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15% off sale on Vanilla (weeks, days and samples)

When will the madness end? =) This week there’s a sale on Gourmet Vanillaall the sizes are 15% off (Samples, Weeks and Days).

One caveat: the discount doesn’t apply to the bundled packages (build-a-month, build-a-week or sample-all-the-things) – I can’t get the normal 5% discount of the bundle to work with the 15% discount at the same time.

Super awesome gorilla photo by Peter Kaminski

By | 2016-08-29T09:08:01+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keto Chow mentioned in a Vice article

There was an article posted on http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-diy-forums-that-put-the-people-in-soylent today regarding the DIY site. Along with other things they mention that Keto Chow is currently the number 1 recipe on the site, it’s been that way for quite a while. I’m not sure the criteria used to decide “relevance” (the default sorting method), probably a combination of popularity, update frequency, reviews and other factors. Anyhow, it’s cool to be king. One note: the DIY site rewrites all ingredient links to have the Amazon affiliates code for Nick. I personally prefer people use the recipe at http://www.ketochow.xyz/keto-chow-recipe/ but that’s me =)

By | 2016-10-14T07:17:51+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |2 Comments

25% off sale on Cookies & Cream (weeks, days and samples)

Last week we had a sale on Snickerdoodle, this week it’s Cookies & Creamall the sizes are 25% off (Samples, Weeks and Days).

One caveat: the discount doesn’t apply to the bundled packages (build-a-month, build-a-week or sample-all-the-things) – I can’t get the normal 5% discount of the bundle to work with the 25% discount at the same time.

Super awesome gorilla photo by Peter Kaminski

By | 2016-08-22T10:31:33+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Found a fun review of Keto Chow

This entry is part 137 of 165 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

I routinely check my web site logs for info on where people are coming from, sometimes it’s normal stuff like people coming from the Keto Chow subreddit. Other times it’s a bunch of people coming from somewhere new. Yesterday “Girl Eats Keto” published a review on Keto Chow: http://girleatsketo.com/index.php/2016/08/19/keto-chow-review/ She also has a more general “here’s what I’m doing to start Keto” post up. Overall it’s shaping up to be a nice blog! Image at top is from her review.

By | 2016-10-14T07:17:51+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Random Photos and Fun (plus an update on KC2.0)

This entry is part 136 of 165 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

We went camping over the weekend. As usual, we ate a lot of bacon, sausage, and eggs (with hash browns for the kids, who aren’t doing keto). We were at Willard Bay, a freshwater reservoir that was built adjacent to the Great Salt Lake by erecting a dike – essentially a dam around the entire area. The water is relatively warm and it’s not very busy. The main thing is: it’s close to us and since we were taking a camp trailer PLUS wave runners (super awesome 1996 Polaris ones I got for cheap on Craig’s list – hey, they work) I didn’t want to go very far. I had Keto Chow for lunch at the water (which was far more tasty than the sandwiches the kids were eating), as did my wife (see photo above).
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Last night my wife pointed out a box one of my kids has drawn on. Apparently, he thinks we need to introduce a new flavor. I especially like the logo and the QR code.

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This morning my “daily movie quote” calendar was full of awesome. Soylent Green is people; Keto Chow is ground-up low-carb hippies.

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Finally an update on Keto Chow 2.0: Yesterday I went to visit the co-packing place to pick up a new batch of flavor tests. Overall they’re excellent. Vanilla, Strawberry, and Chocolate are awesome (strawberry needs some more pink color which is unrelated to taste but whatever). The Cookie and Cream flavor was buttery tasting with not enough “oreo” aspect, maybe needs some chocolate? It’s still good though, more like a butter cookie. The Chocolate Peanut Butter is interesting.

The Chocolate Peanut Butter is interesting. The facility has an employee that’s allergic to peanuts. This means that using actual peanut flour at that location isn’t an option. The first solution is to have a different facility do the packaging of the Chocolate Peanut Butter, we’re looking at that. The second solution is to use a peanut butter flavor that doesn’t contain any of the problematic proteins. We tried some of that and there was a slight hint of peanut taste but nothing like what we currently get with the chocolate peanut butter flavor using real peanut flour. With this being my #1 favorite flavor you can be assured that I will not compromise on anything less than “this is yummy enough to drink for a month straight, I want MOAR!”. He also gave me a mocha (I think coffee anything smells like burnt toast so I got a guy testing it for me). The Snickerdoodle flavor wasn’t ready yet, I’m thinking about adding a Salted Carmel and maybe a Banana flavor – dunno. In all, it’s a definitive step in the right direction!

By | 2016-10-14T07:17:51+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, On Tour, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

25% off sale on Snickerdoodle (weeks, days and samples)

Last week we had a sale on Fudge, this week it’s SnickerDoodleall the sizes are 25% off (Samples, Weeks and Days).

For those that aren’t familiar with SnickerDoodle – it’s a type of cookie that’s covered in cinnamon (I say this because one guy thought it was “Snickers” flavor) – see the image above.

One caveat: the discount doesn’t apply to the bundled packages (build-a-month, build-a-week or sample-all-the-things) – I can’t get the normal 5% discount of the bundle to work with the 25% discount at the same time.

By | 2016-10-14T07:17:51+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |2 Comments

Sale of Chocolate Fudge “week” packs

We are having a sale on the week packages of Chocolate Fudge – they’re $20 off. Get them while they’re… powder? It’s possible we might do this with other flavors in the future but we don’t have a specific plan for that right now. One caveat: the discount doesn’t apply to the “build-a-month” bundle – I can’t get the normal 5% discount of the bundle to work with the $20 discount on the fudge at the same time.

Super awesome gorilla photo by Peter Kaminski

By | 2016-08-22T10:31:19+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Bars/Brownies (REVISED)

Personally I think Keto Chow is pretty awesome and works great for most situations. The major drawback I see is that it requires refrigeration and also a sealed container to transport it if you’re doing something like running around a conference or Disneyland – in which case you need to use an insulated container (which honestly works extremely well). But what do you do if you want to save space, reduce weight and (from what I can tell so far) not have to keep it refrigerated for the day?

Make some Keto Chow Bars/Brownies/Muffins.

The basics are: you’re adding eggs and baking soda to make it more substantial; and for the calories you’re using butter and peanut butter since both store well (and taste yummy). For my test I made 6 meals worth (2 days) so the pictures are double the recipe shown here (1 stick of butter instead of a half stick). I also used Rich Chocolate though you can easily use any of the other flavors – next time I’m doing it with snickerdoodle!

The one caveat with the bars: they are pretty dry – you’re going to want something to drink while you’re eating but water is easy to store, transport and locate on the fly.

This recipe has been updated with suggestions from the comments.

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Keto Chow Bars/Brownies (REVISED)
Portable, solid Keto Chow
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
meals
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
meals
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add the liquid ingredients to a mixing bowl
  2. Add dry ingredients and start mixing. I recommend using a mixer.
  3. Spoon into a pan and smooth it out. For best results use a cupcake pan.
  4. I baked it at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes
  5. For maximum freshness, put each "meal" worth into a bag and refrigerate the bag. My guess is that it will keep just like the brownies you are familiar with. Out of the fridge they should be good for 1-3 days.
Recipe Notes

According to my calculations, each serving/meal should be:

  • 522 calories
  • 34.3g protein
  • 5.9g net carbs
  • 37.7g fat
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By | 2016-10-14T07:17:51+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, On Tour|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments