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Myprotein’s Best Whey Protein Flavours According To You

Myprotein’s Best Whey Protein Flavours According To You
Monica Green
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Here at Myprotein we like to think we know a thing or two about protein powder. It's our bread and butter.

Because we love it so much, we’re always thinking of weird and wonderful new flavours. Our product development team is always busy. I mean, we’ve got over 40 flavours of Impact Whey alone.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a protein-picking dilemma, a good place to start is what’s the most popular. Thankfully, with the help of our community, we’ve been able to narrow down the top flavours of protein, according to you. Based on a survey of all the many flavours we have to offer, Myprotein customers narrowed the choices down to the best in each category. Here are the top 10 Impact Whey Protein, Clear Whey and Clear Vegan flavours.

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What is the best protein powder?

If you're looking to up your protein intake, protein powder is a great way to do it. But with so many different types available, it can be hard to know which one to choose. Here's a breakdown of some of the most popular options to help you decide.

Whey protein powder comes from milk and is the most popular type of protein powder. It's a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids the body needs. Plus, it's quickly absorbed by the body, making it a great post-workout supplement. If you're lactose intolerant, whey protein isolate is a good option as it’s almost lactose-free.

Another milk-based option is casein protein powder. Unlike whey, casein is known for its slow digestion rate. This makes it a good option for those looking to increase protein intake throughout the day or for a bedtime snack to help with muscle repair and growth while you sleep.

If you're looking for a plant-based option, there are a few to choose from, but soy protein powder is one of the most popular choices. It's derived from soybeans and one of the few plant-based options that's a complete protein. It's a great option for both vegetarians and vegans.

Another option for people avoiding animal products is a protein blend. These blends often include pea protein and brown rice protein, which together often make up a complete protein source. If you have a soy allergy, a blend may be for you.

Ultimately, the best protein powder for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Consider things like protein quality, dietary restrictions, personal taste, and the specific benefits you're looking for when choosing a protein powder.

Why take protein powder?

There are many reasons to supplement with a protein powder. One of the main reasons is convenience. After working out, it can be beneficial to consume a high-quality protein source as soon as possible to optimise recovery before your next session. This can be difficult to do with whole foods, especially if you're on a busy schedule or following a plant-based diet. Protein powder is a convenient alternative that allows you to easily consume a complete protein source post-workout.

Another reason to supplement with a protein powder is practicality. They’re easy to take to the gym and consume post-workout, and they also tend to be more cost-effective than whole food alternatives. One serving of protein powder in a shake usually provides enough high-quality protein to promote muscle recovery, adaptation, and growth. Protein powders are also calorie-efficient, meaning you're getting the protein you need without consuming too many calories.

Are protein powders safe?

Protein powders are completely safe for most people. But if you have any allergies or food sensitivities, you need to be cautious when choosing a powder. If you’re allergic to soy, then steer clear of soy protein powder. If you have a lactose intolerance, whey protein isolate or a non-animal protein powder may be a better option.

Those with pre-existing kidney issues may also want to avoid protein powders, and be careful of their protein intake in general, due to the additional stress on the kidneys. But for healthy individuals, there’s no danger in consuming protein powders.

Does protein powder make you gain weight?

Protein powders can be a handy tool for achieving your weight goals, whether that's losing, maintaining or gaining. It all comes down to how you use it in your diet.

For instance, using a protein powder as a meal replacement can help you reduce your overall calorie intake, leading to weight loss. But you can also use protein powders to contribute to an energy surplus to gain weight, like when bulking.

Protein powders can also be helpful for maintaining weight, as they can help your body repair and adapt muscle tissue, which is helpful for working out. Overall diet, exercise routine, sleep and stress all play an important role in weight management, so bear this in mind.


What is in protein powder?

The ingredients in protein powder can vary, but all types will contain some form of protein, such as whey, casein, soy or pea. Other ingredients, like sweeteners, flavours, thickeners and emulsifiers, are often added to improve the taste, texture and overall quality.

Some of the most common ingredients found in protein powders include:

Sweeteners: such as sugar, stevia, or other artificial sweeteners

Flavours: such as chocolate, vanilla, or fruit flavours

Thickeners: such as xanthan gum or guar gum

Emulsifiers: such as lecithin or sunflower lecithin

Some protein powders may also have added vitamins and minerals, and even digestive enzymes to help with digestion.

It's important to read the label of the protein powder you're thinking of buying and make sure you understand the ingredients. Some ingredients can cause allergic reactions or interact with medication, so it's worth being aware of what's in it.

Also, don't forget to check the amount of protein per 100g. Some brands might mislead you by advertising a high protein per serving, but the overall percentage of protein in the product may be lower.

For example, one brand might say they provide 25g of protein per serving (serving being 30g), while another might say they provide 30g of protein per serving (but the serving is 50g). So, make sure you compare the amount of protein per 100g to get a true picture of how much protein you're getting.

Do I need protein powder?

Protein powders aren’t essential, but there are plenty of things you technically don't "need" that make life a whole lot easier.

This applies to protein powder. You can get all the protein you need from a well-planned whole food diet, but sometimes it doesn't offer the same benefits as a protein powder, which is practical, convenient, easy to transport and store, and a quick way to get a high-quality source of protein without feeling bloated after a workout.

So, while protein powder might not be a necessity, it can make your life easier and enhance your health, wellbeing, and performance.

Protein Bundles

Before we get into the top 10 list, let's talk bundles for a sec. If you're looking for a bit more guidance on your fitness journey, these bundles are where it's at. The Impact Protein Bundle and the Clear Protein Bundle both come with a tub/pack of protein, a shiny new shaker and a copy of the Fundamentals Guide, including advice from industry experts and a 7-day meal plan. C'mon, it's a no brainer. And you can't go wrong with our goal-orientated bundles.



Top 10 Whey Protein Flavours

Impact Whey Protein is our OG protein powder. With 21g of high-quality protein in each serving and more than 40 flavours, Impact Whey is a reliable choice for helping you build the gains you deserve.



1. Vanilla

I can’t say I was surprised to see this one come out on top.

Whoever says vanilla is boring has never tasted Vanilla-flavour Impact Whey Protein. It never disappoints, bringing ultimate creaminess and a rich vanilla flavour.



2. Salted Caramel

It's clear at this point that our customers have great taste.

The sixth most popular Impact Whey Protein flavour is Salted Caramel. Let's be honest, if you see this flavour on the menu, you’re ordering it. And when it packs a protein punch too? Sold. 21g of protein, great flavour and smooth texture.



3. Chocolate Brownie

Coming in at number two is Chocolate Brownie. Another classic, this flavour is rich and chocolatey. It's no surprise it’s one of our most loved flavours.

Delivering a protein punch in a satisfying shake, we commend our community for this stellar choice.



4. Natural Chocolate

OK, I think I’m beginning to get it. Our community like chocolate protein.

Coming in hot at number five is Natural Chocolate Impact Whey Protein. For those who like to stick to the classics, this is a winner.

This quintessential flavour is perfect for those who love to mix their protein with things like yoghurt, oats or milkshakes as it’s so versatile, but it also works brilliantly on its own.



5. Chocolate Mint

Repeat after me: mint chocolate does not taste like toothpaste-covered chocolate.

This flavour might be divisive, but it’s a cult classic. Think mint chocolate ice cream. Perfect for whipping up a milkshake (try adding mint choc chip ice cream and thank us later) or ideal for enjoying on its own as a post-workout snack.



6. Chocolate Smooth

Another classic. Chocolate Smooth does exactly what it says on the tin. A smooth and creamy chocolate shake perfect for all occasions, whether that’s post-workout, pre-workout, or a before-bed snack.

Chocolate Smooth Impact Whey Protein mixes brilliantly in things like oats, makes for a great addition to a milkshake and is smooth like chocolate all on its own.



7. Cinnamon Danish

A taste of Scandinavia straight out of your Myprotein shaker and all of a sudden you’re sitting in a cosy Copenhagen cafe on a chilly morning.

Plus, 20g of protein in a 250ml shake sounds pretty magical to us.



8. Cookies and Cream

Peanut butter and jam, Ant and Dec, cookies and cream. Everyone’s favourite duos. And you can add Cookies and Cream to the list.

Ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth, it delivers 21g of protein per serving as well as great flavour. To anyone who picks this flavour, I salute you.



9. White Chocolate

You probably know someone who prefers white chocolate to regular chocolate. If you don’t, it’s probably you.

This indulgent-tasting flavour is for all the white chocolate lovers out there — and clearly there are a lot of you. Perfect for mixing into your meals or enjoying on its own, this flavour might not have come top, but it’s definitely a winner.



10. Strawberry Cream

Think of long summer days enjoying strawberries and cream in the garden. Now imagine that with 21g of protein, and you’ve got Strawberry Cream flavour.

It may come in at number eight, but that’s quite an achievement given we’ve got more than 40 flavours. Strawberry Cream flavour might not be for everyone, but it’s definitely a favourite of many.



Latest innovation — Whey Forward Isolate

Unlike Impact Whey, which is made from whey that comes from dairy cows, Whey Forward uses a process of fermentation with microflora that results in a dairy-identical but animal-free whey – pretty cool, right? And, what’s more, it’s creamy, smooth and delivers all the benefits of Impact Whey — including 21g of protein per serving.



Best Clear Whey Flavours

Juicy protein is a must for the summer. For those days where a creamy shake just isn’t hitting the spot, Clear Whey provides a lighter, more refreshing option. Here are the top 10 Clear Whey flavours.



1. Vimto

Refreshingly different, the product technologists have combined the iconic Vimto flavour with 20g of high-quality whey protein — the ultimate combination. Name a better duo – I'll wait.

The only problem, it’s limited edition.



2. Orange Mango

Judging from our Instagram comments, Orange Mango being crowned as the second best Clear Whey flavour is no surprise.

This flavour screams summer. Adding this flavour to your basket can only bring good things. Summer vibes and gains all round.



3. Cranberry & Raspberry

Taking the final podium spot is Cranberry & Raspberry Clear Whey.

There's no doubt this flavour is a fan favourite. Tasting just like squash and containing 20g of protein, Cranberry & Raspberry is too juicy for its own good. Definitely a good choice.

And there are loads of recipes you can make with this flavour. Try this Clear Whey Jelly Sweets recipe with your next tub.



4. Peach Tea

One sip of Peach Tea Clear Whey and you’ll be transported to that first sip of peach tea on holiday. Yes, that one.

This irresistible flavour is refreshing, packed with 20g of protein and brings all the holiday vibes. Good choice, guys, good choice.



5. Mojito

You might have seen this one flying around social media, and for good reason. It’s a much-loved flavour that’ll make your protein and mocktail dreams come true.

Our product technologists worked hard to get this flavour to taste just like a refreshing Mojito. I have to say, they smashed it. The perfect way to get 20g of protein on a hot summer’s day.



6. Orange

For those of you who like to stick to the classics, Orange could be the flavour for you.

Packing in 20g of protein, Orange Clear Whey will quench that post-workout thirst or fuel you up pre-gym sesh. Enjoy on its own or mix it up with one of our Clear Whey Mocktail Recipes.



7. Watermelon

Watermelon has got to be one of the best summer snacks. So why not get that watermelon flavour with 20g of protein too?

Watermelon flavour Clear Whey ranks number seven. And I can see why. It’s a good one.

BTW this flavour makes incredible ice lollies. Thank me later.



8. Grape

Although it might be more of a cult classic, Grape is definitely worth trying as it ranks at the number eight spot.

The tart, refreshing flavour goes down brilliantly post-workout on a hot sunny day. Swap it into any of our Clear Whey recipes if you fancy something different, or simply shake it up and enjoy it on its own.



9. Rainbow Candy

Rainbow Candy takes the number eight spot on this list with its nostalgic flavour.

Throwing it back to visions of sherbet lollies, Rainbow Candy will definitely get your mouth watering while giving you 20g of protein per serving.

And we’ve got some incredible recipes made for this flavour if you fancy mixing up your post workout snack, like these rainbow ice lollies. Yes please.



10. Apple

An Apple (flavoured Clear Whey) a day keeps the doctor away. That’s what they say, right?

This tangy flavour coming in at number ten will satisfy your tastebuds and your macros, delivering 20g of protein per serving. Shake it up for a refreshing post-workout shake or bung in the freezer to make some killer protein popsicles.



Impact Whey Isolate

Another protein with plenty of flavour choice, Impact Whey Isolate is ideal for those looking for a protein powder with a higher protein content. Impact Whey Isolate contains zero fat and 23g of protein per serving. They’re some macros I can get behind.



Slow-Release Casein

Casein is often thought of as the bedtime shake. That’s because it provides a slow release of milk protein, giving your body a sustained supply between meals or while you’re snoozing.



Vegan Protein Alternatives

While it might be the OG, Impact Whey protein isn’t for everyone. Whether you’re a vegan, lactose intolerant, or looking for something a little leaner to aid weight loss, there are still loads of great protein options out there

Vegan Protein

When it comes to plant-based protein, we’ve got all bases covered.

Vegan protein blend is the perfect all-rounder. Combining pea and fava bean protein isolates, this blend provides a full amino acid profile (which can be rare in vegan proteins) and 20g of high-quality plant-based protein.

Vegan Protein Blend not for you? Don’t worry, we’ve also got Soy Protein Isolate, Pea Protein Isolate and Brown Rice Protein. Whichever you pick, they all help you achieve your plant-based goals.

And of course, if you’re looking for a lighter plant-based protein shake, try Clear Vegan or Clear Soy. You won’t be disappointed.



Shout out to Plant Protein Superblend

Say hello to the newest member of our vegan protein family — Plant Protein Superblend. Made from upcycled barley that would otherwise go unused, it helps to reduce food waste one shake at a time while contributing 21g of protein to your daily intake. Now that’s a win win.



Vegan Protein Blend Top Flavours

1. Chocolate

It seems our community has a sweet tooth, and we’re right there with them. Whether it’s vegan or whey, chocolate seems to be the way to go.

Plus, 21g of delicious 100% plant-powered protein to support your goals.



2. Chocolate Peanut Caramel

Coming in hot in the number two position, Chocolate Peanut Caramel. A sure-fire win for the peanut butter lovers among us. This shake is nutty, creamy and sweet — everything you could ever want. And don’t even get me started on when it’s mixed into some baked goods. Yum doesn’t even cover it.



3. Coffee & Walnut

It works pretty damn well as a cake, so why not as a shake? That's my motto. And it most definitely applies to Coffee & Walnut, and you seem to think so too.



4. Banana

A banana you can carry around all day without getting bruised. Granted, it’s banana flavouring, not a physical banana, but the taste is just as good, and the macros are better. It’s no surprise that this classic milkshake flavour came in at number 4 — it's a staple.



5. Vanilla

Coming in strong at number three, plain old Vanilla. Arguably the most versatile flavour there is. Delicious as a shake, but it's tried and tested in so many great bakes to make them more macro-friendly.



6. Cereal Milk

It might sound strange if you’ve not tried it, but you can trust it in the top 10 for a reason. Just imagine drinking the final dregs of milk at the bottom of your corn flakes. You know, the best bit – but only better because it’s packed full of protein.



7. Carrot Cake

According to the community, it’s not quite as strong as a contender as Coffee & Walnut, but to me they’re both as good as each other. It's lightly spiced, deliciously tasty and boosts your protein intake to help you reach your goals. I’d like a shake of that please.



8. White Gold

Our limited-edition flavours seem to have gone down a treat with our community. First Vimto and now White Gold. Inspired by deliciously creamy white chocolate, and tantalisingly tasty caramel, it seems as though White Gold went down a treat.

Sadly, for us, you, and our community, this divine flavour was limited edition. Although, if this flavour was a particular favourite of yours, be sure to tell us over on Instagram... you never know what might happen.



9. White Chocolate Raspberry

White chocolate and raspberry are an elite combination, never mind when combined with protein to fuel your gains. Sweet, fruity and packing a hefty 23g of protein. If you don’t know, get to know and I promise you won’t look back.



The Best Clear Vegan Flavours

1. Apple & Elderflower

The combination of apple and elderflower not only provides a delicious sweetness, but also a refreshing floral flavour. If you’re after something that will really quench your thirst after a sweaty session, this is the answer.



2. Lemon & lime

The runner up, Lemon & Lime. It's hardly a surprise that the community likes to stick to the classics. You literally can’t go wrong with the taste of lemon and lime.



3. Strawberry

Making the podium in the number 3 position, Strawberry. The communities sweet tooth continues to rule the rankings. Juicy and sweet, the perfect flavour for an ice lolly, or a homemade jelly sweet.



4. Raspberry Mojito

There’re only two things better than a mojito — raspberry mojito, and raspberry mojito Clear Vegan Protein. The wizards in the flavour department here at Myprotein really knew what they were doing when they got to work on this flavour — they did not miss.



5. Blackcurrant

Next up, a clear favourite in the supermarket juice aisle, which translates nicely into clear protein flavours — or at least our community seem to think so.



6. Pineapple & Grapefruit

At number 6, a match made in Clear Vegan heaven, Pineapple & Grapefruit. Tangy, sweet, 10g of protein and beyond refreshing — we can see why it made the list.



7. Watermelon

Watermelon is up there in the community’s favourites in both the Clear Whey and the Clear Vegan. In other words, it must be good. Sometimes, you just can’t beat the classics.



Best Protein Snacks According To You

No run-down of protein products would be complete without a section entirely focused on snacks. Our community voted on their favourites out of our entire snack selections, and these were their faves.

Whether you’re new to the world of protein snacks and want to make sure you pick right, or you’re looking to mix up the snack you reach for at 3pm — these are the snacks you need to try.

1. Layered Bar

Our Layered Bars are not to be slept on. Six layers of goodness – what more could you need? Gooey with chewy caramel and crunchy protein crispies all wrapped up in a delicious layer of chocolate. And best of all — each bar provides a 20g hit of protein.



2. Crispy Wafer

The product that took TikTok by storm. If you’ve still not tried one, then I honestly don’t know what you’ve been doing. 15g of protein wrapped up in a light crispy wafer. Good luck limiting yourself to one a day.



3. Crispy Layered Bar

Firstly, this bar got to the finals of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards for the Best Protein Bar, so it’s well known how good this bar is. Secondly, crispies, caramel and 16g of protein are a recipe for success.



4. Impact Bar

It's unsurprising that the Impact Bar hit the top 5 with our community... the rave reviews speak for themselves. But if you need a more convincing, it’s literally award winning, taking home the title of “Best Protein Bar” at the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Awards 2022.



5. Gooey Filled Cookie

Sneaking in just ahead of the Baked Cookie, we have its gooey filled cousin. Arguably, the only thing better than a delicious cookie, is a cookie filled with gooey goodness. And our community seem to agree.



6. Baked Cookie

The ultimate treat comes in at number six on the list of your favourite snacks. If you want a real game-changing tip, stick it in the microwave for a few seconds. Cookies are always better warm.



7. Protein Brownie

One of the most perfect on-the-go snacks. Hungry after a gym session? Keep a box of protein brownies in the boot. Prone to a 3pm pick-me-up? Keep a box on your desk. Love a midnight snack? Keep a couple under your bed. However and whenever you like to snack, you can’t go wrong with a protein brownie.



8. Protein Flapjack

Packed full of carbs, the protein flapjack is the ideal choice to help with recovery after a workout. But more importantly, they’re irresistibly tasty — hence their appearance in the top 10.



9. Pop Roll

At less than 100kcal and almost 8g of protein for an incredibly indulgent-tasting snack, it’s no wonder these tasty little bites have made the top 10. We're just surprised they’ve not come in higher.



10. Hazelnut Whip

Another goodie that took TikTok by storm, our snacks are really hitting the spot for our TikTok followers, and for our community too. Rising to fame for being a protein dupe for a popular hazelnut chocolate bar, the Hazelnut Whip will never, ever disappoint.



Best Protein Bar for Beginners

If you're new to the world of protein bars it can be quite daunting; the variety to choose from, the different goals they're intended for and the information surrounding them can make the whole thing overwhelming. Trust me when I say this though, the options available today are a world apart from the glorified bricks and tooth breakers from the past, so you're starting your relationship with protein snacks and bars at the absolute best time there's ever been.

Out of the cookies, flapjacks, wafers and all other manners of protein possibilities out there, if you're a beginner you'll want to stick with a good old protein bar. When choosing a bar there are a few key traits you'll want to keep an eye out for:

  • Protein content
  • Calorie content
  • Fibre and sugars
  • Saturated fat content

The protein content is an obvious one - if you're having a protein bar or snack you want it to contribute significantly to your daily protein intake or provide enough protein to help you repair and rebuild after a workout. Aiming for between 15 - 20g per bar is a good starting point.

On the calorie content side, most regular protein bars will fall between 200 - 250kcals per bar - if it's way above this and still providing the same amount of protein then you may want to look elsewhere as this means it's typically more chocolate bar than protein bar and probably isn't what you're looking for.

When it comes to finding a high-quality bar, you'll want to look at fibre, sugars and saturated fat content. Ideally you'll want to have a protein bar with minimal sugars and a saturated fat content of lower than 5g per serving. If it also contributes to your daily fibre intake then that's an added win and usually indicates a higher degree of quality.

If I was to recommend two of my favourite starting suggestions it would be the Impact Protein Bar and, for the plant-based crew, the Vegan Carb-Crusher. These two bars tick all the boxes and then some.



Your favourite flavour groups:

And if you’re looking to expand your protein snack horizons then look no further. We've sorted your favourite snacks into flavour categories by combining average monthly units plus average customer ratings.

1. Chocolate / double chocolate / triple chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate, so it’s no surprise it’s the favourite flavour group. And luckily for you, it’s one of our biggest categories.

Chocolate snacks:

2. Chocolate orange

It’s no shock to see chocolate orange at the number two spot. With the tangy orange flavour adding an extra dimension to any snack, it’s hard to resist.

Chocolate orange snacks:

3. Cookies & Cream / cookie / cookie crumble

Claiming the third spot is Cookies & Cream. The rich combination of cream and chocolate makes for a perfect snack — especially with a cup of tea.

Cookies & cream snacks:

4. Chocolate chip

At number four we have a slight variation on number one, but with a focus on hints of chocolate, rather than full on chocolate.

Chocolate chip snacks:

5. Peanut butter

Coming in on the middle of the list is peanut butter. No surprises, considering its love-it-or-don't status.

Peanut butter snacks:

6. Salted Caramel

An absolute classic and favourite of mine — salted caramel. I believe that adding caramel to something only makes it better, and I won’t be told otherwise.

Salted caramel snacks:

7. Chocolate peanut

At number seven, the nut lovers take over with chocolate peanut.

Chocolate peanut snacks:

8. White choc peanut

And for the nut lovers with a sweet tooth: white chocolate peanut.

White chocolate peanut snacks:

9. Chocolate caramel

At number nine, another favourite of mine. Like I said, add caramel to everything and you won’t be disappointed.

Chocolate caramel snacks:

10. Dark chocolate sea salt

And finally, last, but certainly not least — dark chocolate with sea salt. A delicious twist on a chocolatey snack.

Dark chocolate sea salt snacks:

Take home message

Whew, I’m thirsty now.

There are so many flavours of whey protein to choose from, but there are clear favourites that come out on top every month for customers. So hopefully, these whey protein flavour rankings will help making that important flavour decision that little bit easier.

Whatever flavour you choose, I don’t think you can really go wrong.



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Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you're concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

Monica Green
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Originally from London, Monica graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Philosophy. After discovering a love for the gym whilst studying, Monica was drawn to weight training which helped her hugely through stressful times as a student. From writing for a popular student site, Monica developed her skills as an author, writing trending feature pieces regularly. She is thrilled to be able to combine her love for writing with her passion for the gym. In her spare time Monica loves to cook, try out new restaurants with friends and explore new walking trails.