Keto Chow – Keto Meal Replacement Shakes, Engineered Staple Food 2018-02-23T11:00:54+00:00
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Keto Chow is a complete keto food designed to give you everything you need in a convenient, portable shake. Mix up a bunch, grab and go! No need to worry about electrolytes, carbs, vitamins, or macros. It’s dead-on every time with no fuss.

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Protein
0.9g
Total Carbs
0.58g
Net Carbs
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Potassium
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Sodium
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Magnesium
0
Essential Vitamins
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Amino Acids
Nutrition Information
Custom Calorie Calculator
Ingredients
21 meal bags
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Individual Samples

For those that want to use their own protein/sweetener/flavor (or just to save on international shipping) we have Keto Chow Base Powder, we also have fish oil pills for Omega 3s, Blender Bottles for mixing, and Hydro Flasks for keeping your Chow cold.

How to prepare Keto Chow

Here’s the short version: Add 79ml of heavy cream to a shaker/blender bottle. Add 1 scoop of the Keto Chow powder, then fill the bottle to 16 ounces. Shake it up until all the powder is wet. Stick in your fridge, it needs a few hours (overnight is best).

For more detailed instructions, please visit the How to Prepare Keto Chow page.

Recent Blog Posts

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24Feb, 2018

Keto Chow 2.1 update – packaging is printing right now!

Like literally this very moment. One of the guys sent me a photo of the "Sample all the NEW things" bags that are on the press right now. There was a huge storm this weekend here and the media was delayed, a bunch of their production team came in today (Saturday) to get it rolling out in time. The way [...]

23Feb, 2018

Results and conclusions from 6 week fat experiment (42 days of Keto Chow)

https://youtu.be/IcGx5W7qcUk I have my analysis done on the data from my 6-week experiment doing Keto Chow for all my meals and swapping out different types of fats to see how they impact my lipid panels. It's all chronicled over on the page about the experiment, along with an extensive array of graphs and other fun stuff. I also proved that [...]

19Feb, 2018

Flavor of the Week February 19-25: 10% off sale on Salted Caramel 2.0 week packs

For the next week, you can get 10% off the 21 meal "week" size of Salted Caramel 2.0. Check out the flavor reviews of 2.0 Salted Caramel! Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here's a "taste": Keto Chow tastes great and is very satisfying to me. I like [...]

16Feb, 2018

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 43 (done)

https://youtu.be/R2TDRjzbn3I Took my final blood test and had my final DEXA scan. I did some updates to the experiment page too. Should have the blood test results by Wednesday of next week.

15Feb, 2018

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 42, done done done.

https://youtu.be/ubXCjmH0YCc Final day. Honestly could have gone longer if it wasn't for the stupid sugar this week, the rather bad tasting Macadamia nut oil, or the gastrointestinal duress of liquid coconut oil. I'm looking forward to going back to my preferred heavy cream and avocado oil mixture. These last 2 days I have had diarrhea, it might be from the [...]

Frequently Asked Questions

Keto Chow Nutrition

Keto Chow is a powdered drink mix. When combined with oil, heavy cream and water it creates a meal replacement that is nutritionally complete; meaning if you would like to, you can live off it all day, every day. The powder is made from flavored protein, fiber, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. People usually liken it to a “melted milk shake” though you can go full on “frosty” by blending it in a blender with ice.

Probably, but it’s decidedly not vegan. There are a few ingredients that pose a problem:

  1. Keto Chow contains Vitamin D3 which is derived from lanolin harvested from the coats of sheep which undergoes steps of chemical transformation to create Vitamin D3. Generally, that makes it not considered suitable for a “vegan” diet.
  2. The vitamin K2 contains material derived via fermentation by single-celled microorganisms.
  3. The protein powder comes from dairy.
  4. Depending on where you get your Omega 3s, that usually comes from fish oil (though you can get it from algae oil).

To the best of my knowledge, everything else is vegetarian (though decidedly NOT vegan).

No, but you can if you like. Many people will do 2 meals of Keto Chow and 1 meal of regular keto friendly food, others only do 1 keto chow a day. Ultimately it’s just another high fat-low carb food (that just happens to be 1/3 of everything you need in a day and terribly convenient). Many people will mix up Keto Chow for a lower calorie amount (1300 calories/50ml of heavy cream) so they can have snacks during the day like string cheese and pork rinds.

Most of the flavors of Keto Chow provide around 81g of protein per day. If you’re working out or such, you might need more protein so you’ll want to get more. There are a couple ways to add protein:

  • You can mix additional unflavored or low-carb flavored protein powder into your shakes.
  • You can make some chicken breast and eat it.
  • Or eat some bacon, etc…

With wheat being anathema to ketosis, nothing in the mixture directly has any wheat in it (or corn, or rice or any carb source) though it’s possible that one of the ingredients might have a *trace* of gluten somewhere. So I can’t guarantee that people severely allergic to gluten will not have any issues; it’s very, very unlikely they will.

Maybe. I don’t really have a clear answer on this one.

  • All of the ingredients are kosher, including the vitamin pre-mix (OUV3-DRXBFVB)
  • Same story for Halal
So, in the end, it appears to be mostly kosher and halal (except the fish oil capsules which contain gelatin) but I can’t guarantee it is.

The best available option we have for this is the Keto Chow Base Powder – it includes all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the flavor/protein/sweetener. This allows you to use a protein powder of your choosing, it also costs a lot less to ship since it’s 1/6 the size of a full week.

Nope. It’s all artificial flavoring – think Banana Runts.

Ultimately Keto Chow is just food, eating Keto Chow while on a standard diet should not cause any weird issues, you may think it’s pretty salty though.

You can view the nutrition information and ingredients for the different flavors of Keto Chow on this page.

As far as allergens go, Keto Chow contains dairy (whey protein), may contain peanuts or traces of peanuts, and contains soy lecithin (which generally is fine for people with soy allergies since it has no soy protein).

Soy is a funny thing. There’s a lot of “well I heard it from a dude at the gym that soy gives you cancer” information running around. There is very, very little scientific information based on studies to back up the concerns about phytoestrogens in soy protein causing problems in vivo with humans. Regardless: Keto Chow does not use any soy protein (which is the problem-child and what people can be allergic to). It does contain soy lecithin that is used as part of the whey protein concentration process. It’s unavoidable if you use whey protein. I’d prefer NOT to have it included just so I could avoid having to answer the inevitable questions/complaints about soy. Regardless, to quote the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Soy lecithin, extracted from soy-bean oil, is often used in numerous foods, like chocolate, to help keep ingredients emulsified. Many food labels will list a soy-based emulsifier like lecithin. The amounts are generally minute and don’t contribute a substantial level of phytoestrogens. Products with soy lecithin do not need to be avoided because they have such minor amounts.

Keto Chow does not contain Resistant Starch (which is interesting for a ketogenic diet but many of the benefits are met by the Acacia Gum that’s in Keto Chow).

You just need to find a suitable source for 1300mg of Omega 3 fatty acids. Most fish oil pills will advertise boldly how much fish oil they have and you have to look close to find the amount of EPA and DHA. With typical fish oil pills you need 5 a day to get 1300mg. If you want to use a different source of Omega 3 (algal oil, krill oil etc…), look close at the label and do some math.

The calories in each meal depend on how much heavy cream you use.  79ml (or 1/3 cup) of heavy cream will give you 433 calories (1300 a day); 148ml yields  667 calories (2000 a day). Check out the “Custom Calorie Calculator” (green button) on our preparation instructions page.

Keto Chow versions before 2.0 (1.0, 1.04, 1.5, 1.9) are mixed on the same machine that we use for mixing the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor – we thoroughly clean the machine after mixing and in particular after mixing peanuts but if you are severely allergic to peanuts then you may be at risk of residue causing complications.

Keto Chow 2.0 and on is mixed in a peanut-free facility. We actually have to mix and package the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor in a different plant several miles away to avoid contamination. Any version above and including 2.0 should be fine for peanut allergy sufferers (except for the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor).

Keto Chow does not contain rice or soy protein, both of which tend to have traces enough to trigger a Prop 65 warning.

Generally, women have a lower Base Metabolic Rate compared to men. If you’re using the keto calculator then you should already have a pretty good idea of how many calories to target. That should be the only change you would need to make. There are some other considerations to look out for on a ketogenic diet as a woman (all those fun monthly cycles and stuff can make progress… weird?). The ladies over at https://www.reddit.com/r/xxketo/ have some really good resources and are super nice and helpful. There’s also https://www.reddit.com/r/KetoBabies/ for pregnant and new mothers doing keto.

Version 1.9 uses Dymatize Elite 100% whey, here’s the amino acid profile for that

The upcoming 2.0 uses pure whey protein isolate, the amino acid profile for that can be found here.

Only 9 of the amino acids are “essential” meaning they can’t be synthesized in the body: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine. All 9 are in both versions of Keto Chow.

More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid

There are several key differences between 1.5 (the most recent version you can make yourself by buying the ingredients) and 2.0. Some are also differences from 1.5 to 1.9.

  • 1.9 and 2.0 use a custom made vitamin and mineral pre-mix. This replaces several ingredients (the vitamin pill, Calcium Phosphate, Vitamin K, Choline L-Bitartrate, Calcium/Magnesium Citrate, Vitamin D3) there’s also more Magnesium. Other vitamins and minerals have also been adjusted up above minimum levels to optimal levels along with optimal forms for bioavailability.
  • 2.0 adds additional Potassium to comply with the new US dietary requirements.
  • 2.0 uses Whey Protein Isolate which has significantly lower carbohydrates compared to the concentrate/isolate/hydrolyzed protein blend used in 0.7-1.9. Most flavors are only 0.56g net carbs before adding any heavy cream.
  • 2.0 uses custom made flavors – earlier versions used off-the-shelf protein powder with flavoring, using our own makes the flavors more stable and lowers the cost.
  • 2.0 eliminates 2 sweeteners: AceK and Stevia
  • 2.0 is mixed and packaged in a different facility – all of the flavors except Chocolate Peanut Butter are now completely peanut free and safe for people with peanut allergies.

The aim of Keto Chow is to be nutritionally complete keto food with 1/3 of ALL your nutritional requirements in each meal (electrolytes, protein, fat, vitamins, fiber, ALL of it).

Keto//OS is a mixture with exogenous ketones – you drink it and you will have ketones in your body regardless of whether you are actually in nutritional ketosis or not. For people doing ketosis to treat a disease like epilepsy, cancer, or Alzheimer’s; or for people doing elite level athletics who need quick energy but don’t want to break ketosis – exogenous ketones can be very useful. For many people, they’re of limited use. You’re not “in ketosis” unless your body is producing ketones its self. On top of that, if you do want to use exogenous ketones I would recommend checking out Perfect Keto or one of the other products that are not sold via Multi-Level Marketing.

If you’re curious, I’ve compiled a comparison of the various Keto “Meal Replacement” products available: https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/6wjthf/comparison_of_keto_meal_replacement_options_costs/

Keto Chow is at the top with a cost around $11 per 2000 calories, Keto//OS is at the very bottom at $250.00 for 2000 calories.

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