Whey Protein Powder
Horrible with the changes
Prior to changing this whey protein powder, it was my favorite. After the change, it was no longer recommended due to not just whey isolate. But, I really, really liked the old one and was willing to be off plan to have a protein powder that I liked. This stuff was horrible. Normally, I can finish a container of protein powder even if it isn't my favorite. I tried it 3 times and am throwing the rest away. How could you change such a great product to make it so bad?
April 1, 2015
I use it in smoothies. Tastes good and has a nice texture. The price is reasonable
March 25, 2015
Shame on you Swanson
I have been ordering the old protein for many years, and was shocked that one day I ordered and received a different product. Not only did you have the same product number on a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT item, but you lessened the quality, protein amount, taste, and now made it a concentrate. Shame on you for changing this and ruining your relationship with many loyal customers. I will never order from you again with your lack of honesty to someone that has been a loyal customer. What do I get in return for all the years I've bough from you? Lied to and cheated. No Thank you. Get with it Swanson.
March 8, 2015
Why ruin a good thing???
This used to be a great product. Very dissatisfied with change to product. Sludgy, tastes bad and has less protein.
This is pretty much an entirely different product. Swanson should change the item number so return customers who are reordering by item number are more easily made aware that the product changed. I returned my order.
February 27, 2015
they changed their formula
this is NOT the same product it was a year ago. A year ago this was all whey ISOLATE. Now it is mostly whey concentrate. The isolate is better tolerated and mixes better. This product is poorer quality than it was.
February 25, 2015
we've been using this protein for quite some time and LOVED it!! It mixed well in water and tasted great. But they recently changed it. Now it tastes AWFUL and is very difficult to mix. Until they change it back, I will not buy another one.
February 16, 2015
Poor Isolate Protein
This used to be a good protein but it has changed!
Instead of good whey protein it has been diluted with whey concentrate instead of being isolate whey protein. Disappointed with this vital change and returned the protein.
February 10, 2015
BRING BACK OLD FORMULA-You lost a customer
I have been using this product for quite some time now and am very disappointed with my last purchase. I bought a few at one time and never realized some were different. I got some of the old (REALLY GREAT) product and some of the new stuff which is gross. The isolate is delicious, and such a great product.
Now it has concentrate in it. Gritty, doesnt mix good, nutritional values are off. Added more fat, lost protein and tastes TERRIBLE.
Such a shame. This was the first protein powder I ever actually liked and they went and ruined it.
Well, wont be buying this again...
BRING BACK THE OLD FORMULA-THIS STUFF IS TERRIBLE
February 9, 2015
LOVE the OLD formula!
They have reformulated this protein powder. The old powder had only whey isolate, NOT whey concentrate. It was much better, actually it was amazing. This new formulation is awful. Please change it back!
February 8, 2015
Will not be purchasing again
We have purchased this product for quite some time and have loved the value, taste and overall quality of this product. I am not sure we will even finish the last container we just bought. The quality, taste and texture have changed so much we will not purchase again. I hope that this product will be changed back to the original formula or that I can find something that compares.
February 7, 2015
Just want my husband wanted to add extra protein to his diet. He just mixes w/water & drinks twice daily. He loves the taste, i live the price. Even better if you can get it at 20% off sometimes.
January 30, 2015
Do your homework
There is a huge difference in value to your body between whey concentrate and whey isolate,do your homework before buying isolate.Too many people just go by taste,looks,price,etc.
January 29, 2015
Product Change Ruins a Good Thing
I first purchased this product a year ago when it was tasty, packed with 20 grams of protein per scoop and mixed wonderfully. Now it tastes horrible, has less protein and doesn't mix well at all.
Whoever decided these product changes were a good thing obviously didn't bother to taste the stuff. I'm off to find another protein powder with 1 carb per scoop that doesn't make me gag.
January 29, 2015
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