(I have been trying to write this review since 7am, and I've been interrupted a bazillion times. I'm going to be really quick about it - because - I know the moment I get detailed, someone is going to wake from her nap, and someone else will knock on the door and the phone will ring again. It did!)
Simple. I like this protein shake. It combines some of my basic food groups. Coffee + protein, and it's low enough in carbohydrates that I can drink the entire thing and not drop dead a while later, though I am waiting on that, and I will post an update if I do - indeed die. Wait, I suppose I wouldn't be able to? Ah, the hell with it.
The Mocha Joe in the ready-to-drink package is very smooth and sweet, and I like that in a
man shake. I took some protein porn photos and then I sipped half, straight up. It's easy to drink, it's very simply a milky sort of shake, reminiscent of coffee milk. While drinking it, I recalled the last time I had this variety of Muscle Milk, I used it as "creamer" in my coffee. So, over to the coffee maker, and I pulled a long shot of espresso into a cup and filled it with the rest of the Muscle Milk Mocha Joe. Stirred, it held up, no chunks! Sipped, it tasted better - actually - I preferred it with the extra coffee. This is probably why I was using it in place of light cream before, because you also don't need any sweetener in your coffee with this protein.
I would consider the powdered variety, since I am a fan of this flavor, maybe for this spring/summer's deluge of iced coffee drinks. But, I'm having trouble deciding.
- Product: CytoSport Muscle Milk Mocha Joe RTD 17 oz.
- Purchased: Local Health Food Store, Price Unknown.
- Pros: Basic Food Groups? Check! Liquid lunch. No lactose. Lower carb. Not dying.
- Cons: Contains sugar, soy and caffeine, some folks are picky 'bout that.
- Rating: Pouchworthy.