Flavors Tried: Strawberry & Chocolate
Price: $2.50 per bottle
Nutrition: 190 Calories, 4g Fat, 12g Carbs (4g Fiber, 8g Sugar), 30g Protein
Ready-to-drink protein shakes are always a very interesting thing for me to review.
Sometimes, companies absolutely nail protein shakes (like Premier Protein) but oftentimes, they end up completely missing the mark (like Ghost).
Sure, some protein shakes fall in the middle, but I most often find a shake either being awesome or disappointing.
I had seen these Rockin’ Protein Builder protein shakes at my grocery store for a while, so I figured it was finally time to try them and see where they fall on that scale.
Nutritionally, there is not too much surprising here. Many ready-to-drink protein shakes tend to have under 30 grams of protein, so that is definitely nice to see here.
And while the overall carbs and sugar are low, they’re still a bit higher than a lot of shakes out there, since most try to target the keto market now.
But, being as one of the main ingredients in these shakes is skim milk, it’s not surprising to see a bit of sugar in there.
With sugar comes great taste… right?
Strawberry Rockin’ Protein Builder Shake Review
To start off, I decided I’d give the strawberry a try because I happen to love strawberry shakes.
Well, based on the image you see above, it tastes exactly the way it looks.
And that’s not a good thing.
The vibrant pink color makes it look like you’re drinking Pepto Bismol, and unfortunately it kind of tastes that way too.
The strawberry protein shake is thick, which is usually a good thing for shakes, but it has a slimy mouthfeel that is really off-putting.
There’s definitely a tiny strawberry flavor, so it’s not all bad. However, that’s quickly met with a strange aftertaste that makes this resemble medicine.
Between the look, consistency, and taste, this reminds me so much of Pepto Bismol that I really struggled to finish this one.
Chocolate Rockin’ Protein Builder Shake Review
After trying the strawberry shake and being severely disappointed, I know that things could only go up from there,
Luckily for me, the chocolate Rockin’ Protein shake is not nearly as egregious as the strawberry. No, it’s not great, but it’s tolerable.
Interestingly enough, while I found the strawberry shake to be too thick, I found the chocolate shake to not be thick enough…
Pouring this one out, it definitely looks like chocolate milk, which is ideal (although I’d personally prefer a thick chocolate shake).
However, the taste of this one is incredibly dull, and you would never mistake this for chocolate milk.
The three main ingredients in this protein shake are water, skim milk, and protein powder, and that’s exactly what this flavor tastes like. The cocoa is way too subtle, and the shake tastes as if you had mixed protein powder with water.
It’s missing that richness that makes chocolate milk so delicious, and you’d be better off just mixing chocolate protein powder with water for the same exact result.
I love that these Rockin’ Protein Builder shakes have 30 grams of protein, but that’s about all that I love.
The strawberry protein shake reminds me of Pepto, and the chocolate shake tastes just like a mixture of protein powder and water.
If I’m buying a pre-made protein shake, it’s absolutely for convenience, but it’s also for the unique and refreshing taste. If it tastes exactly the same as mixing protein powder with water, then what’s the point?