1st of all note: Before this liquid diet I was drinking exclusively almond milk. (personal preference) But they told me to switch to soy or cows milk. So I tried both on these proteins. I have photos but they are not with me. I will add them probably in January when we get internet back. Unjury’s Chocolate Classic, and Bariatric Fusion’s Chocolate Mousse were similar in flavor. I did not get free samples of GNC but I have to add them to warn you guys. Also note that i am at a tim hortons finishing this so you can have it! My surgery is on Wednesday and i am really excited!! (i am hoping this feeling stays) I found out there is a blogger app for my iphone so i can update more often. Just may be shorter! I will update probably on Thursday from the hospital.
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-On ice: First I filled up my shaker bottle to 12 oz. Then I took the packet, which was 1 serving (2 scoops) Into my shaker bottle and shook for the 60 seconds. It still looked grainy so I shook for an addition 20 seconds. (this did not help) Then I poured over ice.
-Flavor wise: I love lattes, and coffee with cream. This has an initial bitter taste when you first drink it. But has a vanilla coffee flavor after. I added ¼ cup milk to it and was pleased that the bitter flavor went away.
What I was left with was a creamy drink, that reminded me a little of an iced cappuccino from Tim Hortons.
-down side: Pieces of the protein did not completely mix, and so chunks of protein slip into your mouth while you are drinking.
-Hot: The package says to pour 12-14 oz water into shaker, add 1 serving (2 scoops) of Click. Shake for 30-60 seconds. Microwave for 60 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for 45 seconds or to desired temperature.
I followed the directions, and what did I get???
-The flavor reminded me now a little like hot chocolate (this was still the vanilla latte) But then I was immediately greeted with that bitter taste again. I added a little milk again…. The milk made the flavor better, but my lips were met with pieces of protein that had not mixed even though I shook for 60 seconds, and stirred through out the microwave session.
Mocha Latte- Tried the same methods as before. This one also did not mix too well. The flavor to me seemed more bitter, with a chocolate undertone.
*What did I learn from this 1st drink??? Experiment with your protein to find something you may like.
Pro’s- 15 grams of protein per serving, only 1.5 grams of fat. Has caffeine equal to a 12-14 oz cup of coffee.
Con’s- bitter flavor unless you add milk to your drink. (just like real coffee!)
Could not get protein to dissolve completely.
**please note that through different forums online, many people love this protein, and swear by it.**
Nutrition and ordering can be found at their website at: http://drinkclick.com
You can also buy it from the vitamin shoppe, and a variety of retailers online.
**Please not that I received free samples, and was not paid for this review**
UNJURY- My Personal Winner (Downside you have to order online and you want to drink it so fast because they are amazing!!!) http://www.unjury.com
**DONT HEAT THESE PAST 130 DEGREES!!**
First taste with soy milk- blown away. No grit, smooth taste, tastes like hot chocolate cold. SO good.
Chocolate Classic mixed with chocolate pudding- FANTASTIC! Way better then regular pudding, tastes like a chocolate mousse. (Freeze individual Popsicle containers for pudding pops! (YUM!!)
Vanilla with milk- YUM! Tastes like a vanilla shake.
Strawberry Sorbet w/water- the package says to mix with water. Did not enjoy this flavor. It tasted like a flavored water but creamy. I tried it on ice, still did not like it. I also tried it with lemonade and still did not like it.To each their own though.
Chicken soup- Tastes like Mrs. Grasses soup. Great flavor, a nice change from all of the sweet things.
Chocolate splendor- Similar to the chocolate classic but has a deeper chocolate flavor. No idea what to say it tastes like just that it is different then the classic.
Unflavored- as all “unflavored” proteins go they still have a flavor. In water mixed with a crystal light is good. I mixed it in jello, but a cloudiness sank to the bottom and had little bits in my jello kind of grossed me out. But I am weird like that.
They have a new cheese protein but they do not have it in sample size. It looks interesting.
Vitamins- They have a good flavor but they seem harder then other chewable vitamins. Maybe I just have wimpy teeth.
Bariatric Choice- Tons of variety and protein rich foods that go beyond the liquid phase. http://www.bariatricchoice.com
Caramel Pudding- reminded me more of a vanilla pudding with a hint of caramel. Texture was fine, taste was very bland.
Chicken Bouillion- Nice flavor, has little green things floating so you feel like you are actually eating something and not just liquid.
Chocolate Cream- this you can make into a pudding or a shake. I did shake, and did not like it. I could not get it to mix and I ended up dumping it.
Bariatric Fusion- These took a close 2nd. http://www.bariatricfusion.com
Strawberry Shortcake- Delicious. Tastes like a strawberry shake. Took awhile to mix.
Chocolate Mousse- Yum Yum. Very tasty. Chocolate shake like but SOOO good.
Vitamins- not bad. Very little “chalk” taste.
GNC (Chain of stores)-
I wanted to warn you guys of a few things. Don’t ask for help because they will A. try to upsell you on every item in the store even if you are just buying 1 thing. (seriously I had just enough to buy 1 bag, and they kept badgering me) I drove out of my way to another store, and they had no idea what anything tasted like. (multiple employees)
Flavors I tried: Chocolate: These don’t like to mix but can be heated no problem. Taste like cocoa powder barely sweetened.
Chocolate Caramel: It tastes better then the chocolate but pretty bland.
I will be ordering unjury I just have not had the money. They cost the same but you pay for shipping.