We frequently get asked: “Hey, what are the most popular flavors?” (it’s usually prepended with “it sucks that your samples are almost all out of stock” – I agree, hoping to have that sorted out and an unpleasant memory of the past by early February). I knew off-hand what the top 2 were: Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. We go through those like crazy – in case you’re wondering why neither is the “Flavor of the week” very often it’s because we have to work really hard just to keep those two in stock, while the other flavors we have a really good supply of.
Anyhow, I ran a report and got them ranked in order by amount sold of the large “week” packages, including the Base Powder. I ran it from August 1, 2018 up until today so that the period would include when we had all of the flavors in stock so it would be “fair”(ish) – it’s still weighted towards the flavors we had samples available of… except the Chocolate Peanut Butter. We have never had samples of the Chocolate Peanut Butter available for the current newest version of Keto Chow, yet it’s the #2 seller. I guess it’s good (ok, who am I kidding, it’s fantastic!).
I was surprised that the worst selling flavor is the Natural Strawberry. One of the loudest complaints of Keto Chow is “Why use a “chemical” sweetener like sucralose? why not stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol?” – (seriously, it’s like the #1 question we get, that’s why I have a very comprehensive FAQ to cover it). The Natural Strawberry is an attempt to gauge just how much demand there is for a version of Keto Chow that uses a “natural” sweetener. Personally, I think that the science shows nothing wrong with Sucralose but some people are loudly opposed to it. Anyhow, interesting to see the rankings of flavors. Until we get the samples in, this might be of use so you can see what everyone else is getting =)
We used a 9 donut mold to make these and it’s been fantastic with any flavor of Keto Chow that we’ve tried. To get the nutrition info I made a recipe in cron-o-meter, which is what we prefer for tracking your food. Recipe originally by Cristy Davis from the Sofa King Facebook group (I think Kristina Wells helped too).
I’ve been calling the place doing the packaging for the Chocolate Peanut Butter samples several times a day trying to get more details on their schedule. Yesterday I finally got some info: 3 weeks estimated completion date. Dang. That puts it in mid-September, and oddly close to International Talk Like a Pirate Day – I guess that’s cool but it sucks that it’ll take so long. The only possible positive is they often are able to do jobs faster than anticipated so it might be a bit faster, Arrrr – just don’ be holdin’ yer breath matey.
Some people are really excited about Pumpkin Spice Caramel Keto Chow (we think Kristina is adorable BTW),
Personally, I’m more excited about the Eggnog =) Regardless of where you stand on the debate, it’s like the holidays came early today! Both Eggnog and Pumpkin Spice Caramel just passed quality control and are available right NOW. This actually is a big moment: ALL of the 18 flavors are now in stock and available in the big bags and everything but Chocolate Peanut Butter is available in the samples. I’m super stoked!
We just received a new shipment of Cookies and Cream 21 meal bags. Interestingly, this shipment is the first v2.1.1 Keto Chow we’ve gotten (we switched protein to one that doesn’t have sunflower lecithin and tastes a tiny bit better, Chris is the only one that can tell the difference).
Eggnog 21 meal packs are currently in packaging and should be arriving Monday or so with Pumpkin Spice Caramel later that week or the week after.
In case you missed it, we received a bunch of the Savory Chicken Soup (you mix it up HOT and you can use butter!) some time ago that had extra riboflavin to make it more yellow. The problem was: that also gave it a metallic aftertaste for some of our users. Now we have the fixed version back in stock in the large 21 meal bags. It’s the same stuff that’s in the samples.
We’ve had people doing all kinds of things with the Savory Chicken Soup – adding veggies, using it to replace cream of chicken soup in recipes, adding hot sauce and chicken. Most just add some salt and maybe some pepper to get it to where they like it and call it good but we’d love to hear what YOU do with it!
Just wanted to give an update on what’s going on with the out of stock flavors:
- Savory Chicken Soup (reformulation) will be going into production on Monday – that likely means we will be getting it a week later around August 20
- Cookies & Cream will be starting right after, so expect it the following week
- Eggnog and Pumpkin Spice Caramel are set to do their initial runs following Cookies and Cream. I expect we will see the large 21 meal bags of those arriving right near the end of August or beginning of September.
- The Chocolate Peanut Butter samples are still likely coming near the end of August.
It’s the day I’ve long awaited: Root Beer Float Keto Chow in the large bags is now available. Root Beer is one of my favorite flavors of all time and it was at the top of my list for flavors I wanted to get into Keto Chow 2.1. What does it taste like? According to Buddy R.: Root Beer Bottlecaps candy, I agree =).
We actually got the Natural Strawberry yesterday but I didn’t have a chance to do a blog post about it then, didn’t want the weekend to pass without making the official announcement! The smaller samples came in earlier this week and now we have the large 21 meal “week” bags. The Natural Strawberry is the same flavor and everything else as our regular Strawberry but it uses pure monk fruit as the sweetener instead of pure sucralose. We tested using monk fruit on all of the new flavors but the additional expense and difference in taste made us decide to start smaller and see how it goes.