Keto Chow 2.1 Rollout Update: where we stand

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Keto Chow 2.1 Rollout Update: where we stand

So we have half of the original 8 flavors of Keto Chow switched over to version 2.1: Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, and Salted Caramel. Following the schedule, the next flavor that’s going into packaging is Strawberry (the normal version, the “Natural Strawberry” that uses monk fruit will come later), Vanilla and Mocha are mixed already and will be bagged ASAP too. We also just received the Base Powder back in stock, the bag says 2.0 but it’s really 2.1 due to the change in Magnesium and Selenium. One thing of note: the final flavoring formulation for Chocolate Mint is finally complete – the feedback was that it wasn’t minty or chocolatey enough and both are now solved. In case you’re wondering why Chocolate Mint was last on the schedule, that’s why =)

The samples for 2.1.0 should hopefully start going in about 2 weeks, which is good as the 2.0 samples are starting to get rather low. We have run out of Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, and Strawberry – that’s enough that the “Sample ALL the Things” was temporarily demoted to “Most” and is now going to be taking a break entirely until we can get the 2.1 samples.

Most people are really liking 2.1; though, with any change, there are some that don’t like the changes. I’m really sorry about disappointing anyone – the changes we made with 2.1.0 make it more usable for more people doing a ketogenic diet and going back really isn’t an option. The flavoring that was being used for Keto Chow 2.0 is not usable in the future, we will not be going back – because: reasons. I have already identified some changes that do make the new flavoring stronger and address some of the other issues identified, those will go into place with version 2.1.1 – which I started making the nutrition panels and packaging revisions for 2.1.1 yesterday because it takes about 6 months to make any changes. Fun fact: I just discovered that on the bags for Keto Chow 2.1.0 Chicken Soup, I forgot to remove the “sucralose” from the ingredient list. That means we’ll get to draw a line through that on every bag. Yay!

I posted this list before, but it bears repeating. Let’s talk about the major changes people are finding with 2.1:

  • 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 |2018-04-26T09:05:43+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |3 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Bair is a technology and computer geek. He became involved in the nutritionally complete "future foods" movement in January 2014, originally with a conventional recipe and later switching to a high fat, low carb "ketogenic" variant on October 2014. In January 2015 he created the recipe for Keto Chow and released it without restriction for anyone to use, at the same time he began mixing the recipe up for people that wanted a finished product and has seen steady growth in the business every month since. Chris has lived in Utah for most of his life, except for a few years living in Chile where he learned Castillian. Chris and his wife have two sets of twins with a couple singltons thrown in for good measure.

3 Comments

  1. Jennifer Miller April 26, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

    KC 2.1 Chocolate flavor is a huge improvement from the previous version. Thank you!

  2. Adrienne April 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I for one am super happy with the less sweetener! Thanks so much. New to keto, but did not eat much sugar at all and was blown away at how sweet it tasted. As for me, I love salt, so that did not even register :o) Can’t wait to try the 2.1.

  3. Jason V May 1, 2018 at 5:04 am - Reply

    I have been a LONG time Ketochow user, and I am thrilled by the changes to 2.1. I was a huge fan of 1.9, and while 2.0 was still good, it definitely didn’t sing to me like 1.9 did. 2.1 has brought back the thick creaminess that I had missed for so long. I realize you can’t make everybody happy all of the time, but you have made this Ketochow user very happy. Thanks for all the work you put into Ketochow, and I want you to know that it has greatly simplified my eating habits! As a father of 18 month old twins, I need all the simplification I can get! Again, my thanks!

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