I have been testing lots of different protein powders to see what ones are the best. I like to say that I have personally been taste testing rather than looking up other reviews and rounding up other people’s opinions.
I have been buying the powders and testing them in lots of various ways from smoothies, to porridge and straight-up shakes. This helps me to give an honest opinion on the powders and shows I have tried them a few times to really give them a fair testing.
I’m excited to share this review on Bulk Powders – Vegan Series Protein.
So before we get into this, here are some things that I find important in a good plant-based protein powder.
It needs to tick these boxes.
Is it made from natural ingredients, such as real fruits, vegetables, grains, and superfoods etc?
Or is made from synthetic nonorganic chemicals?
Natural ingredients are always going to be a winner over anything else so have a good look at the labels!
Can you pronounce all the ingredients on the label?
If you can’t understand the ingredients it probably isn’t the healthiest option. In this case it’s best to keep it simple and leave the scientific jargon out of it.
What kind of tests were run on the product to prove label accuracy
and ingredient purity?
For example, heavy metals, gluten etc.
What kind of independent quality certifications does the product
Is it USDA Organic, non-GMO, Vegan etc?
How does it taste?
It definitely helps if the protein powder is tasty. Just because it’s plant-based doesn’t mean it has to taste of grass!
So with all that in mind let’s see how Bulk Powders Vegan Series does in this review.
Pros & Cons Of Bulk Powders Vegan Protein
- Plant-based ingredients
- 23g Protein per serving
- Compostable bag (good for the eco-conscious)
- Low in sugar and saturated fat
- No artificial colors or sweeteners
- Soya and gluten-free
- GM Free
- Blend of five premium vegan protein sources
- Different flavors to choose from (Chocolate peanut is good!)
- No allergens
- The vanilla flavor is bad.
- Not organic
What Does Bulk Powders Vegan Protein Powder Taste Like?
I tested this powder a number of ways and preferred some to others. I have tried 2 different flavours of this powder and really disliked the vanilla. Like I had to hold my nose to drink it down. No exaggeration!
However the chocolate peanut is a winner in my book and I really loved it.
So this review is mainly based on the chocolate peanut powder as it was the one I liked.
In a Shake
So I loved the peanut chocolate flavor in a shake. It was BANGING, I simply just mixed it with some almond milk and it was so darn good.
I’m really happy with this protein powder in a shake and will look forward to having another one.
In a Smoothie
Ok so I made a smoothie with banana and frozen berries mixed in with the protein powder and I wasn’t quite as impressed as when I had it in a shake. However, I think this was just because it was the wrong combination of flavors and nothing to do with the product itself.
So when mixed with another flavour it’ll could taste great in a smoothie.
In porridge it didn’t have a strong taste, it was actually quite mild. I could taste the chocolate, I enjoyed the porridge but might have been tastier had it been a bit stronger.
I’ve tried a few peanut chocolate flavors and others have tasted better in porridge than this one. This however is subjective to the user. You may think it’s great in porridge.
The Things That I Like
There’s a few things I like about this product, so here we go!
I loved the chocolate peanut butter in a shake and can be quite critical of that flavour as it’s my favorite when it comes to protein powders. So defiantly a thumbs up from me!
I also go to the gym alot and need the protein and this powder has 23g of protein per serving which is a decent amount to have.
I love that it comes in a compostable bag, which is helping the environment and you haven’t got big bulky tubs taking up lots of space.
It’s a reasonable price which is great because protein powder can be quite expensive.
It is made from plant based ingredients, low in sugar and saturated fats and is gluten free.
What’s not to love about that?
People that are buying protein powder are more health conscious right?
So getting a product with plant-based ingredients is a great healthy option from some of the other powders out there.
The Not So Good Things
Ok so I’ve touched on the vanilla flavour not being so nice. I was curious at what other people thought and after having a quick look on amazon reviews, other people felt the same. They did not like the vanilla.
So my advice would definitely be to stay clear from vanilla and go for something else. As this review is mostly about the chocolate peanut I’m obviously going to recommend it. Except maybe in a smoothie…..
These are my personal opinions though and we can’t all like the same things otherwise life would be pretty boring. So experiment and see what works best for you.
Another thing that I would say is the fact that it’s not organic but apart from that, I’m happy with what I’ve experienced.
What’s In Bulk Powders Vegan Protein?
As I’ve said it’s not organic and it’s not packed with added greens and other goodies, however, it’s not a science lab concoction either.
Here’s what’s in the protein powder:
V+™ Protein Blend: (Pea Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Flaxseed Powder, Quinoa Flour)
Flavours And Other Bits: Cocoa Powder (Chocolate Peanut and Chocolate Mint Flavours Only), Natural Flavouring, Instantising Agent (Sunflower Lecithin), Natural Colouring (Beetroot Red – Strawberry Flavour Only), Sweetener (Stevia Extract), Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Citric Acid (Strawberry Flavour Only)
DigeZyme® Enzyme Complex: (Amylase, Protease, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase).
Here you can see a picture of all ingredients and other information you may want to know.
What Does It Get Tested For?
I’ve done a little research online to find out what Bulk Powders are tested for and to be honest I could find much information. After doing a little digging around online I came across an answer from a question on Amazon and the Bulk Powders brand had responded to the question themselves.
Here’s what they said:
Bulk Vegan has been tested for heavy metals and will apply with EU regulations.
Unfortunately there’s not much more I could find than that.
Where Is The Best Place To Buy Bulk Powders Vegan Series Protein Powder?
After having a good look around, personally I think it’s best to buy this product directly from the Bulk website.
They always seem to be doing promotions and discounts so defo head to their website and see what discounts they are offering!
Alternatively you can get it in Amazon, but the they won’t have the same offers as if you purchased direct from Bulk Powders.
Overall it’s not a bad vegan protein powder but it’s definitely not the best. Especially in terms of the ingredients. You should check out my Vivo Life review and you’ll see the quality difference.
Regarding flavors, the peanut chocolate flavor was lush but the vanilla is disgusting! They’ve got a few different flavors to try so I’m sure you’ll like one of them!
I love the fact that they care about the environment with their compostable bags. I’m a bit eco-conscious so I like to see these things.
The powder has a healthy amount of protein and is low in sugar so that’s always an added bonus when living a healthy lifestyle!
Anyway I hope you found something helpful in this review of the “Bulk Powders Vegan Series” protein powder.
If you try it out let me know what you think. Also if there’s anything you want to say about this protein powder feel free to leave a comment below.
Is it keto friendly?
I’m no keto expert so I’m just going by what I can see on the packet but it’s not advertised for being keto friendly. Which I’m sure if it was it would say on the packet.
Does Bulk Powders offer a guarantee?
Yes, they do. There’s a 14-day guarantee, there are some T&C’s so if you want to know about it you can read their T&C page.