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Keto Chow 2.1 Banana Available – what’s next.

We have Banana Keto Chow 2.1 available now. It’s out of order – we were supposed to get Vanilla next. I think they went with Banana first because it was a smaller amount and the protein supply for 2.1 was getting low.

The next round of protein was shipped a few days ago and should be arriving early next week. It’ll get tested and then for realsies they are going to do the small batches necessary to make the 2.1 samples. Once those are all made, we can get the samples packaged and start selling those! I expect we will be getting the 2.1 samples sometime in early June, depending on the scheduling of the machine that is being used to package them. We should be getting all of the flavors at the same time and the sample bundles will be going up for purchase immediately.

By | 2018-05-03T12:24:08+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Flavor” of the Week April 30-May 6: 25% off sale on all flavors of 2.0 samples

For the next week, you can get 25% off the single meal “sample” size of all the 2.0 flavors we have available in the samples. Unlike most of the “Flavor of the week” sales, this one I actually can show a “you got 25% off” message in the cart, it’ll be nice to not have to answer that question for another week =)

You should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

I love the product so much. It’s breakfast for my husband and I every day. I love the extended pickup hours. Much more convenient. The staff are always prompt, friendly and helpful.

Here’s another, 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.

I got the samples to see what flavors i might like. I don’t know if my tastebuds are off or what, but a lot of them tasted like caramel to me, ha. I was afraid of the strawberry, bc other meal shakes strawberry (shakeology) are gross, but this one tasted like caramel that smelled like strawberry. Banana also tasted like caramel that smelled like banana. Chocolate PB I could taste the PB. Vanilla I could taste the vanilla. The salted caramel tasted exactly as that, and was my favorite. Least favorite was mocha. These mix smoother (not grainy) than any other meal powder i’ve used. I’m not sure they keep me as full for as long as a lot of other meal replacements. But they tasted better, and smoother, than the others. I will buy again, and looking forward to the new flavors.

By | 2018-04-30T06:13:22+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Strawberry and Mocha Keto Chow 2.1 now available

I was surprised to get a call today seeing if we could grab some boxes of Strawberry and Mocha Keto Chow 2.1 – I wasn’t expecting it until next week. We tested it and it’s good to go!

By | 2018-04-27T17:19:21+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Rollout Update: where we stand

So we have half of the original 8 flavors of Keto Chow switched over to version 2.1: Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, and Salted Caramel. Following the schedule, the next flavor that’s going into packaging is Strawberry (the normal version, the “Natural Strawberry” that uses monk fruit will come later), Vanilla and Mocha are mixed already and will be bagged ASAP too. We also just received the Base Powder back in stock, the bag says 2.0 but it’s really 2.1 due to the change in Magnesium and Selenium. One thing of note: the final flavoring formulation for Chocolate Mint is finally complete – the feedback was that it wasn’t minty or chocolatey enough and both are now solved. In case you’re wondering why Chocolate Mint was last on the schedule, that’s why =)

The samples for 2.1.0 should hopefully start going in about 2 weeks, which is good as the 2.0 samples are starting to get rather low. We have run out of Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, and Strawberry – that’s enough that the “Sample ALL the Things” was temporarily demoted to “Most” and is now going to be taking a break entirely until we can get the 2.1 samples.

Most people are really liking 2.1; though, with any change, there are some that don’t like the changes. I’m really sorry about disappointing anyone – the changes we made with 2.1.0 make it more usable for more people doing a ketogenic diet and going back really isn’t an option. The flavoring that was being used for Keto Chow 2.0 is not usable in the future, we will not be going back – because: reasons. I have already identified some changes that do make the new flavoring stronger and address some of the other issues identified, those will go into place with version 2.1.1 – which I started making the nutrition panels and packaging revisions for 2.1.1 yesterday because it takes about 6 months to make any changes. Fun fact: I just discovered that on the bags for Keto Chow 2.1.0 Chicken Soup, I forgot to remove the “sucralose” from the ingredient list. That means we’ll get to draw a line through that on every bag. Yay!

I posted this list before, but it bears repeating. Let’s talk about the major changes people are finding with 2.1:

  • KC 2.1 mixes up thicker. This has some big implications to not just the viscosity but also to the flavor. To get the same thickness as v2.0, you have to add additional water. That means you have more volume for the same amount of powder.
  • More volume means you’re likely to stay full longer! (yay!)
  • More volume also means that the flavor and sweetener are diluted across more volume – that will make the flavor and sweetness less intense compared to v2.0. Depending on your personal tastes, this is either a great thing or a bad thing. Some people are upset by the change, others are ecstatic.
    • On an aside: we tried to get the intensity of the chocolate flavor to be close to 2.0’s, going so far as to increase the amount of “chocolate milkshake” flavor from 0.4g a serving up to 0.96g a serving.
  • The sweetener was reduced 20% (from 100mg to 80mg). Again, some people love the reduced sweetness, others do not.
  • The place that made the bags and applied the zipper does not seem to have used the zipper we told them to. The new zipper is thinner and tends to get clogged with powder. It’s annoying but it’s usually a quick fix:

 

By | 2018-04-26T09:05:43+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Salted Caramel Keto Chow 2.1 now available

The hits just keep coming! We picked up two pallets of Salted Caramel, tested it to make sure everything was groovy, and it’s now up for sale. If this keeps up we’ll start getting the new flavors of 2.1 in just a few more weeks!

In case you’re wondering what the changes are from 2.0 to this new 2.1, or you want more info about when other new flavors will be available, check out the Keto Chow 2.1 Information Nexus.

By | 2018-04-23T19:04:41+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Cookies and Cream now available

This entry is part 201 of 202 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Just got back with a load of Cookies and Cream, tested it and it’s available for purchase in the week size bags right now. Come and get it!

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By | 2018-04-17T13:48:49+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Flavor of the Week April 16-22: 15% off sale on Banana 2.0 week packs

For the next week, you can get 15% off the 21 meal “week” size of Banana 2.0.2, the last of the 2.0 flavors we have left =). The easiest way to describe the flavor is: it’s much like banana Laffy Taffy or banana Runts. Check out the reviews of 2.0 Banana!

Speaking of reviews, you should check out our store reviews on Google, and the reviews of Keto Chow. Here’s a “taste”:

What a great operation you have going over at Keto Chow. You guys are awesome, love and appreciate all the hard work you guys do to deliver us a delicious and amazing product. Thank you!

Here’s another, 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:

Ordering is easy. Common e-commerce experience. Add to cart, check out. Product is absolutely stellar. As someone who has been on Keto for years, this is a godsend.

By | 2018-04-16T06:37:27+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow 2.1 Update March 26: flavorings arrived, Chocolate and PB on track for Friday

This entry is part 200 of 202 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Just got a call: all of the flavorings for Keto Chow 2.1 just arrived and are headed into QA right now! That actually puts us a day ahead of schedule (don’t worry, something typically will happen that delays production by a day =) and the likelihood of having Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter 2.1 available by Friday, March 30 is looking really good right now. In case you’re wondering, here is the order we’re planning on for 2.1 production:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter
  3. Cookies and Cream
  4. Strawberry (Sucralose)
  5. Salted Caramel
  6. Mocha
  7. Vanilla
  8. Banana
  9. Savory Chicken Soup
  10. Natural Strawberry (monk fruit)
  11. Rootbeer Float
  12. Orange Cream
  13. Eggnog
  14. Raspberry Cheesecake
  15. Snickerdoodle
  16. Pumpkin Spice Caramel
  17. Chocolate Toffee
  18. Chocolate Mint

Base Powder is going to be squeezed in there somewhere as space opens up. Samples for the 18 flavors are supposed mixed after Peanut Butter and packaged on a different line concurrent with the rest of the packaging. Dunno when that will arrive but it should be around the time we get Mocha or Banana. More information about 2.1, what has changed from 2.0 and more can be found on the 2.1 Information Nexus page.

For a historical perspective: April 24, 2017, we received the initial shipment of Chocolate Keto Chow 2.0.0 – took 4 months longer than was expected, about the same as 2.1 =)

 

By | 2018-03-26T13:54:57+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |4 Comments

We have a couple hundred Chocolate Keto Chow 2.0 in stock

This entry is part 199 of 202 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

We’re getting closer to Keto Chow 2.1 being available… until then, our inventory of Keto Chow 2.0 is getting alarmingly low. Fortunately, we got a bit of a reprieve today: our manufacturer was able to put together one last, final, run of Keto Chow 2.0 with the remaining ingredients so we had them do Chocolate. Ended up with a couple hundred and they just passed our Quality Assurance tests. For realsies: when our current stock runs out, there won’t be any more of the 2.0 until 2.1 comes out. So if you want some Chocolate 2.0, head over to the “Week” page and order some before it’s gone.

By | 2018-03-22T12:57:28+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Results of 2.1 Taste Testing Extravaganza

This entry is part 196 of 202 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

I put out a call for people nearby to come taste test Keto Chow 2.1 – SnowMason on Reddit asked what the results were so I thought I put together an update. There were a few things that needed fixing but most turned out fantastic.

  • Eggnog – nailed it.
  • Rootbeer float – nailed it.
  • Pumpkin Spice Caramel – Nailed it though one person thought it had too much pumpkin spice and not enough pumpkin.
  • Orange Cream – nailed it.
  • Salted Caramel – they used the rootbeer flavor by accident. It was pretty funny. I got another tester and that one was great.
  • Savory Chicken Soup – the riboflavin being used to color it yellow added a weird flavor. It’s now gone. Unfortunately, this means that drinking the savory chicken soup will no longer give you neon yellow urine =)
  • Snickerdoodle – nailed it.
  • Strawberry – tastes great but needs to be more pink, we’re adding more beet juice extract but the color fades after refrigerating overnight. We could add artificial color to keep it red but with the whole “Natural Strawberry” version using monk fruit that’s a no-go.
  • Raspberry Cheesecake – tasted good, there was a disagreement over whether the raspberry was overpowering the cheesecake or the other way, seems people have different tastes. Also uses the same coloring as the strawberry so it starts looking raspberry-ish but fades to a purple-gray. Still working on that.
  • Banana – tastes fantastic, more like a banana cream pie and actual bananas and less like banana laffy taffy
  • Cookies and cream – has more of a chocolate flavor, the 2.0 C&C (to me) tasted more like vanilla wafers.
  • Vanilla – has a more distinct vanilla, which is weird since it’s the same flavoring.
  • Chocolate Toffee – this was REALLY good, probably my favorite of the batch.
  • Chocolate Mint – needs more mint. We’ll see what we can get done before it’s time to roll into production.
  • Chocolate – needed a little more chocolate flavor to match 2.0, I should be driving down to grab another test batch either today or tomorrow morning to verify that it’s dialed in.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter – see above.
  • Mocha – they actually forgot to send a sample of this one for the testing, I’m suspecting it’ll need to have the chocolate component tweaked as well. I think coffee smells like burnt popcorn so I wouldn’t have tasted it anyway. I also think cucumbers and cantaloupe smell like ammonia.

I took them down to our manufacturing place when I got the salted caramel that wasn’t root beer and the other tweaked ones so they could try them too. For most, it was their first time trying the actual finished product. It’s always funny for me to see people try Keto Chow for the first time – “wow, that’s actually REALLY good!” is pretty much the universal response. It’s like they think I’m going to give them stuff that tastes bad =)

There was a little (like 1/8 a meal) of Rootbeer, Snickerdoodle, Orange, Eggnog, and Pumpkin left over so that’s what I just had for lunch today =)

So, there you have it. The protein for the Chocolate and Choc PB batch is enroute right now. The packaging should be done any day. The big order of chocolate flavoring is supposed to be arriving in about a week. Things are looking pretty good for Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter 2.1.0 arriving before April.

By | 2018-03-15T14:04:39+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |11 Comments
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