Gotein review and GIVEAWAY!

I have to be really honest here.

I am a picky eater.  I don’t like a lot of foods.  And honestly, I don’t like the taste of Gotein.

I wanted to like this so bad!  I can’t have soy protein, so I was stoked to find out this convenient whey protein was arriving at my house as I was starting my weight loss plan.  I think it’s a great idea and for people who are less finicky than me, it’s might be pretty good!

Yes, I got it 6 or 7 weeks ago, and yes, I have been putting this off because I didn’t like it.  I have a problem with being negative.

So, Gotein.

According to the company:

Gotein™ Protein to Go!
Perfect for individuals with a hectic schedule looking for a nutritious high protein shake to go. Whether you’re a Weight Loss Surgery 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.*

Gotein comes in a packet like so:

The packet is nice because I can grab one pre-measured serving and throw it in my bag.  Less nice was having a packet leak all over my bag.  The other thing with the packet is that it is a little too wide and I ended up dumping protein powder all over.  Scissors made it better, but I don’t always have access to scissors.

I tried chocolate first.  It was ok.  I would drink it, but probably not for what it costs.  Part of the problem was that it was kind of watery.  I may have added too much water, which other bloggers have said is a problem.  Also, this probably would have tasted better cold, but I only had access to lukewarm tap water.

Moving on, the big thing Gotein markets is that there is no chalky aftertaste.  I thought it had a slight chalky feeling after I drank it, but certainly not as bad as most other whey protein powders.  I think it is probably impossible to have a protein powder that isn’t a little chalky, but that’s just a guess.

I tried vanilla next.  It was not as good as chocolate.  I think this would definitely benefit the most from being cold, but I only had the water bottle in my desk drawer.  I definitely did a lot better on the water ratio, though.

Finally, I tried strawberry.  I did not like it.  It had a weird almost minty taste and I kind of forced it down.  To be fair, I’m not a huge fan of artificial strawberry (except Starbursts, of course), so it may not be the drink’s fault.

Ok, so you suffered through the review.  I have an envelope from Gotein containing one of each flavor for a lucky winner to sample!  I know I didn’t love this stuff, but most bloggers seemed to like it, so maybe you will like it too (I only linked to positive reviews, but if you Google “Gotein Review” you’ll find a lot of reviews all over the map).

To enter:
1.  Comment below telling me the strangest place you plan to take your protein to go.  Best answer gets an extra entry!
2.  Tweet this giveaway (make sure to include @RunningonWords), leave me a comment below telling me you did so.
3.  Follow me on Twitter, leave me a comment below telling me that you did so.
4.   Blog this giveaway, leave me a comment telling me that you did so below.

Gotein provided me with samples to try and giveaway in exchange for my review.  I was not compensated in any other manner and the content of this review is purely my own opinion.

ETA: Giveaway closes Wednesday, August 24 at 9 PM.