I needed some more protein isolate shake mix, so I bought a 5LB bottle (bucket? barrel?) of Mutant ISO Surge / Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s really, really, really sweet. Okay, okay, so, I should have expected something named “Vanilla Ice Cream” would taste ridiculously sweet and creamy. Still, my only experience thus far with protein shakes has been mild to moderately flavoured (but generally quite bland and inoffensive) mixtures.
It’s taken me a week to get used to the absolute blast of flavour this stuff provides; I swear I mix it with 1.5-2x the water I’m supposed to, and I’m still feeling overwhelmed by the flavour/sweetness of it. I don’t know how people drink it mixed normally.
On the plus side, it mixes very well (even without a shaker cup) and the flavour – albeit several times more potent than necessary – is actually quite good. I could see some really excellent dessert recipes coming out of this product. I’m pretty terrified to try the other flavours, though; I don’t know if I could handle the level of sweetness I would imagine the Birthday Cake flavour would have.
All in all, it’s a good protein shake. It mixes with very little effort (comparatively) and it doesn’t taste bad. It’s just a heck of a lot sweeter than I expected, which is probably more of a comment on my crappy expectations than on the product itself.