CNP Professional ProDessert - Functional Foods

CNP Professional ProDessert

CNP Professional was formerly known as “Dorian Yates Approved” – after legendary bodybuilder Dorian Yates (the company was renamed following his departure). CNP’s product line is focused almost exclusively on protein powders and meal replacements.  The “ProDessert” line is in keeping with this: it’s a high protein, sustained release pudding mix that comes in two flavors: chocolate and vanilla.

Manufacturer’s Description: ProDessert is an instant protein pudding mix with 25 grams of protein per serving. Available in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors.

  • Made with Micellar Cassein
  • Bioactive Low Temperature Processed Whey Protein
  • Processed Whey Protein
  • No Soy
  • Contains 3 grams Glutamine Per Serving
  • Sustained Release Protein Blend

Product Label:

Serving Size 1 Packet (39g)
Servings Per Container 15
Calories 135
Calories From Fat 20
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 550mg
Potassium 400mg
Calcium 450mg
Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 4mg 10%
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Micellar Casein- Natural Form Milk Protein, Whey Protein Concentrate- Milk Protein, Peptide Bonded Glutamine, Egg Albumen), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Sunflower Oil, Low DE Maltodextrin, Thickening Agents (Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Disodium Phosphate), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Cellulose Gum (For Smoothness), Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium).

Comments: I picked up a box of 15, single serving packets of Pro Dessert (chocolate flavor) from for $24.79. This is expensive from a purely protein point of view…it’s not hard to find good protein blends for less. For example, Cytosport’s EvoPro – another casein-based product – is less than a dollar per serving, for a comparable amount of protein. On the other hand, the price is a little more reasonable from a dessert/treat perspective…which is really what this is product is all about.

Basically, it’s instant pudding. Except it’s not loaded up with sugar and modified food starch. For approx. the same calories as a Jello Pudding Snack, you get a solid 25g of protein, with only 4g carbs and NO sugar.

So, if you like Jello pudding, you’ll like ProDessert. It’s silky smooth and chocolatey – I thought it was pretty good. I almost wished for a high protein whipped topping to go with it. It’s also quite easy to make: just pour the powder into a small bowl, mix with 5 oz. of cold water (the instructions suggest using a mixer, but a small wire whip worked admirably), let set for 3- 5 minutes and eat.

As noted above, ProDessert is expensive for a protein supplement. But as a chocolate (or vanilla) “fix” or occasional treat, it’s pretty good. It’s a neat way to indulge in a way that provides some nutritional benefit and doesn’t “cost” a lot of calories.

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Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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