Chike – Banana Magic

On February 18, 2010, in General Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Chike Samples

Second in my series of Chike samples – I really liked the Strawberry Burst.

All mixed up and ready to go...

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Whether you’re trying to lose weight, stay in shape, eat healthier or looking for a high quality protein supplement – Chike is the perfect answer.

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This is much like the Strawberry.  It mixes extremely cleanly — there are a few lumps, but very few.  It’s thin like banana-flavored milk, not like a shake would be.  This is fine, just don’t expect it to be a thick shake like the BSN Lean Dessert.

It doesn’t have a strong protein taste, and doesn’t leave a strong protein after-taste, either.  It does have a bit of a protein after-taste, but nothing that leaves you saying “Mmmmm PROTEIN!”.  You say “Yummy fake banana flavor!”  (Which, BTW, I love.  I’m not for real bananas, but fake banana flavoring?  I’m all about.)

It seems to be a bit stronger flavored than the strawberry, but that’s alright because I like strong banana flavored things.  It doesn’t taste bad, which is good.  And you still can’t smell it across the room (like I can the kids’ hot dogs they had for lunch).

It’s 7oz of a thinner protein, which is not too hard to get down for a newly post-op pouch.  New post-ops are always fighting for hydration and protein — this provides both without making it too difficult to do so.  It’s also an easy hydration for a workout while providing some important nutrients as well.

Nutritional Facts:
Chocolate Bliss Strawberry Burst Orange Creme Banana Magic Very Vanilla
2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops
Amount per Serving (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g}
Calories 190 280 190 280 190 280 190 280 190 280
Calories from Fat 35 50 35 50 35 50 35 50 35 50
Percent Daily Value
Total Fat 4g* 6% 9% 6% 9% 6% 9% 6% 9% 6% 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8%
Sodium 210mg 9% 13% 9% 13% 9% 13% 9% 13% 9% 13%
Potassium 240mg 7% 10% 7% 10% 7% 10% 7% 10% 7% 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12% 20% 12% 20% 12% 20% 12% 20% 12% 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56% 84% 56% 84% 56% 84% 56% 84% 56% 84%

INGREDIENTS: Whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, natural and artificial flavor (includes annatto and turmeric added for color), soy protein isolate, sunflower oil, maltodextrin, polydextrose, corn syrup solids, magnesium phosphate, cellulose gum, soy lecithin, dextrose, sodium caseinate, salt, mono- and diglycerides, potassium phosphate, calcium phosphate, sucralose, medium chain triglycerides, acesulfame K, ascorbic acid, zinc sulfate, alpha¬tocopherol acetate, tocopherols added to protect flavor, niacinamide, L-selenomethionine, reduced iron, calcium pantothenate, copper gluconate, manganese sulfate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, chromium chloride, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, phytonadione, vitamin 03, vitamin B12.

So all-in-all, this is well-worth the money for the sample pack from Chike (6,95 for 5 single serving packs) and I think everyone should give this a shot once.

15-serving tub runs $26.50; 28-serving tub runs $45.50; 20 single servings run $37.50

Available at ChikeNutrition.com

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4 Responses to “Chike – Banana Magic”

  1. MacMadame says:

    The Banana Magic is my favorite!

  2. JuliaZ says:

    No can do! Soy protein is bad from several angles… it’s a source of gas for many people and it’s got a much lower bioavailability value than whey protein. And I can’t even consider it — I am desperately allergic to soy.

    Corn syrup solids? Not a good choice for WLS post-ops. The final deal breaker for me? $1.62 a serving in bulk? That’s VERY expensive.

    I’m sticking to Champion’s Pure Whey Stack Banana Scream. I think that’s the gold standard for any banana protein and I’ve been loyal to it for ten years now. :-)

    Stack runs $0.66 a serving when you buy 5 lbs from SupplementWarehouse.com at $32.95 — you can Google and see if you can find a better price. (39 g of protein, 190 calories, 2 g fat, 2.25 g carbs/sugar in 1.5 scoops (48 g powder). If you buy from our WLS heroes, Vitalady, Stack runs $0.98 a serving, including shipping.

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