Grass-Fed, Certified rBGH-Free Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
I like the new formula!
Lot's of people apparently don't like that the formula is sweetened now, but I do! I didn't care for the old version, very blah. I didn't understand why the other flavors (chocolate & strawberry) were sweetened but vanilla wasn't. Xylitol and Lo han guo are not artificial sweeteners, look em up people!
I mix a scoop with about 12 oz of milk and shake on my way out the door in the morning. Love the convenience, flavor, and of course, the protein!
It is a little pricey, but I just wait for a sale ;)
May 27, 2015
The tast is great with banana, strawberry and blueberry with milk & ice . I cannot wait to drink it after a workout! Only thing is it is a little on the expensive side
May 7, 2015
Will Not Buy Again
Xylitol. Really? The old formula was the best. This protein powder does not need artificial sweetener.
April 25, 2015
This is not the "Top Rated" product that I have been buying for years. I do not want Xylitol or other added ingredients in my product. . I'll have to look elsewhere for a replacement. Please bring back the old product!!
Swanson, are you reading these reviews? This is no longer a Top Rated product!!
April 16, 2015
Best Whey Protein for the Price
I only use Whey Protein as my Protein Supplement and this is the best I have found for the price.
March 31, 2015
Don't like new version
This was my favorite whey, but I can't use this new version. It doesn't mix well in a blender. I use a Vitamix for my shakes and using the new version of this whey gives the shakes the consistency of very thick pudding.
March 29, 2015
Like the protein powder a lot, it goes well in the body.
February 27, 2015
One of the better protein powders on the market. I like the fact that this is a grass fed protein source and BGH free. I mix it w/coconut water. Tastes good. Very reasonably priced. Highly recommend this product.
December 9, 2014
Product has changed; Artificial Sweetener added
This used to be my favorite whey. It checked all the boxes. Grass fed, cold processed, no added sugar, no artificial flavors, no sweeteners, etc. It used to only have 4 ingredients.
Now Swanson has changed this product, putting in xylitol and other artificial sweeteners. There was no notification of the change, I just saw it on my most recent purchase. The product has a slightly different color than before, as well. Most of the reviews on this website should not be counted towards this product, since the product has changed.
I will be looking elsewhere for whey unless they go back to the old product. Very disappointed.
November 29, 2014
Why add xylitol to this?
I have been purchasing this product for 4 years. Now they have added sugar/xylitol to it. WHY?? Please bring back the old formula.
November 16, 2014
This was a great product. It had no extra additives so I could use it in a lot of ways. Now I see they have added xylitol, which my body doesn't tolerate at all. So disappointed!
November 13, 2014
I have used this whey powder for years. It was great tasting with quality ingredients. When I ordered it a few months ago they were out of stock. I couldn't wait so I canceled the order. Just recently I ordered it again and what I received had little in common with the original formula. The new whey powder is more dense like fine grains of sand. When shaken it looks like cloudy water in my glass. They also added xylitol which sweetens the taste. That is something I am not looking for in my shake. I have switched to Biochem natural whey. If Lee ever goes back to the original formula (supplier) I would gladly start using it again.
November 8, 2014
Tasty Whey powder with quality ingredients. I put this in my morning shake with NOW powder joint health for a great start to my day.
October 31, 2014
Why Did You Change it
I have been using this product for years. I get the new bottle and thankfully I read the ingredients..You added sweetners which I am not happy about. I feed some smoothie to my birds and they cant have xylitol. I am so glad I read the label. Please bring the other formula back and make this an option. Ugh. No notice or anything.
October 30, 2014
I love the taste of this whey protein powder and the fact that it does not have sugar added. It dissolves very well and does not feel gritty in your mouth.
October 28, 2014
What was once great is now awlful!!!
I was drawn to this product because it was sourced from grass fed cows, it tasted great, and it was free of added sugar and so called "natural" sweeteners. Today, I received my latest order to discover that Swanson has changed the formula... and not for the better! This was a well established product and It was certainly a disservice to loyal customers to make such a dramatic change and not post a simple announcement on the product page. Until now my only complaint was that the product was not packaged in a greener more economical size. Sadly, I will have to find another whey protein as this product no longer suits my needs.
October 23, 2014
Disappointed about changes
I have been loyally purchasing this product for years and recently bought 3 containers of it not knowing you changed your formula. I am very disappointed about the addition of sweetners without notice. I hope you switch back to your original product. It's just not the same.
October 23, 2014
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
recently very disappointed
I had been using this product for awhile now and recently they have changed it adding xylitol and lo han guo extract. I have a lot of sensitivities especially to all those different sweeteners out there. I don't know why you would change anything that worked so well. I will now have to spend time researching for something else that will work for me.
October 6, 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