Has anyone tasted Mark Sisson's Primal Fuel?
I did. My friend and I had an "official" taste test with the sample packs Mark sent out for $5.95.
My initial thought was, "Wow, this is $99 protein. I bet it tastes AWESOME!" Alas, it wasn't awesome. It wasn't the worst protein I've ever tasted, but it definitely wasn't good. I wouldn't want to drink that as a "meal replacement" every day.
The vanilla didn't really taste of vanilla, it just tasted like [weak] coconut powder. The dark chocolate wasn't too bad, but again, the coconut taste overpowered the "dark" chocolate taste. Also, if you follow the recommendation of 8-10 oz of water mixed with the powder, it tastes pretty watery and flavorless.
I thought it was fine as a quick meal for those times when you are running out of the house and just don't have time to make a decent meal. It is not a replacement for real food, but I thought it tasted fine, not too sweet. I don't add as much water as called for. You can also add almond milk. I thought it had a faint coconut flavor (the chocolate verson) which was not unpleasant. I use it maybe once every two or three weeks, so I think my canister will last for a long, long time.
Tastes pretty damn good to me. It's also a good way to get my pill-and-greens-averse wife to take supplements (magnesium/D3/fish oil/C) and eat kale and other greens (just blend em all up).
I put this in the same catagory as pemmican. Pemmican is not a tasty thing, but you can live off of the stuff. I don't think you can live off of Marks powder, but when you're just concentrating nutrients, the taste might not be the greatest. I like coconut though.When I make a protien shake, If I'm out of my raw goat milk, I use coconut milk mixed 2:1 with water. Add a couple of raw egg yolks and some cinnimon, and blend it up. Delicious! And lots of good fatty acids from the coconut milk. (I add some coconut oil too).
Try eWhey by evolved Natural Solutions (evolvedns.com). The whey is organic/pasture-access and all ingredients are 100% natural. It also contains probiotics,prebiotics, digestive enzymes, colostrum and is sweetened from coconut sugar, which is low-glycemic. The closest to paleo that whey protein can get. Both dark chocolate and vanilla bean are delicious...not too sweet and no aftertaste.
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