Product Review: Upgraded Whey

The Bulletproof approach has taken the world by storm, it seems that every week there are more and more posts, tweets and discussions popping up around the products and we were curious about one in particular: The Upgraded Whey protein powder.

First of all, you might not know about Bulletproof, so instead of copying the info, it's probably easier to refer you to the website where you can read the introduction.

As usual, we have 4 requirements we test in a protein powder:
  1. As little ingredients as possible
  2. mixes well (without blender)
  3. tastes good
  4. extra bonus: tastes good when mixed with water.

The ingredients

5 in total, so that's a very good score.
More on bovine colostrum can be found here.
A big plus is that the whey comes from grass-fed cows, completely free of antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticides. The difference with this whey is also that it's derived from fresh milk, instead of the waste product of cheese manufacturing. Now we can't really find any information whether that makes it better other whey, but the fact that it's from pasture-raised cows is a big plus.

The mix

Using the shaker bottle again, it mixes really well, no lumps at all. This time we made a smaller serving,
following the exact directions of 1/2 cup of water & 14 grams of powder.

The taste

We didn't realize that this powder is actually "flavorless" until we received it, so that caused for some concern. From experience, protein powders with no flavor usually taste like chalk and/or make you want to gag. So, bracing ourselves, we took a sip, expecting the worst... To our surprise, the mixture was actually very pleasant, nice and smooth, almost reminding us of milk. To be quite honest, it was actually very nice!
Since we mixed it with water, it also passed the 4th criteria, and because the flavor is neutral, you can actually add your own, by using Upgraded Vanilla or Upgraded Chocolate.

So, in our opinion? Upgraded Whey passed the test.

The protein is sold in 2lb bags for $69.- or splurge and get the Smoothie kit.
Not cheap, but good quality stuff.


(We didn't get bribed or paid to write this review. If we think a product is shit, we'll write that too. However, if you order through any of the links provided, we'll earn a small commission. With that money, we can keep this blog going. Or buy bacon)

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