is really strong, almost to the point where it’s so bitter it tastes like coffee. I probably wouldn’t get this again but if you’re a tea fan I’d give this a try.
If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong, or a Cantonese-style restaurant, you might have had ‘Milk Tea’. This is an iced black tea drink with condensed milk, giving it a very strong tea taste while also being really sweet. I think this is trying to replicate that and it does a pretty good job! Not something I’d want every day but great now and again if you want a change.
This is a new flavour for 2021, most likely a response to Ghost and their popular range of Cereal Milk flavours, and have to say it’s an absolute winner. I’m a sucker for cereal so I was always bound to like this but it is seriously good. What I can’t tell you is what type of cereal this is meant to be the leftover milk of, but it tastes very familiar.
This flavour isn’t only delicious, it also instantly transports you back to your childhood, when you’d have sugary cereal every day for breakfast then tip the bowl up and drink the leftover milk. If I had to say, I’d guess the milk was maybe Frosties or Lucky Charms flavoured, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Lots of brands are making a cereal milk flavour these days, I think Ghost were the first to do it and I thought the My Protein one might be a bit of a cop-out but it definitely isn’t, I just hope they keep making this. Deliciously familiar; highly recommended.
This one came out of left field as a ‘limited edition’ flavour and became an instant favourite for me. I reckon this is the most ‘realistic’ tasting flavour that reminiscent of Petit Filous.
Sadly at the time of writing, this flavour isn’t actually available so I hope for my sake at least that they bring it back. It’s one of those flavours that they’ve really nailed, it’s really realistic and has just the right level of intensity. If you like Cherry flavoured Yoghurt (slightly niche, I know), you’ll like this.
This is a mixture of the Chocolate Smooth and Banana flavours, both of which aren’t that interesting. Combining them does make them a bit more interesting but still not amazing.
I’ve never rated chocolate and banana as a great combo anyway so I might be biased but this is just a bit bland, there’s nothing necessarily ‘bad’ about it, but not much good to say either.
Misses the mark on both the Chocolate and Banana fronts for me. A bit uninspiring considering that it’s the love child of two of the most uninspiring flavours.
Aside from Chocolate Mint, the best Chocolate-based flavour in my opinion. It’s really hard to describe how this differs from the regular ‘Chocolate Smooth’, but the best I can do is ‘cakier’ and ‘richer’ – highly recommended for chocoholics.
It’s actually surprising just how much better this is than the standard Chocolate flavour, but they’ve somehow crammed all the richness of a brownie into this and it’s still under 99 calories per scoop.
This would be the ideal flavour to use for a protein chocolate mug cake as it would really complement the dense texture while adding some much-needed richness. Definitely one to have in the storecupboard
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is essentially Bounty flavour.
Now, I know a lot of people aren’t a fan of that chocolate and coconut flavour – after all, tubs of Christmas chocolates across the UK are usually left with a few solitary Bounties rattling around in the bottom come January, but if you don’t like Bounties, I’d still urge you to try this.
It’s definitely more chocolatey than coconutty, and the coconut actually adds a nice contrast to the richness of the chocolate. For me, this works much better with cold water or milk and makes a summer protein shake.
Another very decent chocolate flavour that’s a bit more ‘refreshing’ than indulgent.
I’m biased because I’m a huge chocolate mint fan in general but My Protein have done a smashing job here; this has the perfect balance between chocolate and mint, delivering that hit of richness and freshness.
I’d actually say that this was much closer to an Aero or After Eight than the standard Chocolate flavour is to Dairy Milk. It’s creamy and indulgent, without being too sweet and the sharpness of the mint really cuts through it nicely. The mint taste is fairly subtle and natural, meaning this doesn’t taste like eating a tube of Colgate.
I could drink this all day long, and it’s one the few flavours I don’t get bored of, all of this makes it my number one favourite flavour!
My only criticism would be that they need to make a dark version which I think would be even better – hopefully, someone at My Protein is reading this! (take my money).
Exactly which nut? I hear you ask. I THINK it’s hazelnut, which would lead you to believe this tastes like Nutella. Kind of. But don’t get your hopes up, it’s not as good as it sounds.
This is a strange one because it feels like they’ve tried to make it taste like Nutella but in a half-hearted way.
Don’t get me wrong, this definitely has a hint of Hazelnut to it, but the balance isn’t quite right and it definitely doesn’t have that creamy, earthy familiar Nutella taste. This isn’t to say it’s bad, in fact, it’s one of the better chocolate flavours, just don’t assume it’ll be like scoffing your favourite chocolate spread out the jar with a spoon!
Possibly the dullest flavour available. Very inoffensive – a good gateway into Whey Protein for the adventurous but it gets very boring, very quickly.
I’ve already referenced this flavour quite a lot when talking about a lot of the other flavours and that’s because Chocolate Smooth is used in combination with other ingredients to create some of the other chocolate-based flavours like Chocolate Banana and Chocolate Mint, some work well, some don’t.
I’d personally recommend having a bag of this in your cupboard because it can be used as an ingredient in lots of different desserts and dishes like chocolate protein mug cakes, but it doesn’t stand up very well on its own, unless you like playing it safe…
Ok this is a really interesting one. When I first tried it, it blew me away (N.B. I am a big cinnamon fan), but I got sick of it fairly quickly. The best way I can describe this is that it’s great in small doses. It goes really well with oats and raisins – recommended if you like cinnamon.
It’s hard to say exactly what this tastes like, it’s not quite like a cinnamon bun as it’s not as sweet and has a bit more spicey notes and depth of flavour, but it’s definitely interesting.
Like the Apple crumble and custard, this is another good winter flavour that goes well with slighter warmer water or milk, and tastes really good mixed in with hot porridge.
If you’re a real cinnamon fan, however, I’d actually recommend you try a different brand. Ghost do a ‘cinnamon cereal milk’ flavour and it is out of this world, without a doubt THE best-tasting whey protein I’ve tried.
Update: My Protein has recently released a festive edition of the Cinnamon Danish flavour, I’ve not tried it yet, but it’s on the list!
Coconut is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.
I personally love it, and I think this does a really good job of replicating that fresh, tropical and creamy flavour. I’d say it tastes more like coconut flesh than milk, but it’s sweet enough to be considered a ‘treat’.
This is a really versatile all-rounder – I find that this flavour acts as a great milk substitute, so if you want cereal and milk with a protein boost, make a shake using this and pour it over your Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
It also works really well combined with water or milk (as it’s kind of milky anyway), or even better, coconut milk!
I’m a big fan of this as its such a unique flavour, and although there is a Chocolate coconut option, I actually prefer the straight-up coconut, a firm top contender for me!
Avoid. Tastes like the weak, watered-down sh*t you get free from those machines in car showrooms, which has been watered down even further. An insult to the coffee industry.
Wow, I didn’t hold back did I?
The only redeeming feature of this flavour is that it can be mixed with actual coffee if you want to kill two birds with one stone, that is, get your morning caffeine and protein hit in one go.
Personally, I’d prefer to just have my coffee on its own and a much nicer=tasting flavour separately, but each to their own, and if you really want to make a ‘proffee’ then I guess this is the best way to do it.
Anyway, if you have even a vague appreciation of coffee I’d stay well away from this.
The above but made eleven worse with that fake, overly sweet syrup.
Cookies and Cream
Surprisingly bad. I tried this flavour from a different brand and it had actual bits of oreo in it. I’ve never forgotten it and I don’t think anything will live up to it.
This just doesn’t hit the mark in terms of the cookies or the cream, and it could really do with that dark, malty Oreo flavour being turned up a few notches.
It’s not really that bad, it’s just a bit bland and disappointing, I’d rather sacrifice and extra 50 calories and have an oreo with a Vanilla flavoured protein shake!
Wow. This is the richer, cooler, more muscular cousin to Chocolate Smooth. This is what proper chocolate tastes like – deep and full-bodied with a velvety texture. This is much closer to eating chocolate than any of the non-dark chocolate flavours come.
Of course, I’m hugely biased here because I am a fan of dark chocolate, but this is what Chocolate Smooth should be.
I know some people are a bit wary of Dark Chocolate because of the bitterness but this strikes the balance just perfectly and is much better at giving you that real chocolate hit and satisfying your cravings than any other chocolate flavour is.
This is without a doubt the best chocolate-based flavour, and definitely up there contending for the best flavour overall. My only complaint is that I think you’d get sick of this if you had it too often, so use it sparingly.
Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel
Just awful. See above but with added salt – and too much of it.
So disappointing because the Dark Chocolate flavour is incredible see above) but the addition of salted caramel, or rather, salt makes this almost undrinkable. They’ve just gone WAY overboard with the salt.
Not a hint of Caramel in sight. Tastes like sweat.
This has a very ambiguous name, and it caught me out. I assumed it was going to be the sort of caramel-ish flavour associated with Caramac or Gold bars which I happen to love. Sadly this isn’t the case. it’s basically custard flavour, and I hate custard. If you like custard, you’ll like this, but I don’t.
Now, you might think a ‘Natural’ version of a particular flavour would be healthier, or potentially lower in calories. Neither is the case with the Natural ‘Chocolate’ flavour, or any of the other natural flavours. Sure, the calories may be a little lower than normal but the difference is negligible. Taste-wise, this isn’t really very different from the standard Chocolate Smooth so I really can’t see a reason to pick this!
Really just awful. I actually think Peach Ice Tea is a delicious drink, but it does NOT work as milky shake. I’m kind of biased with this one because, although I like Peaches generally, I can’t stand Peach flavoured things (Iced Tea excluded). Think it’s because it reminds me of either the Orange Calpol, or Peach Schnapps.
Now if they were to release this as ‘Clear Whey’ flavour I do think it would work really well as it’d mimic the Lipton Ice Tea, but this just misses the mark.
Another fruity flavour that doesn’t really work as a milk-based shake, it’s nowhere near as bad as the Peach Tea though and almost works. I’m a bit torn on this one if you can’t tell – it wasn’t so bad that I’ll never give it another go, but it definitely isn’t a top 5 contender.
Citrus fruits definitely work combined with milk, but pineapple kind of does. As with the Peach Tra flavour above, this would work much better as a clear whey flavour.
What I will say is that this a unique flavour, no other option on this list contains anything with even a hint of pineapple so if you’re bored and want to try a new fruity flavour, this isn’t a bad option, I wouldn’t recommend mixing with milk though.
More intense and interesting than Strawberry if not groundbreaking – a nice fall-back option.
This is another fruit flavour that’s good to have in the store cupboard so you can use it in smoothies along with some frozen berries, but on its own it’s just a bit dull. There’s not that much to separate this and Strawberry, but on balance, I’d go for this.
Overall though, if you really like berry-based flavours, Blueberry is the way to go.
I don’t feel like Rocky Road gets enough love as flavour so I’m really glad My Protein made this.
This is chocolatey enough to be lumped in with the chocolate-based flavours, but distinctive enough to provide a bit of variety. It feels like a lot of effort into this one, it might be my imagination but I think you can really taste the biscuit, cherries and raisins coming through which gives it a lot of character.
For this reason, it’s a bit of a crazy flavour because it has so much depth, but it’s also really accessible because it just kinda tastes like chocolate. The other good thing about this is that it’s one of the lowest-calorie flavours, coming in at just 98 calories per scoop.
The only downside is, it’s so complex that you probably wouldn’t want to mix it with anything else. Gets my seal of approval though, a really solid option.
Does a decent job of getting the balance of salt and, yes you guessed it; caramel just right. Pretty good, but it’s very sweet, and one of those flavours that it’s easy to get sick of quite quickly.
While the balance is right, like a few others on this list, the intensity just isn’t quite there for me. Salted Caramel is quite subtle anyway, and this just doesn’t pack enough of a punch.
It does have real potential and it makes a change, but it’s not one of my absolute faves.
Wtf is Speculoos I hear you ask? Well I’ll tell you; it’s Biscoff. Biscoff is f****ing delicious, and let’s be honest – Biscoff-flavoured things, i.e. the spread and the ice cream are more delicious than the actual biscuits, unfortunately, the same rule doesn’t apply to this. In all honesty, a watery protein shake could never do Biscoff justice, but A+ for effort.
Having said all that, I do think this could be real contender if they worked on the flavour a bit, it just needs a bit more spiciness and depth and it wouldn’t be too far off Biscoff. If you do like sweet flavours though and you’re sick of chocolate, I would urge you to give this one a try
What’s Stevia? I hear you ask. Well Stevia a ‘natural’ sweetener made from plant extracts; it’s several hundred times sweeter than regular old-fashioned table sugar but has no calories. This makes it a great substitute for sugar that can be used in recipes for people that are trying to save calories. My Protein don’t use added sugar in their Impact Whey however, they use Sucralose which also has, you guessed it, no calories.
This means there’s no real advantage to using Stevia over Sucralose, other than personal preference. Ironically, although Stevia is a natural substance, I personally think it tastes too sweet and synthetic, so for me, there’s no reason to opt for the Stevia flavours.
You probably don’t know what Stracciatella is either, and for that reason have probably scrolled right past it. Well, lucky I’m here to tell you that it’s basically chocolate chip. And it’s pretty good.
In fact, this is everything cookies and cream should be, and it actually tastes more like Oeros than Cookies n Creme does, so don’t sleep on this one, you might not be able to pronounce it, but it’s well worth a try.
Update: Sadly this is no longer available. I’ll update if it comes back in stock!
Strawberry Jam Roly Poly
Great idea, very disappointing execution. Far to mild, and not jammy enough. This could be a real classic with a few tweaks though. Must try harder.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
This is another flavour that suffers from the curse of being fundamentally good, but just a bit too weak. If My Protein could dial up the intensity on this one a bit it could definitely earn it another point.
This is a common feature with most of the dessert-themed flavours, and Sticky Toffee pudding is a really thick, bold flavour and texture so it should be reflected here but this does just miss the mark. It also has a bit too much of that ‘burned’ Toffee flavour.
Worth a go nevertheless.
One of the better fruit-based options – a little sour and acidic but a nice alternative to Strawberry. Not groundbreaking.
Is there anything more to be said? Why would anyone buy this unless they were clinically insane? I ordered 5kg of this by mistake once and just threw it out. Like eating chalk.
Am I being too harsh? Maybe.
Unflavoured does have its uses. For example, if you want to make a bunch of different recipes that include protein powder but you need something neutral that doesn’t taint the overall flavour, this is perfect.
My Protein also sells flavour drops which you can combine with unflavoured protein to create a flavoured shake, so if you want to be able to frequently rotate flavours, this is a good way to do it.
Flavour Drops are available in 20 flavours such as;
- Butter biscuit
Not that much more exciting than unflavoured in all honesty. Buy this if you dislike flavour.
Vanilla and Raspberry
Now we’re talking. This is a really underrated flavour that combines sweetness, acidity and creaminess all in one – a great all-rounder and a bit more interesting than Strawberry Cream.
Last but definitely not least – this is a flavour that probably gets overlooked by most people just because it’s right at the bottom of the list of options. It’s very good. Obviously much more subtle than the Chocolate Smooth or Dark Chocolate but with just the right level of creaminess and sweetness to satisfy a sweet tooth. This works as a great semi-skimmed or whole milk substitute, so if you want a massive bowl of Frosties that packs a protein hit, make a shake with this using water and pour it over.
For me, this is similar to the Cereal Milk and Coconut flavours in that they combine well with lots of other things, and go particularly nicely with milk. Great stuff.
I know, this flavour sounds really boring, and yes it is just plain yoghurt flavour, but there’s something really good about it. This gave me a huge amount of nostalgia and I still can’t work out exactly what brand this tastes like but I urge you to give it a go. It has all the sourness and sweetness of a plain yoghurt and it works really well as a shake.
This was a new range of flavours released around September 2020. A mixed bag, with one real stand-out performer
Very Strawberry Cream/Raspberry and Vanilla-like but a lot sweeter. Probably too sweet. Give it a go if you enjoy the aforementioned flavours
Pastel De Nata
These a Portuguese Custard Tarts – the real thing is delicious, but the flavour is too nuanced to crowbar into a protein powder. It kind of just tastes like custard, which I’m not a huge fan of on its own. I’d say avoid.
US Style Peanut Butter
Ok wow. I was disappointed when I got this delivered because I thought I’d ordered Peanut Butter and Chocolate. This is better. My Protein have seriously nailed the flavour of this one – it’s not too sweet, and I’m through half a bag and nowhere near sick of this yet. My only slight criticism is that they could have added a bit more salt, aside from that; winner.
JELLY BELLY LIMITED EDITION (NEW FOR 2023)
It’s becoming more and more common for sports nutrition brands to do collaborations with other brands. Ghost have done it with Chips Ahoy, Oreo and Welches, and now My Protein have formed an unlikely partnership with Jelly Belly, the brand that makes Jelly Beans in about a million different flavours. For now, there are three flavours, so let’s take a look at each one;
Buttered popcorn is great idea for whey protein powder flavour,r, I don’t think I’ve seen any other brand offer this, and it really works.
It feels like it would be too subtle of a falvour to work in this conetxt, but the butteryness, sweet and salt elements all come through quite well.
As you may have read earlier, the Blueberry Cheesecake is one of my favourite standard flavours but it has a real challenger here. Because Strawberry is a slightyer more inetnse falvour than Bueberry, with this you have a bigger contrast between the creamy, richness and the tart Strawberry. Very good.
Marshmallow is quite a subtle flavour, it’s really more about the soft, pillowy texture, so translating that into a protein shake was always going to be tricky. They’ve done an ok job but this is just that, ok. Not a standout but not a disaster either
Clear whey isolate is very different from regular whey. The powder is much finer and it produces a much ‘thinner’ shake that’s closer to juice than a milkshake. Great with ice on a hot day, or if you’re feeling full, needing to get a protein serving in and don’t fancy a thicker milkshake-like drink. Also a lot more expensive than regular whey.
If you want to know a bit more about clear whey specifically, check out my My Protein Clear Whey review over here.
Very impressed by this one. I’m a big Mojito fan and I can’t say this isn’t realistic. Of course it’s not the same without the mint leaves and crap but the flavour itself isn’t far off at all. Refreshing as f**k.
They’re not lying about the ‘bitter’ part. This is so acidic I was dripping with sweat after a few sips (a bit like when you have a pack of Salt n Vinger Discos). It’s not horrible, it just needs to be watered down a LOT.
Orange and Mango
Boring. Not a huge amount I can say about this one. I love Mango but I wasn’t bowled over.
So sweet. In a bad way. Reminds of the strawberry laces you used to nick from the Pick and Mix. It does have a watermelony taste but it’s just too strong – needs toning down a lot.
Unique and interesting – much less punchy than the other clear flavours and has enough of a bitter tea flavour for it to taste like Iced Tea, which is good, because I like Iced Tea. If you find most of the other flavours too sweet, try this. A welcome respite.
IMPACT WHEY PROTEIN FAQs
Is My Protein Good?
Yes. My Protein Impact Whey is one of the cheapest protein powders on the market, but also one of the highest quality. Labdoor awarded MyProtein Impact Whey an A+ in their top 10 supplement report.
Impact whey also comes in tons of flavours and is easy to store since it comes in a flexible bag rather than a plastic container. For my Myprotein always has been my go-to protein powder and will likely continue to be as they keep bringing out tones of new flavours.
Is Protein Powder Good for Weight Loss?
If you want to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit, which means eating fewer calories than you use on a daily basis consistently for a significant period of time (several months).
Simply using protein powder won’t automatically mean you’re in a deficit, but protein powder could help you achieve your target calories. One scoop of My Protein Impact comes in at around 100 calories, is rich in protein, and is relatively satiating, so one shake a day could help you with your efforts.
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What Is The Best Chocolate Flavour?
Chocolate is of course one of the most popular flavours, but there’s a lot of choice even within the chocolate umbrella. For me, the best one is the Chocolate Mint, but the Chocolate brownie is also very good, with a much richer flavour than the standard Chocolate Smooth. If you like a stronger taste, the Dark Chocolate is also very good, but I’d avoid the Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel and the Dark Chocolate and Chilli.
What My Protein Flavour Has The Most Protein?
It’s really not worrying about which flavour has the most protein since they’re all very similar. They all contain around 20g of protein per serving (a 25g scoop), this contains around 5g of BCAAs and around 100 calories. Just go for whichever flavour you like the sound of most.
What Can I Flavour My Protein Shake With?
In all honesty, all these flavours are pretty good so you shouldn’t need any additional flavouring – although using milk instead of water does enhance most of the flavours. The downside of course is that means more calories. My protein also sell flavour drops which can be added to natural/unflavoured protein (which is cheaper) if you want to be really cost-effective.
How Long Does 1kg Of Protein Powder Last?
Each serving (Scoop) is 25g, so each 1kg bag will contain 40 servings. If you have one scoop per day, a 1kg bag should last you 40 days (about five and half weeks), if you have two scoops a day it’ll last you 20 days (about 3 weeks).
How Many Protein Shakes Should You Have Per Day?
There really is no ‘ideal’ number of shakes to have per day, it all depends on your goal. If you’re trying to build or maintain muscle, you should aim to get at least 1.5g of protein per Kg of bodyweight. This means if you weigh 80kg, you should eat at least 120g of protein per day. If you had two shakes per day (one 25g scoop each) you’d get roughly a third of your required protein intake from shakes.
Increasing your protein is also good for weight loss, for a variety of reasons, and shakes are an easy, tasty convenient way to get more protein in your diet..
When Should You Drink Protein Shakes?
If you’re trying to build muscle, there is some evidence to support having a shake after you finishing your workout, but what’s really important is hitting your daily overall protein target so make that the priority.
Are Protein Powders Bad?
No. There is no evidence to show that protein powder is harmful in any way. If you’re lactose intolerant you may want to opt for a non-whey alternative like beef or pea protein, but other than that, protein shakes are perfectly healthy.
What’s The Best My Protein Flavour with Water?
My Protein Impact Whey can be mixed with milk, water, or whatever other liquid you like. Water is going to be the best option for most however because it’s free and easily accessible. The best flavours with water are generally the milk-based flavours like Cereal Milk, Vanilla or White Chocolate. Because they already taste like milk, mixing them with milk doesn’t really enhance the flavour.
How Long Does 1kg of My Protein Last?
1kg of Impact Whey Protein contains 40 25g servings. A plastic scoop is included with each bag so you’ll be able to weigh out each serving precisely. Of course, how long a bag lasts depends on how many servings you have per day, but most people will have 1-2 servings per day, meaning a bag will last between 20 and 40 days.
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