Hermosa whey protein powder review: A premium protein shake at a premium price, but it’s so tasty it provides a great incentive to work out…

Hermosa whey protein powder

$72 / £67 for 1kg (33 servings) / livehermosa.com


  • Delicious rich flavour
  • Ethically sourced
  • Not too sweet


  • Expensive
  • Limited sizes and flavours
  • Only available online

Texture: 5/5
Solubility: 5/5
Effectiveness: 5/5

Hermosa is a premium protein shake that’s made from non-GMO, ethically sourced ingredients and with a focus on sustainability. The shake is made from 85% protein concentrate from grass-fed cows, with each serving containing 21g of protein. It’s rich in essential amino acids, low in fat and sugar and uses the natural sweetener stevia.

Unlike many powders on test, Hermosa gets the taste balance just right. It’s not too sweet or with a bitter aftertaste. In fact both chocolate and vanilla flavours are rich and pretty moreish.

Hermosa Whey Protein Powder in use

The brand prides itself on using sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients. The ingredients list is minimal and contains what you’d expect from a good protein shake, using sunflower lecithin instead of soy as an emulsifier.

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A 30g serving of the shake contains 125 calories when mixed with water. Depending on the flavour it also contains up to 3g of fats and up to 4.5g of carbs – of which 2g is sugars.

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The shake mixes well with water to give a nice smooth texture. The downside of Hermosa’s powders is the price, which may be prohibitive if you regularly take protein powders. Each serving works out at about £2, though there’s a subscription available which offers a 15% discount.

As well as the 1kg pouch you can get Hermosa Whey Protein Powder in a 420g glass jar and in 10 x 30g on-the-go sachets, though these work our even more expensive. Whichever one you choose, you can only get Hermosa shakes online, though it’s a next-day delivery service.

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Overall, this is one of the best-tasting shakes on test with quality ingredients and a lovely smooth texture. However, that quality does come at a price.