If there's one thing in life that makes everything better, it's chocolate. A piping hot cup of cocoa can banish even the dreariest winter night, and a decadent chocolate shake can cool down even the hottest summer day. Chocolate chips hold together fresh-from-the-oven cookies, chocolate bars make us whacky like Wonka, and chocolate protein holds a special place in our hearts.
While the real deal is in a sweet league of its own, chocolate-flavored protein powder is the next best thing, especially after a brutal training session. Not all chocolate-flavored protein powders capture that velvety smooth chocolate taste, however. Some taste OK, some taste weird, and a select few rock your chocolate-loving socks off! There's nothing guilt-inducing about slamming back these delicious chocolate shakes that both taste incredible and help you grow.
Check out what folks like you claim are the best-tasting chocolate protein powders around! We built the following list by assembling the highest-rated chocolate proteins with over 150 flavor ratings or more. The proteins below are ranked in order of their flavor rating; the overall rating is displayed next to each choice.
BSN Syntha-6 Isolate Chocolate Milkshake
"You will love the chocolate milkshake flavor if you like chocolate."
"The Syntha-6 is my favorite because of its taste. I started to use supplements to keep away from meat, and thanks to the great taste of Syntha-6 I keep away from sweets and chocolate bars."
"Taste is unbeatable. Trust me, I have tried a few that are less than par. In golfing terms, this would be an eagle. Hole-in-one even!"
BSN SYNTHA-6 CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE
"The taste of this protein is awesome. It's delicious! I never get tired of the taste like I do with most proteins."
"I love this protein. Great taste, mixability, and effective! I am a lifelong customer!"
"Mouthgasmic! Sometimes, when no one is looking, I eat the powder right out of the tub. If you're judging me right now, you've obviously never tried fun dipping with Syntha-6."
Muscle FX Hydrobolic FX Chocolate
"Taste is awesome with water and great with milk. Recovery is superb, extremely fast absorption and 10 pounds of muscle! I love the chocolate flavor. Blending is no problem at all, and it's very easy on my stomach, too. Got no bloating whatsoever."
"Tastes great, mixes well and no bloated feeling. By far my favorite protein powder."
DYMATIZE ISO-100 GOURMET CHOCOLATE
"Just tried my first shake of the 'Fudge Brownie' flavor. The best tasting protein shake I've ever had. It's absolutely phenomenal. With its high quality ingredients, I'm thinking this will be my go-to protein supplement."
"The Fudge Brownie is too legit to quit. It's hard for me to decide my favorite flavor between this and the Birthday Cake, but since I am a chocolate lover I'll have to go with the Brownie ?"
ARNOLD IRON WHEY CHOCOLATE
"This protein is one of the best I've ever had. It mixes well with everything. The taste is fantastic, and I highly recommend it."
"I absolutely love this product. Me and my brother have been experimenting with various whey proteins and this by far is my favorite one."
"Probably the best tasting whey I've ever tried. Good serving size and great nutritional values! Strongly recommend it."
AllMax IsoFlex Chocolate
"I used to drink the Optimum Gold Standard whey protein and I was happy with it, but I saw some good reviews about IsoFlex. Now I love it because it tastes so good and it really dissolves in your glass within seconds. Best whey protein I have ever tried!"
"Best tasting protein. No sugar, no crap. I've tried many different kinds of proteins and this is by far one of my favorites. Can't go wrong with AllMax. Tastes like a shamrock shake!"
MUSCLEMEDS CARNIVOR CHOCOLATE
"I have been drinking the chocolate variety every morning before work and after every workout. I am paleo and this mixes really well with almond milk. It has a great flavor for being zero sugar."
"Whey protein tends to be hard on my stomach, so I made the switch to Carnivor's beef protein a few months ago. It's been great on my body and I haven't had any stomach problems. The taste of the chocolate flavor is amazing and mixes great."
OPTIMUM NUTRITION PLATINUM HYDROWHEY TURBO CHOCOLATE
"Taste is so good! I love drinking this right after lifting."
"Turbo chocolate tastes pretty good. It has a subtle chocolate taste (not too sweet) and dissolves quite easily in water."
"Could not be happier with flavor or results. Great product, high price though."
CELLUCOR COR-PERFORMANCE WHEY MOLTEN CHOCOLATE
"This is one of the best tasting whey mixes I've ever tried! Cellucor nailed it on this one! I love mixing it into my oatmeal in the morning or making protein pancakes with it!"
"I bought the molten chocolate and it both tasted great and dissolved well. No chalky aftertaste, no floating particulates, good consistency."
"I mix my COR-Performance with water and it still tastes pretty good! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's looking for a solid all- around protein supplement."