Note from Rockgrrl: I was offered some protein bars and shakes to try out from folks representing Premier Protein. I emailed back to accept their offer of free product but one small issue occurred after I talked to them a bit… the protein they use is mainly based on milk whey, and I’ve recently found that I’ve become slightly lactose intolerant, so I told them and they said that anyone with milk allergies should avoid their product. While I’m not allergic to milk, I still decided to let them know that I would have my husband, Kelly, try it instead.

Premier Protein ShakeWhat did you think of the shakes?
How did they compare to other shakes you had?
Tasted similar to powdered mixes I have used in the past, but better blended (not lumpy).

I think you had one before we did East Buttress [East Buttress of Middle Cathedral, Yosemite, California], did you notice any effect after having it?
It made for a nice on the go breakfast to facilitate an alpine start.   Helps with prehydration, and also good for the protein component of your post-exercise recovery drink.

What did you think of the bars?
The taste reminds me a bit of the Tiger bars which I grew up loving, with a crunchier texture and not as dense.

Anything else?
What sets the drinks apart from the powdered protein I have used in the past is the convenient packaging.    This is valuable  when time is of the essence but I try to avoid individual packaging in regular consumption to minimize my garbage “footprint”.
Premier Protein goodies!
Premier Protein goodies!

Premier Protein Yummy Pack Give Away – 5 Winners!

Premier Protein has offered a great give away package for 5 readers in the US!

They will get:

– 4 Premier Protein shakes: 2 shakes in each flavor (chocolate and vanilla)
– 3 Premier Protein meal replacement bars: 1 bar in each flavor (Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate Crunch and Yogurt Peanut Butter Crunch)
– 3 Premier Protein Crisp bars: 1 bar in each flavor (Chocolate Mint, Honey Caramel and Peanut Butter Caramel)
Premier Protein nylon bag

Enter by commenting below with what you think your favorite product will be (see above) and/or by tweeting:

I want more protein @premierprotein #rockgrrlgiveaway

Entries will be counted up to midnight PST on June 30th. Winners will be chosen at random, you can have a total of 2 entries (one for commenting, one for tweeting). Winners will be contacted via email or Twitter by midnight July 1, 2013.

You can also find coupons for Premier Protein stuff on their Facebook page, here.

Good luck and comment or tweet today!