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28-12-2018, 13:24   #1
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Whey Protein

Use and benefits of whey protein is debatable to some, but ignoring that for a moment - whey protein prices has been going up over the last few years for some reason.

Apart from the occasional deals and pricing mistakes from Amazon, it's usually around 20 euro per kg from almost all most sources (Amazon, MyProtein etc). Even Aldi and Lidl stock Whey Protein and they are also around 20 euro mark per kilo.

So I was pleasantly surprised to see Dunnes Stores has whey protein for €15 per kilo - a local brand called ROS Nutrition, some local endorsements. Comes in couple of flavors on the shelf (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate).

If you see any other decent whey protein deals, please share!!

PS: Dunnes appears cheaper than ROS nutrition's own website.
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A quick gander shows you can get cheaper, €6.70/kg via parcelmotel
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KXX78A4/
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A quick gander shows you can get cheaper, €6.70/kg via parcelmotel
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KXX78A4/
In fairness that product is not just whey and only contains around 68% protein - the likes of the Ros nutrition product is typically closer to 80% - plus you only need to buy 1kg and not 5kg.
Also it is quite well known that some supplements companies spike whey with amino acids to make the protein content appear higher, I have never heard of this brand personally whereas ROS have a good name/reputation.

Good spot OP.
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^^^ Thanks.

Of course, Amazon has couple of options - 'Bulk Powders', MyProtien and USN that usually is around £12-15 per kilo, but you will have to order to ParcelMotel as none of those sellers ship here, even when fulfilled by Amazon - not sure what that is.

Dunnes Stores have outdone even Aldi and Lidl in this instance - not to mention Tesco's Holland & Barret's whey prices around north of €30 per kilo.
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^^^ Thanks.

Of course, Amazon has couple of options - 'Bulk Powders', MyProtien and USN that usually is around £12-15 per kilo, but you will have to order to ParcelMotel as none of those sellers ship here, even when fulfilled by Amazon - not sure what that is.

Dunnes Stores have outdone even Aldi and Lidl in this instance - not to mention Tesco's Holland & Barret's whey prices around north of €30 per kilo.

Bulk Powders and Myprotien have Irish websites and the uk websites will send here.

By far the cheapest option for whey is only buy from Myprotien when they have 35%/40% off and buy 5kg at a time, I only buy from the uk site and end up paying around £40 for 5kg unflavoured.
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Whey protein and other supplements are just going to keep increasing as the EU clamps down on the sports nutrition market. Some big companies have pulled out of the EU over the past couple of years.
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Decent price for a supermarket OP

I find AOB competitive and its the same 15e/kg

https://aobnutrition.ie/MyProtein-Im...-Protein-2-5kg

Have 18 snickers proteins bars for 15e too

https://aobnutrition.ie/Snickers-Protein-Flapjack-x18
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Whey protein and other supplements are just going to keep increasing as the EU clamps down on the sports nutrition market. Some big companies have pulled out of the EU over the past couple of years.
Clamp down? Are they going to clamp down on cheese and milk too then?

Years ago most of the whey was chucked in the bin as a by product.
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Use and benefits of whey protein is debatable to some, but ignoring that for a moment - whey protein prices has been going up over the last few years for some reason.

Apart from the occasional deals and pricing mistakes from Amazon, it's usually around 20 euro per kg from almost all most sources (Amazon, MyProtein etc). Even Aldi and Lidl stock Whey Protein and they are also around 20 euro mark per kilo.

So I was pleasantly surprised to see Dunnes Stores has whey protein for €15 per kilo - a local brand called ROS Nutrition, some local endorsements. Comes in couple of flavors on the shelf (strawberry, vanilla, chocolate).

If you see any other decent whey protein deals, please share!!

PS: Dunnes appears cheaper than ROS nutrition's own website.
Is this still available in Dunnes?
Or was it only a special offer scenario?
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Whey Protein on BulkPowders is coming in at 55€ or 11€/KG if you select the 5KG option under the size.

Code - EXTRA25E has to be used a checkout.

Alright price I suppose, I got two bags of 2.5KG has week for 50€ so 10€ a KG
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Is this still available in Dunnes?
Or was it only a special offer scenario?
Chanced going to Dunnes today and picked up a pack.
Seems good value.
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Yeah, it wasn't a special deal or anything - just regular price.
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Yeah, it wasn't a special deal or anything - just regular price.
anybody know if its supposed to come with the little 'scoop' IN the bag?

edit, IGNORE, found it
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Chanced going to Dunnes today and picked up a pack.
Seems good value.
Label seems strange.

First ingredient is ultra filtered whey protein concentrate (milk, Soy).

Since Soya is not “whey” obviously it should not be in the bracket and should be split into a separate ingredient in order of greatest quantity......i.e whey protein concentrate 50%, soy protein isolate 45% etc.

They it’s stuctured tells us 2 things. Neither of which is good.

1) either they don’t understand their product
Or
2) they are trying to hide the make up as it’s likely poor quality

Suspect this is made using a low grade cheap WPC (maybe 60% protein content) and and a soy isolate (90% protein by volume) in equal quantities to arrive at the overall 75% protein level.
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Post above made me curious about this whole whey / soy thing.

So far I haven't found anything wrong with soy protein - just different source and different amino acids, but all research seems to have pointed to it being just as good as milk / whey. But who knows, it all depends on who's paying the author of each of these articles on the web I suppose.

Meanwhile, Ros Nutrition website doesn't mention soy in ingredients - says it's all whey protein concentrate (milk):

https://www.rosnutrition.com/ie/prod...t-whey-protein
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