I once overheard my engineer friend telling his teenage niece-equivalent, who wondered how I combined vegetarianism with strength training: “You have to understand, gym-heads can choke anything down if it has a hope of building muscle.” I forgive him for talking about me this way because he is more or less right. Usually I assemble a grotesque sludge of organic whey protein powder and various substances like flaked yeast, kelp, etc., but once in a while I just cannot face that blender and opt for one of these. (The best flavor comparison I ever heard was “acrylic paint.” Chocolate acrylic paint.)
Most of the people sticking these things in their mouths are guys. Do they ever read the label? Do I just have a dirty mind?