The War Is On…Want a Taste of the Winner?

by HEAB on April 22, 2009

Sun Warrior VS Sexy Hot Round 2

Sun Warrior vs Sexy Hot, Round 2

After receiving my plethora of Jay Robb rice protein powder samples yesterday (thanks Jay!), I decided it was time for the vanilla face-off.  Last week’s Rice Protein Smackdown pitted Jay Robb’s strawberry against Sun Warrior’s vanilla, and Sun Warrior came out on top.  So, I thought it was only fair to give Jay another chance once I received some of his vanilla.

After an hour of hot vinyasa yoga this morning (freaking love the Pigeon!), I arrived home ready for some taste-testing.  I blended 30 grams of each protein powder with 12 ounces of cold water, and then took several sips of both.  The winner?

Folks we have a do we look together? (Sorry CD) :)

Folks we have a do we look together? (Sorry CD) :)

Now, I do like Sun Warrior, but I’ve never made it with just water.  Usually, it gets mixed in my oats after cooking, or I blend it with a banana. Alone, it was reminiscent of vanilla…sawdust.  Jay’s was not as dusty and had more of a French vanilla flavor.  I won’t lie – I wanted to kiss chug Jay….The Sun Warrior? Um yeah, not so much.

I’d also like to point out the ingredient list of each as I know y’all like as short a list as possible.

Jay Robb:

  1. Whole-grain sprouted brown rice protein concentrate
  2. Natural flavor
  3. Stevia

Sun Warrior:

  1. Whole Brown Rice Protein (Bio-Fermented Raw Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein)
  2. Vanilla
  3. Carrageenan (Natural Seaweed Stabilizer)
  4. Xanathan Gum (Natural Bio-Fermented Stabilizer)
  5. Stevia

So, there you have it folks.  In my humble opinion, Jay’s vanilla tastes better and has fewer ingredients – definitely a winner in my book.  I’ll still be using the Sun Warrior as that is what my office currently stocks, but once Jay starts selling his rice protein in the 24 ounce size (hopefully starting next month), we’ll be selling his product as well. Can’t wait Jay!

I would like to point out that for those of you with food allergies, Jay Robb is manufactured in a facility that processes other products which may contain soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, peanuts, and eggs, and may contain traces of all of the above. Sun Warrior guarantees no cross-contamination for all of their products.

The folks at Jay Robb were so kind to send me all of these samples, and I would love to share some with you.  Please leave a comment below telling me what you would like to do to Jay your favorite use of protein powder, and I’ll pick three random winners to receive one packet of rice protein powder. The winners will get to choose between vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate.

Remember, you can order your own Jay Robb products online.  Just click here, and don’t forget to use the promo code here for 20% off your order!  Again, the single serving rice protein packets are currently available, but the 12 and 24 ounce bags will not be available until May.

Tomorrow morning Mr. Sexy (but not as sexy as CD) Hot and I have a date for pancakes. Won’t you join us? :)