We weren’t sure if we were reading this right but…protein coffee??? Wow, what a concept! And why didn’t anyone think of this before?
Gimme, gimme, gimme!
If there’s two things we drink everyday besides water, it is our must-have coffee and our beloved protein shake. And now this ingenious creation just made our lives that much better.
Ok, not going to lie, we are ecstatic!
So, what’s the catch? This seriously seems way to good to be true. Excuse our sudden skepticism…
But, we’re going to get to the bottom of this.
Chike Protein Coffee
Ok, so this is the ingenious company that created the twofer. Now, let’s find out if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be.
First off, we had to check out the quality of the ingredients. Is it organic? Is it gluten-free? How about dairy-free?
Chike Protein Coffee is made of real espresso coffee, whey protein isolate, 23 vitamins and minerals and 2 grams of sugar per serving. It is gluten-free and aspartame-free although it does contain some form of artificial flavoring.
As far as dairy goes, whey protein is derived from milk. However, Chike uses ultra refined whey protein isolates which contains very little lactose. Therefore, it should be suitable for those that are lactose-intolerant.
So far, so good.
One serving of Chike Protein Coffee will give you 20 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbs, 1 gram of saturated fats and 0 grams of trans fat. In addition, there are 130 calories in each serving.
And, most importantly, the amount of coffee in each serving is equal to one cup of regular coffee. So, as a meal replacement, for a get-me-outta-bed drink or for a mid-day pick me up, this coffee protein drink just about has it all.
Chike coffee comes in single serving packets or a large multi-serving packet. You also have an option for a multi-serving bucket, so you can stock up from the get-go.
Chike Protein Coffee is delicious. It’s creamy, it’s smooth and it’s probably one of the best tasting protein drinks we have ever had. As far as rating the coffee drink aspect, it definitely competes with our favorite, local coffee shop.
And, it’s not just us. Take a scroll through the reviews and you’ll see most everyone agrees, Chike tastes fantastic.
So, is it too good to be true?
Ok, here’s the catch:
We reached out to Chike and have yet to receive a response in regards to the organic-ness of their ingredients. After searching endlessly for an answer, we were unable to find one. We’ll take this to mean that their ingredients aren’t of the utmost quality.
While we are pretty health-conscious, we’re not nutty about it. We tend to let some things slide here and there. For instance, a non-organic product wouldn’t necessarily be a deal breaker. However, we would definitely be limiting our consumption.
So, we’ll enjoy one of these every now and then. But, we’ll be on the lookout for the ultimate organic protein coffee.