Ot F&N: Learn from my mistake. Vitamine Shoppe protein is terrible

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    So after hearing some people on OT say good things about VitamineShoppe protein, when I last ran out of Whey, I decided to try it since it was a dollar cheaper than ON at the store.

    I've been a loyal ON GS Whey user for years now, normally I buy 10lbs bags from 1fast, but I was lazy.

    Anyway, here is why this VitamineShoppe protein sucks
    1)The taste is way worse than ON. It tastes like almost a cake batter / chocolate mix? This is the first time I've ever not liked a chocolate protein, and I've had cytosport, ON, costoco brand, etc.
    2) It does not mix as well as ON. I've never had protein chuncks in my ON, but I get them constantly with the VS protein. I shake the fuck out of it in a nalgene bottle.
    3) It's ALOT thicker than ON at the same serving (I use the ON scooper), which makes it less appealing to drink after a heavy workout.
    4) It leaves reside on the inside of bottles similarly to that EAS Max Milk, which if any of you have tried, is a bitch to clean out. Especially if you let it sit for a few hours.

    That is pretty much it. I'd never buy this product again. ON for life, what
     
  2. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    strange...

    1) I like the taste better than ON
    2) I find it mixes better than ON and I only use a fork and glass
    3) Find its not thicker than ON
    4) Cleans just as easily... and even easier when I let it sit over night and it crusts up. I just run it under hot water, without a sponge, and the class is spotless



    :dunno:
     
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    uf20wop OT Supporter

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    what what nigga ON in the fucking house
     
  4. Mass

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    wellements.com negro, they are my new fav place to get mah protein. 12lbs for 60 bucks. Bavarian choc is pretty good too, I think its a lil better than ON's chocolate.
     
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    dont order mass meal banana cream, whatever you do, im gagging over here trying to finish it
     
  6. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    Really? Do you just use a glass of water to mix it?

    I'm pretty accurate with water. I do 400ml to 2 scoops of whey, for both ON and VS, and VS is way thicker. The taste is subjective, but VS leaves a faint residue (looks like microscopic bumps) on the inside of a Nalgene bottle, where as ON doesn't. It would be invisible if the nalgene bottle wasn't transparent. For a guy who doesn't use the dish washer and just washes it by hand, it's a pain.
     
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    Thick? Are you using milk or water?

    If it's think just use more liquid.
     
  8. MaineSucks

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    Yeah... I fill a 16oz glass about half way with tap water and stir :dunno:

    I dunno if its a different kind of protein, I use the Vitamin Shoppe Whey Tech protein thats got splenda in it.
     
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    I didnt like the VS protein either. But then again I dont like ON protein that much either
     
  10. Sniper FX

    Sniper FX Pumpin' and Humpin

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    Pick up some Dymatize when u get a chance. It is a pretty good alternative to ON.

    And if u want protein for the taste alone, I haven't found anything that beats IDS.

    Just my .2 cents
     
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    Dymatize is easily the best whey I've ever had in water. I prefer not to have it with milk.

    Buffer cream toffee is :bowdown: with a sprinkle of cinnamon
     
  12. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I really like ON truthfully. I don't know what I was thinking. I just like trying new things. Of the proteins I've had here is the order of goodness.
    1)ON extreme milk chocolate
    2) ON Chocolate
    3)Cytosport Chocolate
    4)EAS Max Milk Chocolate
    5) Costco Brand Chocolate
    6) VS Chocolate
    7) EAS Max Milk Vanilla
    8) ON Strawberry
     
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