Monday, July 08, 2013
At work this morning I could not get a good cup of coffee. I bring a small bottle of 2% milk to use. I also brought a small berry-flavored whey protein shake, a powder mixed with milk. They were in two plastic bottles. Same type, different color bottles.
Coffee tasted like poison. Did they change coffee brands? No. Was it a bad batch? No one else seemed to be complaining. Hmmm...somewhere in midmorning I realized that I was putting the berry whey protein in my coffee. I'm not really crazy about the flavor and was using it in small amounts with milk. Grabbed it for a quick snack this morning, for that three o'clock slump.
The thing is, it really doesn't taste like berries. It tastes like a chemical approximation of the flavor. The ingredients appear to be good. I bought it at Whole Foods. At this point, I am ready to toss The Canister of Berry Approximation and just use Greek yogurt and frozen berries. Real berries.
I'm having a fresh cup of coffee now. It's still not that good a cup of coffee, but at least it's not high-protein coffee.