Looking for the best chocolate protein powder?
Here are 3 reasons why we make the best chocolate protein powder.
1. Our chocolate protein powder is additive-free.
Our chocolate protein powder is additive-free. Most protein powders, on the other hand, are full of food additives. Although not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, additives can add up quickly (especially if you drink a protein shake every day) and cause gastrointestinal (GI) side effects like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and stomach pain. This is because food additives are hard to digest, and sit in your gut for longer than food should, which gives your gut bacteria more time to eat. As they eat, these bacteria produce gas, causing bloating and stomach pain. Gas also slows colonic transit (the amount of time it takes food to travel through the colon), which can lead to constipation. In the long term, food additives can disrupt regulatory pathways in the intestine and trigger the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and systemic inflammatory disorders.
When buying unflavored protein powder, one ingredient to avoid in particular is artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are among the most harmful food additives in the long term as they alter the composition of your gut microbiota (the collection of microorganisms that help you digest food). This can lead to serious, chronic GI problems, widespread inflammation, and permanent damage to the gut microbiome. Some sweeteners, especially sugar alcohols like xylitol, are also poorly absorbed by the gut (meaning they feed those hungry gut bacteria), and cause diarrhea because they draw water into your intestine. Now you finally have something to blame for those post-protein shake trips to the bathroom!
Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:
acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carob bean gum, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol
When it comes to identifying food additives, go with your gut. 😉 As a rule of thumb, they are the ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Food additives are not the only thing to look out for when buying protein powder, however. There are several other ingredients that can upset your stomach.
our chocolate protein powder ingredients:
egg whites, coconut, cocoa, monk fruit
Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain
*This is the actual ingredient list of one of the best-selling protein powders in the United States.
2. Our chocolate protein powder is dairy-free.
Our chocolate protein powder is dairy-free. Most protein powders are made with dairy-based proteins like whey and casein, which are byproducts of cheese and yogurt production. They are known to cause digestive issues, especially for people with lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Over one in three Americans are lactose intolerant, and the prevalence of IBS is somewhere between 10 and 15 percent in the United States. It follows that you may be lactose intolerant or have IBS and not even know it. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a poorly understood condition, and it is unclear why dairy triggers symptoms. Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is clearly understood. People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest lactose, the sugar in dairy. As you just learned, partially digested food feeds the bacteria in your gut, which produce gas.
3. Our chocolate protein powder is made with real foods.
Most protein powders, on the contrary, are made with protein concentrates and/or isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. They are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein” and “whey protein” as opposed to “peas” and “whey.” I will not go into the details, but protein concentrates and isolates undergo heavy mechanical and chemical processing before becoming protein powder. Sometimes, manufacturers use chemical solvents like hexane to isolate (separate) the protein from the food. This means that what you end up putting into your body looks nothing like real food.
If you think about it, your gut was designed to digest naturally occurring foods, not laboratory formulated imitations, so if you feed it anything but real food, it might get upset. The long term implications of eating processed foods are still not well understood, but more and more research is finding that it can alter the composition of your gut microbiota, and lead to permanent damage to the gut microbiome. It is therefore in your best interest to avoid protein powders made with protein concentrates and isolates.
Instead of using protein concentrates or isolates, we use egg whites. Egg whites are simply pasteurized and dried before becoming protein powder. Unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to eggs, egg white protein is the best protein for your gut. Egg whites are low in fiber, low-FODMAP, naturally alkaline, and have the highest protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score (PDCAAS) of any whole food. Our customers have experienced fewer digestive issues with egg white protein than with any other type of protein.
The best chocolate protein powder.
Our chocolate protein powder is additive-free, dairy-free, and made with real foods, not protein isolates. It is perfect for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs, as well as for people just looking to boost their protein intake without the processing and added junk. Our happy customers include people with Candidiasis, Crohn’s, diverticulitis, gastritis, gastroparesis, GERD, lactose intolerance, leaky gut, IBS, IBD, SIBO, and ulcerative colitis. Order samples to see if our chocolate powder is right for you.
Product Information – 14 servings, 20 grams of protein per serving. Handmade in Plymouth, Massachusetts in a GFSI-Certified facility inspected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Massachusetts Board of Health.
Refund/Return Policy – We cannot accept returns, sorry. We therefore recommend that you order samples before buying a full-size item. If an order arrives damaged or spoiled, we will issue a refund or send a replacement at no cost to you.
Cancellation Policy – Customers may cancel a subscription at any time using the MY ACCOUNT feature.
What is the best chocolate protein powder?
This is the best chocolate protein powder. Protein powder is, to put it simply, a powdered version of high protein foods. It is not nutritionally superior to any other dietary protein, it is just more convenient to eat. The main dietary protein in our chocolate protein powder is egg whites, the clear liquid that surrounds the yellow yolk of an egg. Egg whites are naturally high in protein, so all we have to do is pasteurize and dry them to make chocolate protein powder. Compared to what it takes to extract protein from other foods (peas, milk etc.), this is hardly processing. We can therefore guarantee that this chocolate protein powder is the most natural (least processed) protein powder on the planet. If that does not make it the best chocolate protein powder, then your priorities are mixed up.
What to mix with chocolate protein powder??
We recommend mixing chocolate protein powder with 1-2 cups of cold milk. If protein shakes are not your thing, you can mix chocolate protein powder with oatmeal and yogurt, or add it to baked goods.
What to make with chocolate protein powder?
You can make smoothies, pancakes, and overnight oats with chocolate protein powder. Check out our chocolate protein powder recipes for more ideas.
Which chocolate protein powder tastes the best?
Looking for the best protein powder chocolate flavor? This is the best tasting chocolate protein powder because it is made with real foods, not protein isolates. Protein isolates, which are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein” and “whey protein” as opposed to “peas” and “whey,” are the main source of protein in 99% of protein supplements. They have a chalky aftertaste because they have been stripped of the nutrients that make food taste good. Try our protein powder chocolate flavor to taste the real food difference.
How to make chocolate protein powder taste better?
Here are a few things that might make your chocolate protein powder taste better. First, use a blender or shaker bottle. Second, mix it with milk, not water. Third, add ice or (even better) a frozen banana.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. drink wholesome is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Recently my dad and I have been enjoying the delicious egg white chocolate protein. It’s been the perfect fuel, giving us the energy we need to power through the day. We recently came across your brand in search of a quick and wholesome meal that could be served quickly. We used to consistently eat Chic-Fil-A and Arby’s during our lunch break until recently when we started missing work due to gastrointestinal issues. After multiple doctor visits, my dad changed up his entire diet and introduced your products into our household. Together, we go through a bag of protein in about a week.
I just tried a chocolate sample and absolutely loved it! I will definitely order from this company. Honestly, this was the best protein drink that I ever had.
Jefffrey McPherson –
I love the limited ingredient, doesn’t leave an upset stomach or any lethargic feeling afterwards. I have not tried the vegan ones yet, but I’m going to next. It’s not quite as sweet as I would like, but other than that I like it.
I am a recently diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis mom of 3, and these powders have literally saved my life. On the days I cannot actually eat anything, I drink these as my means and it helps me retain calories and nutrition, AND they taste phenomenal!
2 years ago I was diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome and I learned the importance of using clean products with simple ingredients. I love drink wholesome because it fuels my body with the protein it needs with only a few natural ingredients. Plus it’s delicious!
Finally a protein shake that I can eat! I have leaky gut, MCAS, histamine intolerance, and IBS. This is the only protein shake that works for me.
this is the only protein powder I’ve found that my sensory issues will put up with. A lot of the other ones are overloaded with non-sugar sweetener that I absolutely can’t tolerate. The package says to use a blender but I use a blender bottle and it blends ok, sometimes there’s a few bits of unblended powder left at the bottom though. The only thing I would do to make this better is offer an option made with real sugar, or a chocolate one that’s unsweetened so we can add our own sweetener! I’m definitely planning to buy more of this or the meal replacement powder in the future either way.
My dietician recommend this, and it is the best non-dairy protein ever!!! The flavor is so good and it is easy to digest. I’ve never had a protein shake like it.
I just wanted to personally message you and thank you for making such an amazing product! I am super into fitness, so protein is something that I make sure to focus on. For several years now, protein powders (both whey and plant based) have cause me sever stomach issues until I found your product. I have been through numerous bags in the past few months and cannot thank you enough!
I am a strength and conditioning athlete and I have been consuming whey for more than 8 years. I was not a fan of all the additives added in whey protein and their long term side effects. I am a drink wholesome user for the past few months and I have no complains. I take two big scoops once in the morning and evening post workout with oat milk and I feel full and energized. The only recommendation I have is to improve the seal of the zip lock. The last two shipments I received doesn’t let me seal it back once opened.
I had my gallbladder out 3 days ago and your protein powder has been such a blessing during my recovery. Helps me feel full and get the nutrients I need without stressing a recovering digestive system further. And it tastes so good! I’m so glad I found you. I hear all these other people talking about painful gas and diarrhea during recovery after surgery and I know it’s because they don’t have you. I’m so grateful!
Sydney Carney –
I ordered some of your protein last week and I am ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE! I’ve been struggling for a long time trying to find a protein powder that agrees with my stomach and thanks to you guys I FINALLY found one! Every vegan protein and all whey proteins give me stomach problems immediately after I drink them, and with your protein my stomach is finally happy; no bloating, cramps, or terrible gas. So I just want to say thank you for such a great product! I will be telling everyone about you guys! And I must add that it also taste amazing!!! So thank you!!☺️
p casta –
Just ordered my second bag of chocolate protein powder. I have ulcerative colitis and I enjoy going to gym and taking protein right after. All other brands cause bloating, but not this one. I like the simplicity of this product, it’s simple straight forward and I just want protein…great stuff 🙌🏼 I love it. I’m glad you guys are doing this. There’s nothing like it. 🙏🏼
Joaquin Alcantra –
I really like chocolate, but I have bad heartburn so I can’t really eat it. I read that this was good for people with GERD though, so I ordered some anyway. The chocolate sample didn’t give me heartburn, and I ordered a full bag. Still haven’t had a single issue.
Enithie Walker –
I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and I’m use this product to gain some of the weight back that I’ve lost over the past few months. It’s been a lifesaver and I can’t say enough good things about how it tastes. It has a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of coconut.
The chocolate protein powder causes ZERO gastrointestinal side effects. It’s wonderful because after so much trial and error, I’ve finally found something that agrees with my body. I’m a subscriber and I normally use 2 servings per day.
I’m bought this because I’m on the Candida diet. I add berries, collagen, flaxseeds and chia seeds, and MCT oil. I love it far! The flavor is good and it’s quite filling. I look forward to trying the other flavors.
Sara T. –
I mixed it per directions. Was a bit too chalky. Mixed 1/3 of chocolate powder with the recommended amount of milk and added a banana. Much better. I was not hungry til dinner time. Kept the sweet craving away as well. Did NOT set off my IBS. Hoping this will help me lose some weight. Although I will never be skinny girl like the ones in all the pictures, even if I lose 10 pounds, I will be happy. So far I am impressed. Other brands cost more, taste horrible, and leave you bloated and hungry a few hours later. So worth the money.
Just finished my first bag and ordered 2 more! I Iove this stuff! I have Crohn’s and every other protein powder hurts my stomach…except drink wholesome! Thank you!
Jackie Loucks –
Great value in my opinion. I’ve never seen an ingredient list like this, and you can taste (and feel) the difference. Most protein powders are full of crap, and they taste and make you feel like crap. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase 🙂
Abigail D –
drink wholesome is so good I don’t even know where to start!!! I probably spend two weeks looking for a protein powder that didn’t cause bloating. I have an extremely sensitive stomach, and even small amounts of certain ingredients can cause problems. A Google Search led me to drink wholesome, and I ordered some samples. I fell in love instantly. Not only did they agree with my stomach, but they also tasted incredible. Blend it with milk, frozen banana, and a few ice cubes. There’s no way you won’t like it!
Darlyn Rebolledo –
Good stuff! Tastes great & doesn’t make my stomach upset like some of the other protein powders.
After trying several other vegan protein powders, I asked my trainer if she could recommend one that didn’t have the nasty after-taste that powders sweetened with stevia or other artificial sweeteners have. She recommended Drink Wholesome, and I love it! No after-taste! It’s my go-to now.
Whitney Johnson –
I have long avoided protein powders because of all the additives and the lack of “real food”. I’ve been aiming to eat a more “real food” (less processed foods, less sugar, etc) diet for the past several years and finding Drink Wholesome is like a dream! I grew up drinking chocolate milk for breakfast every day and did until my late 20’s. Once starting my real food journey, I realized what I was drinking was not real food! I’ve also become sensitive to gluten and dairy over the last 5 years. Since it’s gluten and dairy free, I’m thrilled to have discovered this! Drink Wholesome allows me to enjoy drinking my “chocolate milk” once again but to feel great about it since it’s only real food and minimal sugar! When I use my immersion blender to quick blend it up, the consistency is like a melted milkshake and I love it! I add a cup of coffee to it and it tastes like a mocha from a coffee shop! Drink Wholesome is not chalky or too sweet. It doesn’t taste artificial. I’ve even gotten my husband to enjoy it which is big! He hates coconut. I didn’t tell him what it had in it but made him the chocolate protein drink and he really liked it! He could not tell it was coconut. We’re sold!
Joe D. –
Excellent protein powder for Ulcerative Colitis! I have had no issues while using it.
Elizabeth S. –
This chocolate egg white protein powder is anti-bloat, anti-blood sugar dips, anti-artificial tasting. Seriously the best protein powder I’ve EVER tried (I’ve tried literally every brand on the US market, all types of protein powder too). The product is amazing, period. I use it daily to fuel my active lifestyle: in overnight oats, protein shakes, protein smoothie bowls, and baking recipes. Not sponsored, I pay full price for the product.
Emilio Eduardo –
This is the only protein powder that doesn’t give me digestive issues. I love this product, the chocolate flavor tastes great and mixes well. I use four scoops a day so I go through one bag a week. Drink wholesome, if you’re reading this please come out with 3 or 5lb tubs!
Sage Nocera –
Right up there with the vanilla taste wise as well as its easiness on the digestive system.
Tatiana Staloff –
Best protein powder! I use a regular blender with no problems. Really helps post workout.
Kristen Herchenroder –
I bought this flavor by accident and its my favorite flavor that I’ve tried. I do not like coconut, but I love it in this protein powder. It gives it a subtle sweetness. When you open the bag you smell coconut and real cocoa, no weird artificial aromas. Tastes delicious with milk and ice. Blends well in a magic bullet.
Jessica Kowalski –
Tastes like chocolate milk with a little less sweetness. I love it and the ingredients! It does not come with scoop and the scoop you can buy is not equal to one serving, so I’d save the $1 and just weigh it out yourself. No complaints!