Outstanding... in fact, one of my all-time favorites!
May 7, 2014
Ground-Based's Strawberry Crme is among my top 4 favorites of over 50 protein powders I've recently tried. In addition to awesome taste, the ingredients and quality definitely stack up to (or even surpass) existing leading products in the same class, like SunWarrior, Vega, and Garden of Life. Very few sites carry this brand/product, and none of the physical stores in my area have the Strawberry Crme flavor. Thus, not only was this an awesome find, the 10% off AND free shipping that Pure Formulas offer to customers has definitely made them the hands down best deal I've found on this product to date! Finally, the fact that I LOVE this product is rather interesting, since I typically do NOT like Strawberry flavored protein powders. Needless to say, it was certainly a surprise that this product ended up being one of my all-time favorites. Furthermore, I'm typically easy to please when it comes to Chocolate, yet I did not care for this company's Chocolate flavor (or their Vanilla either). But the Strawberry Crme… OUTSTANDING!!!
Pros:MANY! EXCELLENT taste & quality! Free of gluten, dairy, soy, artificials, chemicals, etc. In addition to quality protein, it includes very healthy fats (medium chain triglycerides), as well as a blend of greens, providing naturally occurring enzymes/nutrients. It's also VERY satiating and helps to control hunger and keep blood sugar stable.
Cons:Cost! At least for most people… the ONE good thing about my sluggish metabolism is that you can eat TOP quality, pricey food; at just 1,200 cals/day, it doesn't make a dent in your wallet. But for most people with normal metabolisms, $39.99 for about a pound of protein powder is definitely on the high side!
Availability. Not many sites/stores carry it as of yet.