Scheduled post time! I’m BEAT from being on campus all day yesterday and Wednesday, so I just don’t have the whimsy to write something meaningful. This review has been sitting in my drafts for awhile, so I thought I’d finally share it!
I forgot to mention about a month ago my dad ran in a 5k– one of the sponsors was muscle milk and they were handing out a BUNCH of free drinks!
Let’s just say I took full advantage of the word “free” at the race…I know Brittany understands haha
The “light” versions have 160 calories and 20g protein, while the “original” versions have 220 calories and 25g protein. All have no lactose, minimal sugar, and derive most of their fuel from healthy fats.
Since I got so many flavors to try, and I’d only had vanilla previously, I thought I’d write up some reviews!
By far my absolute favorite. Taste was SPOT ON, exactly like chocolate milk. Not overly sweet but at the same time, tasty enough to make you want to go back for more sips. It didn’t leave any weird after taste either. Totally a 10/10
Vanilla Latte (light)
This one is caffeinated, so I drank it one morning before I worked out. Taste-wise, it was pretty good! The flavor was subtle vanilla, with a hint of toffee. It reminded me of that french vanilla Coffeemate creamer stuff. It left a semi-weird aftertaste, but not too bad. Caffeine wise, I didn’t experience any crashes or jitters which was nice, and my workout went normally. I give it an 8/10
Strawberries N’ Creme (original)
This one threw me for a loop. I was expecting something like strawberry milk, but it actually tasted like a strawberry banana smoothie! I have NO idea where the banananess came from, but it was good! One downside: I kept experiencing that flavor every time I burped…7/10
Banana Creme (original)
This one was probably my least favorite. Others have told me the banana was incredible, so I went in with high expectations. GROSS. It tasted just barely like banana with a strong chemically flavor. It also left me with a freaky aftertaste in my mouth that reminded me of metal…weird. 2/10 (I’ll give it some brownie points for at least satiating me haha
Vanilla Creme (original)
This one used to be my favorite before I tried chocolate. It’s not too shabby vanilla-wise, similar to the vanilla latte. But it does leave a somewhat funky aftertaste that stays on your tongue for hours afterward…kinda weird. 6/10
Then the other day at Vitamin Shoppe, I came across two more new-to-me flavors: Cake Batter and Cookies and Cream! YES CAKE BATTER. I had a coupon from the 5k loot, so I couldn’t pass them up.
Cake Batter (original)
WOW. JUST WOW. This one totally ties with the chocolate for my favorite. It tasted EXACTLY and I mean EXACTLY like vanilla flavored waffles…or even fresh-baked sugar cookies. And even better, it left no weird aftertaste, just the aroma of fresh baked deliciousness. The flavor kept me going back for more–I chugged the entire 2 serving bottle! Hands down a 10/10.
Cookies and Cream (original)
Like the cake batter, I was stunned at the deliciousness of this one. It literally tasted like a DQ oreo blizzard! There was a bit of a freaky after flavor, but overall I really enjoyed it, totally my second favorite out of the contenders. 9/10
It was so fun trying out all the new flavors and discovering how much I actually like Muscle Milk as a brand. I’d never really had it before this, and now I can officially say I’m an addict. The lack of lactose really helps my tummy stay happy, the flavors are to die for, and they make great “non-stinky” snacks during class (cuz tuna just won’t cut it when others are in such close proximity haha). They’ve also been a great way for me to add in extra calories at meals since they’re easy/light on the stomach.
Hopefully they’ll keep coming out with great flavors because man, on a BLAZING Texas day, poppin open a cold bottle of this is just what the doctor ordered
Have you ever had Muscle Milk? If so, what’s your favorite flavor? Favorite Ready-to-Drink protein shake?
Have a grand 3 day weekend my American pals and a great regular weekend to everyone else!
I’ll be back Sunday or Monday with a progress post about the plan– lots of GREAT news to report!!!