CNP is a UK based company that offers a wide range of supplement products including the meal replacement product. The company has been around since the mid to late ‘90's and is owned and operated by a former British bodybuilder, Kerry Kayes.
I first used the pro meal replacement back when Dorian Yates (Former Mr. Olympia) was involved with the company. I believe, at that time, the product was called “Dorian Yates Approved” and was offered in North America under that banner. Since then, Dorian has left the company (As of 2006), and CNP now offers the same product but without the “Dorian Yates Approved” stamp.
About 5 months ago, I started looking around for a suitable meal replacement powder for my late night meals. I wanted a mix of fast and slow acting proteins (high protein mixture), low fat content with a medium mix of complex carbohydrates. I remembered the Dorian Yates approved line of products from years back and started looking around for the brand. I couldn’t find the brand but came across the CNP meal replacement which looked exactly like the Dorian Yates Approved line but without the “Dorian Yates Approved” stamp on it. I figured they must have bought out the Dorian Yates line...
After checking out the list of ingredients, I was convinced this was the meal replacement I was looking for. I was very interested in the protein mix which contained 42 grams of whey protein (Fast acting), casein (Slow acting), and egg white (High amino acid profile).
With 19 grams of complex carbohydrates and only 3 grams of fat per serving, this product fit the bill perfectly. I was a little hesitant about forking out 65 bucks (Canadian) for 20 packets. At $3.25 dollars per serving, it seemed a little steep. However, I wanted to try this product out so I dished out the cash.
I’m not going to lie to you, I’m pretty fussy. I could have the most perfect protein powder in the world in front of me but if it doesn’t taste the way I want, it goes in the trash. I’m through with choking down swill. I’ve done it all through the ‘80's with Weider’s crappy “Muscle Builder”, which by the way was the equivalent to drinking cement mix, so I’m not about to do it again. A protein powder MUST taste good!
After whipping up a batch with 1/4 cup strawberries, 2 tablespoons of low fat yogurt, 1 cup of skim milk, and ½ tsp of honey, and a hand full of ice cubes it tasted pretty darned good - I actually enjoyed the taste. A lot of meal replacement powders tend to mix too thick which makes me feel bloated and gassy. This wasn’t the case with CNP pro meal replacement. It was light enough to enjoy drinking it but just heavy enough to satisfy my hunger.
Also, after having this meal replacement, I didn’t fart all night. Most meal replacement powders share this fault. Not so with CNP pro meal replacement.
Overall, I was very satisfied with this product. I’m still using it today although I switch between the vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. If your looking for a meal replacement that 1) Contains a good mix of slow and fast acting proteins; 2) Contains low fat; 3) Contains low to medium mix of complex carbohydrates; And 4) Tastes great, you might want to check this brand out.
This is a perfect night time, muscle building drink that will help you recover while you sleep. I highly recommend this meal replacement powder.
Here is the ingredient listing for CNP Pro Meal Replacement Powder.
Per 1 sachet (72g)
Dietary Fibre 2g
Total fat 3g
Saturated fat 1g
All the best,
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