Monthly Archives: June 2018

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“Flavor” of the Week June 25-July 1: 25% off sale on all flavors of 2.0 samples

For the next week, you can get 25% off the single meal “sample” size of the remaining four flavors we have available in the v2.0 samples. Just for clarification: this is the older v2.0, we do not yet have the 2.1 samples and won’t have them for several more weeks still. Until the new samples come in, these are the best way to try our Keto Chow without getting a big 21 meal “weeK’ bag.

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

Easy to use website, no issues and product received on time. I would recommend this company if you are looking for their unique products!

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.

I wasnt sure if a meal replacement shake ass for me, I like food and I have hovered my weight for a decade.

After deciding to jump head first into Keto I needed something easier that met my macros but also tasted good.

These where a godsend.

I tried each of the available flavors and found ones I enjoyed and ones that where a pass, but this was the perfect way to determine which I woild want for my “week”

By |2018-06-25T06:22:57+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Update: samples (still July) and more

According to “The Plan® we should have gotten the flavors in a specific order with Natural Strawberry (monk fruit) and Root Beer Float coming right after Savory Chicken Soup. Instead, we got Raspberry Cheesecake and Orange Cream. Frankly, we’re just going to take them in whatever order they come, and I don’t have any reliable intelligence on what the next week bag flavor will be or when it will be coming (sorry).

I talked with the place that’s doing the packaging of the samples. They are going to be finishing up the project that is currently running around June 29 and will launch right into running our samples, likely the beginning of the next week (July 2) provided there aren’t any problems with the currently running project. They’re estimating 2 weeks to package all our samples, another 1-3 days to get them delivered and ready to go. That puts it with a likely availability either just before or just after KetoFest. My estimate for “July” appears to be accurate, if ambiguous (hey, at least it’s not July 2019!).

We did get the bags we’ll be putting the new sample bundles into today, so we’re that one step closer too.

By |2018-06-20T15:51:38+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Orange Cream Keto Chow just randomly showed up

OK, we thought we might have gotten Orange Cream yesterday along with the Savory Chicken Soup but we didn’t – they didn’t even have it mixed up, let alone packaged into bags. I had assumed we wouldn’t see it for several weeks. Then I got a text from the delivery guy saying he was on his way with what I assumed was another thousand or so Chicken. He brought that, along with a pallet of Orange Cream! Hopefully this is a good sign that we’re going to randomly get a bunch of the other new flavors soon as well.

I just did an Instagram Live showing how to mix up Savory Chicken Soup – followed that up with a live QA test of the Orange Cream (it passed) so the Orange Cream is now up for sale and available on the site.

By |2018-06-19T16:55:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |3 Comments

Savory Chicken Soup has arrived.

You may have thought this day would never come, but it did! The Savory Chicken Soup is in stock and available for purchase.

Couple of things to note: there was a manufacturing defect. We had previously tested using the B vitamin Riboflavin to add a yellow color but decided to remove it in the final version. But the manufacturer forgot to save the change or something so this first run has it. So it’ll mix up very yellow. The issue is that Riboflavin is a water soluble vitamin. You’ll easily absorb it from food and any excess will be immediately excreted in your urine (to the best of my knowledge it isn’t possible to overdose on any of the b vitamins or on vitamin C). The result is that when you drink a full meal of this first batch of 2.1.0, your pee is going to be bright yellow. Like Mtn Dew yellow. It’s not harmful, just rather odd.

Also, although the ingredients say it contains sucralose, it does not. That would be gross. Totally my mistake.

Final note. I accidentally duplicated the instructions for mixing a single sample meal so it says to use a “full packet” instead of one scoop. It never ends. Here are better instructions:

How to prepare Savory Chicken Soup Keto Chow

So, with all that out of the way, game on!

By |2018-06-19T09:07:39+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week June 18-June 24: 10% off sale on Chocolate Peanut Butter 2.1 Week Packs

Pop quiz: Anybody know what my favorite flavor of Keto Chow is? Here’s a hint. But hey, you don’t have to take my word for it, check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Chocolate Peanut Butter!  For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Chocolate Peanut Butter 2.1. We unfortunately still haven’t received the sample size of Chocolate Peanut Butter yet. It’s all ready to go at the packaging place, they apparently have a backlog of jobs and are trying to fit ours in – it may still be 1-2 more weeks before we have the Peanut Butter samples ready.

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

LIQUID GOLD. I can’t even believe how good this stuff is. I’ve literally been checking the website every day, waiting for the new flavors to come out–but in the meantime, Choc PB is just amazing. No aftertaste, amazing texture, just delicious!

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:

Amazing as always. Chris and his team deliver the best grade A+ product every time. Tastes good, and fast shipping.

 

By |2018-06-18T04:35:35+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

For Reasies: Raspberry Cheesecake Keto Chow 2.1 now available

So earlier today I said “unless by some miracle the COA arrives in the next hour or so and they are able to run the batch up to us”

Apparently, that happened.

So: without any more delay, I’m happy to announce that Raspberry Cheesecake is available and in-stock, ready for purchase!

By |2018-06-12T15:41:35+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

No Raspberry Cheesecake Keto Chow today – wasn’t done testing =(

Here’s an update:

So earlier today I said “unless by some miracle the COA arrives in the next hour or so and they are able to run the batch up to us”

Apparently, that happened.

So: without any more delay, I’m happy to announce that Raspberry Cheesecake is available and in-stock, ready for purchase!

Man, this is why I don’t like telling people when stuff will arrive and why we don’t put stuff up for sale until we have the actual packages in-hand!

The delivery driver just came with what we thought was a bunch of Raspberry Cheesecake plus a few bags of Chicken Soup for testing. Nope! It was Salted Caramel, some Vanilla and a bit of Chocolate Peanut Butter. Turns out the microbiological testing COA wasn’t ready yet so they couldn’t bring it up to us. It’s important, OK? It tells you there isn’t any bacteria contaminating the batch and is required to be completed before they can release it (it’s better than getting people sick and having to do a recall). Being a dry powder like Keto Chow, the likelihood of there being a bad result is slim-to-none but it has to be completed.

So we’re not getting the Raspberry Cheesecake today (unless by some miracle the COA arrives in the next hour or so and they are able to run the batch up to us). The likely scenario is we will get it along with the Savory Chicken Soup and possibly the Orange Cream on Tuesday, June 19.

Feel free to cry in a corner, I’ll be there with you.

By |2018-06-12T15:44:15+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Raspberry Cheesecake: tomorrow, Savory Chicken Soup: coming June 19 (unless you visit us at KetoCon!)

The plan® for Keto Chow 2.1 was to get the 8 original flavors and launch right into the 10 new flavors with Savory Chicken Soup arriving first. Apparently, the schedule got a little messed up and we’re going to be getting Raspberry Cheesecake tomorrow morning (like: a lot). I’m going to bring all the stuff with me to work tomorrow so I can quality control the new batch immediately and get it up for sale ASAP. Expect to see it less than 24 hours from now. Yep! Here’s an update:

So earlier today I said “unless by some miracle the COA arrives in the next hour or so and they are able to run the batch up to us”

Apparently, that happened.

So: without any more delay, I’m happy to announce that Raspberry Cheesecake is available and in-stock, ready for purchase!

There was some uncertainty as to when we would be getting the Savory Chicken Soup flavor of Keto Chow: would it arrive tomorrow before we left for KetoCon? Would it arrive after we left and not go up for sale until we returned?

Turns out it’s the latter. I just talked with the guys that are packaging the large 21 meal “week” bags of the savory chicken soup. They aren’t going to have any substantial quantity ready by tomorrow so the plan is for them to bring several pallets of not only the Savory Chicken Soup but also possibly Orange Cream. Expect to see that/those when we return from Texas on June 19.

It’s sad we won’t get the chicken tomorrow, but at least there’s that good news too!

Now for the fun part: we will be getting a very small number of the Savory Chicken Soup bags by courier tomorrow so we can take a few with us to KetoCon. If you’re going to be in Austin for KetoCon this Friday-Sunday, come visit us at our booth (#407)! I don’t know if we’re going to be able to pull off having mixed savory chicken soup for tasting at the booth, but we will have a few bags there with us.

By |2018-06-12T15:43:37+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Significant changes in Keto Chow shipping options (for the better!)

We finally have the new shipping setup with UPS going completely on the website. This gives us the ability to offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200, plus it gives us the option to use our discounted negotiated rates for other UPS shipping methods; notably “Next Day Air” and several international methods like “UPS Standard to Canada” which is FAR less expensive compared to USPS Priority Mail (which ALSO has new, less expensive, shipping options that aren’t flat rate boxes, depending on how much you’re ordering). You’ll also see that the UPS shipping options will now give you an estimated delivery date!

So far we’ve had a really good response to the changes (especially to Canada). The big unknown still is how the new shipping methods will affect customs, duties, and brokerage fees. If you select USPS, it will be handed off to your countries carrier and has a lower likelihood of additional customs or duty fees. If you are in Canada and select “UPS Standard” there is a very good chance that you will need to pay some brokerage and customs fees at delivery. I suspect the far lower shipping charges will make up for any increased duties or brokerage fees but I could be wrong.

Ultimately, if the cost of shipping Keto Chow was a barrier for you in the past, try it again. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised =)

By |2018-06-11T12:21:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week June 11-June 17: 10% off sale on Vanilla 2.1 week packs

Yeh, I realize we just did vanilla 3 weeks ago, but it’s what we have the most of. For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Vanilla 2.1. Check out the reviews of 2.1 Vanilla! When you get into the shopping cart you’ll notice that the options for shipping have changed a lot. Depending on how much you’re ordering an where you’re located there will usually be faster and slower options that cost less! (even international shipping has additional options!). I’ll do a more in-depth post about it later.

Speaking of reviews (before I started rambling about shipping), you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

Strawberry 2.1 Is Wonderful! Actually, it’s not wonderful – it’s addictive. I finished my first Strawberry 2.1 shake and immediately wanted another. The combination of the “just right” consistency and the perfect flavor (for me) of strawberry is indescribable. All I know is that strawberry will forever more be one of the flavors I buy/“eat” regularly. Ya knocked it out of the park, Chris! Thank you so much for that … and for Keto Chow in general (cause there is also goodness/happy taste buds in Vanilla and Banana 2.1)

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. This review happens to come from our Facebook page:

I’m not on a keto diet, at least not yet. Rather, I wanted something convenient that would also be filling while I attempt to keep my blood sugar under control and not antagonize issues I have after losing my gallbladder. And it had to be non-tortuous to consume. Not a simple task. In the search for a meal replacement shake that could help me, I discovered Keto Chow. I ordered some sample packs to try and I was more that surprised…

Keto Chow, as it turns out, checks all my boxes.

I can prep it the night before and it’s ready for when I need it, which is great. The flavor gets better and doesn’t suffer, like some other shakes, with that time to sit. But if I’m in a rush, letting it sit for a half hour works. You do have to let it sit for optimal flavor, but that’s not hard.
I feel full after consuming it for a substantial amount of time afterwards, which keeps me from snacking on things that otherwise goof me up.
My blood sugar is freakin’ stable! (HUZZAH!)

And, in regards to not having a gallbladder and little TMI — I have dumping syndrome. But I’m free of having to be near a bathroom when I eat Keto Chow. Yes, even with the high fat content from the heavy cream. I can’t guess how other people who lack a gallbladder and have this issue will respond, but I get dumping syndrome mostly from sugars/carbs, seemingly not solely fat content. I think Keto Chow’s protein content and use of Acacia Gum for fiber all works for me here but this is anecdotal theory. I have had other shakes that send me over the edge and into a deep state of regret 30 minutes post consumption. Keto Chow had no such issues, even when I drank two meals in a day. Keto Chow for the win.

Over my little trial period with Keto Chow I had some initial issues with how delicious it is. I eat when I’m hungry, not to snack, so it’s exceptionally deceiving to me that I’m actually not drinking a milkshake or other goodie. It took me awhile to kind of ‘trust’ it wasn’t going to put me in danger of adopting another chin, entering a diabetic coma, or having an Al Roker In The White House level incident.

Frankly, eating Keto Chow can feel like borderline gluttony and that I’m getting away with something, which is pretty humorous.

I highly advise trying the flavors first. I found some flavors to be more to my liking than I thought I would. Now I’m excited to try the other flavors coming out, too, and buy a larger quantity to keep stocked up on this.

To the people at Keto Chow — just keep up the good work. This is a delicious product and it’s really a convenient meal replacement. This works for so much more than just strict keto, in part because it’s well made and yummy.

 

By |2018-06-11T06:28:11+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments