Things don’t always go as planned, and I can only assume that is the case with MuscleTechs Phase 8. This is one of the most disappointing proteins I’ve tasted in all of my time consuming protein supplements.
This is often the number one concern for consumers when purchasing a protein product. I purchased the Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor of Phase 8 because I love both chocolate and peanut butter. Unfortunately this product tastes more like mud and chemicals than chocolate and peanut butter. I can honestly state that this product did not have even the slightest hint of peanut butter and the slight chocolate taste it did have also tasted like chemicals.
Are any of my readers familiar with mixing cement? If you are, you may have better luck than I did. I tried mixing this product three different ways – milk, oats, and greek yogurt. All three ways created a very thick, almost unmixable concoction. The amount of product (milk, oats, etc) that needs to be added in order to blend this product is unheard of. In all my time in this industry this is the least mixable protein I have ever purchased.
I purchased this product on sale in which I received three two pounds containers for $60. The going rate for this product is 4.4 pounds for $50. In today’s protein market this will land on the high end of the scale. Some of the best tasting proteins on the market land at this price point or lower. This product should be priced much lower for the quality it provides.
If macronutrient profile is all you care about when purchasing your protein powder than you may be in luck. The macronutrient profile is the sole highlight of MuscleTechs Phase 8.
(Per Serving – 1 scoop)
MuscleTech also claims that it’s Phase 8 product has 4.6 BCAA’s per serving but unfortunately they do not break down which BCAA’s are including in their profile. It would have been very helpful if MuscleTech included the BCAA breakdown because as it stands we don’t know whether the BCAA’s are helpful, or just a marketing gimmick to mislead the consumer.
In my good conscience I cannot think of any reason to recommend this product to our readers. The flavor is on par with the worst proteins I have ever tried. The mixability IS the worst I have ever tried. It’s priced much higher than the quality it provides. Lastly, the one highlight is does have (it’s macro profile) doesn’t elevate itself above its competitors enough to justify a purchase.
In today’s protein supplement market the peanut butter flavor is tough to come by. If you’re looking for a high quality peanut butter protein I’d highly recommend Cellucors Peanut Butter Marshmallow whey protein (see review).