Nectar – Vanilla Bean Torte

On March 25, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Baby says "Cheese!"

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™!

Okay.  It’s a crappy evening.  I’ve had my nerve blocks.  If you don’t know about them and you really are wanting to wince and feel better about your life then ask me about them.  Otherwise — just don’t.

So I’m hungry and just not willing to fix much.  I want something that is fairly fast but not horrible for me.  Too bad I don’t have anything like that lying around and so I fix this instead.

Not as foamy.

So mixing it up, I notice it’s not nearly as foamy as the other Nectar flavors I’ve tried.  I like that already.  Something else I notice?

Vanilla Bean Flakes

So at the very least, it LOOKS real.  From the top.

The rest of it is yellow, though.  A very weird shade of yellow.

The smell is a faint vanilla smell — no hubby to smell-test it, though (he’s at a hockey game).

I have to tell you that this is very, very thin.  And when I think of vanilla, I think of a thick shake.  This. Is. Not. That.  This is a thin yellow liquid.  It has a faint vanilla flavor, but it’s not a good, creamy flavor.  Very thin and watery.

Nutritionally, it’s a very good protein:

Syntrax
Nectar Sweets, Vanilla Bean Torte
2.04 lb.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Level Scoop (26G)
Servings Per Container: 36
Amount
Per Serving
% Daily
Value*
Total Calories 90
Calories From Fat 0
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%
L-Leucine 11.9 g
L-Isoleucine 6.7 g
L-Valine 6.2 g
L-Lysine 9.7 g
L-Methionine 2.0 g
L-Phenylalanine 3.3 g
L-Threonine 7.2 g
L-Tryptophan 2.1 g
L-Arginine 2.4 g
L-Glutamic Acid 7.4 g
L-Histidine 1.7 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Whey protein isolate (a milk derived protein; PROMINA(tm) brand; ultrafiltered and undenatured; includes beta lactoglobulin, alpha lactoalbumin, glycomacropeptides, immunoglobulin, b.s. albumin, protease peptone, lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase), natural and artificial flavors, soy lecithin, vanilla bean powder, acesulfame-K, sucralose.
Recommended Use: Based on taste preference, mix one scoop of Nectar Sweets(tm) per 8oz of water or milk. For those with lower proteins needs, one half scoop may be consumed with 4 oz of water or milk. Comsume Nectar Sweets(tm) two to three per day to satisfy your protein requirements.
The tryptophan in the product is naturally occuring.
Before beginning any program of weight loss, consult your health care practitioner. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
PHENYLKETONURICS: Contains Phenylalanine.
If you notice any errors in the information above, please let us know. If you have further questions about this product, please contact Syntrax at 1-888-321-2348

Taste-wise, I just don’t care for it.  It’s too thin, too watery, too … just.  No.  To finish this, I had to throw some BSN in it so I wouldn’t waste the sample.  And even then my pouch is saying not-so-happy things to me.  I’m not sure exactly what it’s complaining about, but it’s bitching loudly.

You can get the sample pack from SI03 by calling 1-866-333-7403.  Get a sample pack.  It’s a damned good deal.

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