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PlantFusion Complete Protein Powder is one of the best vegan protein powders that I’ve tried, and has the highest overall ranking to support that.
As with every other review, I’ll break down each score in its own category, along with how it was calculated or assigned.
I calculate a nutrition score for each protein powder to make it easy to compare them with each other.
It looks at one thing: protein content.
The more protein in it, the higher the score a powder get.
The formula itself is fairly simple:
All that needs to be put in are the calories coming from protein in a serving, and the total calories, which we can get from the nutritional facts:
Plugging in 100 calories of protein (from 25 grams - including the added BCAAs), and 120 overall calories, we get a perfect nutrition score of 25 out of 25. It's got as much protein per calorie as any other vegan protein powder I've tried.
This score tells you that this protein powder has a bit higher protein content than most, although there are a handful of other products that have a higher score in this one category.
The pricing score lets you quickly judge how expensive a protein powder is, relative to other options.
A score of 25 means that it’s very cheap, while a score of 0 means it’s very expensive.
Here are the 2 sizes that Plantfusion’s protein powder comes in, as well as the price per 100 grams of each:
In order to come up with a single score for all vegan protein powders that I review, I decided to look at the price per 100 grams of the size closest to 1 kg/ 2.2 lbs.
That’s the most common size companies sell in, which makes it the fairest comparison.
I created a linear formula based on the prices of several protein powders, which is:
Plugging in the data for the 2 lb Plantfusion tub, we get a pricing score of 16.37.
In practical terms, it’s about average cost, and there are cheaper products out there if budget is an important factor for you.
The mixability score tells you how well a protein powder mixes, since clumping isn’t desirable in a shake.
You can read the full procedure in my methodology, but the main steps for this test are:
Then, I record the weight of the clumps (or “remnants”), and plug them into this formula:
In this case it was easy, since nothing actually got filtered out (shown below):
This results in a perfect mixability score of 25.
The final part of the review, and the only one that involves my opinion is taste.
Of course my tastes will be different from yours, so take the taste scores with a grain of salt, but they can still give you ballpark ideas of what a powder tastes like.
To stay consistent, I assign taste scores based on the following table:
Amazing, would drink for enjoyment alone.
Drinkable, not really good or bad.
A bit of a struggle to get down
My main observations were:
There’s no obvious bad part of the taste of Plantfusion’s protein powder, so I think it’s fair to give this powder a taste score of 22.
When I first tried PlantFusion, it was their old formula that included fructose and some other ingredients. It tasted amazing and I gave it a perfect score. The current ("new") version of PlantFusion that I've reviewed here is still very good, but definitely doesn't taste as good.
PlantFusion Complete Protein Powder is just a very solid overall protein powder.
If you’re in a situation where all 4 categories are important to you, it’s a very good choice.
The only times I wouldn’t recommend this protein powder is when you’re on a very limited budget and price is crucial, or you really want the highest protein content possible. In that case, check out my Now Sports Pea Protein review, it is currently the #2 overall vegan protein powder, and the cheapest overall.