Continuing on from where I left off last night, I made up the packet of Pro Pudding I got from work. Against my girlfriend’s advice (I didn’t want to use the tiny bit of milk we had left until Saturday) I blended my powder with water. I let my roommate Sara and Alexis try it first and they thought it was good, but the first bite I tried left a funky taste in my mouth. Then again, from my experience protein powders are a million times better with milk, so that might have been a cause for the bitterness. That and maybe the temperature. I put it in the fridge overnight and will try it cold when I get home. Hopefully the taste will have improved at least a little.
When I got to work this morning I decided to try IsoTech 42 by BodyTech. These are bottles of a protein liquid I found while stocking my cooler at work that pack a whomping 42 grams of whey isolate protein! I’ve never seen a single-serving beverage contain so much protein in my life, so I had to jump at it. My work carries grape and orange flavors, and I am not sure if Vitamin Shoppe carries any other flavors on the website or not. Did not have time to check. (Correction: my store manager told me it also comes in blue raspberry.)
I decided to try the orange one first. The first sensation I felt was the typical artificial orange flavoring you would find in any fruit drink, but once it hit my throat it quickly diluted itself into a quasi-bitter liquid that somehow felt hard going down my throat. The second sipping was better, though it’s by no means a drink to savor and enjoy. Then again, that’s not it’s intended purpose.
All in all, it’s a great way to get some fast absorbing protein when you can’t have a shake. I’m going to do a lot more reading tonight and tomorrow about the various ingredients for personal development reasons, and will check back in here tonight about the Pro Pudding.
There are still a couple of other options to go, though!