1/10 of the way done, see that was easy, right?
Yesterday we did the taste tests. It was actually a lot of fun and REALLY interesting to watch. We were on one side of a two-way mirror in a darkened room, watching people taste different keto meal replacements for nearly 6 hours. Some people would react visibly, others showed no signs of what they were thinking at all. One of the biggest confounders was that one of the products uses a lot of ground nuts and such for the fat and those settle so quickly that the participants had to stir up and swirl each cup before testing – and some didn’t so they just tasted the watery part. From what we saw, Keto Chow is definitely going to come out as the winner but we won’t have the statistical analysis for a few weeks.
Today I’m drinking one of the new test flavors: Spicy Taco Soup. I think it’s a nice change and I also think we have all of the 3 that we’re going to do finalized. We tested the Beef Stew flavor and the Clam Chowder flavor again today, they were good but I think people will want to add beef, veggies and such to the beef and will want to add clams, cauliflower, bacon, and such to the clam chowder. Then we thought “hey, what if we don’t have any added flavor – then people can use it as a base for whatever they want” BOOM. We tried that, just the full mix including the beef protein and beef bone broth and it tasted actually pretty good, without an overpowering flavor you’d need to overcome with the stuff you add. So now I get to start working on the 3 we decided on:
- Beef Soup Base (the unflavored one)
- Spicy Taco Soup
- Creamy Tomato Basil
Let’s see how quickly I can get it all done =P