EAS 100% Whey Protein is one of many protein powder supplements which I have tried lately. I have tried so many protein powders at this point, that I have a very good basis for judgment and can write these reviews with what I consider to be a great deal of accuracy and understanding.
I will go into a little more detail about the EAS 100% Whey Protein powder, including some of the label claims and my opinions on each, as well as my thoughts on other aspects of the product.
In addition to whey, I have recently starting taking BCAAs for the first time in my life, and I am currently using Higher Power BCAA 1000. I am on a quite extensive Higher Power stack right now, so it may be a little difficult to judge exactly how well the BCAAs are working individually since they are in combination with the other supplement ingredients I am using at the moment.
I can say that I am experiencing a net positive benefit in my workouts and even in my overall mood and well-being, so it's difficult to draw absolute conclusions, but I do think that the BCAAs are contributing to this change in mood.
When I look for a whey supplement, I look for one which has the nutritional content that I want (good levels of protein grams, ingredients, calories, carbs, etc.) and is not filled with anything flashy in terms of marketing or advertising which may increase the price per gram to high levels.
Remember that the end user purchase price for any given supplement must reflect both the cost of production and other associated costs such as advertising.
EAS is a trusted company, but they are pretty marketed, too, so I would guess their items are more expensive on average. Their prices are still pretty reasonable, although cheaper protein supplements do exist.
The EAS 100% Whey Protein come in these flavors:
I should point out that the banana flavor is only available in the 5-pound tubs. The protein I tried was the vanilla.
Overall, I liked the taste, although I have to say that as a general rule I prefer chocolate over any other flavor as far as protein powders and weight-gain powders (which have higher calories and carbs) are concerned.
I picked up a lot of different flavors of gainer powders in particular, and in a way, I wish I hadn't because I don't care for flavors like strawberry or banana. The reason for this is because it is a lot harder for labs to replicate those flavors.
On the other hand, whey flavors like vanilla and chocolate are pretty simple, and between the two of them, chocolate is my favorite. In the spirit of reviewing as many different protein shakes as possible, I picked up a variety of flavors.
In the future I will likely stick just to chocolate and I apologize to those who wish for a greater variety in the reviews. Others on this site will likely be reviewing other flavors of whey should you wish to do a little searching.
I liked the vanilla flavor. It was good as far as vanilla proteins are concerned, although I would have preferred chocolate and if I sample this product again, I will be ordering the chocolate flavor.
I drank my whey shakes either with milk and protein mixed in a shaker together or blended in a blender. In both instances, the whey mixed well and I consider it relatively smooth as far as protein powders go. Not quite as smooth as some premium whey blends out there such as BSN Syntha-6, but definitely not demonstrating any problems in this area, and overall a smooth protein shake, even when only mixed in milk. In a blender, most all protein powders mix well and this one was no exception.
When I look at a protein powder, I consider a number of factors including nutritional content, taste, and cost effectiveness, as well as some others. As it is, the EAS 100% Whey Protein tasted good and has a good nutritional content. The protein is claimed to be BCAA rich, although I don't see anywhere in the nutritional information where this is shown.
There are 23 grams of protein per scoop, which is pretty good, although a few protein powders out there have slightly higher grams of protein per serving.
There are a few protein powders out there cheaper than this, so the budget supplement consumer will want to look at a few other products and their prices per gram of protein before making a final decision.
All in all, I would rate the EAS 100% Whey Protein a B, in that it was pretty good, but did not knock my socks off. In the future, should I sample this protein again, I will try it in the chocolate flavor, which I imagine would be my favorite flavor of the ones currently available.