An interesting marriage of coffee and protein.
‘TWIST is a delicious blend of real Colombian coffee and whey protein isolate powder in a convenient bottle’.
The TWIST Drink appears to be created for those times when you kinda fancy a coffee and you kinda fancy a protein shake, but realistically we think it’s for those times when you need to top up your protein intake and don’t have the time, or aren’t in the environment to eat.
Whilst we love the concept and the detail of this product, we did struggle to understand exactly who this product is for. With 17g of protein and 73mg of caffeine per bottle it isn’t really a perfect match for the coffee connoisseur or the athlete. However, its nutritional profile does make it ideal as a stop gap product if your protein intake could use a boost.
The bottle size and easy mixing make it a great product for a desk drawer, bag or anywhere else BBusy Bodies stash their snacks. The TWIST drink ended up being a real life saver on days when there were back to back meetings.
The product is currently only available online but their Twitter feed suggests that they will be available in more retailers soon.
We quite liked the taste bit to ensure we weren’t biased we got the opinion of three testers. Here is what they thought of the Vanilla Crème Espresso drink:
Tester 1: It was good, but I wouldn’t necessarily buy it as it’s not a ‘special’ coffee
Tester 2: ‘I liked it! It tasted good and the bottle was well thought out. It’s like a healthy alternative to the high street iced latte’
Tester 3: ‘The sweetness of it stood out for me. I didn’t really get the coffee flavour that I wanted and it doesn’t contain huge amounts of caffeine or protein, but I’d reach for this over a protein bar if I needed a quick protein boost.’
If you like to the idea of your coffee with a twist or your protein shake with a twist, then is worth checking out. If however, you prefer keeping your coffee and your protein shake separate, you may want to give this a miss.
What we tried:
Vanilla crème espresso
What we liked
The bottle design ensures that your drink is always smooth
The size of the bottle makes it super easy to keep nearby
What we would do differently
Find a way to get the coffee flavor through
Value for money
There is currently an offer on their Espresso Protein Drink – £11.94 for 6 but they are usually priced at £14.94 for a box of 6 which works out to £2.49 per bottle.
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