Keto Chow Taste Test ResultsChris2019-03-05T13:05:35-07:00
In January 2019, we contracted an independent market research company to conduct a blind taste test of Keto Chow compared to 4 other “Meal Replacement” products designed for a ketogenic diet. It was a very cool experience! Here are the takeaways we discovered:
In a 3rd party blind taste test, participants were asked to try 5 of the leading Keto Shakes.
Keto Chow outperformed all of the competitors in appearance, flavor, texture, and overall impression.
More participants ranked Keto Chow #1 than any other tested brand.
In fact, participants were significantly more likely to recommend Keto Chow to friends or family than all other tested brands.
How we did the test
All but one of the shakes tested were Chocolate (the outlier only has a single flavor and it’s not chocolate), all were prepared exactly following the manufacturer recommendations on the label to ensure that the test was not biased towards Keto Chow. If Keto Chow wasn’t the best, we wanted to know it – an unfair test would be of no use.
2 of the competitor shakes are designed to give you complete nutrition, somewhat similar to Keto Chow, though one indicates you need 4 per day and the other recommends 5 for complete nutrition; compared to Keto Chow which only requires 3 shakes for complete nutrition. The other two shakes are NOT designed for complete nutrition and are only suitable for occasional meals a few times a week at most.
Thin texture and bitter, nearly nauseating flavor. *ugh*
This drink has a funny after taste to it.
This made me want to throw up. The flavor was disgusting.
Good color, but I didn’t care for the taste at all. Not a very natural taste / flavor.
Gritty texture, artificial chocolate flavor with after taste, almost a bitter flavor
Has a heavy after taste, has a dark color but not the dark flavor to match.
I didn’t care for the taste at all.
I didn’t enjoy the flavor or after taste.
It does not have an appealing taste.
It has a very bitter taste and coated my mouth.
It tasted like it was made with way too much water.
It tastes artificial, not at all natural.
It’s like chocolate milk with low sugar. The after taste is also very strong.
Strong initial taste and a bit bitter
The texture is good, but it has a weird bitter/grain taste.
This drink has more of an after taste. The appearance is splotchy. It’s a little too grainy / chalky. The taste is off.
I didn’t mind the texture. I did not like the color / look. Not much flavor. A little more sweet would have helped. Tasted like a veggie smoothie.
I don’t like the flavor.
It doesn’t taste bad, but has very little flavor. It does have an after taste. I could drink it if I had to, but would not seek it out.
It has a pleasant chocolate flavor at first, but a bitter after taste. It has a bit of a chalky taste / texture.
It has a strange flavor and appearance, even after swirling.
It is a strange flavor that might be chocolate. The color is nice and thickness is not too much. If the color of the drink did not appear to be chocolate, I would not know the flavor – if chocolate or something else like a chocolate/coffee mix.
It seemed to have an after taste that reminded me of a freshly painted room.
No instant flavor
Too much cocoa flavor that drowns every other aspect
Initially it has a good taste, but not a pleasant after taste! I could drink it, if needed, but wouldn’t enjoy it.
It tastes kind of watered down, but it is tolerable. I like the texture, but it tastes like chocolate milk that was frozen and thawed out.
Similar to other drinks, nothing outstanding
A little harsh tasting to me
I like the chocolate flavor and the texture, but it tastes more artificial than the other supplement drinks I’ve had.
I liked the chocolate flavor, it left a bitter taste in my mouth and was a little watery.
It has a smooth texture that I like. I think the sweetness is just right, but the flavor isn’t very good. It tasted watered down.
It tasted just okay, but not great.
It tastes okay, the texture is good.
Slightly bitter after taste, chalky on the tongue
Tasted good, less healthy tasting for some reason
The first sip I was not impressed with the flavor. After a larger sip, the flavor was more pleasant. It tastes like a Popsicle stick inside a Fudgesicle.
The flavor was good and it has a very good appeal factor for a drink. Its texture was like pudding, though (too thick).
The taste and texture are positive. The chocolate flavor made the drink enjoyable.
Good flavor, a little water in consistency
Good flavor, but has a bitter after taste. It could be a little sweeter.
Had a good chocolate taste
Has a rich chocolate flavor I enjoy, but the mixture is a little gritty.
Liked the thick texture, loved the looks, tasted good
Taste was good, pretty much like chocolate milk, has a little after taste of slight bitter
Normally I don’t like chocolate, but it was surprisingly good.
Tastes good – chocolate, smooth texture
Watery and unimpressive, no real positive characteristics