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Where are we going for protein?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,170 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    I'm aware, just normally don't need the extra protein from the yogurt to hit my goal. We were buying it, and then it disappeared for a few months, and then it wasn't available on click and collect (when we started doing that in the meantime), so it just kinda slipped off the shopping list when you can just go "repeat order"! Cost of whey definitely changes the equation even more towards whole foods rather than supplementation though, so I'll probably revisit.

    Regarding the Total Blend, ultimately, does the make up matter? Genuine question, as it all looks milk protein + egg white, and if it's overall protein in take that matters?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,341 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    So folks. Where is the cheapest place to buy protein online?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    Doesn't matter a sh1te unless your 6 weeks out from Mr.Olympia.

    80% protein and less calories than the impact, cheaper at times too, no brainer for me. Chocolate smooth is good.

    Have 5kg of strawberry I must try next.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene




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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,714 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave


    Jesus haven't looked at prices in a while. €33 for a kilo of whey with their discount code? Last orders I was paying €15/kg. And as usual, their clear whey is excluded.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,170 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    It seems to be only the protein, as other stuff I get from them don't seem as affected. I do wonder is it something Brexit related, as Bulk are the same. Where as, so far at least, Irish suppliers don't seem to be affected.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,341 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Are you referring to My Proteins stock? Do you think it's overpriced compared to its competitors?



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    My response was in reply to the post above yours.

    I don't view competitors, when MP have certain discounts on that match my criteria I stock up, I usually have at least 6 months of whey in surplus so I'm never stuck and need to buy at their silly prices.

    I have about 18kg of unopened whey that will last me until maybe October, if an offer comes up that equates to €12 per kg or less in the mean time I will most likely make a purchase, if not I'll happily sit out the next 6 months and buy on my terms.

    The ones that come on here moaning about price are the ones that get down to the last few scoops of their stash, panic and think if their not consuming shakes, they'll lose their gains and struggle to curl an olympic bar in the squat rack anymore.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,170 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    Well apart from the complete nonsense about who may or may not be moaning... I'd generally have a good stash, rather than waiting for "the last few scoops", and normally would order with several kg left. I've been keeping an eye on the price all year waiting to pull the trigger. It simply hasn't got down to those prices from what I've seen since Black Friday (for my usual Impact Whey order anyway).



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    It simply has.

    At least 2 occasions this year so far I have gotten impact whey for €12kg delivered or cheaper, got the blend for about a €10 per kg as have others so what you are saying is false and incorrect. You only have to look back on the previous page to see the evidence of those offers.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    i got 5kg of impact whey isolate not long ago for €78 so the price has come down since black friday, i think it was the january payday sale

    february sale wasnt great



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,170 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    Fair enough, I could've missed some of the deals. However, I would contend that it hasn't been down as regularly as it was in previous years. I'm buying off them since 2014.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    it has been dropping otherwise i wouldnt have 20kg of the suff that i have built up over the last 9 months, get the app and they send alerts and then you can check the deals now and then and also the discount codes that are knocking around here are sometimes better



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    The unfortunate thing is there is no way of knowing when these deals occur. They can be very random, as such I'd suggest checking on the website daily, I don't sign up to their email campaign, I heard you can get 2-3 emails per day off them. Check daily and it's luck of the draw, when one of their better discounts comes up then go to town on it and stock up because you just never know what way prices will go now with inflation and all the other knock on effects that effect cost.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    Some excellent offers from February.

    That Impact Whey for less than €8kg was an absolute steal, I've never seen prices as low.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,170 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    I hadn't looked at Total Blend until this order. tbh I hadn't needed to move from the default 5kg of Vanilla Impact Whey, which I've never had an issue getting €60 - €65 until this restock.

    I accept it could be missing deals, but I didn't have an issue getting them before, so perhaps they're just live for shorter period of time.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    Couple of flavours there of the 2.5kg bags, works out at €12.80kg

    78% protein.

    I haven't tried this product from Bulk, but it gets good reviews and if I was looking for value for money, this is what I'd be buying.

    Probably the best deal I've seen this month.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    Chocolate mint and strawberry are the cheaper flavours 👍🏻



  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ golfpaul


    Any sign of a price drop to the €60 mark for the 5kg whey? Ridiculous increase since February and not many deals since.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    there was a good deal a couple of weeks ago 2 posts before yours but nothing great since then



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    just checked that deal above and have 10kg in my basket for 129 which is decent, limited flavours but theres feck all at myprotein now



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    got a code for bulk and when using it with the link above you can get 2 x 2.5kg bags for 58.30 but you need to spend 60 for free delivery so add something small



  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ golfpaul


    Is it a generic code?



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    mine was pluse

    i added items to the basket and didnt check out and the code came the next day



  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ golfpaul


    Code is not valid or expired. I’ll try adding to basket and see if they send me one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭ Patsy167


    There is currently 55% off strawberry/chocolate mint 2.5kg - works out at €32.39 after discount. Pretty good offer.

    https://www.bulk.com/ie/complete-protein-blend.html#nutrition



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    hold it in the basket and after 24 hours a code will be sent

    i got peanut chocolate x 2 for 58 euro and added in a shaker to get the free postage

    myprotein are mad high for prices at the moment



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,706 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    code :- truegeordie for 42% off myprotein



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,759 ✭✭✭ Esse85


    Have you received this yet?

    I got the choc mint and choc PB

    Choc mint tastes nice but BB date is August so I'll use that up first.

    Didn't think the choc PB was great, that's dated march next year, I'll probably mix a scoop of vanilla with it and alternate with flavour drops too.

    Still less than €13kg for a quality 78% protein is an excellent deal.



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