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I'm preop with a surgery date of 7/2015 and I'm looking into Protein drinks. My surgeon requires a 14 day Protein diet prior to surgery and recommends using Optifast. I'd like a few opinions on the taste of this brand before purchasing a supply. I've read good things about unjury and would like to know how they compare to each other...........anyone with experience with each I'd appreciate your input. Thanks everyone.

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I personally love nectar and Matrix, the variety of flavors that they have is wonderful! If you buy online, this might interest you, mybariatricpantry.com has a 5% off coupon code that my doctors office gave me to use on those Proteins and I think they give you samples too. The code is 'syntraxmbp'

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Most people think Isopure is icky but everyone has different taste. I hope your husband likes it.

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I just bought 100% whey chocolate supreme from GNC 24 bucks for 2.4 pounds and its yummy mind you the price is with membership

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A lot of people ask for Protein drink advice, and since I've had a really hard time find a Protein Drink that I could tolerate, I've tried a LOT of them. I thought I'd share my assessments here in case it helps someone else.

Unless otherwise stated, all the items listed have at least 15 G Protein and no more than 6 g carbs. "RTD" means ready-to-drink, I.e. drinks in bottles or cartons. Everything else is a powder.

All powders are either whey-based or vegan/plant Proteins. All whey items state that they are lactose free.

All powders were mixed with unsweetened almond milk and ice cubes in a shaker jar/ball.

Ready-to-Drinks:

Premier Protein, RTU, vanilla, from Walmart.

Extremely sweet, with a strong artificial sweet taste from sucralose (Splenda) and aculfesame-K (ace-k).

Very smooth texture.

Medium body (I.e. Thickness, as in a milkshake vs juice).

Atkins ADVANTAGE, RTU, coffee flavor, from Harris Teeter grocery.

Extremely sweet, although the coffee flavor cuts it a bit during the first few sips. Gave me a headache.

Very smooth texture.

Medium-thin body.

GNC TOTAL LEAN 25 shake, RTU, strawberries & cream, from GNC.< /p>

Very sweet, with a artificial sweet taste from sucralose (Splenda) and aculfesame-K (ace-k). Light strawberry flavor.

Very smooth texture.

Medium-thick body. Very filling but it does make me burp and feel a bit bloated for a while after drinking.

NOTE - the powdered version of Total Lean 25 is MUCH higher in carbs.

OH YEAH! NUTRITIONAL shake, RTU, strawberries & cream, from Harris Teeter grocery.

Very sweet, with a artificial sweet taste from sucralose (Splenda) and aculfesame-K (ace-k). Bright, full-bodied strawberry flavor.

Very smooth texture.

Thick body. Very filling but it does make me burp and feel a bit bloated for a while after drinking.

This brand has recently started being carried in Harris Teeter grocery stores. Haven't seen it anywhere else.

MUSCLE MILK, RTD, chocolate, from Walmart & Harris Teeter grocery.

Very sweet, with a artificial sweet taste from sucralose (Splenda) and aculfesame-K (ace-k).

Very smooth texture.

Thick body. Very filling but it does make me burp and feel a bit bloated for a while after drinking.

This brand has recently started being carried in Harr

Powders:

unjury, chocolate, from BariatricAdvantage.com

Very sweet, artificial sweetened flavor.

Very smooth texture, especially for a powder.< /p>

Thin body.

I found this not to be filling at all.

NOW SPORTS PEA PROTEIN, unflavored, from GNC (vegan).

Unsweetened. Tastes a lot like dirt. Might be good in Soups, or blended with fruit post-op, but would taste odd with sweeter drinks.< /p>

Standard powdered protein texture (sort of chalky but not gritty) .

Medium body.

PERFORMANCE AMP WHEYBOLIC EXTREME ORIGINAL, unflavored, from GNC.

Unsweetened. Mild whey flavor, would be fine with anything.

Standard powdered protein texture (sort of chalky but not gritty) .

Medium body.

MUSCLE MILK NATURALS, chocolate, from GNC. *my favorite!*

Perfect, mildly sweet, with no artificial sweetener flavor. Moderately chocolatey flavor. Sweeteners are fructose, stevia, & Monk Fruit. Least sweet of all items reviewed.

Standard powdered protein texture (sort of chalky but not gritty) .

Medium-thick body. Very filling.

NOTE - this has 10 g carbs & 26 G protein per serving. It's more than the 6 carbs per serving my nut wants but less than the 11 g she said was the absolute max. To reduce carbs/protein ratio and keep the flavor, I sometimes mix it with protein-enriched almond milk and Water. Unlike Muscle Milk RTD, this does not make me bloated or gassy, so I think it's the sucralose.

Mixture of milk-derived Proteins, including whey isolates. Like all whey proteins on this list, claims to be lactose free.

JAY ROBB WHEY PROTEIN, chocolate, from GNC. *my 2nd favorite!*

Sweet, without artificial sweetener flavor. Lovely milk-chocolate flavor. Sweetener is stevia but this lacks the strong bitter aftertaste that many stevia-sweetened products have. Only 1 carb per serving.

Smooth texture, especially for a powder. Nearly as smooth as Unjury (but more filling).

Medium-thin body. Filling.

100% whey protein isolate. Like all whey proteins on this list, claims to be lactose free.

VEGA ONE, chocolate, from GNC (vegan).

Extremely-sweet, artificial sweetened flavor.

Slight gritty/grainy texture.

Thin body.

GARDEN OF LIFE ORGANIC PLANT PROTEIN, chocolate, from health food store (vegan).

Extremely sweet, artificial sweetened flavor.

Slight gritty/grainy texture.

Thin body.

GARDEN OF LIFE RAW PROTEIN, chocolate, from GNC (vegan).

VERY sweet w slightly bitter aftertaste (sweetener is stevia).

Slight gritty/grainy texture.

Thin body.

RAW FIT, coffee flavor, from health food store (vegan).

Sweet but missy taste, w slightly bitter aftertaste (sweetener is stevia).

Extremely gritty texture. Tastes like you are eating ground up leaves & sticks.

Thin body.

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