It's got great reviews on Amazon and Bodybuilding.com. However, this really isn't the best deal. BB.com does buy one get one's pretty often and you can get 2 of the 4.4 or 4.6lb containers for ~$53 shipped.
I bought a few jugs from bodybuilding.com and promptly returned them AFTER reading the reviews on there. There's so many fake reviews on there that it was enough to throw up a red flag for me. Take the following reviews for example. Written by "people" who have no previous reviews or exclusively review MuscleTech products (all of which positive, no less) and never filled out a profile:
This product is amazing and definitely had an impact in my muscle growth...no chalky after taste like I thought there would be either! Definitely a great buy
"I gained about 10 lbs within 3 weeks of nice lean muscle I really recommend this stuff for everyone whos looking for a fast healthy gain
I sent mine back because there's tons of fake reviews and the fillers that are high up on the list. There's better products out there. I'd pass even if you're not a serious body builder...
sdc100 wrote:There are houses devoted to flavoring? With "protein flavoring experts," no less! With that description, I assumed that these contained gourmet flavoring ingredients but all I saw was "natural and artificial flavors."
Uh... yeah, there are companies strictly devoted to flavors. Here are two of the top flavor houses in the world:
International Flavors & Fragrances
The very first link upon Googling "Top Flavor Houses" would have given you all that information.
And yes, there are "protein flavoring experts." Working at a flavor house myself, I can tell you that flavoring protein is a pain in the ass. Flavoring an protein drink is hugely different from flavoring an energy drink, an energy shot, carbonated soft drink, alcohol drinks (whiskeys, vodkas, malt, etc). You need to worry about texture, taste (something naturally & artificially flavored can still be delicious), aftertaste (chalky, bitter, etc), ingredient interactions and the type of protein you're working with (milk protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, sodium caseinate, hydrolyzed collagen). It behooves a flavor house to keep a "protein flavoring expert" on staff because flavoring a protein product, whether it's a dry mix like this or an RTD, is not an easy task.
The field is food science is a broad and fascinating one. We mostly work behind the scenes but fear not, our reach is damn near limitless. I'm not sure what you read was amusing.... but your ignorance is hilarious. :]