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Coming Keto Conferences (and Festivals!)

We’ll be going to a variety of Keto centric conventions, conferences, festivals, and such this coming year. To start it off, today only (April 20) you can get $100 off a conference pass to KetoCon in Austin Texas (June 15-17, 2018). You need to use the coupon code 3DAY100 when buying a 3 day pass:

KetoCon 2018 Twitter Promo

OK, so That’s KetoCon in June, just like last year Keto Chow will be there as a vendor. A month before that (May 20), Miriam will be on the Low Carb Cruise.

In late July we’ll be at KetoFest – we went last year and it was a blast, this year we were invited to be vendors so we will be kicking sampling Keto Chow 2.1. A few weeks later is Low Carb USA San Diego – this one we’ll just be attending for fun.

Next year we will be doing FitCon here in Utah again. It was really nice to do this show since it was local to us, we just drove down the freeway to the other side of town!

People ask us if the shows are successful. That depends on the metric you’re looking at. Do we sell enough product to break even? Haven’t ever once. Do we get to meet a lot of cool people, make new friends, and “network”? Yes – and that’s my criteria for success. We met doctors using keto to treat their patients, professional rugby players that use a ketogenic diet, MMA trainers that have all their students doing keto. We got to hang out (and have dinner with) the Keto Kookie, Keto Mojo, Heads-up-Health, and Ketolent crews. It was pretty awesome and this was just a fitness expo – dedicated keto events are usually even better.

By | 2018-04-20T10:04:19+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Ketogenic, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 days, 3 podcast appearances

It’s been a bit of a fun week. On Sunday, Keto Connect posted their Keto For Normies episode interviewing Chris and Miriam. On Tuesday, Jimmy Moore posted a Livin La Vida Low Carb podcast with Chris. On Thursday, Daisy Brackenhall posted a Keto Woman Podcast episode with Miriam. Some of the podcasts were recorded several weeks ago, it was just a big coincidence that they all went live at (almost) the same time. For those wondering: we don’t have any new appearances scheduled but we’re happy to come on your podcast if you’d like =)

All I can say: I’m so glad we already had Keto Chow 2.1 in stock before the episodes went up! =)

By | 2018-04-20T09:06:56+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Cookies and Cream now available

Just got back with a load of Cookies and Cream, tested it and it’s available for purchase in the week size bags right now. Come and get it!

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By | 2018-04-17T13:48:49+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 update: Cookies and Cream should be available tomorrow evening, Salted Caramel is next

Time for a Keto Chow 2.1 Update!

Cookies and Cream 2.1 went into production this morning, we’re expecting to go grab several hundred tomorrow evening, test, and then put them up on the site for sale. I’m guessing it’ll be about 30 hours from right now. Salted Caramel is supposed to go into production after that with Base Powder either before or after Salted Caramel (they ran out of the tiny scoops for the Base Powder and more were scheduled to arrive today).

Along with updating the How to Prepare Keto Chow page for 2.1, there are a new set of videos that are updated for v2.1 also. The biggest thing to know about version 2.1 is it’s thicker, especially if you’re using heavy cream, and that necessitates more water.

Speaking of which, Let’s talk about the reception of Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter! I have a thread on the Keto Chow subreddit asking for reviews. For the most part, people like both. Let’s talk about the major changes people are finding:

  • Like I said, KC 2.1 mixes up thicker. This has some big implications to not just the viscosity but also to the flavor. To get the same thickness as v2.0, you have to add additional water. That means you have more volume for the same amount of powder.
  • More volume means you’re likely to stay full longer! (yay!)
  • More volume also means that the flavor and sweetener are diluted across more volume – that will make the flavor and sweetness less intense compared to v2.0. Depending on your personal tastes, this is either a great thing or a bad thing. Some people are upset by the change, others are ecstatic.
    • On an aside: we tried to get the intensity of the chocolate flavor to be close to 2.0’s, going so far as to increase the amount of “chocolate milkshake” flavor from 0.4g a serving up to 0.96g a serving.
  • The sweetener was reduced 20% (from 100mg to 80mg). Again, some people love the reduced sweetness, others do not.
  • The place that made the bags and applied the zipper does not seem to have used the zipper we told them to. The new zipper is thinner and tends to get clogged with powder. It’s annoying but it’s usually a quick fix:

By | 2018-04-16T12:13:15+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week April 16-22: 15% off sale on Banana 2.0 week packs

For the next week, you can get 15% off the 21 meal “week” size of Banana 2.0.2, the last of the 2.0 flavors we have left =). The easiest way to describe the flavor is: it’s much like banana Laffy Taffy or banana Runts. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Banana!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

What a great operation you have going over at Keto Chow. You guys are awesome, love and appreciate all the hard work you guys do to deliver us a delicious and amazing product. Thank you!

Here’s another, should be noted that I publish all of the reviews that come in – bad or good – as they are, typos intact. The only ones I remove are spam posts from people wanting you to buy pills to “enhance performance” and such:

Ordering is easy. Common e-commerce experience. Add to cart, check out. Product is absolutely stellar. As someone who has been on Keto for years, this is a godsend.

By | 2018-04-16T06:37:27+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Keto family vacation

We recently did a family vacation down to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. When planning it, we decided to do all keto food for all 10 people going. It actually turned out really well and allowed a few of our children who hadn’t ever tried doing keto an opportunity to give it a try. Sadly they’ve gone back to eating carbs away from home but at least they recognized how crummy they felt eating candy the first time after the trip.

We rented a house (because frankly, it was cheaper than getting 3 rooms at a hotel, more comfortable, and overall better!). The kitchen was quite nice and there were enough beds for everyone that wanted their own bed could have one.

Our staples on the trip included:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – mostly for making Keto Chow but we also used it to cover keto pancakes.
  • Costco rotisserie chicken breast – makes the chicken salad really easy, just add mayo and other seasonings.
  • Keto Chow – perfect for drinking while driving!
  • Far too many almonds.
  • Low carb tortillas from Sams Club – they’re 5g of net carbs each so I didn’t eat them frequently but for little kids they’re perfect.
  • Carb Control yogurt from Kroger – also 5g of net carbs, not the end of the world but you don’t want them all the time
  • Eggs – with 10 people we went through almost 9 dozen Xlarge eggs.
  • Cream cheese – for the tortillas and to make keto pancakes
  • Sugar-Free syrup.

FYI: the recipe for the keto pancakes is silly easy – 8 ounces of cream cheese + 8 eggs in a blender. Blend. Cook. Done.

Drag around, it’s a 360 photo:

By | 2018-04-13T11:56:13+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, On Tour|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Chow 2.1 now available

OK, you know what it is, and you know you want it. We have 280 today with more coming tomorrow. We also got another batch of the Chocolate 2.1. Get some now!

Edit: the first round of Peanut Butter is sold out but we’re getting more this afternoon.

 

By | 2018-04-11T09:08:24+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Aftermath of 2.1 Chocolate Availability

It’s been a fun day, lots of making people happy =) Last night we put up Keto Chow 2.1 for sale and the response has been truly amazing. I can’t say how much I appreciate how much people love this little product I’ve made – really it was all designed to suit my own needs and allow me to be excessively lazy and not have to worry about the details of doing keto. Turns out lots of others feel the same way. The rapidity at which 2.1 chocolate has sold and pent-up demand tells me that even though the availability problems we’ve had lately sucked, many have stuck with us through all this. Thanks!

This morning while the minions have been diligently packing up 2.1 from big boxes into smaller boxes, I’ve been updating swaths of the site to account for the changes in 2.1. Notably: the Keto Chow Preparation Instructions page has been simplified and reflects the need for more water due to the thickness of 2.1, The Keto Chow Nutrition page has been switched over to the details for 2.1, The Nutrition Labels page has been switched to having 2.1 labels, and I got the nutrition data for 2.1 Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter added to the official curated database in Cron-o-meter so you can scan the barcode (I’ll get the other flavors added soon).

In a few hours, I’m going to go grab another batch of Chocolate and maybe some Chocolate Peanut Butter!

By | 2018-04-10T12:23:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |2 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Chocolate now available

Alrighty, we picked up two pallets of Keto Chow 2.1 Chocolate, tested it, and it’s perfect (and it has 2.1’s best feature: tastes great even immediately after mixing!). You’ve been waiting for this day (as have I =). I’ve updated the inventory and switched the ordering page over to public so you can go there right now and get some! Release the hounds!

We’re supposed to be getting Chocolate Peanut Butter late tomorrow evening.

By | 2018-04-09T18:35:24+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 update: Chocolate bags are filling right now, should go up on sale this evening

OK, I finally got some info on what’s going on today. They’re filling the Keto Chow 2.1 Chocolate bags right now. The idea is they’ll work on that and have product ready for me to pick up before the end of day today. In about 4 hours I’ll drive down there with the Keto Chow F-350 and we’ll load it up with however much they have completed at that point. I’ll bring it back to the warehouse, test the mix to make sure everything was done correctly (I’m not going to repeat the issue we had with the first batch of 2.0 vanilla). Then I’ll enter inventory for what was received.

So… what does that mean as far as ordering goes? In about 5-6 hours from now (I’m guessing 6 pm Mountain time), you’ll see a new post here, on Reddit, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, and I’ll send an email to the people who are subscribed to the newsletter telling everyone to come get Chocolate 2.1. I don’t have a way of knowing how many we’ll get today but we’ll continue to get more, and then we’ll start getting the Chocolate Peanut Butter followed by the rest of the flavors over the next weeks or months.

In the meantime, I’ll be working on other fun stuff and playing with the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor I convinced my doctor to prescribe for me.

By | 2018-04-09T15:38:21+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |2 Comments
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