Whey Protein Powder
A Definite Downgrade
I use Swanson’s and will continue to recommend them for other supplements, but I can’t recommend this one. This is one of the worst, if not the very worst tasting whey protein I have used over the last 25 years, and even though it is vanilla, it settles-out with a brown tinted sludge. Furthermore, this new formula has changed from 45 servings of 20 grams of protein to now 45 servings of only 16 grams of protein. A loss of 180 grams of protein per container!
January 26, 2015
No longer Trim Healthy Mama
Until a few months ago this product was the talk of many in the Trim Healthy Mama community; all over social media. It's still the talk but in a negative way. Swanson's changed their formula a bit ago. Now the product is no longer consider "on plan" for those following the recommendations of THM. In addition, the product is more yellow, a dusty look or like koolaid, doesn't taste all that great, or seem to keep the hunger feeling away as long as before.
I used the previous formula of this product for almost a year and loved it. It was a great price as well so that made this premium whey a really great choice. It's disappointing to learn that this formula change is so huge; causing many households to no longer purchase this item or return the product.
January 15, 2015
Hate the change!
Loved this protein powder... until they changed the formula! Won't be buying again unless the original formula is brought back. Buying a better product elsewhere...
January 14, 2015
I bought several of the old formula and had been using it for years. I just ran out so I needed to replace. A friend warned me of the change and let me try hers. I'm so, so, SO disappointed in the change. This is a totally different product. I am not able to tolerate most dairy, but I was able to tolerate the old formula (with just whey protein isolate) just fine. Please bring it back.
January 4, 2015
Great...UNTIL they changed the formula.
I tried my first container of this protein powder last year before they changed the formula. It was WONDERFUL! High quality flavor and texture and great value for the money. It was the best I'd ever had and convinced me to switch from the other brand I had used for over 5 years. However, after they changed the formula there was quite a decline in quality. Won't be ordering again until/unless they change the formula back to exactly what it once was! Please do, Swanson! You had a winner on your hands before the switch!
January 2, 2015
Changed the formula
I have purchased about 8 containers of this protein powder starting this last summer. I loved the price and the amount that you get for your money....until they changed the formula. It used to be whey protein isolate only. It's a shame because I loved it. I can only hope that they will start to offer their old formula again also. I would recommend only a whey protein isolate, not concentrate. Before the formula change, I would have rated everything a 5!
December 31, 2014
Changed - for the worse!
I have been buying this brand of protein for a long time and just reordered as I normally do. I will never do that again! They changed the formula. No warning. Nothing on the label! It is not only inferior in quality, it tastes worse, and mixes poorly. Looking for a new brand of protein powder.
December 20, 2014
Bring back the old formula!!
I used to love this product. I will not buy this now that I know it has been changed. I read the review below where they are working on new product....can't you just bring back the product you already had. I don't want a new formula...I want the Swanson's protein powder I was buying before this change. Please just bring back the old formula! PLEASE!
Missing my protein powder.....
I also want to comment that you say this product is awesome. You may think so, but reading the reviews shows your customers do not think so....
December 19, 2014
So dissapointed with the change
I almost have no words to express my disbelief in how awful this new powder is. I have been using Swanson's Vanilla Whey Protein Powder for over a year and a half. I used it for everything (smoothies, shakes, puddings, you name it and I added it) and I bought it often. When I saw Swanson changed the make up of the powder I assumed it would be at least decent. Boy was I wrong. Not only does it look completely different now that it's not pure Isolate, but it tastes horrible! I almost gagged when I tried to drink it and today when I added it to my yogurt I almost couldn't stomach my yogurt. This recipe is TOTALLY different from the other one. I will not be buying this again and I wonder what products of theirs are next in line for a redo. I guess you get what you pay for. I am so disappointed with Swanson.
December 18, 2014
While a good value w/the necessary ingredients,I found this brand didn't taste as good as others in the same category.
December 10, 2014
I wish I had read the reviews before! They changed the formula. The texture is gross and sandy and the shake doesn't foam up anymore as it used to. They also changed the ingredients and the new ones are worse! It also doesn't taste like vanilla anymore.
So disappointed, I will change to a different brand now and send my last orders back.
December 8, 2014
Wish I had read reviews prior to ordering
I have ordered this product many times in the past, so I had no reason to read the reviews..... I thought... So very disappointed in the changes you have made. The taste does not compare and it doesn't mix into my yogurt well anymore. Apparently, the protein content is lower as well. I guess I will have to use it as it is but will be looking for a different product to use in the future. I know many others in our group feel the same. I hope you change it back.
December 2, 2014
Giving a bad rating because the formula was downgraded; less protein and less quality of protein. I am looking for an alternative now.
December 1, 2014
Wish that the company had not changed the formula, will not be buying anymore unless they change it back. I know they lost a lot of loyal customers besides me., who would come back if the old formula came back. I now have to find a new product elsewhere. sad.
December 1, 2014
They Changed The Formula.. Why!?
I've bought this product for years but they recently changed the formula. It went from having 20grams of protein per serving to 16grams! On top of that the flavor and consistency is different. The old formula that had 20g of protein per serving tasted better.
I don't think I'll be buyng this protein again.
November 28, 2014
love it ....until
I love this protein because it has no artificial sweeteners.... But you changed it, the consistency Of the powder and you lowered the amount of protein .....it used to have 20 grams now it has 16.....I am considering looking for a different protein after I use this jar.
This was my 4th purchase on this product.
November 25, 2014
Swanson Prem Whey Protein Powder Vanilla 36.5 oz.
Unfortunately, this no longer tastes the same. My husband detected that something had changed right away. We will no longer order this product if the product remains this way. We hope Swanson will return to the original formula, and post a notice to let us know if/when it happens.
The previous container we had was very good. It's Lot No. was: 128428 with an expiration date of: 03/16. This new container which we are unhappy with has a Lot No. of 140857 and an expiration date of: 08/16.
November 25, 2014
Bring back the old formula!
Very sad about the change in formula. Waiting to hear it's back so I can order more. If it takes much longer I will find another that will replace it for good. This is not approved for my food plan now and I know you have lost a LOT of customers because you changed it. Please send emails when you get more of the old formula back. Thank you.
November 22, 2014
Disappointed in the change
I am very disappointed with the changes you have made in the whey protein powder. I have been using the premium way protein powder since March and have been very pleased with it… Until the order I received this week. It's not the same! I am very disappointed. I look for protein powder that's number one ingredient is whey isolate, as yours was previously. I now see you have changed the ingredients, making that the second ingredient not the primary. I am very disappointed and will not be ordering any more in the future.… Unless you change it back to the prior ingredients
November 22, 2014
I've been using this protein powder for a few years and absolutely LOVED it. I was SO disappointed to notice the formula change of ingredients from entirely whey protein isolate, to including whey protein concentrate. I will not be buying this again, unless the product is returned to its original isolate form.
November 22, 2014
Quality has suffered
Has been excellent in the past but this last purchase is grainy and taste is down. Lot # is 140865 and does not dissolve as good
November 17, 2014
they changed the formula to this...it is gritty and the protein is no longer at 20 grams. Will not be buying this again!
November 11, 2014
Whey Protein Powder
I'm reviewing this product only to record my disappointment in Swansons for changing their Whey Protein Powder formula and for not indicating the change on the website. I thought I was getting my usual product but when I opened the new bottle and used it I could immediately tell a difference in the taste of the product. I then read the label and saw the difference. Returned!!
November 10, 2014
Changed formula from isolate whey to milk concentrate whey, will not buy again.
November 7, 2014
Hate the formula change
I used to buy and use everyday and loved it. However, my last order I knew immediately that the powder was different! Awful! They changed the formula...powder is more course and doesn't combine as easy. Please change back to not include whey concentrates! I will buy somewhere else until it changes back.
November 6, 2014