Gotein – Chocolate

On May 19, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Protein.. in a stick?

Gotein™ Protein to Go!
Perfect for individuals with a hectic schedule looking for a nutritious high protein shake to go. Whether you’re a WLS patient with a strict diet, an active executive or a sports minded person that needs to perform at their peak. Gotein™ helps refuel the body and improves lean muscle mass while burning fat with our premium protein matrix.*

After the brouhaha that happened last week with the Newbies vs. Oldies crap, I was contacted by the makers of Gotein.  They were reading on Beth’s blog about all of the drama that happened, found the link to my blog, and decided to ask if I’d like to review their product.  Being all up for freebies, I quickly said yes (do I look stupid?) and thus I was given some samples to try.  Not paid to review, of course (unless you count free protein?) and nothing but my honest (heh, as if I could be anything but..) opinion was asked for.  Got it?  Good.  Moving on..

It’s Wednesday.  I leave for SoCal tomorrow and I’ve got to figure out what I’m going to do for food / supplements for the plane ride across the country.  I really meant to do a review yesterday, but time got away from me.  As it’s doing again today.  Oh well.

So lunch will be a Gotein to review.

Chocolate.. mm...

I go to open it up and I have… technical difficulties..

It wouldn't.. quite.. open.. right..

Finally, I got it open and I got it mixed up.  This time, I used less water.  For the strawberry, I probably used somewhere around 12oz.  This time, I’d guess I used about 9oz.

Looks good, actually.

In tasting, it’s not bad.  It tastes *similar* to chocolate milk, but not quite sweet enough.  It’s a bit dry — the protein taste is there.  So immediately I added a Splenda and now it’s chocolate milk in all aspects of the word.  Not kidding.  I don’t know how the Splenda hides the slight dryness of the protein, but the sweetener makes it go away.  At the very, VERY end, there is a teeny tiny bit of grittiness.  And I’m talking about a 16th of a teaspoon at the very end.

The statistics are really good for something that you can take with you anywhere:

INGREDIENTS: Protein Matrix (Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Sodium Caseinate), Cocoa Powder, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Inulin (Chicory Root), Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Vitamin & Mineral Blend (Tri Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Acetate, Sodium Chloride, Di Potassium Phosphate, Ferrous Fumarate, Sodium Selenate, Biotin, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Oxide, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Gluconate, Vitamin D3, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Thiamin Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Molybdate, Chromium Chloride Hexahydrate, Cyanocobalamin (B12) ) Dipotassium Phosphate, Mono & Di Glycerides, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Lecithin, Sucralose.

Amino Acid Profile
Chocolate Gotein: 29,000 mg
Whey Protein Concentrate: 10,212.350 mg
Whey Protein Isolate: 3,770.00 mg
Milk Protein Isolate: 3,770.00 mg
Chocolate Gotein
UOM
Alanine
722.06
mg
Arginine
402.01
mg
Aspartic Acid
1601.74
mg
Cystine
279.46
mg
Glutamic Acid
2868.98
mg
Glycine
283.67
mg
Histidine
310.25
mg
Isoleucine
922.56
mg
Leucine
1610.10
mg
Lysine
1406.02
mg
Methionine
349.46
mg
Phenylalanine
481.71
mg
Proline
1111.82
mg
Serine
758.87
mg
Threonine
997.32
mg
Tryptophan
218.19
mg
Tyrosine
493.77
mg
Valine
918.47
mg

I wouldn’t use this as my everyday protein simply based on cost alone.  If this were put in a canister?  I would use it for my chocolate protein.  But for those times in which carrying a canister isn’t the best choice?  Or this plane ride or even worse — visiting my inlaws in Sweden (which is a 12 hour trans-Atlantic hop)?  Or to have one in the car for that emergency snack to keep me from buying a Butterfinger at the store?  (Not that I’d ever do that.. more than once, or twice.. or.. )  This is a great product for those occasions.

So yeah, some of these will be going on the plane with me.  The company will be at the OH Costa Mesa event so if you’re there, you should stop by and talk to them.  If you aren’t, you can get a sample of each flavor (chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry) for $3.00 to cover shipping here.  Anyone who reads my blog knows I am a HUGE proponent of samples.. even if there is a nominal fee for them.  GET SAMPLES!  I cannot stress the importance of samples enough!

Gotein can be purchased here.  It costs $24.95 for a carton of 12 sticks ($2.08 each) or you can get a special of 3 cartons of all three flavors for $65.00 ($1.81 each).

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3 Responses to “Gotein – Chocolate”

  1. Becky says:

    I tried the gotein chocolate and strawberry at the OC event and thought they just tasted awful. For me, it was too watery/ not tasty enough. It definitely was lacking something. Thanks again for your honest reviews..

  2. Andrea says:

    He made them WAY too weak. But made with like 8oz of water and a splenda, and they are pretty decent.

  3. Becky says:

    Thanks for that Andrea, I wish I’d taken a sample now, heehee, I might go and buy the samples, just to taste for myself.

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