What’s up, everyone? Thank you for stopping by to check out another one of my protein powder reviews.
With so many different brands and flavors of protein powders out there, it can be really difficult to tell which ones are worth buying.
It can be a real letdown to buy a brand new tub of protein that you think you’re going to enjoy, only to find out that it just doesn’t suit your tastes.
Now you’re stuck plowing through it just so you don’t waste the money that you spent on it, and as we know most protein powders don’t come cheap.
Another thing we know about protein, no matter the form that we get it in, is that it is a very important nutrient from both a general health perspective as well as progressing our fitness goals.
Most of us know protein for its muscle-building properties. However, protein goes far beyond that and also aids in immune function, bone health, and weight management by promoting a feeling of fullness and helping to curb appetite.
Protein is also a great way for us to take in the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies need, yet aren’t able to produce on their own.
A good whey protein powder offers us a convenient, tasty option to consistently and reliably get those into our diets.
In this article, we are going to be talking about Dymatize Whey Protein Chocolate.
Dymatize has been around quite a while now, since 1994, so I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you are already familiar with this brand.
If you decide to purchase this protein powder using any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
|Protein blend of Whey Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate|
|Mixes well and leaves a smooth texture|
|Flavor has a good balance of chocolate taste without being overly sweet. Only in oats did I feel that it lacked a bit.|
Disclaimer: None of the information in this article is intended to be medical or health advice. Always consult with a qualified physician before taking part in any exercise or fitness regimen, as well as any type of supplement intake.
These are also my opinions. You and others’ tastes and preferences may vary.
Main Criteria & Details
For each review, I like to focus on what I personally find most important in the ways that I use my protein powders. And for me those are:
- Ingredients & Nutritional Content
I will be mainly focused on the amount of protein in each serving as well as the protein blend when it comes to the nutritional content of this protein powder.
I will also give my opinion on how much I enjoy this particular flavor of chocolate seeing as I personally enjoy flavoring that isn’t overpowered by sweetness
Ingredients & Nutritional Content
Each serving is listed at 36 grams, which each scoop giving us 25 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of fat.
That’s a total of 140 calories per scoop.
An evenly topped-off scoop of Dymatize Whey weighs in at 38 grams, which is pretty spot on with its listed scoop weight of 36 grams.
There are roughly 25 servings in this 2 lb (.9 kg) tub, which should last you just shy of a month if you’re a 1 scoop per day user like myself.
Dymatize Chocolate Whey uses a protein blend consisting of Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, and Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate.
Whey Protein Concentrate – whey protein concentrate is usually up to and around 80% protein, with the remaining 20% carbs and fat after processing.
Whey Protein Isolate – after processing, whey protein isolate contains at least 90% protein and 10% carbs and fats. Whey protein isolate is processed even further than concentrate and has nearly all of the lactose removed which makes it great for people who are lactose intolerant or sensitive to lactose. It can also be a bit more pricey.
Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate – a type of protein that takes processing even further than protein isolate does. Hydrolyzed whey is actually “predigested” which is thought to make this form of protein even more tolerated by those with lactose intolerance or sensitivity.
Dymatize Elite Whey Rich Chocolate also contains all 9 essential amino acids.
Taste & Mixability
The 3 most common ways that I use protein powders are in the form of shakes, oats, and Greek yogurt.
I kept each recipe as simple as possible, only using a water and/or milk base when liquid was called for and adding no extra sweetener of any kind.
I made the shake in two different ways using both water and almond milk.
I used 8 oz of liquid for each one as the directions call for 6-8 oz of liquid per 1 scoop of protein.
The water-based shake was pretty enjoyable, the chocolate flavor came through enough without it being too sweet. It was similar, in my opinion, to drinking a Yoo-Hoo in both flavor as well as texture.
The almond milk shake was creamy, and thicker, and tasted to me like drinking melted ice cream.
Both of the shakes were smooth with no clumps, and while I enjoyed the milk base better, I wouldn’t mind drinking this mixed with water if I absolutely had to for whatever reason that might be.
I love Greek Yogurt for the simple fact that it’s pretty low-calorie and provides a good-sized protein hit. It’s also a good way to cure a sweet tooth while curbing appetite.
When I want to add some flavor and even more protein to this snack I’ll throw in a scoop of whey, and Dymatize Rich Chocolate was a good addition here.
I used one serving (170 grams) of Greek yogurt and 1 scoop of whey.
It mixed in very well and left a creamy smooth consistency.
The chocolatey flavor was just right for me and felt like I was eating chocolate pudding. There was also no need to add additional sweetener to kick up it.
I used a water base here with one serving (40 g) of 5-minute oats and 1 scoop of protein.
For my personal taste, the chocolate flavor was a bit mild and I could’ve used a bit more pop. The taste itself however was enjoyable and was chocolate cake-like in flavor. Adding a bit of artificial sweetener did kick up the flavor just enough to make it just about right for my own personal liking.
This 2 lb (.9 kg) tub of Dymatize Elite Rich Chocolate Whey can be found on Amazon for $33.59 at the time of publishing.
I would say that this price falls right in bounds with other whey protein blends of this size.
I was able to find some brands out there that were a bit cheaper than this, but I felt confident paying a bit more for a brand that is well-known and has a protein blend that seems to be of high quality.
For me, Dymatize Elite Rich Chocolate Whey was pretty good. While it wasn’t my favorite chocolate, it was up there in terms of flavor and price, and good enough to make me curious to try their other flavors as well.
This has a solid protein blend, mixes well, and added a well-balanced chocolate flavor to my shakes and foods.