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Sweet Dairy Whey, Yea or Nay?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 12, 2012 at 5:31 AM

I generally try to stay away from protien powders, but I have a recipe that calls for it (I'm OK with dairy). So today at Whole Foods I found their 365 brand Whey Protein Powder. It doesn't have any sweeteners, except "sweet dairy whey". (I know, I know, it does have soy lecithin, not Paleo!).

Can you please tell me about the sweet dairy whey component? Good or bad, evil or not terrible? I can't believe how sweet this protein powder is and I'm impressed that it doesn't have any stevia (which I HATE) or artificial sweeteners like Splenda or aspartame. It does have 2 gm of carbss per 21.5 g of the powder--I assume from lactose.

I could see using this as a sugar substitute--it's that sweet to me. But no awful aftertaste or tummy upset. I'm not planning on using a lot of this or using it often--in general I don't do foods which are processed to this degree. But just wondering if it's OK for occasional use, or is it BAD stuff???

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:39 PM

This WF 365 brand vanilla protein whey powder is interesting. It's mostly whey protein isolate, but it looks like they've used this sweet dairy whey as the sweetener. I know I'll have to be mindful of the carbs. All other protein powders taste vile to me because I can't stand the artificial sweeteners, even stevia. Since this powder has none of those sweeteners, the flavor is a lot better to me. I eat sweet things so rarely that I'm pretty sensitive to sweet tastes. I expected this to taste pretty neutral, not bitter, so I'm very surprised by how sweet it is.

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on December 12, 2012
at 10:29 AM

I'm certain this would not be FF-legal. It is lactose--which is milk sugar. The whey protein we use in our smoothies is the PROTEIN component of the whey, while this sweet product is the lactose (sugar) component of whey.

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on February 06, 2013
at 05:31 PM

I use BioTrust to make Bulletproof Coffee and protein ice cream and have had pretty good results with it.

Here's the link to the site if anyone else wants to weigh in: http://biotrust.com/Shop.asp?p=LowCarb

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on January 23, 2013
at 04:37 PM

some of those powders do come with corn syrup, even if it doesn't say so on the pack, so they are probably all messed up with somehow... but 21.5 g won't kill ya either way ;)

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on December 12, 2012
at 01:43 PM

If you use a whey protein isolate the lactose is filtered out so it's no carb.

Odd that plain old whey tastes that sweet to you, but I haven't had any in years so maybe it would taste sweet to me too now that I'm low carb.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:39 PM

This WF 365 brand vanilla protein whey powder is interesting. It's mostly whey protein isolate, but it looks like they've used this sweet dairy whey as the sweetener. I know I'll have to be mindful of the carbs. All other protein powders taste vile to me because I can't stand the artificial sweeteners, even stevia. Since this powder has none of those sweeteners, the flavor is a lot better to me. I eat sweet things so rarely that I'm pretty sensitive to sweet tastes. I expected this to taste pretty neutral, not bitter, so I'm very surprised by how sweet it is.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:13 AM

well since all animal byproducts are bad for you, yes it is bad stuff

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