As I’ve become older, there’s a lot of things that I don’t enjoy anymore like I used to – Micro Machines, Wizadora, and putting my fingers down drains to name a few – but having dessert after dinner is something that will never wear thin.
So imagine my delight when I discovered protein mousse and of course jumped on that bandwagon.
Today I’m reviewing White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse from Bodybuilding Warehouse.
The concept of a protein dessert is nothing new. The bulk protein retailers all sell them, you can check out our thoughts MyProtein’s protein dessert here.
Muscle Mousse parades around the country with a man in a mousse (get the pun?) costume, and protein dynamix have recently launched their offering. All are similar, but each has their own slight taste, texture, or spin.
For a protein dessert, which you would assume most people would have in the evening, this ingredients list has two things which gets the thumbs up from me:
1 – A protein blend with casein high up the list.
2 – Sweeteners firmly at the end.
Time Released Protein Blend (Micellar Casein (MILK), Whey Protein Concentrate (MILK), Milk Protein Concentrate (MILK), Egg White Protein Powder (EGG)), Cocoa Powder (Chocolate Fudge, S’mores flavours only), Waxy Maize Starch, Gelatine, Instantised BCAA’s, Flavouring, Sweeteners (Stevia, Sucralose)
You’ll notice there’s no added gluten or sugar – but note that Protein Mousse is produced on machinery that processes milk, egg, nuts, peanuts, gluten and soy…sounds like a messy machine.
Generally it’s a solid set of ingredients which doesn’t deviate far from the competition.
Money on my Mind
You’ve got two options when buying protein mousse from Bodybuilding Warehouse. There’s the fun-sized 500g pack or the man-sized 1kg pack.
The 500g packs come in at £9.99 for 10 servings, so 99p per serving – easy maths! The 1kg pack gives you 20 servings and will set you back £17.99, so 89p per serving – not quite so easy maths…and I may have had to use a calculator. I may have also typed in 58008 and turned it upside down – I guess that’s another thing I haven’t grown out of.
BUT as we all know, only SUCKERS pay full price for supplements…that’s why you’re here, right?! And I know you’re not a sucker.
So i went for the man sized option.
Bodybuilding Warehouse suggest adding 50g (2 slightly rounded scoops) to 120-150ml water in a shaker and shaking vigorously for approximately 20-30 seconds – you’ll need to go crazy with this as getting a powdery lump in your mouth isn’t big or clever.
As it thickens up, pour it into a bowl and allow to set for minimum of 30 minutes in the fridge…or 10 in the freezer for some #shortcutztogainz
Mixing in the shaker is generally fine, however you can sometimes find powdery clumps at the bottom. Its a bit of a struggle to spoon out, but in the comfort of my own kitchen, i’ve got no problems going knuckles deep and licking the remainder off my fingers.
For this reason you might want to mixing it up with a spoon or a whisk in the bowl you plan on letting it set in. That way you save having to wash your shaker aswell. Man cave tactics.
Personally, I got the most enjoyment out of this using either coconut milk or almond milk as it made it taste a bit creamier and gave it a nicer consistency. Think Angel Delight and you’re there.
However, IF you’re feeling footloose and fancy free, you can whack 2 scoops in a food processor with a tub of fat free Greek yoghurt and essentially make a cheesecake topping…or go one better and make a cheesecake, if you’ve got the time and culinary expertise (aka the ability to google or youtube “how to make a cheesecake”)
All About That Taste (No Treble)
I’m sure we’ve all tried foul tasting supplements but force them down because they’re sooo good for us (Holland & Barretts Body Fortress springs to mind…! Well, you won’t need to do it with this. The White Chocolate and Raspberry flavour is really good. It’s sweet from the white chocolate but the raspberries at a nice bit of sharpness to it.
The mousse also passed the toughest test of all – the girlfriend test. Mrs Oxford Fitness cannot stand the chemically taste of protein goodies, but she happily tucked into a bowl of this. When you know that a non-lifter or non-dieter enjoys a “protein” snack, supplement or food, you know it tastes good.
Other flavours include:
Cookies & Cream
Quite the selection, and something to please everyone.
Each serving (with water) gives you a tidy 32g protein 9.38g carbs and 1.57g of fat and comes in at 180 calories. While these macros aren’t market leading, they’re certainly not far off. If cars are your thing, consider these the Lexus of the protein mousse world.
It also contains a solid amino acid profile, making it a good protein source to have any time of the day, late night snack, or cheeky post workout.
BCAA Per Servings 8,420mg
The Bottom Line
It gets a big thumbs up from me as it ticks a lot of boxes. The taste of this particular flavour is really good, and it’s got that indulgent feel about it.
It’s good value for money (especially when on offer or when using a Bodybuilding Warehouse Discount Code) and you can pay substantially more elsewhere for a product with a marginally better nutritional / amino profile.
Obviously if you’re competing this is a factor to consider. However for the everyday gym goer, this will be more than sufficient.
I’m also a big fan of Bodybuilding Warehouse in general. In their words, not mine, they “pride themselves on quality. Products are made in their very own state of the art production facility using ingredients from approved, audited suppliers who meet our strict quality assurance standards, and work within our principles” Yes this might be a bit of spiel, but I’ve always rated their products, not to mention their customer service and delivery times too.
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If you try it, tweet us your dessert bowl, or leave a comment below and let us know what it’s like!