The products arrived well in time considering the lock-down situation, well packaged too. I live in Chennai and the package came from Bangalore, that's where this is made.
At the time of writing this review, I have finished 1 kg of this product and just opened the second pack this evening. So I guess I've used this product long enough to give a review on.
Let's get into the details and scores (out of 5):
Product came properly packed without any kind of packaging defect/damage
There's a sticker with a code revealed upon scratching that authenticates the product when you text the same to the given number. No big deal here.
The powder seemed "extra" fine to me, something new to me as I'm a regular user of another brand of protein and I've never come across such a fine powder. The moment you pick up the powder in a scoop you could easily see very fine particles flying all around the place. Giving it a 3 out of 5 just on a personal opinion, though I can't say if this is really something to be concerned about.
Scoop availability: 5
Scoop was right at the top - no digging around to find it, considering that the quantity is also just 1 kg, shouldn't be too difficult to find the scoop. Sometimes it's a challenge to find the scoop when you buy huge jars of 4 kg of protein. It's a black plastic scoop of decent quality.
Mixes well with water as well as milk effortlessly be it a shaker or a glass.
Raw whey protein - no taste - just the way (whey) it should be. Can't help but a 1, as people tend to associate superb taste to a 5 rating here. Smells like delicious milk powder though.
This might be a factor where it may depend on people to people, based on their body. For me, digestion was never an issue, no noticeable bloating after consumption. Sometimes I tend to fart a little extra if I consume it after lunch around the evening. Pretty normal, I would say.
It's lock-down time, and since all the gyms are closed one has to resort to working out at home. I do a full body training thrice a week at my home with a barbell and an adjustment dumbell along with plates with total weight of 20 kg. Helps a lot in recovery, and I must say that it is working as it is supposed to be. I am getting the gains that I should be considering my training intensity. This is not a magical powder that'll give you super magical gains all of a sudden. I consume 15 eggs a day, chicken/fish 200 grams, and I take 2 scoops of this protein a day. So yeah, works very well for me.
Value for money: 5
This would be one of the best value for money product out there in the market. You get 24 grams of protein in a heaping scoop (1 serving) of 33 grams.
Rs. 799 for 1000/33 x 24 = 727 grams of pure protein.
Cost of 1 gram of pure protein = 799 / 727 = Rs. 1.1 (cheapest you can get).
Cost of 1 gram of pure protein of my other regular raw whey protein: Rs. 1.56 (this is for comparison, Rs. 5001 for 4 kg of raw whey protein at 80% protein)
Note: I would notice excessive foam after mixing this protein with water in a shaker and after drinking it. A quick Google search helped me in understanding that this was common, however I've never experienced this kind of foaming in my other regular brand.
Will I buy this again in the future?
Sure, yes. I don't care about the taste, this gives me good results at a low price, so yeah. Definitely buying it again.