I’m excited to review Orgain Organic Protein for you today.
I have personally been buying and trying lots of different powders to see what ones stand out from the crowd. The flavor I’m reviewing today is chocolate peanut butter, now this is my all-time favorite flavor so I’m going to be particularly picky as there a few powders that I love already.
Could this be my new favorite?
As I’m becoming somewhat of an expert in protein powders I have come up with a little list on what makes a good protein powder in my eyes.
So let’s get started…..
Is it made from natural ingredients?
If you want a healthy powder, having Organic fruits and vegetables is a must have. Simple wholefood ingredients and non of the added rubbish.
Can you pronounce all the ingredients on the label?
So we’re not all scientists here, we want a straightforward, understandable list of ingredients.
What kind of tests were run on the product to prove label accuracy and ingredient purity?
For example tests for heavy metals, banned substances in sports, gluten, GMO etc.
What kind of independent quality certifications does the product have?
Is it USDA Organic, non-GMO, Vegan etc?
How does it taste?
Surely we all want a protein powder that is delicious and giving us all the health benefits?
This is obviously a personal opinion as far as taste is concerned but it can help to hear what other people think and then you can decide on what flavor suits you best.
Orgain Organic – Pros And Cons
- USDA Organic
- 21g Protein
- Non- GMO
- Tastes Great
- 5g Organic Fiber
- A little higher than average on calories (150 cals)
How Does Orgain Organic Powder Taste?
As I’ve said before chocolate peanut butter is my absolute favorite flavor so I’m either going to be in love or maybe hard to please….
On opening the container I had to do the all-important smell test, I was pleasantly surprised with the smell. It smelt really chocolatey which is brilliant as some powders can just smell like cardboard.
I like to try my protein powders in a shake as I think that enhances the flavor more than a smoothie or in porridge. I like to use a little bit of unsweetened almond milk to make my shakes.
Now for the taste test….
On first impression when making the video I wasn’t overwhelmed with the taste, it definitely tasted like chocolate peanut but as I love that flavor it didn’t excite me the way other powders do.
However, since making the video I have used the powder for a shake here and there and the flavor has definitely grown on me.
I now think this is a decent tasting protein powder. I know at the time I didn’t really sell that in the video as my first reaction was a bit limp, but I have definitely changed my opinion and would recommend this to someone who likes their shakes to be nice and sweet.
I haven’t had a go at making it with porridge or in a smoothie yet but I’m sure it would taste nice, maybe not as nice as it does in a shake.
Sometimes mixing protein powders with fruit or oats for porridge takes the taste away a little. You’d have to give it a go and see what you think.
Again that’s down to personal opinion so if you want to try it in various different ways you go for it!
Just so you know they have more flavors which sound great so you might want to check them out as well.
Currently this is their flavors.
- Creamy Chocolate Fudge
- Creamy Coconut
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter
- Natural Unsweetened
- Vanilla Bean
The creamy chocolate fudge sounds lush, I might have to give it a go!
What I liked about Orgain Organic Protein Powder
On doing some research on this brand I found out the backstory to the company and I’d like to share what I found. Orgain started off with Dr. Andrew Abraham and his mother after he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, he was losing a lot of weight.
The doctors recommended nutrition shakes to prevent him from losing more weight. However, the only shakes he came across were unhealthy and filled with fake ingredients. Because of that Abraham and his mother started making their own healthy shakes at home to help restore his strength.
This is where Orgain originated and I think it’s fantastic to have started something great from a time when Abraham was not at his best.
Now onto the powder…
Although I wasn’t too enthusiastic on the video, I’ve changed my opinion a bit as I really like the taste now. I would definitely be using this again and I would say I enjoy drinking it.
There are some powders out there that you try to down as quickly as possible cause you just want the gross taste over and done with…this however I enjoy drinking.
Also mentioned earlier I prefer powders to be organic and Non-GMO and this powder ticks those boxes for sure! It seems that the company wants the very best, cleanest, and healthiest ingredients going into their products.
This powder also has 21g of protein. Now this isn’t the highest amount out there but is still a decent amount to have in a plant-based powder.
There’s also the added bonuses of being vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and low in sugar. Some people have lots of different dietary requirements and I think they have tried to cover a lot of them.
What I Think Could Be Better
There isn’t actually a great deal that I think they could do better. The positives out weigh the negatives for sure!
I would probably say the only thing if I’m fishing around for a negative is the fact that it’s a bit higher in calories than some others. This could be a bit of an issue if you’re counting calories. (Each serving is 150 calories) but if you arent then it’s not much of a negative really is it?
To be honest most are around 110-120 calories per serving so it’s not crazy high or anything.
I noticed that each serving is 2 scoops of powder so this could contribute to it being higher in calories.
So let’s move on from trying to find fault and find out what’s actually in this powder…
What’s In Orgain Protein Powder?
Let’s start with breaking down the macros.
You get 150 Calories per serving.
You get 4.5g Fat per serving.
You get 15g Carbs per serving
And you get 21g Protein per serving.
You can see it all here:
Now let’s break down the ingredients.
As I’ve mentioned (a few times) that the ingredients are organic so what does Orgain Protein Powder actually contain?
Orgain Organic Protein Blend TM: (Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein, Organic Chia Seed), Organic Defatted Peanut Flour, Organic Erythritol, Organic Natural Flavours.
Orgain Organic Creamer Base TM: (Organic Acacia, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Rice Dextrin, Organic Rice Bran Extract, Organic Rosemary Extract), Organic Alkalized Cocoa, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Sea Salt, Organic Acacia, Organic Guar Gum, Organic Stevia, Xanthan Gum
Let’s look at the benefits of some of these lesser known ingredients:
Organic Acacia: Acacia is sold in crushed, ground and whole form and has been used in things such as baking ingredients and medicines for centuries. It can reduce body fat, is a good source of fiber and relives pain and irritation.
Organic Erythritol: Erythritol is a natural sweetener found in fruits and fermented foods. It has no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels, which means it is a safer substitute if you have diabetes. (It’s always best to speak to your doctor first before trying something different.)
Here’s a picture of the ingredients for you to have a look yourself.
What Kind of Tests Has Been Done On Orgain Protein Powder?
As you’re probably aware that plant-based protein powders are more likely to contain heavy metals. This is because the plants absorb them in the soil.
Orgain tests its products for Arsenic, Cadmium, Aluminium, and Lead. They test to make sure the products reach their high-quality standards and consistency. They will not use ingredients that don’t reach their high standards.
You read more about it on their website here.
Best Place To Buy Orgain Protein Powder
On writing this article the price on the USA Amazon is $36.99 which works out at $1.84 per serving.
In the UK on Amazon the price is £48.37 which comes to £2.41. This does work out quite expensive as it appears to be shipped from America, there is also quite a long waiting time because it is being shipped from there.
In the US you can buy on their website and the price is $29.99 which works out at $1.49 per serving.
This is pricing for their 2.03lbs/ 920g tub of chocolate peanut butter flavor.
As you can see their website is obviously the cheapest place to buy right now, they also have a ‘subscribe and save’ offer in which you get 20% off when you sign up.
I think this is quite middle of the range when it comes to pricing and would say it’s worth it down to the delicious taste and the great ingredients.
This has been a funny review as I went from thinking the flavor was just ok to then growing to really like it. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge on first impressions.
I love the whole back story to this company and that they care about good quality ingredients and helping people to live healthier.
I think this powder ticks a lot of boxes and is good value for money. I have actually started using this powder regularly for a shake as I really do enjoy the flavor now.
Just by being a bit nosey, I did have a sneak peek at other people’s reviews on Amazon and there was a lot of positive feedback about the taste so it’s not just my opinion. A lot of people enjoy this powder.
I hope this review has been of some use to you and thank you for taking the time to read it.