Update: VAT has now been added to all protein drinks, however you can still save 10% off every pruchase, check out – The cheapest way to buy protein.
Yes sadly it’s true, the HM revenues and customs have decided to add VAT to all sports nutrition drinks, which up to now have been tax-free. The change will be in effect from 1st October and will mean that protein drink will be subject to a 20% VAT payable to HMRC.
It’s a shame that a product that is already fairly expensive and is solely for people improving their general fitness is going to be increased, but there’s very little we can do about it. Although there is one thing… Stock up!
Protein drinks (in powder form) generally have about a year on the use by date, and any protein drinks bought before the 1st October will be VAT free! My last purchase had 2 years before the expiry date, presuming it stays sealed until use.
I recommend the SciMX products which you can order straight away from Amazon. I use the Build and Trim protein drink for general recovery after cardio workouts and the 100% Ultragen Whey Protein after each heavy weights session. So don’t hang around, get on Amazon and place your order now!
Find this all protein talk a bit confusing? – then check out our article: Why use a protein drink?