Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm not an expert but I knows what I likes....

And protein shakes & bars do not make my list of Likes! Dry, powdery, familiarly gag-inducing chocolate-esque flavours... Yuck!
Is it wrong that I am thinking longingly of my tinned salmon snack stored in my work refrigerator, while I am choking down a Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar... It can't be the chocolate, or the peanut butter, because those are some of my favourite foods. By process of elimination I am clearly not a fan of fake protein.
Admittedly I have not tried an exhaustive list of products. Merely 3 brands in total I think. It just worried me that they all tasted so similarly disgusting. I tried the shake with water. I tried stirring some powder into my porridge, and I've tried a couple of different bars. All scarily similar in flavour. All gross.
Odd as it may be, I'd rather reach for a tin of John West than suffer through another Maxi-Proto-Concoction...

4 comments:

Sagan said...

I don't like them either. I like my natural protein sources of eggs and peanut butter and such :)

Shivers said...

I totally agree, I love eggs, peanut butter, fish of all kinds, and meat. So I'm sure I can get enough protein without resorting to artificial sources. I've been trying to really cut back my carbs recently, it's surprising how much quicker and easier it is to cook food when it's just Meat & Veg! Tonight I'm having a Spinach & Mushroom omelette, easy and yummy! :)

Missicat said...

I love chocolate and peanut butter and often wonder how the protein bar makers can ruin such fabulous tastes!

Meg said...

Agreed. Fake Protein gets the thumbs down! Gimmie a good hard boiled egg or a peanut butter schmeared apple over a protein bar any day ^_^