Yummy Sports has the Best-Tasting Protein Powders and BCAA Supplements, but How Do They Stack Up?
It seems when a supplement brand creates protein powders, BCAA supplements, and pre-workout supplements, it has one of two choices when it comes to its marketing aesthetic:
Make it hardcore and use words like animal, ripped, and freak, or take a more straightforward path, and avoid all that by simply highlighting the active ingredients
Interestingly, Yummy Sports, a relatively new supplement company born in 2018, has gone a totally different way with an aesthetic we’re calling candy chic. But while the products boast bold colors and fun names like Angry Unicorn and Gorilla Pump, you’re probably wondering what we first wondered. How do the products stack up to our standards?
What is Yummy Sports?
Yummy Sports began with a mission to create the world’s best-tasting sports supplements and bring some light-hearted fun to the fitness world. However, it’s not all about flavours, because at the end of the day, who cares if supplements taste great if they don’t do a darn thing?
Yummy Sports combines its passion for sweets with a commitment to honest products and transparent ingredient labels to provide simple, pure products suitable for professionals and beginners.
While this brand does not utilize third-party testing (which we prefer to see), it does offer dosing information for 100% of the ingredients it uses, which is helpful. Overall, these are fun and delicious products that will hook you with flashy colors, funny names, and active ingredient formulas that will keep you coming back for more.
Stack it Up with Yummy Sports
All you really need is a quality protein powder to begin seeing results. Still, if you want to optimize your progress, you can use supplement stacks to support your workouts and nutrition in various ways. First, we’ll start with a pre-workout supplement, then, of course, add protein powder. Next, we’ll talk about amino acid support, nootropic options, and some extra cherries on top of your nutritional sundae!
Pick Your Yummy Sports Pre-Workout Supplement
Pre-workout supplements are not a must-have, but they certainly help you get the most out of your workouts. Especially if you’re someone who struggles with motivation, this category of sports supplements might hold the key to your success.
There are lots of options when it comes to pre-workout products, including stimulants, no stimulants, pump-inducing, and fat-burning.
Fortunately, Yummy Sports has an option for everyone, options include:
- Beach Ready Pre-Workout Supplement
- K-Energy Keto Friendly
- Angry Unicorn Traditional Pre-Workout
- Angry Badger Low-Stim
- Gorilla Pump Caffeine Free Pre-Workout
Beach Ready is Yummy Sports’ pre-workout supplement option for individuals whose primary focus is on fat loss. If you fall in this category, fat-burners can be a good addition to your supplement stack as they include ingredients known to encourage the use of stored fat for energy.
Beach Ready has:
- green coffee extract
- green tea extract
- garcinia cambogia
- raspberry ketone
- alpha lipoic acid
This formula supports increased metabolic function and decreased blood sugar and encourages the body to burn fat to support the workload. Lots of fat-burning products contain zero calories, but they do so by using harmful artificial sweeteners. We like this formula because it uses natural stevia for sweetness and stays free from extra calories.
Beach Ready comes in flavours inspired by candies and classic alcoholic beverages like Long Island iced tea.
K-Energy is Yummy Sports’ pre-workout supplement specifically for those who are on the keto diet. It has ingredients that support the high-fat, low-carb requirements and caffeine to support energy levels.
- MCT oil
- electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium)
- green coffee extract
What’s unique and great about this product is its versatility. It’s great to jump-start your energy and focus as a pre-workout, but it’s also a great swap for morning lattes or afternoon energy drinks.
K-Energy’s flavours are inspired by classic pre-workout flavours like blue raspberry.
Angry Unicorn is a more traditional pre-workout option. It contains caffeine, making it a stimulant, along with other ingredients that support increased mood, focus, and energy. It also helps enhance your performance and delay feelings of fatigue, which means you can work out harder for longer.
- betaine anhydrous
- nobile orchid
As with the other pre-workout supplements from Yummy Sports, Angry Unicorn has intense flavour, and utilizes stevia for natural sweetness. Again, this formula is powerful, requiring just half a scoop per serving to get the expected results.
Angry Unicorn’s flavours are traditional to the pre-workout category, inspired by candy.
Angry Badger pre-workout is a more intensive formula. Think of it as a step up from Angry Unicorn, and while many “hardcore” pre-workouts just dump a ton of extra caffeine, Angry Badger is actually a low-stim product containing just 125 mg of caffeine per serving.
Other ingredients include:
- betaine hydrochloride
- creatine hydrochloride
- nobile orchid
- caffeine (from various sources)
- bitter orange
- citrulline malate
- huperzine A
We always like to see the addition of creatine in a pre-workout because it’s such an effective ingredient for strength and mass gains. Again, we love a good energy boost before a workout, but when a pre-workout formula contains substances proven to increase your gains over time, that’s what’s more important. After all, we’re in the gym to get results.
As with Angry Unicorn, Angry Badger is inspired by fun candy flavours.
While Angry Unicorn has a standard amount of caffeine and Angry Badger is a low-stim, high-intensity product, Gorilla Pump is completely caffeine-free, making it Yummy Sports’ stim-free pre-workout option. This pre-workout formula focuses on vasodilation instead of an energy spike, as with other stim-free products.
We love formulas that emphasize the pump because we know that the cellular swelling resulting from increased blood flow (and therefore nutrition to the muscle fibres) increases protein synthesis and decreases protein catabolism which supports workout recovery.
Gorilla Pump’s ingredients include the following substances to enhance the pump:
- glycerol monostearate
- beta anhydrous
- beetroot extract
- agmatine sulfate
Gorilla Pump products come in flavours inspired by classic fruit flavours, like banana and peach.
Pick Your Yummy Sports Protein Powder
Unlike pre-workout products, protein powders are less optional. We’re careful saying that because hitting your protein goals with food alone is always the preferred method. However, many people cannot hit their goals with food, and that’s why so many individuals include a protein powder in their daily nutrition.
Yummy Sports offers two options for protein powders: a traditional whey isolate protein powder and a plant-based protein powder option.
What is ISO Protein Powder?
ISO Protein is formulated with 100% pure whey isolate. It falls in line with what we expect from whey isolate products, with few (or no) calories from fat or carbohydrates, low calories, and significant protein content. ISO protein contains an impressive 27 grams of protein per serving, which is on the higher side of the range we typically see.
What sets ISO Protein apart is its flavour that you’ve likely come to expect from Yummy Sports—it’s delicious. It also comes in a wide variety of flavours, including classics like chocolate and vanilla and more creative options inspired by breakfast foods and other baked goods.
Like many other Yummy Sports products, ISO Protein Powder is sweetened with stevia products and has an impressively short list of ingredients.
Vegan Protein Powder
Yummy Sports gets points right off the bat for offering a protein powder option to our vegan and vegetarian customers and those who are sensitive to dairy. However, Yummy Sports went beyond the bare minimum of slapping a single, plant-based protein source in a tub and calling it a day. Instead, the Vegan Protein Powder is thoughtfully formulated to provide 20 grams of complete protein per serving.
The most important thing about adding a vegan protein powder is that it’s a complete protein, and this typically requires that the protein content is derived from multiple plant sources. In this case, Vegan Protein Powder utilizes brown rice and pea protein.
Additionally, most plant-based protein powders try to emulate the most popular protein option—whey isolate. Yummy Sports has done just that with just 110 calories, no fat, and only one gram of carbs. As with ISO Protein Powder, Vegan Protein has a short list of ingredients, which is what you typically want to see.
The one area Vegan Protein could be expanded is the flavour options, as this product is only available in the classic chocolate and vanilla flavours.
Pick Your Yummy Sports Amino Acids: BCAAs vs. EAAs
Next up in our Yummy Sports stack is your choice of amino acid supplements. Amino acid supplements like BCAAs or EAAs are great additions to your sports nutrition. If you are religious about hitting your protein goals, you’ll want the BCAA option. BCAAs provide you with only the branched-chain amino acids directly involved with energizing and protecting the muscle fibres.
On the other hand, if you typically fall short of your ideal protein content, you’ll want EAAs. This is because EAA products contain all nine essential amino acids required to form a complete protein and assist your muscles in carrying out the repair and rebuild recovery process processes.
BCAAs by Yummy Sports include a 2:1:1 ratio of the three vegan-sourced BCAAs - leucine, isoleucine, and valine. You will see ratios of the trio all over the place. Still, research studies are typically conducted with this 2:1:1 ratio, so that’s what we look for in our BCAA supplements.
Electrolytes are always a nice addition to amino acid supplements because people tend to use them before, during, or after their workouts. These are all times when hydration support is beneficial.
This product comes in those fun, candy-inspired flavours and is formulated with stevia.
EAA by Yummy Sports
Yummy Sports’ EAA supplement contains all nine essential amino acids and still has that favourable ratio of BCAAs. In addition, it also contains an electrolyte complex to support hydration. We like that these are essentially the same products. One just contains all nine EAAs, and the other just the BCAAs.
This way, you can make a simple decision about whether you need all nine or not. EAA also has those classic candy flavour options and is sweetened with stevia.
Support Your Noggin with Yummy Sports
Not every supplement brand has stepped into the nootropic space, but Yummy Sports has tackled it beautifully. The company has two options from which to choose, one being a specially formulated product designed for gaming. That’s something you don’t see every day, but given how popular they are, and even that some people are making a living with e-sports, it makes total sense.
Ingredients are the name of the game when it comes to nootropics. B-Smart is formulated to promote energy, concentration, and stamina. This product is also formulated to be long-lasting, so you don’t feel a buzz followed by a swift crash.
- choline alfoscerate
- huperzine A
The flavours are pre-workout-esque, including classics like blue raspberry.
Play is the nootropic formula created for e-sports. The ingredients benefit not just energy and focus like B-Smart; they also focus on protecting and nourishing the eyes. Eye health is essential, especially as we age, and it’s also been hotly debated whether gaming negatively impacts eye health or not.
Regardless, supporting eye health is never a bad thing. Play’s ingredients include:
- Lion’s Mane
- rhodiola rosea
- vitamin B6 and B12
Once again, this supplement is flavoured like a standard pre-workout product with favourites like Hawaiian punch.
Pick Your Extra Nutritional Support from Yummy Sports
Lastly, complete your Yummy Sports stack with an extra nutritional punch by choosing vegetable support or extra collagen support.
This greens product provides nutrients from highly nutrient-dense foods like:
- oat grass
Greens also includes an antioxidant blend from fruits, enzymes, fibre, and prebiotics. The best part is that you get all these nutrients with a great-tasting single serving.
Greens products are a great addition to your supplement stack if you’re like many people who can’t seem to hit the five-servings-per-day suggestion regularly.
If your diet is already packed to the brim with fruits and vegetables, perhaps some extra collagen would be more beneficial. Yummy Sports’ Marine Collagen is a unique collagen supplement because it’s flavoured, while most collagen products are left unflavoured.
Additionally, the Marine Collagen product by Yummy Sports is formulated to support the hair, skin, and nails as opposed to joint and muscle protection (although it does that, too). Marine Collagen also includes hyaluronic acid, a popular ingredient in skincare, for additional skin support.
Yummy Sports Complete Supplement Line
When you’re sick of the taste of your regular supplements, it makes it harder to consume the nutrients you need and, therefore, harder to reach your fitness goals. So Yummy Sports set out to create a complete supplement line that is, first and foremost, of premium quality but also that tastes so good you’ll be looking forward to consuming them. The company has done just that, and when you select your stack from the options laid out here, beginning with a pre-workout supplement, adding a protein powder, and finishing off with some BCAAs, we’re sure you’ll agree with us.