Nectar – Fuzzy Navel

On March 22, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Fuzzy Navel

Welcome to the critically acclaimed world of Nectar™!  Gone are the days of low quality whey protein.  Gone are the days of those blah-tasting protein drinks that promise much but deliver little.  Nectar™, once-and-for-all, breaks the mold by combining Promina™, the highest quality Whey Protein Isolate ever developed, with a flavoring system that is so fruitilicious that you will never drink a different whey protein shake ever again.
If you like the refreshing taste of fruit juice, you’ll love Nectar™!  With its mouthwatering fruit juice flavors, Nectar™ is truly a protein drink you will look forward to drinking each and every day.  Whether it be Apple Ecstasy, Twisted Cherry, Caribbean Cooler, Strawberry Kiwi, Fuzzy Navel, Roadside Lemonade, Crystal Sky or Lemon Tea, Nectar™ will keep you coming back for more.
What’s more?  Well, we did something totally amazing by engineering Nectar™ to be so delicious that you can eat it right out of the container.  Imagine putting a protein powder in your mouth and it tasting like candy.  Imagine this protein powder having ZERO carbs and ZERO fat.  Stop imagining!  We’ve brought you Nectar™!

So here we go, moving through the Nectar samples I purchased.  I wanted to keep with the fresh flavors rather than a chocolate or such and this is what I grabbed.

As with the others, it foams up:

Lotta foam..

.. but at this point, I expect the foam.

Now, I’ve heard others ask me how I deal with the smell.  To be fair, I hadn’t smelled it before.  I drink it out of the covered cup and never really bothered to give it a sniff.  So I did this time.  And even got the hubs to sniff it.  His response wasn’t very flattering — “It smells like a urinal.  Like those little deodorizers they put in bathrooms.”  That’s not what I would say — I get a citrus-y smell, but it’s not horrible to me.  So there’s that added tidbit.

Taking a sip, and keeping in mind I’ve made it with the 8oz rather than the 16oz of the 8-16oz suggested range — it’s watery.  VERY watery to me.  It’s got a slight peach-ish citrus-y flavor, but not enough for me to say that it is a “fuzzy navel” by any stretch of the imagination.  It’s not “OMG horrible!” – but it’s not Peach.  At all.

Compared to the others I’ve tried, I’m very disappointed with the flavor.  It’s just not nearly as strong.  If I had more, I’d try 6oz of water instead.

Nutrition stats courtesy of Vitalady:

Syntrax Nectar Fuzzy Navel 2#
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Level Scoop (27g)
Servings per container: 36
Amt per serving (in water)
Calories: Total
90
g
From Fat
0
g
DV %*
Total Fat:
0
g 0%
Saturated Fat
0
g
0%
Trans Fat
0
g
Cholesterol:
<5
mg
1%
Sodium:
60
mg
3%
Potassium:
120
mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates:
0
g
0%
Dietary fiber
0
g
0%
Sugars
0
g
Protein:
23
g 46%
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
15%
Iron
0%
Phosphorus
8%
Magnesium
6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories:
2,000
2,500
Total Fat
Less Than
65g
80g
Sat Fat
Less Than
20g
25g
Cholesterol
Less Than
300mg
300mg
Sodium
Less Than
2,400mg
2,400mg
Potassium
3,500mg
3,500mg
Total Carbohydrate
300g
375g
Dietary fiber
25g
30g
Protein
50g
65g
Dietary fiber
25g
30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9      *      Carbohydrate 4      *      Protein 4
Ingredients:
Whey Protein Isolate*, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, soy lecithin, gardenia extract powder, acesulfame-K, sucralose.
* A milk-derived protein, Promina™ brand; ultrafiltered and undenatured; includes Beta Lactoglobulin, Alpha Lactoalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, immunoglobulin, B.S. Albumin, Protease Peptone, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase.
This product is packed by weight, not volume. Some settling may have occurred during transportation. Keep out of direct sunlight and store in a cool, dark place.
Important Amino Acids Per 100 Grams Of Protein
Arginine *
2.4g
Methionone –
2.0g
Glutamine *
7.4g
Phenylalanine –
3.3g
Histidine -
1.7g
Threonine -
7.2g
Isoleucine +-
6.7g
Tryptophan
2.1g
Leucine +-
11.9g
Valine +-
6.2g
Lysine –
9.7g
- Essential Amino Acids
+ Branched Chain Amino Acids
* Important Non-essential Amino Acids


It’s a good source of protein if you like the flavor.  I’d suggest getting samples.

You can get the sample pack from SI03 by calling 1-866-333-7403; a larger 30gish sample can be purchased for 1.99 from Vitalady.

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2 Responses to “Nectar – Fuzzy Navel”

  1. Beka says:

    That flavor single-handedly made me quit drinking Nectar. I gagged. I remember thinking it looked, and smelled, horrible.

  2. Andrea says:

    You, my dear Beka, are the reason it got the “Magnus Sniff Test.” And will give protein future tests when he is home.

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