Most people who are looking to supplement their protein intake will have heard of MyProtein and many will have tried at least one of the many MyProtein flavours of whey protein that they have on offer – there are over 50!
Unless you have tried every single flavour that MyProtein offers then it is hard to make a valid judgement as to whether or not you like the brand – so we thought we’d take on the ultimate flavour test and take on each of the 55 flavours for this full review.
Of course when it comes to a whey protein shake, flavour is an extremely subjective element so we have tried to leave personal preference out of this review of MyProtein flavours and instead looked at 4 key areas to review. They are:
- Overall taste
- Nutritional value
Best MyProtein Flavours & Ones To Avoid
MyProtein is now one of the biggest sellers of protein shakes and as such they have enough demand to offer the largest range of flavours on the UK market.
They have come a long way since their incorporation in 2004 and following acquisition by The Hut Group in 2011 they have become one of the fastest growing supplements globally and are the biggest protein supplement brand in Europe.
Being based in the UK (Manchester) is a plus in our book and although we weren’t exactly thrilled to be taking on 55 different MyProtein flavours, our quest to find the best MyProtein flavour seemed like a noble one and one that would open us (and hopefully you) up to more options than the standard chocolate, banana, strawberry and vanilla that have dominated the market for decades.
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10 Best MyProtein Flavours
With no less than 55 flavours of MyProtein Impact Whey to choose from (one of which is unflavoured) we figured you might not want to sift through every single one to find the best overall My Protein flavour – so we have compiled our top 10 right off the bat.
- Vanilla and Raspberry
- Chocolate Brownie
- Chocolate Mint
- Summer Fruits
- Natural Strawberry
- Salted Caramel
- Chocolate Coconut
Vanilla and Raspberry
MyProtein have mixed the classic vanilla flavour here with a dash of refreshing raspberry flavouring and we have to say it is one of our favourite flavours out of all 55! This tastes good whether you mix it with water or with milk and the consistency of both protein shakes is excellent. We used a standard MyProtein shaker and we didn’t have any lumps with the milk providing a much creamier consistency as well as making for a perfect flavour combination. The vanilla flavour is not too strong but there are enough subtle hints of it throughout to make a sweet but not sickly shake. With 21g of protein per scoop and a mix that was easy to digest we found vanilla and raspberry to be one of the stars of the bunch.
Despite being chocolate lovers in the office (and let’s be honest who isn’t) we aren’t necessarily all overly fond of chocolate flavoured drinks – but the MyProtein chocolate brownie flavour was one that garnered universal approval. A slightly lower 18g of protein per scoop was the only real negative but this is more than made up for by the smooth and rich taste of chocolate brownie that we found with this protein powder. It was a little watery (surprise surprise) when mixed with water but with milk the overall taste was simply sublime. There was no sense of it sitting heavy on the stomach after drinking and it gets another big protein packed thumbs up from us.
Vanilla has long been one of the main staples of protein shake flavours and if a protein manufacturer can’t manage a decent vanilla flavour then there is a problem – thankfully, the MyProtein Vanilla flavour is bang on. We could have quite easily put vanilla right at the top of the tree and if vanilla is your preference of flavour with other brands then this should be a good alternative. Nutritionally solid, great flavour and a smooth easy to blend texture makes this one of the best flavours in the range – even if it is tried and tested – sometimes the oldies are the best.
Okay so this is technically not a flavour but it is an option so we have included it in the 55 flavours. Lots of people prefer as natural a blend of protein as possible or simply prefer to add their own flavours to their protein shake – no problem there and the MyProtein unflavoured mix will not disappoint. You get the same high quality as with the other flavours and a whopping 21g of protein per scoop. Mix with fresh fruits such as banana or strawberry for added vitamin C or mix with peanut butter for an added protein and healthy fats boost – or if you can stomach the lack of flavour you can of course drink it as it is – simply mix with water or milk to your desired consistency.
One of three chocolate flavours that makes our top 10 list is chocolate mint. This is available with Stevia or without and we tested the standard chocolate mint flavour. 18g of protein per scoop are mixed with chocolate and mint loveliness to create a decadent blend that is rich and easy to stomach. The mint element is not too overpowering and gives this flavour a freshness that takes away any sickliness that you might sometimes associate with chocolate flavours. We found that mixing this with milk provided a lovely creamy consistency and the lump free blend was a pleasure to drink.
Maybe not one for the winter months but for those hot summer workouts sometimes you want something a little more refreshing on the palate when you’ve gotten all hot and sweaty. The Summer Fruits flavour from My Protein is just what is called for in those situations and if you have the time you can even mix this over ice and add some fresh berries for that added vitamin C blast. It might not quite feel like sipping on a cocktail (and we wouldn’t advise adding alcohol for sure) but its about the next best thing and as far as protein shakes go we had to put this in our top 10 flavours.
If you find some of the flavourings in protein shakes to be artificial that’s because… well… they are artificial. MyProtein has tried to rectify that with their natural range that includes natural flavourings rather than artificial ones. The result is a higher sugar content but these natural sugars are all good so long as you aren’t caning cans of Coca Cola all day long. Strawberry is another big favourite and has a history of being a top seller – this one tastes great, has a lovely smooth texture and packs 20g of protein per scoop.
This one is more of an acquired taste and the chances are you will either love it or absolutely hate it. The general consensus in the Fitness Brain office was that it was a hit but one member of the team refused anything more than a sip after the initial tasting. The sweet yet savoury taste is not too dissimilar to mixing peanut butter and honey or maple syrup in your overnight oats – but of course it has that little bit of added salt flavouring. Nutritionally, this flavour ticks all the boxes and if you like salted caramel you will like this – but drinking it every day is a bit much for some so we’d only suggest going for it if you really love salted caramel. We also found that this flavour was best mixed with milk.
Another of the classic flavours and again it is probably not surprising that all three classic flavours make the top 10. Banana is the least popular of the ‘big 3’ but this is a really good version of banana flavour from MyProtein. There are actually 3 varieties of banana flavour from MyProtein with natural banana, banana with stevia and straight up banana – the latter being the one we preferred. 20g of protein per scoop are combined with 4.5g of BCAAs and 2g of leucine to provide a nutritionally well balanced blend of whey protein. We could not fault the flavour, consistency or how easy it was to digest and it was even good enough to convert one member of the team to MyProtein from a more expensive brand for the foreseeable future – enough said!
Another interesting flavour combination here and one that we usually associate with Indian desserts than with protein flavours and if truth be told we didn’t hold out too much hope for this flavour combo – but we were more than mildly surprised. Think Bounty but with a little less coconut taste and you are on your way to imagining what this tastes like. Mix with milk if you prefer a lighter chocolate flavour but we should point out that this mixed pretty well with water too. This one did sit a little heavier on the stomach but that was on a double scoop and it was nothing too difficult to handle. Overall, we are happy to say this flavour snuck in to our top 10 flavours.
The Other 10 Chocolate MyProtein Flavours
With 13 chocolate flavours in the My Protein range it would be easy to get lost choosing which one is best for you. As a general rule, we found the chocolate flavours all pretty tasty with subtle differences between most (excluding those mixed with a second flavour such as mint or orange) and most mixed well with milk or water. In addition to the three that made the top 10 here is a brief summary of each of these flavours:
Chocolate Banana – A pleasant taste that will please those that can’t decide between banana and chocolate but like both. Easy to drink and more chocolatey with some subtle banana tones coming through.
Chocolate Caramel – A little sickly for most of us as one of the sweetest chocolate flavourings on offer. If you have a really sweet tooth then this might be a good option for you.
Chocolate Nut – Light nutty flavours come through this chocolate protein powder. An enjoyable taste with a nice smooth consistency.
Chocolate Orange – Not quite on Terry’s level but a nice blend of chocolate and orange flavours that give you something a little different. Quite sweet but pleasant all the same. We preferred it mixed with milk.
Chocolate Peanut Butter – We though’t we’d quite like this one but it didn’t appeal as much as other chocolate flavours. Worth a try if you like peanut butter mixed with chocolate but not a hit for us.
Chocolate Smooth – One of the best that didn’t make the top 10 list. This is your Ronseal of the MyProtein flavours – it does exactly what it says – giving you a super smooth chocolate consistency that tastes great.
Natural Chocolate – Similar to the smooth chocolate but made with natural flavourings.
Chocolate Stevia – This had more of an artificial taste than the other chocolate offerings but was still very drinkable. This did not sit heavy and was easy to digest.
Chocolate Mint Stevia – Similar to the chocolate mint flavour that made our top 10 and was very pleasant.
White Chocolate – One for the pure chocolate fans here and those who like things sweet. We recommend mixing this white chocolate flavour with milk otherwise a double scoop becomes quite a challenge to take on.
The Best of the Rest
With so many to choose from and of course being a fairly subjective review it is pretty much impossible to rank the rest of the best MyProtein flavours in order. But these are the others that we would recommend with them pretty much tasting as you would expect:
Blueberry, Blueberry Cheesecake, Coconut, Coffee Caramel, Cookies and Cream, German Gingerbread, German Hazelnut, Hokkaido Milk, Latte, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Rocky Road, Strawberry Cream, Strawberry Jam Roly-Poly, Tiramisu.
MyProtein also offer a range of vegan friendly protein – check out which one of their vegan range we think is best as well as other top vegan protein powders here.
The Ones We’d Avoid
These flavours might appeal to some people but our general consensus within the office was that these flavours were not all that great. Some of them were just too sweet or just plain odd tasting:
Black Sesame, Cinnamon Dash, German Cinnamon Star Cookie, Golden Syrup, Liquorice, Maple Syrup, Marzipan, Milk Tea, Peach Tea, Red Bean, Sticky Toffee Pudding,
Most people find a flavour and stick to it but what we have found with this Myprotein taste test is that it can pay to try something different.
Just like you should mix up your nutrition and exercise routines it is probably a good idea to mix up your protein flavours – after all, you wouldn’t eat the same thing for dinner every day so why restrict yourself to one flavour of protein when there are so many good ones to choose from.