Today I have another review for you. This time it’s for GoNutrition products. GoNutrition is an online sports nutrition shop and have a range of high protein products to facilitate your sport goals. They kindly sent me a selection of goodies from their website for me to try so here are my thoughts.
GN Whey Protein 80 (find HERE)
Their whey protein powder contains over 19.5g protein per 25g serving and is rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) and glutamic acid. I didn’t know too much about whey protein if I’m honest but after doing a bit of research it seems BCAA’s help stimulate protein synthesis and are therefore idea for muscle repair and growth. Basically it’s great for post-workout recovery.
- Calories per serving: 96 kcal
- Fat: 1.45g
- Of which saturates: 1.1g
- Carbohydrate: 1.2g
- Of which sugars: 1.2g
- Salt: 0.2g
- Protein: 19.5g
My thoughts: There are loads of different delicious sounding flavours (maple syrup pancakes, jammie biscuit, key lime pie, etc.) available. I tried the triple chocolate flavour. You can mix the powder with water or milk, and the more you add of the powder then the more thick it is. I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan. I tried it with water first and it didn’t float my boat – I had to add more powder to stop it being watery and though the chocolate flavour was there it was still rather synthetic. Using milk made it a lot nicer though. Ben, however, really enjoyed it.
Original Protein Flapjacks (find HERE)
Again a high protein food, these flapjacks contain 18.6g protein and are made from oats so are low GI for slow-release energy. They have a chocolate-coating on one-side.
(No GM, No Artificial Colourings, Vegetarian)
- Energy: 310 kcal
- Fat: 8.6g
- Of which saturates: 4.3g
- Carbohydrate: 38.1g
- Of which sugars: 8.5g
- Dietary Fibre: 2.8g
- Salt: 0.20g
- Protein: 18.6g
My thoughts: Nice and tasty, very soft and chewy with lovely dark chocolate chips. The ingredient list looks a bit dubious with a some chemically sounding items and “chocolate flavour coating” though. Three-hundred plus calories for a snack in my opinion is on the high side but, saying that, flapjacks tend to be quite calorific anyway because they’re energy dense. Plus if you’re doing a big gym or long run then this could be ideal to hold you over between meals (hello, runger).
Protein Balls (find HERE)
Basically they’re crispy little balls of protein flavoured with spicy sweet chilli. Each 30g bag contains 15g of protein. Hilariously on the bag they were called ‘soy puffs’ which just amused me greatly.
(No GM, No Artificial Colourings, Vegan, Vegetarian)
- Energy: 124 kcal
- Fat: 3.6g
- Of which saturates: 0.3g
- Carbohydrates: 7.7g
- Of which sugar: 2.9g
- Dietary Fibre: 0.5g
- Salt: 0.78g
- Protein: 15.0g
My thoughts: I actually really enjoyed these and checked the pack twice to see if I was only eating one serving because honestly there seemed a lot of, er, puffs for the calories (I’m a volume eater so this makes me happy). The flavouring was really good too, like finger-licking good. They sort of reminded me of those chickpea snacks. Very happy with these, very moreish.
Protein Cookie (find HERE)
This is what it says it is, a high protein cookie! A whopping 37.5g protein per cookie. To put that in perspective, there’s roughly 30g of protein in a chicken breast.
(No GM and No Artificial Colourings)
- Energy: 320 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 19.3g
- Of which sugars: 7.2g
- Fat: 9.9g
- Of which saturates: 3.9g
- Dietary Fibre: 1.7g
- Salt: 0.5g
- Protein: 37.5g
My thoughts: I tried the triple chocolate flavour, other options are cherry bakewell and chocolate orange. It’s a very soft cookie so it reminded me more of a brownie. There are big white chocolate chunks in it. It’s very tasty, but you know when you’re eating it it’s not quite the normal sugar-coma cookie you can buy in a bakery, but it is very satisfying and filling regardless. Again, long list of ingredients.
Protein Puddings (find HERE)
These are basically chocolate mousse pots containing 15g of milk protein but are low in fat and sugar. Ideal little snacks to stop you reaching for a sugary snack between meals, or good for a nice little dessert.
(Suitable for Diabetics, Gluten-Free, No Gm, No Artificial Colourings, Vegetarian)
- Energy: 109 kcal
- Fat: 3.0g
- Of which saturates: 2.0g
- Carbohydrates: 5.0g
- Of which sugars: 1.0g
- Dietary Fibre: 1.1g
- Salt: 0.45g
- Protein: 15.0g
My thoughts: Creamy, rich and chocolaty. Again the ingredients look a bit scary with flavours and sweeteners but it is what it is being a chocolate mousse pot. I wouldn’t eat one every day but they’re great if you’re craving a chocolate pick-me-up that’ll fill you up while you wait for something more substantial.
Whew! Lots of good stuff there. If you like your snacks to pack a punch and keep you full then these are ideal. They’re not whole foods or entirely clean by any means, but they’re great to tide you over to your next meal or help increase your calories if you’re working out hard. I just wish I had more soy puffs in my life 😉
Have you tried any GoNutrition products?
Do you aim for high protein snacks?
Do you regularly use protein powder?
[Disclosure: I was sent these products for free to review. However all opinions are my own.]