Over the past year or so, I’ve been regularly including protein shakes and other supplements in my diet, loyally sticking and spending an obscene amount of money at MyProtein. However, I was having a quick scan online the other week, and I saw that The Protein Works offer a ‘Millionaire’s Shortbread’ flavour of whey. Well, I was sold. Despite my low bank balance, I placed an order for a few bits, which I thought I’d give a quick review on to tell you a couple of my thoughts.
The first thing I have to mention is the exceptionally speedy delivery. I chose the ‘standard shipping’ rate, but my parcel arrived the very next day, which was impressive! I ordered two smaller bags of protein and a bottle of their ‘Zero Syrups’. I have to say, the ‘Millionaire’s Shortbread’ flavour was incredible – I say ‘was’ because I’ve already finished my bag (oops). It’s obviously not quite the same as tucking into a bar of the stuff, but if you mix a scoop of the protein with some natural greek yoghurt it makes for a pretty good snack, and cures my sweet tooth.
The second flavour I purchased was ‘Jaffa Cake’. Assuming this would just be similar to the ‘chocolate orange’ flavour I’ve bought before from MyProtein (which I love), I had an expectation in my head which the product didn’t meet. However, I’ve since realised why: the protein is a bit too orangey for my liking, but does taste exactly like jaffa cakes (as the name would suggest… well done Sophie). I’m putting my slight disappointment down to my own stupidity, not the flavouring of The Protein Works’ product; and the whey has actually grown on me in the last couple of days, so it wasn’t a waste of money after all. When it comes to the usage of additional protein for health benefits, it is a common practice that people go for good companies such as these, but they can also increase their protein intake if they replace animal protein with plant-based in their daily diet.
The bottle of syrup was an impulse buy. I’ve tried a similar product before from MyProtein, but in a ‘maple’ flavour. This one was ‘chocolate fudge’, and does what it says on the tin (plastic?) really. Again, it’s not the same as having the ‘real’ version, but for literally zero calories, one mustn’t complain.
All in all, I do think that The Protein Works’ flavours are less synthetic in taste than MyProtein, and their speedy delivery makes them a winner in my eyes. I’ll definitely be making another order to the company in the near future (or whenever I get a bit more cash in my account…).
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