Vitacost Pea Protein Vanilla -- 28.4 oz (1 lb 12.4 oz) (805 g) - Non-GMO
Too sweet and grainy, taste not great
...but not horrible. Just an FYI, I like to use protein powder in the following ways: in smoothies, pancakes/other recipes, and on it's own as a post-workout meal. It was so-so on its own. It was WAAAAY to sweet when put in smoothies, so I never use it in that. With that said, I do live very healthy and may be more sensitive to sweets than most. I try to keep my smoothies as low glycemic as possible, which means I usually have more vegetables than fruits in them. I strive to keep all my meals protein/carb balanced, so I'll use the powder for recipes, especially pancakes. The powder works ok in my pancake recipe, but I can taste it quite a bit and the pancakes taste better without it (I make them from scratch). It is only tolerable when I drink it with milk as my post-workout drink.. Sometimes I'll add some cinnamon and nutmeg to it which helps. As far as whether or not I would recommend it, they should have an "it depends" option (instead of just "yes" or "no"), since that's how I really feel. If you're someone like me who has a very healthy diet, then it may be a bit too sweet for you. However, if your taste buds are well accustomed to sweet things, then the sweetness level may not bother you. It all just seems to be a matter of personal preference and this product didn't meet all my personal needs.
September 25, 2014
I really like the vanilla vitacost pea protein. The flavor is delicious and satisfies your hunger without feeling stuffed. I mix it with almond milk, coconut water, and a 1/2 cup of berries.
September 23, 2014
I use 1/2 scoop of this, with 1/2 scoop of soy protein, to thicken up shakes with frozen fruit, it's not too sweet and the vanilla isn't overpowering.
September 12, 2014
After reading all the reviews and looking for a milk/soy free protein shake, I decided with this one. However the taste was just really different for me to enjoy. It wasn't horrible to the taste but it wasn't enjoyable either, even with all the fruits and stuff mixed with it.
September 12, 2014
Good product. Mix with favorite fruits, nuts, and almond milk and you have a great tasting shake.
September 10, 2014