Ghost Protein Powder, quite a funny name that. It’s not got one of those healthy-sounding names like other vegan protein powders. But it sounds good either way.
I’m really looking forward to doing this review for you as this protein is quite unique in terms of taste.
The flavor of Ghost that I reviewed was the peanut butter cereal milk. I bet you’ve never had a vegan protein flavor like that before?
Well, I’ll let you know all about it shortly.
First I want to say that I have a few things that I like to look for when reviewing protein powders. If it’s going to be up there with the best it will need to pass the test on somethings.
I like to know…
Is it made from natural ingredients?
I like to see natural ingredients that are real and not just chemicals and crap. You want to be able to pronounce all the ingredients. It doesn’t want to look like a chemical equation from a science lab.
What kind of tests were run on the product to prove label accuracy and ingredient purity?
I.e has it been tested for heavy metals, pesticides, banned substances in sports etc.
What kind of independent quality certifications does the product have?
Is it Organic, non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan etc?
How does it taste?
Arguably the most important thing. It can be healthy but if it tastes like cardboard then you won’t enjoy it. It MUST taste good!
Ghost Vegan Protein Powder – Pros & Cons
- Tastes Great!
- 21g Protein Per Serving
- Not Organic
- Seems to lack nutritional boosting ingredients
What Does Ghost Vegan Protein Taste Like?
Well this is a first when it comes to vegan protein powder flavors.
Peanut Butter Cereal Milk.
Ghost has a reputation for unique flavors, mainly in their whey range. You can see some here:
- Blueberry Toaster Pastry
- Marshmallow Cereal Milk®
- Cinnamon Cereal Milk®
- Fruity Cereal Milk®
- Coffee Ice Cream
As I said that’s their whey range, but their vegan range includes these flavors:
- Chocolate Cereal Milk®
- Peanut Butter Cereal Milk®
- Pancake Batter
- Banana Pancake Batter
All really unique don’t you think?
Anyway, to test this out I tried it in a shake, mixed with almond milk as I didn’t want to drown out the flavor by mixing in any fruit etc.
I also tried with oats and made porridge with it.
What was my thoughts?
In a Shake:
It was strangely nice, and it tasted like what you’d expect peanut butter cereal milk to taste like.
The flavor was enjoyable although it’s clearly an artificial taste. It’s very sweet and not earthy like most plant-based protein powders taste like.
Overall I was super happy with taste, it’s not what I would usually go for but I still enjoyed it none the less.
Here’s my attempt at taking a fancy pic of my porridge. It’s not great I know 😀
Again it was really nice in a weird way. It’s such a unique flavor, one which I’ve never had anything else like.
In the porridge mixed with some frozen berries it still kept it’s flavor.
Sometimes protein powders can lose their flavor a little and become bland when mixed with oats for porridge, this didn’t. It still tasted very nice, and very sweet.
If you like sweet things then this might be up your alley, if you like a more natural taste then this probably isn’t what you’re looking for.
What I Like About Ghost Vegan Protein Powder
So the first thing is obviously the taste. It’s going to be down personal preference but it does taste nice to me even though it’s artificial.
I like that’s it’s soy-free, and also gluten free.
And it’s got 21g of protein per serving.
If I’m honest there’s not much else I say here as I don’t think this protein isn’t made for the health-conscious user, it’s made more for flavor.
Let’s get into what I think could be better.
What Could Be Better
When it comes to the things I like to see in a protein powder it doesn’t quite hit the mark on some things.
It would be better if it was organic.
It would also be better it had more nutrient-rich ingredients that would make Ghost protein powder a more healthy option.
I’d like to see some added BCAAs as well which helps especially if you go to the gym and lift weights.
Digestive enzymes would be good as well as that would help break down and absorb the protein better.
These things are in a lot of plant based protein powders so I don’t think I’m asking too much.
I like to see those things from a plant-based protein for me to rate it a good option for a vegan protein powder.
What’s In Ghost Protein?
You 21g of protein made from 3 things:
- Pea protein concentrate
- Organic pumpkin protein
- Watermelon seed protein
You then get the other ingredients for flavor etc
Those ingrediants are:
- Natural & Artificial Flavours
- PEANUT Flour (Adding 1g Protein)
- Sunflower Creamer (Highly Oleic Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Starch, Tapioca Dextrin, Natural Dlavours, d-Alpha Tocopherols),
- Xantham Gum
That’s about it, normally I have more to write here as most plant-based protein brands add things to make them more nutritious.
Ghost keep it simple, they are focused on Flavor above anything else.
Are Any Tests Done For Heavy Metals Etc
When researching what Ghost powders test for in terms of heavy metals etc, I couldn’t find any information. This was one of a small few protein powders that I couldn’t find anything on their testing.
I presume they are within heavy metal limits for the country they are being sold in but I can’t give you more info as I don’t know.
There is a CA Prop 65 Warning on the label as you can see here:
If you didn’t know what that was then let me briefly explain.
Proposition 65 has a list of 900 chemicals known to cause various health risks. Californian law means that businesses have to give warnings on their products about certain exposures to chemicals that cause cancer and other harm such as birth and reproductive defects.
Sorry I can’t give you more info about their testing, if I learn anything I’ll update this post.
Pricing And Best Place To Buy
How much does it cost and where is the best place to buy Ghost Vegan protein powder?
I write this, in the UK they don’t sell it on Amazon (that may change at anytime).
You can currently buy direct on the Ghost website for £36.99 as of checking today. Prices can always change so what it is today could be different tomorrow.
Ghost charged £6.99 for delivery when I checked so it would be £43.98 total making it work out at 1.57 per serving if you buy from their website which is pretty much mid-range for most UK Vegan protein powders.
I reviewed 15 Vegan protein powders here and it was pretty much bang in the middle for the UK price per serving range.
In the US Amazon as of checking today, it’s currently being sold for $68.69, I don’t think the seller is the Ghost Brand so it’s probably being re-sold by another vendor at a higher mark up as it’s $44.99 + $7.99 shipping on the Ghost website.
That would work out $1.89 per serving if you include the shipping cost which would work out just a bit above average on the US price per serving when comparing to the other vegan protein powders I’ve reviewed.
When buying I would say it seems to be better to buy direct from Ghost.
Prices are always changing so be sure to check multiple places to see what the best price is.
Click here to check the current price on Amazon.
So to wrap this up I would say if you are looking for something that’s different, something that tastes nice, something which isn’t your usual old flavors then this will be for you.
If you prefer a more earthy natural taste then this might not be your cup of tea.
Looking for a more health-conscious plant-based protein with added nutritional ingredients? Then you may be better of going with something like Vivo Life.
Overall, I’m happy with the taste but think it would be sooo much better if they made some changes like using organic ingredients and also adding certain ingredients to boost the nutritional value as I mentioned before.
This is not my favorite vegan protein powder but it’s definitely not the worst. If you get it let me know in the comments what you thought of the flavor.
I’m sure you’ll like it!