This is my review of Premier Protein vanilla and chocolate shakes.Pros :
- 30 grams of protein in each shake, and 1 gram sugar (not sure if that's the sucralose or regular sugar).
- Gives me all the protein I need after walking in the hot sun, and working out.
- Carrageenan (red seaweed that causes gastrointestinal inflammation), and DATEM (dough conditioner that can cause heart fibrosis) in ingredient list.
Taste - It has a strong artificial vanilla taste that luckily can be masked in coffee to replace whitener and spoonfuls of sugar. Blend ice and the vanilla shake for a taste almost like a vanilla milk shake.
Unless you can stomach the strong vanilla taste, I suggest mixing it in something.
Texture - Thick, most likely because of the ingredient DATEM.
Conclusion - As long as I mask the strong taste it is drinkable, and better than the chocolate version. And unlike the chocolate version, it did not make me feel nauseous.
Taste - It has an aftertaste that will not be hidden by ice or Nesquick chocolate.
Texture - Like chocolate milk.
Side effects - After a few sips I felt nauseous and sick.
Conclusion - I forced myself to try to drink some of this to review it properly, but I do not like the strong aftertaste, and after it made me reach for gravol. I will not touch the rest of it.
Premier Protein has recipes that you can checkout to make it easier if you do not like the taste (their website is near the bottom).
Warnings: The back warns not to drink these shakes if you are taking blood thinners. Keep this in mind before purchasing.
Verdict: I will not be purchasing these shakes because of the two ingredients listed. There are other protein supplements out there that do not have them, which is disappointing or the vanilla shake would have been great for when my mother goes to the dentist and can't eat hard foods.
I would not recommend the shakes (unless you are comfortable with the two ingredients).
*I am not a doctor please speak to yours before trying, they can determine if it is right for you.
If you want to checkout the shakes here is the U.S site, and the Canada site. This review is just my opinion, and there are many others who would rave about these shakes so please do your own research and decide for your self.
**A big thank you for the free shakes from ChickAdvisor