MuscleTech Phase 8 Protein
First Review is on the Vanilla Protein Powder. I mixed this with 6oz of Greek Yogurt into a small protein pudding bowl. The powder is a bit thicker due to the formula and the multiple proteins that are utilized. If you want two words to describe this vanilla I would say “Sugar Cookie” if you ever had a sugar cookie pop tart the filling is exactly what this protein powder tastes like. Very Rich, a good sweet after taste and refreshing when mixed with the Greek yogurt as seen in the picture below. That would be the best way to describe this flavor and how it shines. Since this is a thicker protein it will not bake very well for cookies or products that do rise, but this would work very well in a cheesecake, which I may have to attempt!
This is a sweeter Chocolate (and I have to blame this on the added MaltoDextrin) so its not going to taste like a dark chocolate that is bold, its more of a swiss chocolate that has a bit sweeter taste to it. Milk Chocolate/Swiss Chocolate, not the very deep rich chocolate that you do get form other chocolate proteins on the market. For those who have a sweeter tooth this will shine for you, for those who enjoy a darker/richer tasting chocolate this may not be right up your alley, but the flavoring is very strong, and myself having a sweet tooth hit the spot.
As you can see in the picture there were 0 problems. Again I am not a shake guy (just personal preference and do not like making them or using my calories on them) so this is my basic go to way to utilize protein pudding besides baking with it).
1 – 6oz pack of plain Greek yogurt and 1 scoop (41g) of Phase-8 Protein with about 10 seconds of stirring it came out very thick and had a great taste.
Per Serving (41g)
Calories - 150
The massive blend of Milk Protein Concentrate / Casein
WPC, Casein, Isolate, MPI and the 7g of carbs coming from small traces of Maltodextrin (for flavoring) and Guar Gum to also help with overall thickness. A very big blend that is a reason why this product comes out on the thicker side and was utilized in greek yogurt to show you its true thickness and Mixibility. For those who like thick protein shakes this is what you will get which is going to be similar to a straight casein.
Since the release on bodybuilding.com is coming up soon I have a feeling this will fall around the 25-30$ for the 2lb container. Which if you compare a lot of other brands on the market and in the bb.com store this is very reasonable for the cost per serving and what you would get in a protein powder. MuscleTech did a fantastic job on this product and the flavoring. If you are a sweet guy that has a sweet tooth this packs a bit of a sweeter flavoring than a bolder/richer taste.
I would like to give a big thanks to Muscle Tech Jake and the MuscleTech Team for allowing me to review this product