Over the past 3+ years, I’ve tried just about every vegan protein powder I could get my hands on in order to find the best vegan protein powder.
Many turned out to be terrible, and yet I could only buy them in sizes that cost $50 or more, which sucked.
Hopefully my reviews can save you from those bad experiences, but another option is to order samples of your own.
Not many companies offer these, but I’ve compiled a fairly comprehensive list below that you could start with.
The 6 Best Vegan Protein Powder Samples
Note that samples aren’t usually free. You do have to pay for the sample and shipping, so samples can turn out to be fairly pricey, especially if you want to try a bunch of different ones.
It can still be worth it if you plan on buying protein powder regularly in the future in larger amounts, but keep it in mind.
These are roughly listed in order from least to most expensive.
This is the one free protein powder sample you’ll find on this list.
It works out well since PlantFusion is one of the best protein powders that I’ve tested. It tastes great and uses about the best ingredients possible. See my full PlantFusion complete protein review for a full breakdown.
There are 2 sample packs for their protein powder:
- Vanilla and chocolate (1 each)
- Natural (good if you don’t want Stevia in your vegan protein powder)
In addition, it also comes with a coupon if you want to place a larger order after.
While Ghost has several flavors of vegan protein powder, the sample only comes in their most popular flavor.
The sample pack is just a few dollars, which is fair to me.
As for the protein powder itself, it tastes pretty good, and is sweetened with sucralose. The price for a full container is about average compared to other vegan protein powders.
This is a single serving of the vanilla flavor of Truvani that you can purchase.
It’s an organic powder with only 5 ingredients:
- Organic Pea Protein
- Organic Chia Seed Protein
- Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein
- Organic Vanilla Powder
- Organic Monk Fruit
Being USDA certified organic means that it passes the prop 65 Heavy metal test. If you’re concerned about heavy metals in protein powders, this is a good thing to look for.
This protein powder mixes well, but the taste isn’t amazing, and there’s a bit of an aftertaste. In addition, the protein content is significantly lower than other protein shakes like PlantFusion.
This sample pack does cost more than the other ones so far, but it comes with 3 individual single serving pouches. There’s one for each of Naked’s pea protein flavors – unflavored, chocolate, vanilla.
This protein powder is made with minimal ingredients that are all high quality. For example, the pea protein is from North American grown peas.
Overall the taste is average, but might be worth a try for you. You can see my full thoughts in my Naked pea protein powder review.
This is one vegan protein powder that I haven’t tried myself, but I came across it while researching this post.
This sample pack has 3 servings in it, but you can only choose a single flavor.
The marketing doesn’t really give me a good impression. There’s several mentions of “no hormones or antibiotics,” but why would any vegan protein powder have those?
This is the most expensive sample pack here, but does come with 4 flavors and has free shipping in the U.S.
It’s quite low in protein compared to most other vegan protein powders. Just 52% of calories come from protein, compared to 80%+ for most good ones.
This is at the bottom of my list in terms of quality and sample price, but I thought I’d include it as a final option.
Vegan Protein Powder Sample in the UK
Anyone in the UK can get a relatively cheap sample serving of MYVEGAN’s vegan protein blend.
There are several flavors to choose from and it comes in relatively eco-friendly packaging.
It’s not the best tasting powder that I’ve tried, but it’s decent, and the full sized packages are relatively cheap.