Ghost Protein Powder Review & Flavor Ranking

Price: $44.99 for 26 servings ($1.73 per serving)

Nutrition (varies): 160 Calories, 3g Fat, 7g Carbs (0g Fiber, 4g Sugar), 25g Protein

Ingredients (cereal milk flavor): Whey Protein, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Digestive Enzymes, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose

Ghost Lifestylehas become one of the biggest names in the industry. Is it because of their superior products, or is it thanks to their beautiful branding, high-profile partnerships, and unique flavors?

Well, I surely hope it’s a little bit of all of those things, but we’re about to find out.

I have put off trying Ghost protein powder for a long time now, mostly because it’s way too big of a financial commitment to try all of the flavors. Unlike protein bars where you can order a variety pack, it’s tough to justify a 30-tub serving of protein powder if you don’t know whether or not you’ll like it.

Luckily, Ghost offers single-serving samples of their protein powder, so I was finally able to give them a try.

Unfortunately, not all of the flavors were available as sample packets, when I placed my order, but I was able to get my hands on a decent amount of them. Here are all of Ghost’s current protein powder flavors, and I’ll bold the ones I am trying today…

Whey Protein Flavors:

  • Cinnabon
  • Oreo
  • Chips Ahoy!
  • Nutter Butter
  • Nutter Butter Chocolate
  • Coffee Ice Cream
  • Coconut Ice Cream
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Fruity Cereal Milk
  • Peanut Butter Cereal Milk
  • Cereal Milk
  • Marshmallow Cereal Milk

Vegan Protein Flavors:

  • Cinnabon
  • Chocolate Cereal Milk
  • Peanut Butter Cereal Milk
  • Coconut Ice Cream
  • Banana Pancake Batter
  • Pancake Batter

In total, I have 8 flavors here to review and rank. As I get my hands on more flavors, I’ll be sure to add them to this ranking.

In the meantime, if you’ve tried any flavors of Ghost whey protein powder (or vegan) I haven’t been able to try, you can drop a comment on this post to let me know what you think.

Before I dive into this Ghost protein review, I should note that I did try the ready-to-drink Ghost protein shake, and I was extremely underwhelmed by it.

Everybody told me that the protein powder is significantly better, so let’s see if that’s true. From worst to best, let’s dive into the Ghost protein flavors to help you find the ideal choice for those fitness goals of yours.

8. Ghost Chocolate Cereal Milk Vegan Protein

I think everyone can agree that dairy-based protein powder simply tastes better than plant-based protein powder, but I can be objective and review a vegan protein powder for what it is.

And to be frank, this one is not very good.

Yes, it does taste like chocolate, but that’s pretty much where the positive aspects end. I know that Ghost’s “thing” is cereal milk, but there is nothing cereal milk about this protein- it’s just chocolate protein powder.

And while you expect a bit of earthiness from vegan protein powder, this one has a very strong earthy flavor and is quite chalky. Out of all the flavors I tried, this is the one I did not finish.

It’s a pass from me.

7. Ghost Fruity Cereal Milk Whey Protein

I’ve tried both Legion and CTRL’s versions of fruity cereal protein powder, and for whatever reason, it seems that nobody can quite nail this flavor.

Much like the vegan chocolate cereal milk flavor, there is nothing “cereal milk” about this. If you’re expecting a flavor resembling leftover milk in a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, you’re going to be extremely disappointed.

The flavor is very strong of strawberry, but a fake strawberry flavor. If I didn’t know this was fruity cereal flavored, I’d assume it was just strawberry (it looks like strawberry milk, too).

This flavor kind of resembles medicine to me, which is definitely not what I’m looking for.

6. Ghost Cereal Milk Whey Protein

Cereal Milk is the flavor that put Ghost on the map, and this one is extremely difficult for me to wrap my head around. “Interesting” is the best way I can describe it.

If I were creating tiers, this is definitely way better than the fruity cereal version, but I still don’t quite love it.

Overall, it’s a pretty good flavor, but I would never describe this as cereal milk. If you’ve ever had real cereal milk (like the kind that Milk Bar is famous for), this is a far different experience.

I love the smell of this one, but the flavor has a pretty strong “toasted” taste to it, almost like it’s a roasted marshmallow flavor.

Is that bad? No, it’s decent. But it’s a far cry from the cereal milk flavor I would expect when buying this protein powder.

This seems to be the most popular flavor, but its certainly not one of the best Ghost whey flavors in my eyes.

5. Ghost Peanut Butter Cereal Milk Whey Protein

I know I sound like a broken record here, but there is nothing about this flavor that resembles “cereal milk,” it’s simply peanut butter-flavored.

The flavor resembles peanut butter cookies more than actual peanut butter, mostly thanks to that “toasted” flavor that seems to be present in a lot of Ghost protein powder.

I’ve had other protein powder that tastes closer to peanut butter powder, but this is still a solid flavor to enjoy as a protein shake.

4. Ghost Nutter Butter Whey Protein

I tasted the peanut butter cereal milk and Nutter Butter flavors side-by-side, and you truly cannot taste a difference.

The one difference between these two protein powder flavors is that this one has rather large chunks of Nutter Butter cookies mixed in. Whereas many other protein powders contain cookie crumbs, there are larger pieces of broken-up cookies.

Nutter Butter cookies are delicious, so adding them is a great tough, but I would so much rather the cookies be blended up into the protein powder. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t find the experience of large chunks in my protein powder to be enjoyable.

This flavor is definitely just the peanut butter protein powder mixed with some Nutter Butter chunks, so if that sounds appealing to you, then you’ll enjoy this one.

3. Ghost Cinnabon Vegan Protein

Considering how much I disliked the chocolate vegan protein powder, I had extremely low expectations for this one, but it was truly impressive.

It definitely has that earthy pea protein taste, but Ghost was able to capture the flavor of an actual cinnamon roll, not just cinnamon.

There’s a distinct sweetness and saltiness to this flavor that truly resembles what you get with Cinnabon. It’s tough to explain, but they somehow captured the Cinnabon experience perfectly.

I very much want to go back and try the whey protein version of this one, because the only thing holding this one back is that pea protein flavor. It’s not a stretch to think the Cinnabon Whey Protein could easily take the number one spot.

As it currently stands, this is a great vegan option.

2. Ghost Oreo Whey Protein

Much like the Nutter Butter flavor, I’m not sure why they opted to include such large chunks of Oreo cookies in this protein powder, but it’s delicious nonetheless.

As someone who loves dipping Oreos in milk, they were able to capture that experience pretty well. The base of the protein powder isn’t a mind-blowing cookies & cream flavor, but rather just a pretty basic vanilla flavor, but the addition of Oreo pieces makes this taste like the milk you get when Oreo pieces fall into the bottom of your glass of milk.

It has a delicious creamy texture, making this an excellent choice for Oreo lovers.

1. Ghost Chips Ahoy! Whey Protein

This one truly surprised me, because the Chips Ahoy Ready to Drink Shake was extremely disappointing to me. Everyone told me that the whey protein was significantly better than the shake, and I can see why this protein powder is such a popular choice.

The Chips Ahoy whey protein is the best Ghost protein flavor I tried, and it’s not particularly close.

Much like the other flavors, the first thing you notice is the large chunks of cookies mixed into the powder. I think it would be much better if they were blended down into smaller crumbs. But, for chocolate chip cookies, the larger chunks actually work decently well.

When you dunk cookies into milk and some pieces fall into the glass, that’s exactly what this tastes like. Although, to that point, these chunks do sink right to the bottom and seem to get stuck at the bottom of the shaker bottle, which gets pretty annoying.

The flavor of the shake itself isn’t going to change your life, but it resembles cookies & milk fat more than any other protein powder I’ve ever tried, making this a unique and enjoyable experience.

It’s a great option if you’re looking for something other than a basic whey protein concentrate you’ll find with other brands.

Ghost Protein Powder: Overall Thoughts

Ghost protein powder review

Is Ghost protein powder the best protein powder on the market today? Certainly not. But, it’s far from the worst.

It’s true that the powders are way better than the ready-to-drink shakes, so I can definitely recommend these over the shakes.

But, there are a few things holding this protein powder back from sitting at the top of my list.

For starters, the flavors are not all that impressive. Different flavors are certainly better than others, but based on the flavor names and collaborations, I was expecting more delicious flavors across the board.

Secondly, the macros are not very impressive for a protein powder. Many of the flavors contain 160 calories and 25 grams of protein (with 4 grams of sugar), which is less impressive than other options out there. Most protein powder hovers around 100-120 calories and the same amount of protein, so you get a little more bang for your buck (fewer calories and fewer carbs) with others.

Lastly, I wish the chunks they included as mix-ins were smaller so they could be more evenly distributed in the protein shake. As-is, most of the chunks just settle to the bottom and get stuck in the shaker bottle after you finish the shake.

But, all of that said, you could certainly do worse. The protein mixes super easily into almond milk to create a smooth and thick protein shake, which is always a positive.

I absolutely love Ghost’s branding and collaborations, and I see the appeal of having these products on a shelf at home, but it’s not going to become a go-to protein powder for me.

The collaborations are legitimate, however, so when you see Chips Ahoy, Oreo, and Cinnabon, you can trust that Ghost has managed to truly capture the great taste you would expect, which is pretty impressive.

Ghost protein powder review
Ghost Protein Powder Review & Flavor Ranking
Ghost protein powder is pretty decent, but the experience is vastly different based on the flavor. I find the collaborations to all be pretty solid, but Ghost's flagship flavors (like cereal milk) really fall short for me.
Flavor Accuracy
Overall Taste
The Good
Mixes very easily
Unique and exciting flavors
Lots of variety
The Bad
Many flavors fall short of expectations
Mix-ins are large chunks that settle at the bottom of shake
Less impressive macros than most other protein powder
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