If you hit the gym almost every day, chances are you’ve tried some type of protein-powder shake. We’re not here to ask you to stop; we’re here to put you on some of the best tasting protein powders of the year.

Science says: 30 grams of protein after working out can help repair your muscle to grow stronger for the next.

If you’re used to protein powder brands, you know that they don’t always taste the best. Some of them are really awful! Many of them are heavy, dull, cloying, and filled with artificial sweeteners that can leave your tastebuds with a lingering aftertaste.

Here at Men’s Realm, we have long recommended protein powder for its many benefits. Today’s list features some of the best protein powders to hit the market this year.

The protein powders in this list have been selected upon pure flavor to solve the issue of taste. Some of them are actually so good; you’ll actually want to make yourself one on the days you’re not working out.

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Best Tasting Protein Powder

BSN Syntha-6 Whey Protein Powder, Cold Stone Creamery- Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip

$45.99

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Protein powder and ice cream? Pure deliciousness! This tasty powder clocks in at 22 grams of protein a scoop. Blend it into almond milk (or whole), and you’re essentially drinking a Shamrock Shake.

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Ascent Native Fuel Whey Protein Powder – Chocolate

$64.99

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It’s hard to get your hands on decent chocolate protein powders – most of them taste fake. Not this chocolate protein powder. This one uses natural cocoa as a flavor. It’s a bit sweet, but that’s a good thing. Want to experience a world of chocolatey goodness? Blend it with chocolate milk to completely satisfy your taste buds.

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MuscleTech Phase8 Protein Powder, Cookies and Cream

$47.99

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We’ve tried the Phase8 protein powder, and there’s something really delicious about it. It’s effortless to drink and fluffy, so it mixes well with milk or water easily. This means it’s easy to have more of it than you would usually have any other variety. 

This protein powder packs 28 grams per scoop.

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Garden Of Life Sport Organic Plant-Based Protein, Chocolate

$56.99

$39.89 (30% OFF)

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The protein in this vegan powder is derived from a mixture of peas, beans, and lentils. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like peas and beans. The chocolate flavor is sweet and luscious, without the earthy taste of the plant-based ingredients in it. Plus, it carries the all-important NSF Certified for Sports Seal, meaning you won’t secretly be ingesting dubious, unspecified ingredients.

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Bodylogix Natural Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean

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Is it just us, or do vanilla protein powders taste flat? Most of them do, right? Well, Bodylogix offers less vanilla and more VANILLA (the natural tasting one). This protein powder tastes like home-churned vanilla ice cream. It carries an NSF Certified for Sport seal of approval as well.

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate

$47.99

$32.99 (31% OFF)

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Once a classic, always a classic. One of the traditional protein powders is also still one of the best-tasting this year. The best part? You can find ON Gold Standard 100% Whey protein pretty much everywhere. No added sugar alcohols, natural cocoa, pure deliciousness; give this one a try if you’re a chocolate shake fan.

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FITCRUNCH Whey Protein Powder, Pumpkin

$29.99

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The protein powder from FITCRUNCH is made by a chef. This combination lists pumpkin pie spice in its ingredients, which means it makes for the ideal addition to your pancake or waffle mix. If you like your protein shake, you could try that, too.

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Vintage Brawn, Chocolate Coconut

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Chocolate + coconut = Holy Goodness. The Chocolate Coconut powder is guaranteed to become a favorite to anyone who tries it. This is your I’m-so-sick-of-strawberry protein powder, and you want something new. 

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Naked PB

$18.99

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This protein powder only carries one ingredient and only one ingredient: roasted peanuts. That suggests a few things. One, it’s vegan. Two, it’s lower in protein (6 grams per scoop). Three, despite the low protein count, it tastes amazing, and it’s a great way to add a little more protein to your oatmeal, waffles, or anything else that deserves a hint of peanut butter.

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Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Birthday Cake

$68.68

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With ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Birthday Cake, every day can be a celebration. Celebrate the birth of new muscle growth and enjoy it while you’re at it.

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Dymatize ISO100 Hydrolyzed Clear Protein Powder, Cherry Watermelon

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Protein shake expert, rejoice that we have something for you. This whey protein blends perfectly and tastes like summer. Enjoy this fruit-based, delicious protein whenever you need a fast-acting protein boost. Just put 1 scoop of water and shake for 30 seconds and enjoy the fruity deliciousness.  

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Takeaway

Protein is an essential nutrient for your health and fitness needs, especially if you’re an active athlete or working on your health and fitness. A protein-rich powder can help you maintain much-needed muscle, enhance your performance, and develop stronger muscles.

Whether you consider yourself a gym junkie, a casual fitness guy, or looking to drop a few pounds, a protein powder is an effective and convenient way to meet your goals.