Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to find a *genuine* vanilla flavour? Not white chocolate...not some weird, overly-sweet condensed milk concoction...ACTUAL vanilla (as in 'bean'). It's tricky, right? Let alone finding one that actually TASTES good!
Thing is, across the supplement industry, from powders to shakes (and even bars!), vanilla gets a pretty unfair crack of the whip; a vanilla flavour is either put out there as a lazy, bland, defacto offering (neutral and flavourless), as something sickeningly sweet (when manufacturers lack the finesse to handle vanilla's subtleties they make up for it with a nuclear amount of sweetener) or, more often, overlooked altogether.
It's true that the nuances of a flavour like vanilla require a little more work to perfect but, when done right? It's as delicious and universally-appealing as you'd imagine!
Barebells' Milkshakes have solid creds in the Mix, having been consistently popular - online and instore - right from UK launch. Sure, they offer an impressive 20g protein, are no added sugar, lactose-free and the rest but it's on flavour (and creamy texture!!) that they truly impress.
Soon as we got our hands on these (and after we chilled them, of course! We're not animals!) we went in, expecting a familiar 'Mini Milk' style (read: generic) offering; nice but nothing out the ordinary.
WOW. Colour us surprised! Barebells took the plunge and shot for TRUE vanilla flavour!
Sweet but (really) not too sweet...subtle but distinctive...indulgent yet reserved...crisp and refreshing yet mild. Haha...it's a delicious contradiction!
Elegant & multi-layered, Barebells Vanilla Milkshake is the considered vanilla experience we discerning protein aficionados deserve, and a welcome addition to the Mix menu!