Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 246
Rated 3 out of 5 by GrassFedGirl44 Great product, but sad that Xylitol was added
My family and I have used this protein powder for a couple of years, and I feel that the quality and the value are great.
I was disappointed, however, when Swanson recently added Xylitol to the vanilla flavored powder. (It had previously been only in the chocolate and strawberry flavors.) I would prefer to not serve Xylitol to my children as there are varying opinions on its safety.
It would be great if Swanson would offer an unsweetened option, that would allow the customer the option of using unsweetened or adding a sweetener with which they are comfortable.
September 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gingersnap29 Good protein powder for the Money
My husband and I use a lot of protein powder or protein meal replacements as a quick on the go meal alternative. We prefer Vitalane meal replacement, but like to change it up every now and then to have a little variety and versatility potential in our cupboard for when we want a "blank canvas" on which to build any flavor shake with fruits and berries for a healthy meal alternative.
August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TeddysMom Delicious
I am so glad that Swanson has their own products at such a reasonable price. This type of product usually costs a fortune.
August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Busymom49 LivinghealthyinNM
This product works great. I use it for breakfast and it is helping weight loss.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chapppie Mixes well and does it's job
We like the flavor and consistency of this product. It mixes well with the soy milk we use for daily smoothies and gives the smoothie a light, pleasant vanilla flavor. It also combines well when adding cocoa powder or fruit to the mix. We are very satisfied with this product.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by imdeen 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Duffy Great whey
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bdodge2 Will Not Buy Again
Xylitol. Really? The old formula was the best. This protein powder does not need artificial sweetener.
April 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GladToBeAlive GladToBeAlive
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by SpringWoods 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by MARK33 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by mob1 Like the protein powder a lot, it goes well in the body.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DerbyLady Whey Powder
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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rory14 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moe1220 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cat7 New Formula
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brother310 Formula Change
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by shpanky GRRRREAT!
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
Rated 2 out of 5 by coya 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mustang76 Great Taste
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wired 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gfgoodies 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by greenblue good protein
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickiyes great whey
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by vitaHound 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