PHD’s Belgian Chocolate Diet Whey was the first protein powder I ever bought, and it’s one I keep going back to. It is the benchmark by which I judge all other protein powders—it tastes great, has really good nutritional composition and is a really versatile product.
For me, the main selling point for any protein drink is how it tastes and how good the experience of drinking it is. I make no secret of being in love with anything chocolate related and PHD’s efforts at creating a healthy chocolate drink should be highly commended—mixed with water it’s as good as any chocolate protein drink I’ve ever tasted, mix it with milk for an out-of-this-world (yet more calorific) experience.
Diet Whey’s versatility is one of the key reasons I keep going back to it—I can make shakes which are either really thick or very thin, even using the same quantities of powder and liquid. Mixing two scoops with 350ml ice cold milk and blending it makes a lovely, thick milkshake. Use the same quantity of powder with water in a shaker and it’s a lot thinner, perfect for a post-workout recovery drink.
To make a thicker shake using only water, therefore preserving nutritional content per serving, simply add four or five ice cubes and blend for 5-10 seconds. You get a really thick, ridiculously cold and enjoyable drink. If mixing with milk, I’ve even added a few spoons of fat-free Greek yogurt to increase the protein content, or banana and dark chocolate for added taste. As with a lot of protein powders, Diet Whey is really useful when cooking too—I often add a scoop to porridge or use it in a pancake mixture.
As the market leading product of its type, Diet Whey is perfect for men and women looking to maintain a lean physique throughout the year. It is suitable for vegetarians and can be used at any time of the day, including as a post-workout recovery drink. With less than 6g of carbs per 50g serving, Diet Whey is a great choice for people following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. As well as being macro-friendly, Diet Why also contains Flaxseed, CLA, L-Carnitine and Green Tea Extract which aid fat loss.
Available in around 13 varieties, I have also tried Strawberry, White Chocolate, Cookies and Cream and Peanut flavours—most of which I have enjoyed as much as the Belgian Chocolate one, with the exception of Peanut whose taste wasn’t to my liking.
I can’t speak highly enough of the Belgian chocolate Diet Whey, PHD seem to have ticked all my boxes. There are other protein mixtures I enjoy, such as USN’s ISO Lean which I hold in similarly high regard—but there’s very little to be critical of with PHD’s Diet Whey.
Nutrition (25g serving):