About two weeks ago I blogged about Vega Protein Powder. I was given some free samples by the company of their all-in-one nutritional shake powder in addition to being given a link so that my readers could get their own samples.
I hadn’t tried any yet at that point, but I’m new to this whole reviewing products thing and I was feeling pressure from the company to provide that link to my readers for free samples. And I didn’t die, so if the link is still good, hey, knock yourself out. I’m just going to say that Vega and I did not get along. I tried it two or three different times, a couple of different flavors. Chocolate was okay flavored as was vanilla flavored. The berry flavor was pretty disgusting.
The real problem however, was the, shall we say, digestive issues. The first time I thought it was just me, as I’m a bit lactose intolerant and sometimes that sneaks up on me. The second time I was still not convinced of the cause of the problem, but by the third day of having to visit the bathroom approximately 3 extra times before finally being able to get on with my day, I knew the only commonality was the powder. That could be just me, of course (I am simply sharing MY experience here, and I am not a doctor), but since I was ambivalent about the flavor as well…it just doesn’t make sense for me as a product.
I was hesitant to write this review at all, because I am not usually one to discuss my intestines and whatnot on the blog. Of course I talk about that sort of thing with my friends all the time (not really, but occasionally of course) but I’m not used to blathering it all over the internet, BUT if you are to trust anything I say, then I need to be honest and occasionally give a bad or less than positive review of a product. And I wanted to like the product, I really did. With a vegan sister (I have two sisters, Leslie and my vegan sister Carrie, which is absolutely how everybody should refer to her) I wanted to like a vegan product. And like I said, maybe it will work for you! (Follow this link to get a free sample.) For now though, I’ll stick to my usual animal product filled protein powder.