Express Whey

Boditronics

Category: Protein > Whey

Rating Rank
Overall Rating (2.3) 15/16
Protein (2.0) 15/16
Taste (2.1) 12/16
Mixability (2.2) 14/16
Value For Money (3.0) 10/16

Cheapest Prices

Retailer Weight Rewards Multi-Buy Discount Price
Monster Supplements 2.25kg No Yes n/a £38.99
TheSupplementStore 2.25kg Yes Yes n/a £39.99
Discount-Supplements 2.25kg No No n/a £47.96

Useful Info & Stats

Interesting stats about Express Whey
Weight 2.25kg
Protein Sources WPC, WPI, MC
Flavours Banana Caramel Peanut Cherry Chocolate Chocolate Mint Chocolate Orange Coconut Cookies and Cream Raspberry Strawberry Vanilla 
Total servings 41
Protein per £1 42.13g Down Arrow
Cost per serving £0.95 Down Arrow (based on you buying it at the lowest price of £38.99 from Monster Supplements)
Cals per serving 249 kcal Down Arrow
Lasts for 14 to 27 days

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional information (per 100g of powder).
Protein 73.00g Down Arrow Fibre n/a
Carbohydrates 14.00g Down Arrow (n/a) Sodium 0.01g Up Arrow
Fat 8.00g Down Arrow (n/a)    
Calories 454 kcal Down Arrow    

Amino Acid Profile

Express Whey amino acid profile (per 100g of protein).
Essential Amino Acids Non-Essential Amino Acids
I couldn't find any amino acid information for Express Whey.

[Boditronics] Express Whey review.

Overall. (2.3) - (15/16)

Summary: Express Whey is not worth buying. It's poor nutritionally and it tastes sickly sweet. For the same amount of money you can get far better whey protein supplements.

I greatly dislike Boditronics Express Whey. Along with Whey Maxx, it's one of the few whey supplements that I wouldn't finish even if it was given to me for free.

I don't like the taste of it and I don't feel good about drinking it. The protein content is below average and the calories per serving is well above average. The mixability is poor as well, so it really is terrible all-round.

For what it delivers Express Whey should be a good £5 cheaper, and even then I still wouldn't recommend buying it.

Protein and nutrition. (2.0) - (15/16)

I'm not sure about the goal of Express Whey. It says it's a "whey supplement", so I'm not surprised to see it contain whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. That's standard and great for a fast-digesting supplement. However, it also has Micellar Casein thrown in, which is a slow digesting protein.

Express Whey combines elements of a whey supplement and a protein blend, and ends up being not as good as either.

So what's so bad about it? Here's a table to remind you of a couple of important nutrition facts about it:

Express Whey compared to the averages.
  Express Whey The Average
Pro 73.00g 75.22g
Cals/Serving 249 kcal 211 kcal

The important comparison is in that last row: the calories per serving. Express Whey is way above average, which is not what you want from a whey protein if you're trying to build lean muscle or lose fat. If you're bulking, maybe it's not quite as bad, but why not either:

  1. Get a better quality whey supplement and eat more whole food
  2. Buy a good quality weight gainer

A great whey supplement gets close to 200kcal per serving, and Express Whey completely misses the mark at 249 kcal.

Taste. (2.1) - (12/16)

Chocolate

Do you remember when you first started making cups of tea for yourself? There was that one occasion where you went balls to the walls with the sugar to see how nice it would be to have ultra-sweet tea. After sipping it you were like "okay, I've learnt my lesson, I'm never doing that again". Remember that? Drinking Express Whey reminds me of that moment.

It's flavoursome, but sickly sweet. And it's a synthetic sweet taste as well, as if the recipe is:

  • 1 part whey powder
  • 1 part Splenda (that alternative to sugar stuff that people who go to weightwatchers buy)

The chocolate flavour I've got tastes a bit like marzipan as well, and there's a reason why nobody except your Nan buys that stuff anymore.

Marzipan Bar Marzipan is 99% sugar too.

In a nutshell, the taste of Express Whey is a big turn off. I'm sure a few people might like the sickly taste, but it's not for me. I'd much prefer a bland shake like Maximuscle Promax or Reflex Instant Whey instead. At least with those I don't get the feeling that I'm drinking liquid candy floss.

Mixability. (2.2) - (14/16)

Express Whey Mixability Express Whey Mixability: 50g of powder + 400ml of water.

Express Whey is thick and lumpy. It's more thick than it is lumpy, but it has still got chewable lumps nonetheless.

The more I think about Express Whey the more I think of it as treacle than a whey supplement. It's thick, sludgy and tastes sickly. It's so thick that it sticks to the sides as you're drinking it from your shaker, and you can watch it slowly slide down the side as you place it upright on the table.

There's nothing elegant about the whey Express Whey mixes. It's cumbersome and annoying, especially when you compare it to a sleek and light powder like Dymatize's Elite Whey or ON's Gold Standard Whey.

If I'm after a light protein shake not long after finishing a workout, this would be the last thing I'd want. In fact, it would be the last thing I'd want at any time of the day.

Express Whey Froth and Consistency It looks worse in real life.