Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Found an awesome Keto blog – especially relevant for “the ladies”

OK, so I was kicking around /r/keto and found this post which linked over to this recipe over on ketokarma.com

Seriously good stuff and inspiring! She has a wealth of great information, recipes, and video updates. If you’re looking into starting Keto, wanting some more info, motivation to keep going, or whatever – check it out!

http://ketokarma.com/about/

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Ketogenic, Weight Loss|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Goodbye Chocolate Mint

Well, I figured this would happen when I posted about it back in May – Chocolate Mint is no more. We ran out of weeks and days this week, we have 40 of the samples left and then that’s it.  I’ve already removed it from the “Sample all the things” (though we have a couple with it already in there so they’re getting a free bonus flavor). I’ve seen people try adding mint extract to Rich Chocolate but I haven’t personally tried it myself.

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |1 Comment

Staying keto at Disneyland

This entry is part 134 of 156 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Phineas and Ferb taught me to be careful about what I post online (they carved it into a meteor or something so it was really important) so I usually don’t post anything about going on vacation until after I get back. I’m back.

We finally took our kids to Disneyland. Some of the stuff was too immature for the older kids and some was too intense for the youngest. That didn’t deter us at all though. I also wasn’t deterred about staying keto while I was in Disneyland, also known as land of carbs.

I didn’t have very high hopes of finding foods I could eat there so I bought a few extra insulated flasks and brought along enough Keto Chow for myself and my wife. I was also prepared to do intermittent fasting (eat at night, drink during the day), ended up never doing it though. Following my previously established pattern from the last time I did Keto Chow in a hotel I brought:

  • Two bags of Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • a carton of heavy whipping cream
  • 4 blender bottles for mixing and chilling
  • MCT oil
  • Fish oil pills
  • Scale
  • Measuring cup
  • Bottle brush
  • Soap
  • Vacuum insulated flasks

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Happily it all fit into an Amazon box for easy packing:

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The Vacuum flasks do an excellent job of keeping Keto Chow cold all day in a backpack- provided it’s cold when you put it in there. Hence the need for the blender bottles. I would mix up enough to replace the ones used that day, stick them in the fridge overnight and in the morning pour the Keto Chow into the HydroFlasks. Wash out the now empty blender bottles (with soap and the brush) and leave them to dry. While we were there I had a GoPro strapped to my chest that took a photo every 30 seconds. I ended up with a bunch of fun photos of me eating keto chow (and other keto friendly foods):

Should be noted that if you’re willing to pay the $37/plate at Ariel’s Grotto for breakfast they will do a surprisingly good job adapting the meal for a low-carb diet. The server was fine removing the hash browns and toast and adding more bacon, then she asked if I wanted more sausage and some avocado slices. I also ate 3 of the smoked turkey legs – Allegedly they’re soaked in a brine solution with no carbs, I can’t find reliable information though.

On a side note, on our way to California we stopped in Mesquite Nevada for a night, we caught the buffet and I was surprised at the crab legs, I kinda ate a lot of them (did 3 plates like this):

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By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, On Tour|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

1.5 update, Sample All the Things change, and UPC Barcodes

First off – All of the active flavors in all the sizes are switched over to Keto Chow 1.5 with acacia gum (which is good since everybody seems to really like it). There are still a few Butter Cream Toffee samples that are the old formulation but that’s because it’s been discontinued and I can’t make it in the new formulation.

I woke up this morning and had an idea for the “Sample all the things” bundle that has one of each of the 8 currently active flavors. We’re pre-packaging them into an actual bundle (in a quart sized zip-loc bag if you’re curious). This will make a bunch of stuff easier, especially filling orders since most of the samples we sell are part of that bundle. It even got its own label! I also changed the product to be a “simple product” so it’ll no longer break out the names of each flavor, it’ll just show up as the one line item in the cart.

I bought 250 UPC codes a few days ago and added them to the labels, if you want to see them check out this page – it has both the week and day full labels. I tested the day ones by scanning them into MyFitnessPal – I’ll probably do the same with the week ones shortly. In case you’re curious (and also to seed the UPC search engine results) here are the codes and their corresponding product:

760537021847 Day – Chocolate Fudge
760537021854 Day – Chocolate Mint
760537021861 Day – Cookies and Cream
760537021878 Day – Gourmet Vanilla
760537021885 Day – Peanut Butter
760537021892 Day – Rich Chocolate
760537021908 Day – Snicker Doodle
760537021915 Day – Strawberry Blast
760537021922 Fish Oil Capsules
760537021939 Minerals – for 10lbs
760537021946 Minerals – 1 week
760537021953 Sample – Chocolate Fudge
760537021960 Sample – Chocolate Mint
760537021977 Sample – Cookies and Cream
760537021984 Sample – Gourmet Vanilla
760537021991 Sample – Peanut Butter
760537022004 Sample – Pina Colada
760537022011 Sample – Rich Chocolate
760537022028 Sample – Snicker Doodle
760537022035 Sample – Strawberry Blast
760537022042 Week – Chocolate Fudge
760537022059 Week – Chocolate Mint
760537022066 Week – Cookies and Cream
760537022073 Week – Gourmet Vanilla
760537022080 Week – Peanut Butter
760537022097 Week – Rich Chocolate
760537022103 Week – Snicker Doodle
760537022110 Week – Strawberry Blast
760537022127 Sample all the things
By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments