Monthly Archives: May 2019

Facebook Live recording from May 28, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more! Here is the high-quality recording straight from the camera

This week we did a really quick broadcast. We were in the middle of a “Pellet Grilling 101” class and paused for a bit to do the live video. Here is the facebook live recording that went up on Facebook, complete with the user comments:

Be sure to check out the “how to remove the rib membrane” video

By |2019-05-28T23:37:34-06:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Happy Memorial Day

I meant to add this to the “Flavor of the week” post earlier today but totally forgot at 6:30 in the morning. Wanted to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day. That’s my grandpa: LeRoy Bair, he served as a radio operator on a B-17 flying fortress in World War 2. Their plane was shot down (23rd of 25 missions!) and he was in a German POW camp for 11 months.

Did you know we have a military and first responder discount? I realized today that we haven’t ever publicly announced it, up until a few weeks ago it was available manually by request; a few weeks ago we added an automatic method to get the discount.

Keto Chow isn’t open or shipping today, not that it would matter if we were: as a federal holiday, all of the carriers are also closed. Monday holidays are always a lot of extra work on Tuesday!

By |2019-05-27T12:40:13-06:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|0 Comments

Flavor of the week: Get 10% off the Rootbeer Float 21 meal packs between May 27 – June 2

Until June 2 you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of the Rootbeer Float 2.1.  Check out the flavor reviews of Rootbeer Float.

We sometimes get asked: “what can I do with Keto Chow besides make shakes?” The best place to start is our Keto Chow Recipes page. Here are a few recipes that use (or easily can use) the Rootbeer Float flavor:

You should check out the reviews of Keto Chow, we also get a lot of reviews on our Facebook page and on our SubReddit. This particular review was left on our Facebook page:

Bought a sample pack because of the add. First impression was it was waaay too salty. But a simple Google search assured me that the saltiness was just my body adjusting to the Keto lifestyle. I started refrigerating overnight and then freezing it for four hours and figured if nothing else I’d just finish the samples and try a different brand.

By day 4 I was hooked. The saltiness taste was gone and I was enjoying a delicious shake for lunch everyday. I’m almost full liquid now and the best part is that I have to remind myself to drink them because I am NEVER hungry! And the weight is just dropping off. This is the “magic” I’ve been waiting for all of my yo-yo dieting life!

While it is not cheap, it’s not any more expensive than buying a week’s worth of groceries that you don’t really want to eat (I’m looking at you, cauliflower pretending to be a carb substitute). I love knowing that I’m getting my nutritional needs met without having to think about it. If you’re on the fence about trying it, just do it! I didn’t need to ask for my money back (in fact, I can’t give it to them fast enough! 🤣) but the people behind this company seem to be so awesome that I am sure if you wanted to call in that money back guarantee they would get it right to you. Why are you still here reading this?! Go buy it already!

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.

A God send! 🙌🙌
I have struggled with hunger and not getting my macros right on keto. I don’t like tracking and would prefer to just listen to my body. This shake meal replacement works very well for my husband and I. I don’t feel hungry and I feel like I’m doing this keto thing right! Ever since I started drinking them once a day, I’ve steadily lost at least a pound a day!

By |2019-05-27T06:43:43-06:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Having issues with Keto Chow Clumping? We have some solutions for you!

In version 2.1.1 of Keto Chow, we changed the protein powder to one that tastes a little better but does not have lecithin in it. Lecithin slows down how quickly the protein absorbs water making it more forgiving to mix. In version 2.5.0 we are/will be going back to a lecithninated/instantized protein powder. If you have v2.1.1 or 2.1.2 and are having problems with clumping, here are some tips to help you mix easier.

  1. The most effective way to handle the problem is to go straight for using butter as the fat source.

    Because you are using warm water and melted butter, all of the issues with clumping simply go away. On top of that, you get all of the additional benefits of butter:

    • Butter costs less than Heavy Cream or Avocado Oil. Using pricing from my local grocery store I get $1.229 per 1000 calories for HWC, $0.981 for AO, and $0.796 per 1000 calories for butter. That same 1000 calories of butter have 0.08g of total carbs compared to 8.35g for the HWC.
    • Butter does not contain any controversial carrageenan or other emulsifiers you find in Heavy Whipping Cream. Personally, I don’t care about them but some people get quite “excited” about them.
    • Butter has a better impact on my blood markers.
    • Butter is easier to store, it freezes exceptionally well and is compact.
    • Butter is easier to transport. The salted variant is quite stable without refrigeration for a good amount of time, it won’t spill (unless you get it too warm =), it’s not in a glass bottle that will shatter. Should also be noted that TSA currently doesn’t care about butter, unlike a bottle of oil.
    • Butter tastes amazing. Personally, I prefer the salted butter because of the additional sodium and salty taste, especially in the chocolate flavors of Keto Chow (Chocolate, Mint, Toffee, Peanut butter, etc…
  2. Avocado Oil tends to be more difficult to mix than Heavy Cream, if you want to use Avocado Oil you’ll likely want/need to use either a blender or an immersion blender
  3. When you go to mix Keto Chow, if you’re using a blender bottle, you need to have the water nearby so you can immediately mix it. You need to add the water and begin vigorous mixing within 2-3 seconds of adding the powder to the bottle. This is covered in rather exhaustive detail on the “How to Prepare Keto Chow” page and the accompanying video.

 

By |2019-05-24T12:32:53-06:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Spicy Taco Soup 🌮🍲 now available!

Spicy Taco Soup; it’s not super spicy, just enough for most people. If you like it spicier you can always add more! Try it with some ground beef, maybe a little onion and some avocado chunks? The Taco Soup works well with just about every fat we’ve tried including: butter, beef tallow, bacon grease, duck fat, heavy cream, avocado oil, and more! We’ve already tested a batch to make sure it mixes up correctly and tastes right, so you can order it RIGHT NOW!

In case you missed it last week, we also received the Beef Soup Base. With the Beef Soup Base, we were experimenting around with different flavors: Clam Chowder, Beef Stew, Hot and Sour Soup, and more. We realized that rather than have it with a flavor, why not just leave it unflavored and let people use whatever they like?! So make soup, use it to bake, throw in some ground beef, go really nuts and mix it like a hot shake =); think of the Beef Soup Base as a blank canvas waiting for you to have fun. Without anything added it still has a nice beef flavor thanks to the beef bone broth protein. Works well with just about every fat we’ve tried including butter, beef tallow, bacon grease, duck fat, heavy cream, avocado oil, and more! It’s also passed QA and ready for ordering.

By |2019-05-23T12:29:23-06:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from May 21, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more! Here is the high-quality recording straight from the camera

This week we talked about:

  • Pumpkin Spice is on sale this week
  • Miriam is back from Connecticut
  • Mixing: if it’s too thick YOU NEED TO ADD WATER. Yep, it’s seriously as simple as that!
  • Mixing with butter. It’s seriously awesome and fixes any problems you might have. Clumps? Butter!
  • How many days does Keto Chow last mixed?
  • Can you mix with coconut oil using the same method as butter? Absolutely. For that matter, you can use any “hard fat” the same way (bacon fat, tallow, lard, etc…)
  • Why would you want to use a saturated fat?
  • A few people maybe might like snickerdoodle =). Other people don’t!
  • When does weight loss start?
  • Why is Keto Chow so salty?
  • Official Keto Chow entries will be live in Carb Manager in a bit.
  • How to calculate how much fat to use
  • Can you buy Keto Chow with BitCoin? Yes. Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Etherium (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) are all available in the checkout.
  • How many bags can you have open at a time?
  • Can you blend a whole avocado into Keto Chow?

Here is the facebook live recording that went up on Facebook, complete with the user comments:

By |2019-05-22T10:03:11-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the week: Get 10% off the Pumpkin Spice Caramel 21 meal packs between May 20 – May 26

Until May 26 you can get 10% off the 21 meal “week” size of the Pumpkin Spice Caramel 2.1.  Check out the flavor reviews of Pumpkin Spice Caramel.

We sometimes get asked: “what can I do with Keto Chow besides make shakes?” The best place to start is our Keto Chow Recipes page. Here is several recipes that happen to use Pumpkin Spice as an ingredient:

YYou should check out the reviews of Keto Chow, We also get a lot of reviews on our Facebook page and on our SubReddit. Here’s a product review from our site:

My keto kids love it!
I’ve been keto for four years now and brought my family along on my journey, and I am always looking for ways to get some healthier, keto-compliant nutrition into my picky kids. They both love Keto Chow shakes, and ask for one for breakfast on most weekdays. I don’t feel the slightest bit of guilt allowing them to drink Keto Chow because of the fabulous nutrient profile, good quality protein, and healthy added fats they get from the shakes.

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.

Best shake meal ever!!
Since starting KETO, there are some days I just don’t feel motivated to make lunch.. This is the perfect meal on those days! My husband and I both take shakes to church on sundays in a cooler bag. We love to have them for lunch before we get groceries. They are delicious!!

By |2019-05-20T09:50:20-06:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from May 14, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more! Here is the high-quality recording straight from the camera

This week we talked about:

  • Snickerdoodle is on sale this week
  • Beef Base just came in!
  • The fate of the “Super Secret” product
  • Tomorrow there is a giveaway with: front porch pecans, Keto and Co’s brownie mix and flat bread mix, and Keto Chow
  • >Welcome to all the new people! What is keto chow and how to mix:
  • Blender vs shaker
  • What fats are best? (Beverly prefers unsalted butter)
  • How much fat to use? (Check out the card in your order)
  • What’s the deal with savory chicken soup? Pizza crust!
  • Do you have to use Keto Chow for all meals?
  • Can you use almond milk and frozen fruit?
  • Keto Chow lasts up to 6 days in the fridge
  • What flavors are best? Add flavors to vanilla.
  • When are Peanut samples coming?

Here is the facebook live recording that went up on Facebook, complete with the user comments:

By |2019-05-15T17:41:42-06:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto 3 Nuttiest Giveaway: Keto and Co, Front Porch Pecans & Keto Chow

3 COMPANIES, 3 PRIZE PACKAGE, 3 DAYS and 3 WINNERS!!

We are so excited to bring you the NUTTIEST giveaway! Keto Chow has partnered up with Keto and Co who provided us with their infamous Fudge Brownies and Flatbread, Front Porch Pecans with their keto approved roasted pecans and Keto Chow’s yummy Chocolate Toffee (approx. $100 value).

Giveaway just started and ends on 5/17/19 at 11:59pm MST.

Remember as always it is
3 companies, 3 prize packages, and 3 Winners!!

Keto 3 Giveaway May 15-17

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 the week of May 20, 2019.

[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. Winners will be notified via email and given 24 hours to reply to the email to claim their prize. If a reply is not received within the time period than a new winner will be selected.]

The Fate of the Top Secret Product

To start off: the RTD and the regular Chocolate powder you mix from the bag are EXACTLY the same thing – just one was mixed with 41% heavy cream and pasteurized. Frankly, I like it better mixed by me with salted butter.

Keto Connect just did a review of the “Top Secret Product” prototype we had manufactured back in November 2018. For those unaware: it was a “Ready to Drink” version of Keto Chow with the fat already mixed in, shelf stable for a year, 50% of your daily nutrients in each bottle, cool stuff. We had it made by a local(ish) company but they only had two sizes available:

  • Teeny tiny juice box size – would give you 1/6 of your daily nutrients
  • Massively gigantor 32oz size – half a day’s nutrients

With a ketogenic diet, it’s simply better to eat fewer times during the day – small frequent meals and/or snacking can stall you out and only serves to keep insulin elevated throughout the day. We decided on the big bottle with 1000 calories in it since it more closely aligns with what I would consider a better eating pattern.

I want to pause for a second and point something out: a 1 quart container of regular 2% chocolate milk has 780 calories with 95g of sugars, 19g of fat, 30g of protein. I think it’s odd that most people would think there’s nothing weird at all about someone drinking a 32oz bottle of chocolate milk, but just about faint when they would read the nutrition info on the RTD bottle of Keto Chow. Odd.

So, we had the prototype batch manufactured. We stuck labels on them, so they would look decent, and started sending out free bottles to people that ordered over $200 (and therefore qualified for free ground shipping). It was a good learning experience. We learned how to ship liquid without people knowing what the surprise was, or expecting a certain level of service so when (not if) something went wrong, they were generally super chill about it and just excited to get the bottle. We decided we wanted to do an actual production run and have them come in cases of 6. So I contacted the manufacturer so we could get the packaging printing (in Spain!). And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

Finally, we learned that Tetrapak, the people that make the multi-million dollar aseptic packaging machine, had discontinued support of that machine and it was being sent back to Europe. Dang. So now we’re looking for an alternative solution. Dry powder is still our core competency and WAY less expensive to manufacture and ship; but we want to have an RTD product. It took nearly a year to get the last prototype ran, I expect it’ll take that long again to find another place to do it; ideally in a mid-size package so it can be 3 a day instead of gigantor massive bottles.

As for the original prototype run? They’re all gone. I sent some of the final ones we had left to Keto Connect, mostly because every time they review Keto Chow they seem to mix it up wrong 😂 – wanted them to try it the way it’s MEANT to be!

Here’s our Facebook Live from March 27, where we explain the issue and such (in thinly veiled terms). I’ve fast-forwarded it to the point where we talk about it.

By |2019-05-16T10:34:57-06:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments
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