I usually don’t consume whey protein products… this is due to the fact that years and years ago I had a really adverse reaction to one, due to milk issues. (Lactose intolerance here.) I know that there have been improvements and most whey protein products claim to be lactose free, but it still left me a little cautious.
When I was given the opportunity to try Premier Protein I decided to give it another shot. Plus the fact that my hubby consumes whey protein regularly and could help me with taste testing, it felt a little safer.
They sent me a gift box with some of their protein bars and protein shakes, as well as included a t-shirt. (And that t-shirt, has become a staple in my pregnancy wardrobe lately!)
We weren’t very big fans of the protein bars though, since they just seemed to taste like… well, protein bars. We usually eat snack bars made of real food (Where you can look at it and tell what it is made out of. “Look, that’s an oat, and that’s a nut.” type things.) But then again, you can’t go too far wrong with a Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor…
The shakes were a little better, although the chocolate one was a little too sweet. The vanilla was much tastier. We liked that it came in a convenient tetrapak that is recyclable and shelf-stable, so you don’t have to refrigerate a whole bunch of items if you buy them, just chill the ones you need. You can drink it as a snack, recovery product (30 grams of protein!) or you could even use it to sweeten up your coffee/tea and in a smoothie. (It also says as a meal replacement, but the 160 calories in it is WAY TOO LITTLE to be a meal replacement.)
There are a ton of vitamins in this shake, which is good if you don’t eat very balanced and/or don’t take a multi-vitamin. If you do take vitamins, you may not need this many extra vitamins in your diet. The ingredient list is long… mainly a lot of vitamins but it’s hard to read and isn’t full of recognizable items.
Premier Protein products are available in stores at Costco & Sam’s Club. And I didn’t experience any GI distress from them!
Premier Protein would like to give 5 of you the chance to try the products yourselves. They will only ship to winning addresses in the US. The prize pack consists of 6 bars and 4 shakes. You can receive:
- 5 points for leaving a comment telling me how you use protein in your diet/recovery plan.
- 1 point for being a fan of Jill Will Run on Facebook
- 1 point for being a fan of Premier Protein on Facebook
- 1 point for following me on Twitter
- 1 point for following Premier Protein on Twitter
In order for points to be counted, you must verify through the Rafflecopter widget below. (I’m expecting a baby any moment now, sorry but I don’t have time to be tracking down and counting entries through other methods right now! I appreciate the understanding!)
Thank you to Premier Protein for allowing me to try these and for offering the giveaway, I really appreciate it!