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Chocolate Toffee and (most of) the 2.1 Samples are now available!

This entry is part 203 of 205 in the series Ketogenic Diet

We actually got in Chocolate Toffee this morning but didn’t do an announcement until we had the samples in-hand and available so we could announce both at the same time (otherwise people who wanted both would have ordered just the Toffee and then been frustrated to have to do another other and get them combined, this is easier =)

So without further delay: we now have available the Chocolate Toffee (21 meal bag) plus we also have the individual samples of all the flavors except Chocolate Peanut Butter (there was a problem running it, they’re running it through the mixer again and we will try it at the next available slot in a week or two),  and lastly we the new variety bundle: Sample the New Things. The original sample bundle will be coming just as soon as we get the Chocolate Peanut Butter samples.

By |2018-07-31T14:35:13+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Using Keto Chow while camping, hiking, traveling, etc…

I have people asking for solutions they can use for doing keto while camping, hiking, staying in a hotel (with or without refrigeration), or otherwise traveling. I thought I’d share some of my recent experience. The headline image above is from when I was making Keto Chow for 2 of my kids and my wife.

July 2018 has been a little crazy for me; with Keto Con, a 4 day-30 mile hike, family vacation, scout camp, Ketofest, and Low Carb USA all strung together. Particularly challenging was the hike, and later the scout camp with my oldest son since I wouldn’t have any refrigeration nor anything resembling a kitchen. The camp also wanted $6 a meal for amazing dishes like spaghetti, or grilled cheese sandwiches. My plan for the days I would be at camp was to bring:

They did have lots of clean, cold, mountain spring water available. The basic routine every meal went like this:

  1. I would grab my dry blender bottle.
  2. I’d put in the amount of avocado oil I wanted, it was marked on the side of the blender bottle with a marker to make measuring super easy.
  3. Add a scoop of Keto Chow powder.
  4. Add the water.
  5. Shake it up – from step 3 to step 5 you want to minimize time as much as possible to avoid clumps, try to hit fewer than 5 seconds.
  6. Go help some kid with something for 5 minutes (this lets the protein dissolve more so it’s not gritty).
  7. Drink
  8. Use the soap, water, and bottle brush to wash out the bottle – this is easier with hot water but I’ve used cold without problems.
  9. Leave the lid off and let the bottle dry.
  10. You’re ready for the next meal.

In the cases that I had access to refrigeration, using heavy cream was also an option instead of avocado oil. That entire sequence (steps 1-10) only takes maybe 5 minutes, not counting however long you take to drink the meal and it’s super handy when it’s raining but you already have your Keto Chow in your tent with you

So, there you go – a week’s worth of Keto Chow weighs around 1000g with 21 meals worth of avocado oil clocking in around 2000g (about a half gallon worth). Provided you have access to water, you can stick to a strict Ketogenic diet easily (oh and depending on the flavor you get, your net carbs for the DAY will be around 1.5-4g (more for chocolate compared to salted caramel and the others).

By |2018-07-31T11:57:39+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, On Tour|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Update on 2.1 Samples: likely coming Wednesday or Thursday

First, the good news: unless something goes really wrong, we will be getting our first shipment of the large bags of Chocolate Toffee (you know, like “Heath” bars?!). They’re already loaded on the truck for delivery so we should be good to go on that.

Now the “I’m still not quite sure” news: The Chocolate Peanut Butter samples went onto the packaging line today. As the final flavor of the 18, this is excellent news! Typically they’ve been taking a day and a half to run so they might be done late Tuesday, though a more likely scenario is Wednesday morning. The most likely scenario is that we’ll be able to start picking them up either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. I expect it’ll take 2-3 trips with the big box truck to get them all onsite. Stay tuned for further updates!

By |2018-07-30T17:38:23+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week July 30-Aug 5: 10% off sale on Vanilla 2.1 week packs

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!

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”:

The delivery was quick. Ordered on a Tuesday night. Received the items on Friday. Can’t get much better than that.

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 started using Keto Chow during version 1.5 and it’s come a long way since then. I can’t think of anything I’d really change about it now! It easily measures, mixes, and digests! (At least for me)
I’m a diy guy who made my own mix for a long while, and this is the first time I’ve ran into a mix I can say is worth not making my own stuff for, and just buying it. Chris (the founder) seems to care about exactly what I care about when it comes to powder contents and logic.
That dude rocks, and so does this powder… every flavor so far!

 

By |2018-07-30T06:45:06+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |1 Comment

Update on 2.1 Samples: Scheduled to be finished on Tuesday, July 31

I just got word from the place that’s packaging the 2.1 samples: they are expecting to be finished running the final few flavors on Tuesday, July 31. I’ve been estimating that we would get the samples by the end of July, that’s cutting it pretty close! I’m not sure just yet if that means we will actually get some of them on Tuesday or if we will have to wait until Wednesday to get them. I’m guessing we’re looking at somewhere along the lines of 30+ pallets of samples coming in at the same time, that’ll be fun =)

Anyway, As soon as we get the samples, I’ll do a Quality Assurance test (with all 18 flavors!) and then we can get them up as individual packages and as the sample bundles on the store. Expect to see a few more posts about this next week =)

By |2018-07-28T22:16:42+00:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

KETO 3 GIVEAWAY (July 2018): Tokelau MCT Coffee, Bunker Hill Cheese Crisps, and Keto Chow

3 companies, 3 prize packages, 3 days, and 3 winners!! Each winner will receive the products shown in this image from Bunker Hill Cheese Co., Keto Chow and Tokelau MCT Coffee (over $100 combined value).

To enter simply go to https://gleam.io/scoyo/keto-3-giveaway or use this box right here:

Keto 3 Giveaway

Winners will be selected at random through the 3rd party app Gleam following the close of the contest. Winners will be contacted directly and prize package shipped by Keto Chow out of Utah. Winners may be posted on any or all of the participating company social media pages by Monday, July 30th.

[Fine Print: No Purchase Necessary. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. This contest in no way is sponsored by Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Another winner will be selected if the prize packages are forfeited or unclaimed. Keto Chow has the right to obtain and publicize the winner’s names and likeness. Void where prohibited by law.]

By |2018-07-25T08:11:25+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week July 23-July 29: 10% off sale on Raspberry Cheesecake 2.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Raspberry Cheesecake 2.1 – Check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Orange Cream! Don’t forget that we now offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200.

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

So far we’ve really liked salted caramel 2.1 and chocolate 2.1. Customer service is great and shipping is very prompt! Thanks!

Here’s another review, it 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.

Version 2.1 has accomplished everything that it was supposed to: it’s the perfect sweetness, the powder breaks up more easily in the bottle and it feels good to drink. I’ve had the chocolate and the raspberry cheesecake, they are both great.

By |2018-07-23T06:58:48+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week July 16-July 22: 10% off sale on Orange Cream 2.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Orange Cream 2.1 – this will be the first time we’ve done a sale on one of the new flavors. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Orange Cream! Don’t forget that we now offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200.

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

Short version is I have lost 32 lbs of body fat after 5 months with no change in exercise or activity level. My method is a Keto Chow shake for breakfast and lunch and a keto-friendly meal for dinner – no more than 3 “cheat days” a month. The flavors are really good and I do not really get hungry between meals. I am sure that if I hit the gym a few times a week the weight would come off even faster. I still have another 11 lbs to reach my goal weight and I plan to make Keto Chow part of my maintenance plan after reaching my goal. Truly a great product.

Here’s another review, it 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 particular review comes 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 |2018-07-16T04:14:05+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Mint Keto Chow 2.1 now available

To recap: the plan® for Keto Chow 2.1 was to get the 8 original flavors and launch right into the 10 new flavors in a specific order, with Chocolate Mint last because we had to revise it to get a stronger chocolate and a stronger mint flavor. We’re apparently completely off plan now: The Chocolate Mint is here and available. Snickerdoodle has also arrived. The last time we had Chocolate Mint was almost exactly two years ago in July 2016 – right about when we were launching Keto Chow 1.5. Snickerdoodle hasn’t been around since the transition to 2.0 about a year and a half ago.

Anyway, We have over 1000 of each so there’s plenty for everyone to get their fix!

By |2018-07-11T18:01:53+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week July 9-July 15: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.1 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of Salted Caramel 2.1. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.1 Salted Caramel! Don’t forget that we now offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200.

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

Currently going through my first package of Base Powder, and first try using KetoChow as a meal replacement in busy days.
The packaging, instructions and general presentation are absolutely top-notch. I was pleasantly surprised with how everything comes well together, and mixing it is a cinch.
I do need more time to give a complete review about the product itself, but so far, the meals I have subbed with KC have been amazingly great. I haven`t felt weakness or undue hunger yet at all.
Lastly, the customer experience has been nothing short of perfect. The initial contact during purchase was swift and polite, and the package arrived halfway across the world in jaw-dropping time.
So far, I`m convinced to be a long term customer of KC!

Here’s another review, it 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:

Started off with the sample pack, now buy the week bags without hesitation – even the new flavors. Great nutrition, taste and customer service. I have tried shakes with heavy whipping cream and MCT oil. Both versions are delicious.

By |2018-07-09T06:35:13+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments