Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gotein! Review and giveaway.

I am a sucker for word plays and clever names so Gotein -- "protein to go!" -- basically had me at, well, at Gotein.

Gotein is a powdered protein drink that comes in handy little stick packets that make it very portable. You pour the powder into your regular water bottle and voila! instant protein drink. Actually, there is another step -- you need to drink about 1/3 of the bottle of water before pouring the Gotein powder in, to get the mixture right. Or, if you prefer not to use those plastic water bottles, you can just pour Gotein and about 11oz (cup and a half) into your regular re-usable water bottle. Voila! Instant protein drink -- again.

Each packet has 16 or 17grams of protein, 5 or 6grams of carbs and 100-110 calories. You can read more about the nutritional information HERE.

So, OK. Gotein is easy to use and gives you lots of protein. And it tastes surprisingly good. I always expect drinks like this to taste chalky and I didn't find that with Gotein at all. Gotein comes in three flavors: Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. My favorite -- by far -- is the vanilla flavor. My least favorite is the strawberry and the chocolate was right in the middle.

I took the Gotein out of the water bottle, though, and tried it in my smoothie. I normally add chia seeds or chlorella granules to my smoothie but I've tried vanilla whey protein a few times and enjoyed it. The same was true of the Gotein. For my smoothie, the strawberry worked really well, as did the vanilla. I didn't try the chocolate.

To buy:


You can buy Gotein directly from the company HERE -- a box of 12 packets is $24.95 -- or you can find a retailer HERE.

To win:

I have a sampler of three packets of Gotein (one of each flavor) to giveaway. To enter, leave me a comment letting me know you'd like to win.


Additional entries:

As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment each time)
  • Follow Gotein on Facebook (leave a comment -- tell them The Happy Runner sent you!)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment)
This giveaway will run through Wednesday, June 29 at 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on Thursday.

Good luck!

~ Felice

Review/giveaway disclosure: I was sent a sample package of Gotein to review. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are my own.

41 comments:

Katie said...

I'd like to win. I'm always scooping and packing my protein to take to work and this would save me some time in the A.M.

Lisa said...

I'm interested in trying new protein supplements, so count me in (I'd like to win!)

Lisa said...

and i'm already a follower :-)

Katie said...

I am already a follower

Katie said...

Already a fan on FB

Katie said...

Tweeted about this giveaway. I am all about protien, and this seems like a way easy way to do it. Most portable protein packets don't have that much, awesome!

Rose said...

I'd like to enter - I'm a Facebook follower.

I have a protein shake almost every AM. I use Met-rx and like the pre-packaged convenience. This sounds even more convenient and great for shaking up a recovery drink!

Stacey said...

I would love to win! (:

Stacey said...

I already follow your blog

ann said...

Of course I'd like to win!

ann said...

I'm a follower

ann said...

I liked you on FB

Cheryle T said...

I would love to win!

Suzy said...

I'm a follower!

Suzy said...

I'm a fan on FB.

Suzy said...

I tweeted.

Joli said...

I should win beacuse I would like to try it.

itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

Heather said...

never heard of this, would love to win!

geniuswaitress said...

I'd love to win. I've been looking for something like this. thekellyrobinson (at) gmail (dotcom)

geniuswaitress said...

Following!

Heather: said...

I'd like to win cause I'd love to try it!

Heather: said...

Oh, and I'm already a follower :)

Jeanette said...

I would like to win!!

Jeanette said...

I am following your blog!

Jeanette said...

I am a fan of yours on Facebook

JeremyH said...
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HudkinsFamily said...

I'd love to try Gotein. Always dislike buying a large container of powder just to 'try' it!

HudkinsFamily said...

I'm a follower :)

HudkinsFamily said...

I'm also an FB liker!

Katey said...

I follow your blog!

proudpatriot07 said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to win.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

proudpatriot07 said...

Also, I'm a facebook fan.

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

EricaThomas said...

I'd like to win

EricaThomas said...

I follow your blog via google reader

EricaThomas said...

I follow your blog via google reader

Steel Springs said...

I'd love to try some Gotein.

Steel Springs said...

I follow your blog.

Christina said...

I follow this blog!

Christina said...

I'm on your FB also :)

Jenna Z said...

Awesome thanks for the chance to win!

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

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