So last week I had just ordered another 5 pound bottle of NOW foods Whey Protein Isolate. I started looking at the wildly variable price of the Choline bitartrate and was searching around for some that cost less when I found some by a company called Hard Rhino. It was less but wasn’t free shipping, they do a fixed shipping cost for all orders on Amazon. So I started looking at the other stuff they sold and discovered they had Whey Protein Isolate for crazy low prices. I found their web site and found larger sizes available and free shipping on orders over $100. The original prices turned out to be an error and they raised them, though they are still less than NOW and the additional smaller sizes give people who just want to try people-chow/soylent an opportunity to not spend as much money. I cancelled my 5lb NOW order and ordered 10 kg of Hard Rhino. Here is a current cost comparison based on the prices on Feb 28, 2014:
|brand||pound||kg||price||per KG||per lb||per 55g|
So if you get the 5kg bag, the price per gram/pound/kg is lower than the NOW. The big question is: how does it compare to the NOW that I’ve been using since I stated soylent?
So if I take the 28g serving of NOW and normalize it up to the same 100g serving as the Hard Rhino I get:
|Nutrient||Hard Rhino (100g)||NOW (100g)|
|Sulpher (Cysteine and Methionine)||4.6||4.60|
OK, I’m going to say: it’s the same stuff, there’s just some rounding errors on stuff like cholesterol and calcium. If you want to look at the spreadsheet with all of the data it’s HERE.