Some of us have or protein religiously ever single day. For those that don't though, using up a whole tub before the expiration date rolls around can be tricky.
So how strict are the rules for downing protein after the expiration date?
Robert Wildman, Ph.D., R.D., chief protein officer of Premier Protein says that since protein powders are such dry products, there’s little risk of bacterial growth or spoilage.
So what does happen to them then? Well, for starters the intensity of flavour will start to go and frankly, they just might not taste so great anymore. Widman suggests that even though it's safe to eat, use this opportunity to start cooking with it instead.
If you want to keep your protein tasting great for as long as possible, store it in a cool, dry place. Should you get that far, Widman also suggests cutting your loss and just tossing the protein once it's a full year past it's expiration date.