Even though I am a vegetarian who eats eggs and limited dairy (organic cottage cheese mostly) which I am trying to eliminate, I find it hard to get enough protein without adding too many calories and/or carbs to go along with it. I work out A LOT at the gym and my life is one big diet to stay slender. So, I've been searching for an extra protein I could add in without excess calories, fat, carbs.... THIS IS GREAT! I put off trying it for so long because I kept reading people say that the smell is awful and the taste is worse. That they can't mask the taste no matter what they do. It also seemed that all these people were trying to blend it into sweet things, like smoothies and such. I never even bothered to try and put this in something sweet! It's from a vegetable after all :) I have made it two ways so far. One, which is the easiest, is to mix it into soup. It thickens it, makes it more of a meal and I don't have much more in the way of calories. The second way, is that I made veggie burgers with it! It ups the protein content of the recipe and gives it much more substance. P.S. I don't really smell anything, let alone a foul smell. For me, this has been AWESOME and great post workout. I hope this helps someone who has my same issues :) (Great price for a HUGE size of protein powder of any kind!)
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 23 2015 | Verified Purchase
Please search "soy protein isolate hexane". The high protein content is washed out with a chemical (from gasoline) and studies have found traces in all soy isolate products, even baby formulas! Protein concentrate is lower in protein (about 70% vs 90%)but is not made with hexane. Its hard to find concentrate anymore but for decades this is how soy protein was made. I have trusted Now Foods Products for years but now I realize that I am going to have to read the labels closer even with Now. This product claims it is natural and there is only a little word "isolate" to tip you off. If any product is 90% protein be suspicious. I would give it minus 5 stars if possible.
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 25 2012 | Verified Purchase
This stuff tastes terrible. Unflavored is a lie. Mixes to the consistency of drywall putty. Mixed it with everything I could think of. Couldn't make it edible. Great company but this product needs some work.
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 9 2013 | Verified Purchase
i am not a picky person when it comes to taste but this stuff has unbearable taste and smell, it smells like fish food and mixes to the consistency of sludge and the taste is like eating drywall.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 22 2013 | Verified Purchase
I am absolutely not a fussy person but this product was disgusting. Even when blended with other fruit and juice it still stayed in this weird granuley form making it hard to down. The taste was pretty bad too.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 16 2010 | Verified Purchase
Terrible taste and texture, hard to get down, gave me stomach issues and lots of gas.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 27 2012 | Verified Purchase
I have a high tolerance for nasty tasting stuff but this takes the cake! Worst tasting protein powder ever! Back to Whey.
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 9 2010 | Verified Purchase
Hard to mix, hard to take.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 17 2017 | Verified Purchase
That taste is horrible!
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 2 2016 | Verified Purchase
Now, I only got this because my stomach is awfully weak and I've tried other protein supplements and they all gave me issues. I was, to be really honest, extremely excited for the product to arrive. I blatantly ignored all the reviews about the terrible taste and trusting my Chinese taste buds and that everyone else was just weak. Well, first of all, it smells like fish food. So, I really do not want to be a fish in my next life. Next, the taste of it by itself is... terrible. The texture is sandy and thick and the taste is just bad. I mixed it with six HUGE spoons of honey and it was still quite terrible. I then mixed that with Mcdonald's ice lemon tea and it was a lot better. But let's be real, buying a large iced lemon tea every time I need a boost in protein isn't exactly practical. The final blow for me was when I mixed it with oatmeal. I do add condensed milk into the mixture and it nearly made me puked. I really wish I could return this and exchange it for something more palatable. If you want a challenge, go ahead. The price is great and what it provides is excellent. The taste, however, that's a different story.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 29 2016 | Verified Purchase
I don't usually have problem with taste, but this is just disgusting. Maybe if you start adding some fruits it gets better, but with water alone it's just impossible.
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