MyProtein are one of, if not the most popular sports nutrition website available in the United Kingdom. They started out with quite a small catalogue, focusing purely on protein powder supplements & snacks which can help you achieve your daily macros target. Fast forward to 2021 and they’ve got quite the range.

Perfecting your diet is the biggest struggle, especially when Bodybuilding, as you have to ensure you’re hitting a minimum protein target. Whilst there’s no written rule, the general ruling is that you should have around 2 grams of protein per KG that you weigh. So a 100kg man should have 200g of protein daily.

Finding the Best MyProtein Flavour

Our Hunt for the Best Protein Flavour

Now, the average amount of protein in a chicken breast is 31 grams, which is quite high. However, that’s going to take quite a lot of chicken, which is where we quickly glance off-topic to my favourite chicken-related scene… Ah, I love the Hound!

Back on track now, it would take 6 and a half chicken breasts per day to hit your protein goals. Financially, that’s not going to be possible. Also, it’s just going to get outright tiring. There’s a slim chance that you’ll be in a position to cook chicken all day long.

MyProtein know this, which is why they’ve created their impact whey protein, to help you achieve your goals with ease. Today, we are reviewing the Impact Whey Protein, which is one of the better price:performance protein powders on the market.

Trialling and testing every single flavour of their impacy whey protein flavours isn’t going to be an easy task, as there’s 65 flavours, plus one unflavoured.

The below article has been prepared over the course of two months & safe to say, it’s the most comprehensive MyProtein flavour guide available.

Myprotein best flavour poll

So to get started, I ordered some protein alongside some other items such as Green Tea extract & a vest in the sale.

Without doubt, the biggest issue that you’ll have on their site, is which flavour to try first. They have everything from Plain Vanilla to Eton Mess. Of course, flavours are also subjective to the individuals tastebud, so I may like something that you don’t, and vise versa. For the record, I really like anything Chocolate or Banana flavoured, but I’ve tried to eliminate my personal preference and really deep dive into this.

I must say, I feel the pressure… I feel a bit like Gordon Ramsay. I will be looking at 5 key areas during this review, to try and find the best myprotein flavour. The Key points are:

  • Overall Taste of the Protein Shake
  • Consistency & Mixability
  • Digestion
  • Nutritional Benefits
  • Side Effects (If any)

So without hesitation, let’s look for the Best Myprotein Flavours.

About MyProtein

The History of MyProtein

MyProtein are arguably the biggest seller of Protein powder in Europe, offering an ever-expanding range of supplements. They have been trading since 2004, where they quickly gained a strong grip over the UK market. Offering high-protein & low calorie shakes, they increased their range of products to suit all fitness needs. This was enough to help them see off The Protein Works & Bulk Powders to become the best.

They continue to improve their products & they strive to provide the best. Unhappy with settling for Vanilla, Strawberry or Chocolate, they have developed over 60 different flavours. This means there will be a taste that suits everyone… and I’ve got the uphill task of trying them out!

Our 10 Best MyProtein Flavours

We narrow down our 10 Favorite Flavours

As we look into the below protein flavours, it’s worth noting that I have personally taste-tested all of them. To keep the results from being skewed, I have used the recommended 25g of Protein with 225ml of water. MyProtein advise 150-250ml of water. It’s time for the protein taste test!

  1. Banana
  2. Vanilla & Raspberry
  3. Natural Strawberry
  4. Salted Caramel
  5. Vanilla
  6. White Chocolate & Raspberry
  7. Chocolate Brownie
  8. Chocolate Coconut
  9. Chocolate Mint
  10. Sticky Toffee Pudding
1

Banana

A Classic Flavour. Great Consistency which could’ve mistaken for Milkshake.

Finishing in first place as the Best MyProtein Flavour as voted by HGR is the classic banana flavour. The truth is that so many manufacturers try to create the perfect blend of ingredients to produce the perfect taste, but this one does so much more. I’ve tasted some powders and genuinely struggled to continue, but with this I genuinely felt like I was drinking a milkshake.

A 25g scoop will contain 20 grams of Protein, with just 1.8g of fats alongside 1.6g of carbohydrates. Even if you’re on the strictest of macro diets, these shakes will help you to stick to your goals. There’s no problem with the calorie intake either, with just 103 calories per serving. You will probably be inclined to double scoop this, so you can squeeze in even more protein.

2

Vanilla & Raspberry

A Sweet Shake, but thoroughly enjoyable. (Almost Joint first!)

Vanilla is always a great flavour to have, as it’s quite hard to get it wrong. MyProtein have put their classic twist on things, adding a slight hint of Raspberry into the mix. Although I have an everlasting love for the banana shake, this one almost stole the crown. It’s the first ‘fancy’ flavour I have tried, but I must admit that I expected there to be some lumps from the two flavours not mixing well. However, what I initially tasted can only be described as perfect. As the shake continued through to the end, it became apparant that this was quite a sweet one, although it didn’t feel sickly at any point.

3

Natural Strawberry

A Classic Flavour. Great Consistency which could’ve mistaken for Milkshake.

Can you tell that I like my Nesquick yet? Strawberry, & Banana done, all that’s left is Chocolate for the full house. I’m not a huge fan of strawberries, but I was impressed with this flavour. The natural range is an extended range by MyProtein, who created this flavour with the aim of removing artificial flavourings. It’s hard to get the balance between natural flavourings & artificial ones, as Natural ones do contain a little more sugar, albeit natural sugar & not comparable to polishing off those Haribo Tangfastics…

You will be hard-pressed to be effected by the nutritional change between their Natural range and the standard, with just 0.7g of extra sugar per scoop. If you’re having double scoops a few times a day, it may be something that you have to monitor.

With this natural range, you do receive a lower protein content, with 18 grams instead of the traditional 20g. However, it’s going to save you 5 calories per scoop, as it’s 98kcal per serving is a little lower.

4

Salted Caramel

A Classic Flavour. Great Consistency which could’ve mistaken for Milkshake.

My tastebuds couldn’t get enough of this, as it tasted just like the Thorntons Salted Caramel cake. However, I asked Mrs HGR for her thoughts & she really didn’t take well to it, but she doesn’t like protein shakes at all… so take from that what you may.

You do get two different tastes with this shake, with the initial hit being the sweetness of the salted caramel sauce, with a second hit of a Caramel styled cake base. If you like Salted Caramel, you’ll definitely see the resemblance with this shake, but I’m not sure that I would like to take this twice a day for 2 weeks.

5

Vanilla

A Classic Flavour. Great Consistency which could’ve mistaken for Milkshake.

I’ve already featured Vanilla, but that included the Raspberry addition. MyProtein also produce a standard vanilla flavour, which definitely a staple of protein powders. Every manufacturer of protein has a vanilla range & it’s quite hard to get it wrong.

It’s a really nice taste overall, with a smooth finish that had zero lumps. Another good thing about vanilla is that it’s not sweet or sickly, which means you can take it on a daily basis without dreading ‘Shake time’.

6

White Chocolate & Raspberry

Milkybar-esque!

White Chocolate is my favourite type of chocolate bar, so I was quite excited in trying this. With the addition of Raspberry into the mix, I was intrigued. It works. It works well.

If you’ve got the calories left in the tank, I would definitely recommend adding a scoop of milk, or even some ice-cream on a Bulk day! As I only had a sample of this, I wasn’t afforded the luxury of trying it. However, I know that will be a hit. Heads to MyProtein & orders more…

7

Chocolate Brownie

A Sweet-tooth favourite. Great Tasting & Plenty of Protein

I was quite apprehensive in trying this one, as for some reason I expected there to be physical brownie lumps. I knew there wouldn’t be, but sometimes it’s just impossible to tell your inner self…

You won’t be disappointed with the taste, although I must admit that if it was a blind taste-test, I would’ve probably said it was a Chocolate Biscuit flavoured shake as opposed to chocolate brownie flavour.

This protein has recently been improved, increased from 18g of protein… to a total of 20g. A nice little boost!

8

Chocolate Coconut

A Classic Flavour. Great Consistency which could’ve mistaken for Milkshake.

This was an interesting combination, and I instantly expected to be sipping a liquid form of a Bounty chocolate bar. I wasn’t disappointed, although towards the end of the shake the power of the chocolate did over-power the coconut. That’s not a drawback though, I would’ve just liked to experience a little bit more coconut.

It provides a great alternative for your favourite chocolate bar, with 21g of protein and just 1.8g of fats, of which 1.2g saturates.

9

Chocolate Mint

I didn’t mean this, but It finished After Eight…

After Eights are one of my favourite indulgences, especially around Christmas Time. I had very high expecations for this one, as I could potentially find my new shake. The Mint & Chocolate co-operate perfectly, in my opinion it recreates the after eight experience too.

The whole shake was lump free, but the flavour is also quite intense. It’s not a shake to ‘down in one’, if that’s the way you operate.

10

Sticky Toffee Pudding

A Classic Flavour. Great Consistency which could’ve mistaken for Milkshake.

The STP isn’t the dessert of my choice, if I’m out for dinner. I’m more of a Chocolate Fudge Cake type, which always helps me when I’m trying to cut for summer…

I was pleasantly surprised with this Sticky Toffee Pudding protein shake, but I did definitely highlight it as a potential to avoid. It scrapes into my Top 10, meaning it’s actually one of the best flavours. Although I’m not a STP flavour expert, this was definitely a shake that I could take regularly.

It was lump free, the flavour remained consistent througout and I managed to drink it quite quickly.

Finishing in first place as the Best MyProtein Flavour as voted by HGR is the classic banana flavour. The truth is that so many manufacturers try to create the perfect blend of ingredients to produce the perfect taste, but this one does so much more. I’ve tasted some powders and genuinely struggled to continue, but with this I genuinely felt like I was drinking a milkshake.

A 25g scoop will contain 20 grams of Protein, with just 1.8g of fats alongside 1.6g of carbohydrates. Even if you’re on the strictest of macro diets, these shakes will help you to stick to your goals. There’s no problem with the calorie intake either, with just 103 calories per serving. You will probably be inclined to double scoop this, so you can squeeze in even more protein.

That concludes the Top 10 Protein Flavours from our Taste Test. Stay Tuned for our thoughts on the other flavours, below.

The Other MyProtein Flavours

I would have loved to have written an in-depth piece on all flavours, but unfortunately time just doesn’t allow it. Besides, most people will probably stop reading after the Top 10! Let’s continue now, with mini-reviews on the rest of the protein flavours.

  • Summer Fruits: Before I tried this, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought it might resemble the texture of a pre-workout powder, but it was actually in a league of it’s own. It’s the ‘Sex on the Beach’ protein of the cocktail land, with one sip leading you to feel like summer is just around the corner. It does feel a little strange to have this taste from a protein powder, but it’s something that you can definitely become used to.
  • Unflavoured: Can an Unflavoured protein feature in Best Flavour? I’ll leave that one to the jury, but an unflavoured protein is great for experienced blenders. If you have your own fruit to add, or guilt-free syrup, you don’t need any unnecessary flavourings.
  • Chocolate Banana: A satisfying taste, which offers the sweetness of Chocolate with the Boldness of the Banana flavour. It goes down with ease & I’d recommend it.
  • Chocolate Mint Stevia: I couldn’t really tell the difference between this and the standard Chocolate Mint.
  • Natural Chocolate: This one also tastes identical to the Smooth Chocolate.

Protein Flavours to Avoid

Protein Flavours that we didn’t like

A More fitting title would be flavours that I would avoid until the end of time. Yes there’s a few flavours that I don’t like, but this isn’t down to the mixability etc.

  • Cinnamon Danish: I couldn’t take to this taste, as it just didn’t suite the thickness of the shake. It may be one which requires more water adding.
  • Pineapple: Again, it’s not a taste which really suits the thickness of a protein shake. It’s really sour. But, so is a Pineapple!
  • Golden Syrup: After the initial sip, I thought it was great. It became quite difficult to continue though, one of the sweetest options from the list.
  • Milk Tea, Peach Tea were also quite hard to drink. I didn’t finish these, they were actually disgusting.

I wouldn’t completely write the above ones off your list, because you may like them. The Golden Syrup one for example, will be no issue for a sweet-tooth. Even I liked the initial taste. It just became too much.

Conclusion

When most people find a flavour they like, they tend to stick to the same one. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s nice to change things up. This taste test has actually shown me that I am ready to try a new protein powder. I am sticking with a chocolate flavour, but now moving over to White Chocolate & Raspberry.

The good thing is that MyProtein offer samples of these powders. They aren’t free, but they save you the mistake of wasting money. It’s a good idea to order a few on your next order, so that you can see if it’s time to find a new flavour.

Although our quest to find the best myprotein flavour is now over, I’ll finish with some Frequently Asked Questions about Myprotein powder.

Is MyProtein high quality?

I’ve been a huge fan of MyProtein for years, using them as my source for Protein Powder in addition to other supplements. I did take some time off, using their competitor ‘The Protein Works’, but MyProtein have extended their range of flavours, whilst also finding a way to add between 1 and 2 grams of extra protein per serving.

This taste test has shown me one thing, that their protein is full of quality. This is shown by the amount of flavours that I liked, against the very few that I couldn’t finish. Now, some would argue that because I liked them, doesn’t mean it’s high quality… which is true.

So look at the nutritional Information. Each serving contains 20g of protein, 1.6g of carbs and 103kcal. This is the best stats you’ll find, and the price of their powder is also unbeatable, with the average cost sitting between £0.30 and £0.40 per serving. You won’t get 20g of protein elsewhere for this price, powder or food form!

Which Flavour of my protein is best?

It’s really hard to define which flavour is the ‘best’, as this will differ for everyone. However, the Banana flavour is certainly my favourite. It goes really well with water, milk and Ice-cream making it a versatile option. I haven’t mixed with milk myself, but I just know that it will be great.

Are MyProtein flavor drops healthy?

MyProtein built FlavDrops with health in mind, these are an essential item for your cutting goals. These flavour drops will allow you to add specific flavours to food and drinks, without taking on extra calories. This article isn’t really about them, though. I’ll cover them later.

What can I add to whey protein to make it taste better?

Sometimes, people order a large bag of Protein Powder and they just can’t handle the taste. I’ve done this myself in the past, with a Cookies & Cream flavour. Expecting an Oreo sensation, I was disappointed with the flavour and consistency.

However, there’s a few things that you can do. For example, if you’re using it with water, why not switch things up and try using Milk?

If you’ve tried milk and still having trouble, you can opt for Ice Cream. Although it won’t be suitable for a weight loss diet, you can add a few things into this, which will make the shake more like a dessert.

It’s a calorie-expensive way of achieving your protein goals though & will require some Cardio sacrifice.

What are the top 10 protein powders?

MyProtein are the leaders for high quality protein with a great pricing structure. They’re not the only protein shop though, with The Protein Works, Bulk Powders & Optimimum Nutrition some of the other leading brands. The latter companies have nowhere near the catalogue of items that Myprotein stocks, though.

Is Flavoured protein powder bad for you?

Flavoured protein isn’t bad for you. It allows you to reach your macronutrient targets for a specific day, whilst offering a taste which is easy to consume. Typically, unflavoured protein will contain 2-3 grams more protein, but at the cost of having zero taste. You might be able to drink unflavoured protein shakes once, but the taste isn’t going to be nice. Flavoured protein is a solid middle ground.

Which is best MyProtein or bulk powders?

MyProtein & BulkPowders share a very similar pricing structure, around £12 per 1kg of Whey Protein. On the surface, Bulk looks great as they advertise over 22g of protein per serving. You must note here, that they class a serving as 30 grams, opposed to MyProteins 25g servings. The protein levels are exactly the same (per 100g), so try not to get tricked by their Nutritional information.

The calorie content with Bulk is a little higher, at 417 kcals per 100g. Take a look at the below comparison for the full comparison of Protein powders.

Which is the Best Protein?

Protein Brands Compared
Protein BrandEnergy (Kcal)Carbohydrates (grams)Fat (grams)Protein (grams)Cost (per kg)
MyProtein – Best Price Protein99 kcal2.0g1.8g19g£13.29
The Protein Works – Lowest Fat Protein Powder98 kcal2.4g1.4g19g£15.59
Bulk Powders / BULK – Lowest Carb Protein Powder104 kcal1.95g1.9g19g£15.99
Gold Standard Whey (O.N) – Lowest Calorie Protein Powder93 kcal1.6g1.5g19g£23.99
All figures are per 25g (Single Scoop)

Which chocolate protein powder tastes the best?

I must admit, even I got confused whilst doing this taste-test. There’s so many protein powders out there & a huge number of these contain Chocolate! If I had to drink a litre at once, I’d probably go for the White Chocolate option. However, if I had to have the same protein powder for the rest of my life, it would have to be Chocolate Mint…. or Chocolate Banana.

The Final conclusion

That felt a little bit like I was at the Panto! Now I should’ve answered all of your questions regarding MyProtein & even compared them in depth on the above table. I’ll be in my Home Gym now for a few weeks, as I’ve got to burn this energy that I’ve consumed with over 50 Protein Shakes!

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