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kickhos
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 49

Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis

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Mod Brian
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Join date: Mar 2005
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kickhos wrote:
Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis


This could have been from either too much or too little flavoring, as the bitter notes increase if you overdo the amount used.

Biotest Intensified Flavoring is powerful stuff, so don't get carried away and add too much. When in doubt, add just a quarter cap or less at a time.

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kickhos
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Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 49

Mod Brian wrote:
kickhos wrote:
Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis


This could have been from either too much or too little flavoring, as the bitter notes increase if you overdo the amount used.

Biotest Intensified Flavoring is powerful stuff, so don't get carried away and add too much. When in doubt, add just a quarter cap or less at a time.


Today I mixed up the ANACACONDA/MAG-10 and then added 1 cap flavor, taste; another cap, taste; half cap, taste; half cap, taste; half cap (3.5), taste; half cap (4), taste, half cap (4.5), taste; at no point did the flavor become even close to decent and it was all I could do to manage to take a sip of the stuff. I managed to choke down 1600 of the 2000ml during my workout window today, but I feel like ass and the aftertaste is nasty! and it tastes like absolute crap. I'm afraid I'm going to have to return this or something and loose out on what could be awesome benefits of it. Certainly I'm not the only one who has encountered this? I'm not sure where to go from here....

BUMMED!

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Mod Brian
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kickhos wrote:
Mod Brian wrote:
kickhos wrote:
Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis


This could have been from either too much or too little flavoring, as the bitter notes increase if you overdo the amount used.

Biotest Intensified Flavoring is powerful stuff, so don't get carried away and add too much. When in doubt, add just a quarter cap or less at a time.


Today I mixed up the ANACACONDA/MAG-10 and then added 1 cap flavor, taste; another cap, taste; half cap, taste; half cap, taste; half cap (3.5), taste; half cap (4), taste, half cap (4.5), taste; at no point did the flavor become even close to decent and it was all I could do to manage to take a sip of the stuff. I managed to choke down 1600 of the 2000ml during my workout window today, but I feel like ass and the aftertaste is nasty! and it tastes like absolute crap. I'm afraid I'm going to have to return this or something and loose out on what could be awesome benefits of it. Certainly I'm not the only one who has encountered this? I'm not sure where to go from here....

BUMMED!


I can't imagine wanting or needing to use that much flavoring, but it's possible that you're among the small percentage of people who are extremely sensitive to the bitterness of casein hydrolysate. If you are, what tastes like a fruity kids drink to the rest of us will likely still taste bitter to you.

One last thing to check is whether you're allowing the powders, and any foam that appears at the top after mixing, to fully dissolve. Undissolved powder and foam will taste bitter even when mixed with flavoring.

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kickhos
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 49

Mod Brian wrote:
kickhos wrote:
Mod Brian wrote:
kickhos wrote:
Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis


This could have been from either too much or too little flavoring, as the bitter notes increase if you overdo the amount used.

Biotest Intensified Flavoring is powerful stuff, so don't get carried away and add too much. When in doubt, add just a quarter cap or less at a time.


Today I mixed up the ANACACONDA/MAG-10 and then added 1 cap flavor, taste; another cap, taste; half cap, taste; half cap, taste; half cap (3.5), taste; half cap (4), taste, half cap (4.5), taste; at no point did the flavor become even close to decent and it was all I could do to manage to take a sip of the stuff. I managed to choke down 1600 of the 2000ml during my workout window today, but I feel like ass and the aftertaste is nasty! and it tastes like absolute crap. I'm afraid I'm going to have to return this or something and loose out on what could be awesome benefits of it. Certainly I'm not the only one who has encountered this? I'm not sure where to go from here....

BUMMED!


I can't imagine wanting or needing to use that much flavoring, but it's possible that you're among the small percentage of people who are extremely sensitive to the bitterness of casein hydrolysate. If you are, what tastes like a fruity kids drink to the rest of us will likely still taste bitter to you.

One last thing to check is whether you're allowing the powders, and any foam that appears at the top after mixing, to fully dissolve. Undissolved powder and foam will taste bitter even when mixed with flavoring.


Well, I've been following the protocol guidelines (as best as I can)...mixing 30 min. prior to workout and drinking first 500ml 10min prior to workout. If dissolving solved the problem, I'd think by the time I get to the last 1000-500 it would be dissolved and taste better? no? I'll try mixing 45-60 min prior to workout tomorrow and see if it helps. If not.....there goes my mortgage this month!

As I mentioned in a PM, I've previously used Surge Workout Fuel and love the flavoring with that, so i was totally looking foward to another great tasting product but with added benefits! We'll see how tomorrow goes.....

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SBT
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Join date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1609

Mod Brian wrote:
kickhos wrote:
Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis


This could have been from either too much or too little flavoring, as the bitter notes increase if you overdo the amount used.

Biotest Intensified Flavoring is powerful stuff, so don't get carried away and add too much. When in doubt, add just a quarter cap or less at a time.


I have to second this. I'd be worried I was using too much, kickhos.

Personlly, I've found between 10-12 mL of flavoring to be perfect. Anymore, even 15 mL, and it starts to become too strong. But 10-12 mL is absolutely delicious (according to my tastebuds).

By the way, and this is for anyone, I found a neat little measuring cup to get just the right amount every time.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.co...

Hope you find what works for you!

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kickhos
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Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 49

SBT wrote:
Mod Brian wrote:
kickhos wrote:
Today was my first day using Prot. 1; I must have mixed things wrong or something b/c my 2000ml was bitter as hell...to the point of almost making me sick! Is the bitterness from the powder or the flavoring? If the flavoring I can back that off; if the powder, then I think I'm screwed, I couldn't finish the drink it was so damn aweful. I need to find a fix for this, hate to waste the cash and i was hoping for good results. Any help appreciated.

Travis


This could have been from either too much or too little flavoring, as the bitter notes increase if you overdo the amount used.

Biotest Intensified Flavoring is powerful stuff, so don't get carried away and add too much. When in doubt, add just a quarter cap or less at a time.


I have to second this. I'd be worried I was using too much, kickhos.

Personlly, I've found between 10-12 mL of flavoring to be perfect. Anymore, even 15 mL, and it starts to become too strong. But 10-12 mL is absolutely delicious (according to my tastebuds).

By the way, and this is for anyone, I found a neat little measuring cup to get just the right amount every time.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.co...

Hope you find what works for you!


I'm not so sure it's the flavoring that's the problem...when mixing my Surge Workout Fuel I typically use 1 cap (calls for 1/2 cap) and absolutely love the taste of it. wondering if its not more the ingredients in the ANACONDA or MAG-10 that are causing my problem....HOPING it is the flavoring, if the other, I'm screwed.

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kickhos
Level 100

Join date: Aug 2007
Posts: 49

Well boys, today (wed) was better with the drink. I mixed up the Anaconda/MAG-10 1hr before the gym, let it sit (used 3 caps of flavor like the instructions say) and the taste was much improved. Not kool-aid good, but better than diesel fuel at least. I think I was just drinking too soon after mixing and it hadn't fully dissolved. Nail on head Mod Brian. Thanks for all the input everyone, hopefully this will make things easier. Just need to get acclamated to the volume now.

May the mass gain commence!

Hos

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