A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from a company called Skoop. The e-mail explained that Skoop is a small company out of Boulder that makes protein and supplement powders, and it asked if I’d like to try their products. I checked out their website, and I started to like the company before I even tried their products. I like companies with personality, and Skoop’s “Simple Care and Feeding for Human Beings” instruction manual and fun charts and graphics made it a likable company from the start. I agreed to try the product because I wanted to know if the product could match that personality.
Spoiler alert: it did.
Disclaimer: Skoop sent me their products to try in exchange for a review. I wasn’t compensated in any other way, and the opinions here are my own. I wouldn’t lie to you just to get some free protein powder.
Skoop sent me a bag of their B-Strong protein powder, as well as some samples of their A-Game superfood supplement and B-Lovely supplement for skin. All of Skoop’s products are gluten-free and non-GMO (neither of which are important to me, but they might be for you), and all consist only of natural, plant-based foods.
B-Strong is one of the tastiest plant protein powders I’ve tried. Most are chalky and have a distinct aftertaste, even when mixed in a smoothie. B-Strong doesn’t have that aftertaste or that off-putting chalky texture. It’s even not too bad mixed with only water (usually powder-and-water blends make me want to gag. This one’s not exactly delicious on its own, but it’s better than most. And it’s tasty with almond milk). Filled with vitamins and minerals, 16 grams of protein, Omegas, and antioxidants, and without weird chemical ingredients, B-Strong makes a good post-workout drink or addition to a more-substantial smoothie. I’ve been using it in overnight oats lately, and it’s mighty tasty that way, too.
A-Game is a powder made with 41 “superfoods,” from veggies and fruits to probiotics to herbs and extracts. For 50 calories, A-Game supplies five grams of fiber and a ton of nutrients. I tried the Sweetgreens flavor, and while it was a bit… interesting … on its own (even Skoop describes it as an “acquired taste), I couldn’t even taste it when it was mixed in smoothies or oatmeal. I consumed a packet of A-Game on a couple of days that I knew my veggie intake would be less than ideal; starting the day with A-Game ensured that I was at least closer to getting the nutrients I needed than I would be otherwise.
B-Lovely is a powder that’s formulated to “protect, support, and nourish” your skin. Like the other two powders, B-Lovely is a blend of plants and extracts. I was sent only three packets of this one, so while I can attest to its decent fruity taste, I can’t really give information on its effectiveness on my skin.
Overall, I’m impressed with Skoop. Its only drawback is the price. B-Strong runs $67 for a 30-serving bag; A-Game, $65; and B-Lovely, $47. High-quality protein/supplement powders are expensive. I get it. But that’s simply not in my budget.
If it fits in your budget, though, Skoop is a great product, and I definitely recommend it.
Have you ever or would you ever try Skoop?