While London, and by extension half the world, went berserk over an advertisement showing a pretty lady in a bikini (and gave Protein World the best PR campaign since the invention of protein powder), my local gym just thought of a new exercise program to get that Summer Body. After all, the gym is called Body Magic 🙂 #problemsolved
My absolute favorite whey protein shake, taste-wise, is Protech‘s Whey Breakfast. Not actually marketed as such, it makes an excellent and delicious shake if you add two scoops to 500ml of skimmed milk. It is not suitable for late afternoon/evening consumption as it contains quite some carbs because of the oatmeal that is included. But excellent for those hurried mornings, when one quick drink gets you your energy and protein fix. It’s a real pity that Protech’s regular Whey shakes aren’t as delicious as this one.
Whey protein shakes were quite expensive en relatively hard to come by in Thailand, in the past. With Thailand experiencing an upcoming fitness craze, the time seems right to re-evaluate. Personally, I have not come across a sports supplement store that carries a wide range of quality mainstream products or stays around for a long time. Two weeks ago Pattaya Pro Nutrition was being cleared out, so I’ve given up on bricks-and-mortar shops. Buying in European or American online stores would take a long time, import taxes could be levied and your product might get tangled-up in red tape. Three local online stores seem to be very popular and ship across Thailand. Let’s compare them, based on one of the internationally best-selling shakes: Optimum Nutrition’s 5-pound Gold Standard Whey. As a reference: in Europe this product sells for € 49.90, in the US for $ 57.99.