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Dymatize Nutrition Super Mass Gainer, Gourmet Vanilla, 12-Pounds
Flavor Name: Gourmet VanillaSize Name: 12 lbChange
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Flavor Name: Gourmet VanillaSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
Recently, Dymatize changed the formula of their Super Mass Gainer. It used to be my favorite weight gainer. It was one of the products I had on my Subscribe and Save list and was getting a 12 lb. box shipped every two months. I had just finished off my last box of the old formula and now am trying out the new formula for the first time.

Let me tell you...after having just one serving of the new formula...it is absolutely disgusting! I hate it!

The old formula was a fine powder that was easy to scoop out and mixed easily with water just by stirring with a spoon. It tasted very good (I always got the Vanilla flavor) and had a nice creamy milkshake-like quality.

The new formula is clumpy and difficult to scoop out. Since you're scooping out clumps, it's difficult to measure out exactly the same amount each serving. When you add water to the clumpy mess, it does not seem to dissolve, but instead clumps up even more. The result is a bland tasting, watery concoction, with clumps on the bottom that you will need to chew.

If that weren't bad enough, they tripled the amount of cholesterol per serving from 35mg to 105mg, while reducing the amounts of all the other nutritional values. Vitamin A went from 4150 IU down to 3500 IU, Vitamin C went from 70 mg down to 60 mg, Vitamin D went from 210 IU down to 100 IU, etc... You get the picture.

The new Dymatize formula is an inferior product. Needless to say, I am cancelling my Subscribe and Save for this item and will probably go back to using Optimum Nutrition's Serious Mass product.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2013
Flavor Name: Rich ChocolateSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
I've ordered dozens of boxes of this product the past few years (prior to their formula update, circa late 2012) for several very big fans of the cookies & cream and vanilla flavors. Though my first order of the Mass Gainer was placed through Amazon in 2009, known then as Super Mega Gainer, I subsequently saved shipping costs by ordering directly from a sponsored website. I am very familiar with the product that 'was' Dymatize Super Mass Gainer. Though most protein gainer blends offer similar spec's, this was our go-to protein/carb drink for a very long time. It was an absolute treat for post workout or breakfast supplementation, and we really looked forward to drinking this wonderful product.

This new formula does not pour well from the enclosed scoop, does not blend well by stirring or vigorous shaking, and the cookies & cream tastes nothing at all like it did (it is the only variation we have tried since the formula was changed). Frankly, we hate it.

Dymatize has gone so far as to change the caloric and protein numbers on the box to reflect what a single serving ***with milk*** will provide (see the small print) instead of the content of the protein itself (as formerly printed). >.<

There are options from others, such as Optimum Nutrition, of which we can revert to or explore. Unless Dymatize reverts back to the old recipe, we're absolutely done with it.

Extremely disappointed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2013
Flavor Name: Gourmet VanillaSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
The new formula that Dymatize decided to go with was a huge mistake.. It tastes horrible.. And does not mix well at all. Looking into another gainer as we speak..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2013
Flavor Name: Gourmet VanillaSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
I've been using Super Mass Gainer for about 6 months now. I have a very fast metabolism and this drink conveniently helped me meet my daily calorie and protein goal. The old formula was great. It was a bit sweet, but compared to Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition, it mixed very well and wasn't so thick. I gained a couple of pounds off of it, but I think my body grew accustomed to it and I haven't been gaining as much lately.

When my box was delivered this time around, however, I noticed that it was an all new formula. I'm not too impressed with this new formula. One, the taste isn't as great -- it almost tastes like a vanilla tootsie roll, except not nearly as good (as I love vanilla tootsie rolls). Two, and probably most bothersome -- it doesn't mix great at all. I find myself having to literally "chew" my way through the drink at times, even if I let it sit for awhile and shake it occasionally. Three, the powder seems to be more "fluffy" this time; it isn't as dense as before. What this translates to is that when you try to pour a scoop into the bottle, most of it doesn't want to budge, and when it does, it pours out all at once in a big "blob" and scatters everywhere (missing the bottle too).

The only upside to this new formula that I like is that it's 1300 calories now versus ~1250 or so before -- a minor improvement, at best. I miss the old recipe!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2014
Flavor Name: Gourmet VanillaSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
I got this product for my son playing High School Football. he wanted to gain a little weight in the off season during weight training. with this product you need 2 heeping scoops, the scoop is large and with whole milk this product is supposed to be 1280 calories,so we started with 1 scoop with whole milk should be 640 calories. maybe it is but this stuff sends you to the restroom a bit more than normal. so after taking a year off from using any weight gain products we have now gone back to a brand that we started with in 2011. it cost a lot less money and gave a lot better gains.i found just because you pay more money for a product doesn't mean it's a better performing product, we are all different.so find what works for you and stick with it.i know from this point on,i will.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2014
Flavor Name: Rich ChocolateSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
It is an absolute nightmare to mix this stuff. Don't even try using a spoon- you're going to need a shaker bottle, if not an electric blender. I've mixed a few months' worth of shakes using a blender bottle, and what you end up with (using milk) is an extremely frothy/foamy mixture that has some tiny chunks in it, even after excessive shaking.

If you don't mind that, this mass gainer is actually not bad. The taste is somewhat like watered-down or less-flavored tootsie rolls. It's easy to drink. But don't actually try and mix a shake using their given serving size (two huge scoops with the shovel it comes with), unless maybe you really do have an electric blender.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2015
Flavor Name: cookies_&_creamSize Name: 12 Lbs.Verified Purchase
everything ok but the flavor is not that the same i tested before i supose it is a new version or formula
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on February 4, 2015
Flavor Name: cookies_&_creamSize Name: 12 Lbs.Verified Purchase
If you have a hard time gaining weight, this product is a good step in getting those extra calories you need. The ratio of severing size to the amount of cups is a little high so I'd recommend splitting the 1 serving into two sometime throughout the day: ideally, post workout and either morning or before bed. Continue to eat and increase your take of real foods. Super Mass is a great ADDED bonus to your calories, relying solely on this for a meal replacement could give you some gnarly gas, upset stomach and/or diarrhea. Overall, a great product for the price.
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on March 5, 2014
Flavor Name: Gourmet VanillaSize Name: 12 lbVerified Purchase
This product has too much sugar, and not enough protein per serving, making it not worth the money spent. So dollar per dollar spent on other brands this one is probably beat.
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on March 4, 2014
Flavor Name: StrawberrySize Name: 12lbsVerified Purchase
I have only been using this product for a month now but I can say that it taste great. I use a blender to mix and have not experienced any lumping. The only thing that bothers me is how much of the powder you have to use. Two huge scoops, a little scary. Overall the product is going well so far. Will update in another month.
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