Samples go into production around June 29, run for about 2 weeks. Should be getting them around July 18-20.
What are the changes with Keto Chow 2.1
The most obvious changes you’ll notice with 2.1 are that it mixes up a bit thicker, there are new flavors, and you can drink it after mixing more quickly.
Changes in detail:
- We are switching from fast absorbing whey protein isolate to slower absorbing milk protein isolate. Milk protein is 20% whey and 80% casein. This comes with several added benefits:
- Because it’s slower to digest, the casein should reduce the insulin response and should help you feel full longer compared to whey.
- Milk protein isolate has a sufficient amount of calcium and phosphorus that we dumped calcium phosphate entirely from the ingredients.
- Milk protein has a natural thickening quality, we’ve nearly eliminated xanthan gum and it STILL mixes up thicker compared to earlier versions – you can easily make it thinner by adding more water, though.
- Milk protein is a primary product instead of a byproduct of cheese manufacturing. Makes for a more stable supply.
- Replacing magnesium citrate with magnesium malate with the total amount of magnesium increased. Citrate can cause digestive issues and a laxidative effect in doses higher than you’d consume with Keto Chow but we replaced it anyway to help people that have experienced “tummy issues” in the past with Keto Chow.
- 10 new flavors. Technically one is an old flavor, but the “Natural Strawberry” is sweetened with monk fruit instead of sucralose, like the other 16 sweet flavors.
- Less Sucralose – New users tend to complain it’s too salty and keto veterans complain it’s too sweet =) Anyhow we’re changing from 0.1g of pure sucralose per serving to 0.08g (that’s 100mg to 80mg).
- Other changes to the vitamins and minerals. Replacing the form of selenium, specifically, makes Keto Chow more palatable immediately after mixing. It still tastes better after a night in the fridge, but it’s less “vitaminy” right after mixing.
What about the Base Powder 2.1?
The Base Powder is slightly changing in 2.1 but the nutrient information will be the same, so much so that we will continue to use the bags for 2.0. I don’t want to make onerous changes to the base powder that mess up people who have been using it consistently for years. Like the full mix, we are replacing magnesium citrate with magnesium malate. Citrate can cause digestive issues and a laxidative effect in doses higher than you’d consume with Keto Chow. We are also replacing the form of selenium, specifically, makes Keto Chow more palatable immediately after mixing. It still tastes better after a night in the fridge, but it’s less “vitaminy” right after mixing.
The New Flavors
The 10 new flavors:
- Pumpkin Spice Caramel
- Chocolate Mint
- Chocolate Toffee
- Orange Cream
- Raspberry Cheesecake
- Rootbeer Float
- Savory Chicken Soup
- Natural Strawberry
Plus the 8 existing flavors:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Salted Caramel
- Cookies and Cream
With Keto Chow 2.0’s 8 flavors we had a sample bundle with all the flavors and a blender bottle. With 2.1 we’re going to have two samplers:
- The original 8 flavors plus a blender bottle – same as before but version 2.1
- The 10 new flavors, no blender bottle.
Both are going to cost the same as the former/current sampler. Speaking of pricing, the prices for the current flavors are not increasing in v2.1. The new flavors do cost a bit more to make so they are a few dollars more for the big 21 meal packages.