Grass-Fed, Certified rBGH-Free Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
I like the flavor of this whey protein and it mixes better than others I have tried. I would like for it to have a little higher amount of protein, but over all it is the best quality for what I am looking for and more natural.
October 15, 2014
I really love the vanilla flavor, I tried strawberry and that is very good too though I personally lean towards the vanilla. I add stevia to it, some almond milk, ice and maybe some frozen fruit, it is delicious, like a milk shake. My only wish is that you get more for your money but still worth it to me.
October 12, 2014
Odd powder that leaves a black sludge
This is the oddest powder - It leaves a black sludge behind. I'm guessing it's the xylitol? I have tried many different brands of protein powder (NOW, Jarrow, TwinLab, Swanson bioactive, Vital Whey, etc.) but none with all these extra ingredients (and won't again). I really noticed this black sludge when I added hot water to a protein-milk whip then a black-tea-bag; the sludge was then alarmingly black and stained the ceramic mug I was using. I thought maybe it was the black tea-bag, but I repeated this mixture with non-denatured/bioactive whey and it makes an amazing cream top tea-whey drink with ZERO sludge. It proved to me that it's the additives in this stuff that creates this freaky result.
I'm totally not a fan now of any additives to my whey. I'll suffer the modest inconvenience of having to blend my whey drinks rather than have processing/additives designed for mixing convenience. I'm finding the "real" non-denatured/bioactive stuff with no additives makes a noise like snow-packing does when squeezed in a bag. Denatured/heavily-processed whey can be like talkum powder and the unflavored stuff can taste like soap with some brands... Gack!
October 12, 2014
why did you add lo han
I have used this product for years and have loved it! Why did you have to add lo han to this. It was perfect before. At least bring back the vanilla you have always had and make this optional.
September 17, 2014
Finally, grass-fed whey! I really like this product because it is from grass-fed cows, rBGH-free, and there are no added sugars. The taste complements my morning smoothie. After my first trial purchase, I immediately ordered two more.
August 19, 2014
I use this product after my workout for recovery. Great vanilla taste without being overwhelming. I am so glad there are no sweeteners in it. Incredible plus that the source is grass-fed. Fits well into my Paleo lifestyle. I am also sensitive to most milk products, but this doesn't seem to bother me. Am ordering more today!
August 18, 2014
More cost effective than most
More cost effective than most for this quality. Would prefer offer a neutral flavor, though.
August 13, 2014
Blew me away
Randomly found this product, awesome value!! Great texture and tastes good, will buy again!
August 12, 2014
I have been looking for a good cold processed, grassfed whey concentrate. The only ones I could find that seemed like premium quality were so expensive. I couldn't afford them on any kind of a regular basis. I am soooo glad I found this. It tates good. I love that it doesn't have a sweetner in it. Has a nice mild vanilla flavor. I use it in my smoothie with fruit so sweetner is over kill for me. This is a keeper - especially at this price!!! Thank you for bringing us a great product at a great price.
August 8, 2014
I loved everything about this grass fed protein except the taste. I had to return. My suggestion is to add some Lo Han as a sweetener.
July 28, 2014
grass fed and no sweeteners
Since the product has removed all sweeteners except for vanilla flavoring I now give it a very good rating. If it were all organic I would give it 5 stars across the board, but for this price and the grass fed cow's milk I am a buyer. I find the taste much better now with no after taste since the xylitol was removed.
June 29, 2014
good vanilla flavor, grass fed
tastes great on own or mixed w/the chocolate flavor & my favorite is with frozen strawberries!
May 18, 2014
Love this product!!
Best deal anywhere for grass-fed whey protein powder! This has great taste and it mixes very well into my morning shake.
May 14, 2014
Hoping for better
I've purchased the chocolate on several occasions and like the taste of it. I decided to finally try the vanilla and was very disappointed. It has no flavor, so it was hard for me to even finish one serving. Maybe I got a bad batch, but I don't think I'll order this again.
April 22, 2014
Love his stuff. Use is everyday on the Trim Healthy Mama plan. Keeps me full, and no weird aftertaste!
April 8, 2014
I have tried many whey protein powders and this is by far my favorite. I like the organic ingredients and the vanilla flavor is great. I blend it with orange juice and a sliced banana! Delicious.
April 4, 2014
Protein powder tastes so bad. I even added cocoa powder, a ton of stevia, and vanilla extract and I couldn't cover up the flavor. I bought this thinking it was the one recommended in Trim Healthy Mama, but that's the Swanson PREMIUM whey protein which is MUCH better and is low Carb and low fat so it can be mixed with anything. But this one has more carbs I think. I only used it 2 times, so I don't remember. Buy swansons premium whey protein and you'll be much happier.
April 1, 2014
Love this whey protein powder
I have been using Swanson Ultra vanilla whey protein powder for about a month now. I mix each serving with about 10 oz of Diamond sugar free Vanilla Almond Milk so a total serving is about 130 calories. It tastes great and is easy to digest - never "talks back" and no gas. I have this "milk shake" for lunch every day along with a hard boiled egg. I am 67 years young and feel more energized since I added this to my daily food intake. I also think I am noticing muscle definition coming back that I haven't had for a few years.
March 28, 2014
I really like this powder, tastes great, mixes easily, and I like that it's rBGH free.
February 26, 2014
I'm no doctor and I can't say for sure if it has specifically benefited me. But I am an avid grassfed meat eat. I believe in eating pastured animals and I expect the same in my protein supplement. I love knowing I'm getting the extra protein without the added junk. As for the taste, not sure why people complain...health is less about how how it tastes and more about what you put in it. I usually put mine in with my green smoothies and it blends great.
February 26, 2014
Love this protein!
This is a great protein powder, smooth nice flavor, blends well and fills me up! I love that the cows are grass fed and hormone free. Plus, I do feel it is a good value for the quality and amount that you're getting. Would highly recommend this powder and this company! Thanks for a great product Swanson!
January 29, 2014
My Favorite Protein Powder
Has everything I look for in a protein powder. Could be a little less expensive, but you get what you pay for.
January 29, 2014
Love this product
I tried some protein powder that my son gave me and it just upset my stomach awful. So I gave it back to him and started searching. I saw that this was grass fed and no antibiotics and decided to give it a try. I am happy to say no upset stomach. I like to do a protein shake once a day, it give me energy and helps keep my weight in check. Some have said that it does not taste that good. I am glad that means not so much sugar 1.5 grams of sugar. It has vitamins and minerals but not too much.. I usually add frozen fruit and if needed a little vanilla stevia. Yummy. The vanilla is my favorite but the chocolate is good too. Try it I think you will like it.
January 2, 2014
I have purchased this protein powder several times now. It is the best I have tried ... great flavor (vanilla) and texture, great price, and most of all grass fed and contains no hormones.
I use it in smoothies and my whole family loves it.
Thank you for this wonderful product!
December 28, 2013
I've tasted better
This is not the worst tasting whey protein I have used, but I've tasted far better. I don't know if it's "fakey" vanilla, or the sweeteners, but I sent this product back to Swanson along with the chocolate variety--which IS the worst I have tasted. This product would be better left unflavored. (Most of us add our own stuff anyway, don't we?) I'm sticking with BIOCHEM Whey Protein in Vanilla and Natural (unflavored). The Biochem product is not unpleasant at all. The vanilla is not "fakey" and does not complete with anything I have added. Nice texture, and it comes in a large can. Don't buy the organic variety, however. The organic whey is processed differently and it comes out smelling and tasting weird no matter what you put in it. Buy the regular Biochem Whey Protein and you will happy.
December 19, 2013