Orgain Organic Protein Review

Orgain

Organic Protein - Review

Orgain

Organic Protein - Review

Orgain's mission is to provide clean organic protein products that are devoid of artificial and genetically modified ingredients. Its product lineup is mainly focused on powders and premixed shakes including products designed for kids, though they do have a small line of bars as well. We grabbed some of their flagship organic protein powder in the creamer chocolate fudge flavor for this review.

For those seeking high quality natural products, Orgain is one of the few that might meet your needs, so lets take a closer look!

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INGREDIENTS - What's in it?

Two scoops (46grams per serve) of Orgain contains 21 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat and 15 grams of carbs, of which 7 grams are fiber.

The protein blend is made up of Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein and Organic Chia Seed. There is nothing too special about this blend, though the blend of pea and rice protein is one we prefer as it provides a nice balanced amino acid profile.

The sodium content we think is a little high at 200mg or 8% of your daily allowance. Carbs are also a little high, but are mainly made up of 7 grams of fiber and 5 grams of alcohol sugar. Yes thats pretty high, but we should point out that carbs made up of fiber and alcohol sugar are not terribly digestible. These do not have the same impact on the body as the carbs we would rather avoid.

So what else is in it? Orgain has included what they call their "Organic Creamer Base" which we will talk later about in terms of taste and texture. It includes Organic Acacia Gum, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Inulin, Organic Rice Dextrins, Organic Rice Bran Extract and Organic Rosemary Extract. All of these work together to give both a creamy texture and taste to the product, even when mixed with water where we think it's most effective.

For sweeteners they have added Organic Erythritol and Organic Stevia. While these do their job well, consumption of erythritol which is a sugar alcohol can cause some digestive upset in some people. Though we should also point out that the amount included is very small so this should not be an issue unless you are extremely sensitive.

Common stabalizers have also been included such as Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum. In our product the only think left to speak of are the flavor additives which include Organic Alkalized Cocoa, Organic Natural Flavors and Sea Salt.

INGREDIENTS - What's in it?

Two scoops (46grams per serve) of Orgain contains 21 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fat and 15 grams of carbs, of which 7 grams are fiber.

The protein blend is made up of Organic Pea Protein, Organic Brown Rice Protein and Organic Chia Seed. There is nothing too special about this blend, though the blend of pea and rice protein is one we prefer as it provides a nice balanced amino acid profile.

The sodium content we think is a little high at 200mg or 8% of your daily allowance. Carbs are also a little high, but are mainly made up of 7 grams of fiber and 5 grams of alcohol sugar. Yes thats pretty high, but we should point out that carbs made up of fiber and alcohol sugar are not terribly digestible. These do not have the same impact on the body as the carbs we would rather avoid.

So what else is in it? Orgain has included what they call their "Organic Creamer Base" which we will talk later about in terms of taste and texture. It includes Organic Acacia Gum, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Inulin, Organic Rice Dextrins, Organic Rice Bran Extract and Organic Rosemary Extract. All of these work together to give both a creamy texture and taste to the product, even when mixed with water where we think it's most effective.

For sweeteners they have added Organic Erythritol and Organic Stevia. While these do their job well, consumption of erythritol which is a sugar alcohol can cause some digestive upset in some people. Though we should also point out that the amount included is very small so this should not be an issue unless you are extremely sensitive.

Common stabalizers have also been included such as Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum. In our product the only think left to speak of are the flavor additives which include Organic Alkalized Cocoa, Organic Natural Flavors and Sea Salt.

PRICE - What does it cost?

The manufacturers recommended retail price is $37.99 for 2lbs. This works out to be about $2.82 per 30 grams of protein content. Thats not too cheap, but not surprizing for a product that is both vegan friendly and organic. Of course you can get it far cheaper than the recommended retail price if you purchase from Amazon.

MIXABILITY - How can i use it?

Mixability with this product was actually best for us in water where the products creamer base actually worked pretty well. It provided a very creamy texture which makes us think this is perfect for those seriously looking to cut calories by using water rather than milk. It also did a pretty good job in milk too, but didn't dissolve quite as quickly as it did in water.

TASTE - What's it taste like?

We tried the Creamy Chocolate Fudge flavor and were pretty impressed. The chocolate flavour was only enhanced by the creamy texture and notes of caramel fudge. Its smooth texture even in water makes this a perfect protein hit when on the move and you cant carry fresh milk with you.

OUR VERDICT

We like the quality of the protein provided here, but its protein content is low and its price a little high. However if you are looking for a high quality organic product then the price is what you would come to expect from this kind of quality. What we liked most of all was the unique and pleasant creamy texture that's a big win for this product, making it unique among vegan products in terms of taste and texture. Don't underestimate taste, as you will be less likely to use it if you don't love it.

The price of this product came in very close to PlantFusions Complete Protein that we reviewed and offers a competitive alternative. We would suggest that if results are more important to you, that PlantFusion would offer a very marginally better choice. If taste and 100% organic ingredients are of paramount importance, then Orgain is a very solid choice. We would suggest trying both and seeing what works best for you.

WHERE TO BUY IT

We found the best prices on Amazon and have provided a link below:

ORGAIN Organic Protein Powder (Amazon.com)
 
8.7

  • Ingredients90%
  • Price / Value80%
  • Taste & Texture95%
  • Product Mixability85%
  • Product Effectiveness85%

Protein Content

14g

per 30 grams of product

Protein Cost

$2.82

per 30 grams of protein

ORGAIN

Organic Protein

PROs

  • 100% Organic
  • No artificial ingredients
  • Soy & gluten free
  • Great Taste & Texture

CONs

  • Medium Carbs
  • Not Cheap

ORGAIN

Organic Protein

8.7

  • Ingredients90%
  • Price / Value80%
  • Taste & Texture95%
  • Product Mixability85%
  • Product Effectiveness85%