So I’ve been on the vanilla flavour for a little while and really like it. Thought I’d give the unflavoured version a try so placed an order for one pouch of each.
First try of unflavoured/unsweetened was yesterday. First thing that struck me was how much thinner it is than the vanilla flavour. Using 3 scoops normally makes a lovely, thick, almost porridge-y shake with the vanilla; with the unflavoured stuff the shake is thin and watery - why is that? I’m surprised that removing the flavour and sweetener would change the consistency at all, let alone as dramatically as it seems to.
Also, even when using the flavourings (there was no way I was going to drink it straight), the unflavoured stuff has a vaguely sour/off taste that still comes through and actually left me with a bit of a stomach ache. On top of that there’s a grittiness to it that catches in the back of my throat, and is pretty unpleasant.
This may just be my imagination, but the thinner consistency seemed to make it far less filling too. Although I wasn’t hungry immediately after (which may have been thanks to the stomach ache it gave me), I was ravenous within a couple of hours, which doesn’t normally happen when I’m on the vanilla flavour.
It’s weird, I thought the unflavoured version would be the same as vanilla, just minus the flavourings; but it’s SO different that it seems like it must be a different product entirely - is that the case?
Anyway, I’ve tried it a couple more times since yesterday with different flavours, and even mixing in some vanilla version; however, it’s still disgusting. Might stick with it another day or two to see if I get used to it (although it’s the texture that bothers me as much as the flavour), otherwise the bin is beckoning.