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Facebook Live recording from May 21, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more! Here is the high-quality recording straight from the camera

This week we talked about:

  • Pumpkin Spice is on sale this week
  • Miriam is back from Connecticut
  • Mixing: if it’s too thick YOU NEED TO ADD WATER. Yep, it’s seriously as simple as that!
  • Mixing with butter. It’s seriously awesome and fixes any problems you might have. Clumps? Butter!
  • How many days does Keto Chow last mixed?
  • Can you mix with coconut oil using the same method as butter? Absolutely. For that matter, you can use any “hard fat” the same way (bacon fat, tallow, lard, etc…)
  • Why would you want to use a saturated fat?
  • A few people maybe might like snickerdoodle =). Other people don’t!
  • When does weight loss start?
  • Why is Keto Chow so salty?
  • Official Keto Chow entries will be live in Carb Manager in a bit.
  • How to calculate how much fat to use
  • Can you buy Keto Chow with BitCoin? Yes. Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Etherium (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) are all available in the checkout.
  • How many bags can you have open at a time?
  • Can you blend a whole avocado into Keto Chow?

Here is the facebook live recording that went up on Facebook, complete with the user comments:

By |2019-05-22T10:03:11-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from May 14, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more! Here is the high-quality recording straight from the camera

This week we talked about:

  • Snickerdoodle is on sale this week
  • Beef Base just came in!
  • The fate of the “Super Secret” product
  • Tomorrow there is a giveaway with: front porch pecans, Keto and Co’s brownie mix and flat bread mix, and Keto Chow
  • >Welcome to all the new people! What is keto chow and how to mix:
  • Blender vs shaker
  • What fats are best? (Beverly prefers unsalted butter)
  • How much fat to use? (Check out the card in your order)
  • What’s the deal with savory chicken soup? Pizza crust!
  • Do you have to use Keto Chow for all meals?
  • Can you use almond milk and frozen fruit?
  • Keto Chow lasts up to 6 days in the fridge
  • What flavors are best? Add flavors to vanilla.
  • When are Peanut samples coming?

Here is the facebook live recording that went up on Facebook, complete with the user comments:

By |2019-05-15T17:41:42-06:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Fate of the Top Secret Product

To start off: the RTD and the regular Chocolate powder you mix from the bag are EXACTLY the same thing – just one was mixed with 41% heavy cream and pasteurized. Frankly, I like it better mixed by me with salted butter.

Keto Connect just did a review of the “Top Secret Product” prototype we had manufactured back in November 2018. For those unaware: it was a “Ready to Drink” version of Keto Chow with the fat already mixed in, shelf stable for a year, 50% of your daily nutrients in each bottle, cool stuff. We had it made by a local(ish) company but they only had two sizes available:

  • Teeny tiny juice box size – would give you 1/6 of your daily nutrients
  • Massively gigantor 32oz size – half a day’s nutrients

With a ketogenic diet, it’s simply better to eat fewer times during the day – small frequent meals and/or snacking can stall you out and only serves to keep insulin elevated throughout the day. We decided on the big bottle with 1000 calories in it since it more closely aligns with what I would consider a better eating pattern.

I want to pause for a second and point something out: a 1 quart container of regular 2% chocolate milk has 780 calories with 95g of sugars, 19g of fat, 30g of protein. I think it’s odd that most people would think there’s nothing weird at all about someone drinking a 32oz bottle of chocolate milk, but just about faint when they would read the nutrition info on the RTD bottle of Keto Chow. Odd.

So, we had the prototype batch manufactured. We stuck labels on them, so they would look decent, and started sending out free bottles to people that ordered over $200 (and therefore qualified for free ground shipping). It was a good learning experience. We learned how to ship liquid without people knowing what the surprise was, or expecting a certain level of service so when (not if) something went wrong, they were generally super chill about it and just excited to get the bottle. We decided we wanted to do an actual production run and have them come in cases of 6. So I contacted the manufacturer so we could get the packaging printing (in Spain!). And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

Finally, we learned that Tetrapak, the people that make the multi-million dollar aseptic packaging machine, had discontinued support of that machine and it was being sent back to Europe. Dang. So now we’re looking for an alternative solution. Dry powder is still our core competency and WAY less expensive to manufacture and ship; but we want to have an RTD product. It took nearly a year to get the last prototype ran, I expect it’ll take that long again to find another place to do it; ideally in a mid-size package so it can be 3 a day instead of gigantor massive bottles.

As for the original prototype run? They’re all gone. I sent some of the final ones we had left to Keto Connect, mostly because every time they review Keto Chow they seem to mix it up wrong 😂 – wanted them to try it the way it’s MEANT to be!

Here’s our Facebook Live from March 27, where we explain the issue and such (in thinly veiled terms). I’ve fast-forwarded it to the point where we talk about it.

By |2019-05-16T10:34:57-06:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Magic Chocolate Toffee Almond Fudge Bombs

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Magic Chocolate Toffee Almond Fudge Bombs
Why is this fudge magic? Because it’s ridiculously easy to make, super ketogenic, and rich and delicious enough to crush any chocolate craving. It mixes together in just a couple minutes and is easy to keep on hand stored in the freezer. You can also soften it to room temperature to use as a frosting or spread. Equipment: Silicone candy mold, or square dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
1-ounce servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
1-ounce servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend the butter and almond butter together with an electric mixer or wooden spoon.
  2. Add the keto chow and cocoa powder and mix until fully blended.
  3. Taste and add additional sweetener if you want a sweeter fudge.
  4. Fill silicon candy molds or a small square container with the fudge mixture and place in freezer to chill until firm.
  5. Pop the fudge pieces out of the silicone candy molds or cut into small pieces if you chilled it in a container.
  6. Store in an air tight container or plastic bag in the freezer.
Recipe Notes

Yield: 8 1-ounce servings

Taffiny Elrod April 2019

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By |2019-05-08T16:47:31-06:00May 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Strawberry Coconut Keto Chow Smoothie

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Strawberry Coconut Keto Chow Smoothie
Smoothies are a convenient and delicious especially when the weather begins to warm. But if you are following a ketogenic way of eating you have most likely given up your old fruit and yogurt laden smoothies. This smoothie is creamy, delicious, fruity and cool and it won’t break your carb bank. Equipment: blender
Course Desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 overnight
Servings
smoothie
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 1 overnight
Servings
smoothie
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the scoop of keto chow and the water in a shaker cup and refrigerate at least two hours, preferably overnight.
  2. To make your smoothie, combine the prepared keto chow, coconut milk, ice cubes and strawberry in the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy
Recipe Notes

Yield: 16 ounces

Taffiny Elrod
May 2019

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By |2019-05-08T16:38:31-06:00May 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Facebook Live recording from May 7, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more! Here is the high-quality recording straight from the camera

This week we talked about:

  • Chocolate Toffee is on sale this week
  • Our commercial came out so if you see it please share
  • Chris is done editing and posting the Keto Salt Lake videos to YouTube
  • Keto Conferences coming up, look at lowcarbevents.com
  • Welcome to all the new people! What is keto chow and how to mix:
    • Check out the card in your order
    • Blender vs shaker
    • What fats are best?
    • How much fat to use?
    • Keto Chow lasts up to 6 days in the fridge
    • What’s the deal with savory chicken soup?
  • Do you have to use Keto Chow for all meals?
  • Do we measure net carbs or total carbs?
  • Trina says she made Snickerdoodle from her starter bundle and was full for 2 hours but then she was really hungry. Any suggestions?
  • We had a customer who hasn’t tried Raspberry cheesecake try it and love it. He was worried that he wouldn’t like it. So you never know what you will like. You may be surprised.
  • What flavors are best?

Here is the facebook live recording that went up on Facebook, complete with the user comments:

By |2019-05-08T11:00:37-06:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Most Popular Flavors of Keto Chow – Leaderboard Update

I did a post back in January showing the most popular flavors of the large 21 meal bags – seasons change and so do buying patterns. Here are the current standings for most popular flavors based on sales from January 1 to May 7, 2019.

Of note: last time we had not had the samples available for quite some time so there was a possibility the numbers were skewed towards more “known” flavors. The “Seasonal” Flavors (Pumpkin Spice and Eggnog) showed higher sales percentages.

Anyhow, thought you’d all be interested.

Update: Here are the sales for the different flavors over time, the top 8 sellers in the first image, bottom 8 in the second.

By |2019-05-08T10:35:20-06:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recovering, Editing, Experimenting, Answering… 😉

We finished up the Keto Salt Lake show on Saturday. That was a lot of work but insanely awesome, I have a bunch of pictures I need to post when I get the time. Lately, I’ve been swamped with a few things:

  • Editing the recordings of the Keto Salt Lake presentations.
  • Answering the (thousands) of questions on the Facebook advertisement with the new video.
  • Doing experiments with different ways of mixing Keto Chow.

At Keto Salt Lake we had two different cameras running that were recording the presentations in UHD4K (3840×2160@29.97p), I also had an audio recorder plugged directly into the microphone feed so I could get a clean recording of the presentations. In all, approximately 34 hours of video (17 on each camera) were recorded. It ended up being 1.07 TeraBytes of data! I had to put it on my spinning hard drive because the SSD is only 953GB, it’s like living in the past! =)

I have the editing for Friday completely finished and I’m rolling right along with getting at least 2 presentations done and uploaded to YouTube each day. All of them go into the 2019 Low Carb Salt Lake Recordings playlist so they are easy to find and watch.

The commercial has been an astounding success. It’s been pretty frantic around here shipping out orders and answering questions. I see every question from someone as an opportunity: it means they want to know more and put forth the effort to ask. Even if they have the same question that I’ve answered a few dozen times, that means they want to know (and I can use my answer templates for a bunch of them =). The coolest thing is: for every “keto is dumb, you suck, die in a fire” or “sucralose will make your hair turn blue and isn’t as good as eating twigs and bark” comment, we get several dozen comments from people that think the ad is funny, are interested in trying it, and are excited that there’s something that can help them on their keto journey. We are also getting a lot of our customers that answer people’s questions for us. Seriously: that’s super cool! One person asked how many bots we have on there making it look like people like the product. I replied that you only have to do stuff like that when you’re trying to trick people because the product sucks. We don’t “astroturf” (no need) and the product is awesome.

I also had a conversation with a certain person that’s noted for their work treating Alzheimer’s patients with keto, coconut oil, MCT oil, and exogenous ketones. I asked if they see a marked improvement with people supplementing coconut oil – she said they do indeed see a substantial improvement in most cases. I decided to try applying the technique for mixing Keto Chow with butter and use it to mix regular Costco coconut oil (which was quite solid in my cupboard). I used 50g coconut oil (melted) and mixed it up with Keto Chow and warm water. Let it chill in the fridge and there is no separation (see the image at the top of this post, the bottle on the left with the grey lid was refrigerated overnight). It does have a pronounced coconut flavor that I think goes well with regular chocolate.

I also tried mixing up a full meal of Keto Chow with unsalted butter with a LOT less water than typical – the finished volume was 14oz (about 380ml). It was quite thick but still very pleasant – makes it possible to fit in a far smaller container if necessary. That’s the bottle on the right side with the blue lid.

By |2019-05-03T14:05:24-06:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

The Keto Chow Commercial is LIVE!

If you didn’t get a chance yesterday to watch the premiere of the new commercial, we got you covered! Here’s the full launch video complete with the “behind the scenes” footage:

If you want to see JUST the commercial, I have 8 versions for you! (I know, it’s a little excessive but whatever man!)

  • widescreen vs. square
  • captions vs. non-captions
  • 60 seconds vs. 4 minutes
CaptionedWidescreenSquare
full 4 minutehttps://youtu.be/hZjsLy9O-NYhttps://youtu.be/f5BYl2gckpI
60 secondshttps://youtu.be/r3v8qHAz-o8https://youtu.be/EgMdFagiuN4
UncaptionedWidescreenSquare
full 4 minutehttps://youtu.be/lpSsfZJI3iEhttps://youtu.be/GgWVw3BI_Sw
60 secondshttps://youtu.be/3M61TS_07cUhttps://youtu.be/Kxvd06GVebM

According to Jamestown Films, here are the credits for the production:

Chief Creative Director— James Dayton
Director & Director of photography— Ben-ji Allred
Producer— Christian Darais
Producer— Merik Richardson
1st AD— Willem Kampenhout
Production Assistant— Mario DeAngelis

Cam Op— AUSTIN GREEN
1st AC— Austin Haack
2nd AC— SPENCER GOFF
Lead Writer— Brandon Cummings
Writer— Shawn Zumbrunnen
Writer— Ryan Powell
Writer— Amanda Byrom

Gaffer— Ryan Hannah
Key Grip— Josh Contor
Grip— KARL DANIELSON
Art Director— Sandy Bee
Set Dresser— JOE DECICCO
Hair and Makeup— Mikaela Kester
Hair and Makeup Assistant— BRITLYN GORDAN
Wardrobe— Sandy Bee
Wardrobe Assistant— JACOB SCOTT

Editor— ANDY MATTHEWS
Motion Graphics— AARON THARP

Sound— Jared Jaynes
Craft— RICHARD TAYLOR
Set Builder— NAT REED

Witch— MELANIE STONE
Gretal— ELIZABETH BIRKNER
Hansel— SPENCER ADAMS
Knight— Eric Wood
Villager 1— ROURKE ALLEN
Villager 2— LENKA BECZ
Villager 3— NICK BOLL
Villager 4— JACOB PETERSON
Villager 5— AMY EMERY
Villager 6— MARK GORDON
Wizard— Shawn Zumbrunnen

By |2019-05-03T08:34:15-06:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Facebook Live recording from April 23, 2019

Every week we do a live broadcast where we answer questions, talk about fun stuff, and more!

This week we had a special guest: Siobhan Huggins! She talked with us about:

  • Inflammation
  • cholesterol
  • lipids
  • eating brains like a zombie
  • carnivory, blood tests
  • and more!

Here is the facebook live recording, complete with the user comments:

Keto Chow weekly Facebook LIVE with Siobahn Huggins

Our weekly live broadcast, we'll answer questions, share advice, and other fun stuff! This week we had a special guest: Siobhan Huggins! She talked with us about * inflammation * cholesterol * lipids * eating brains like a zombie * carnivory, blood tests * and more!

Posted by Keto Chow on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

By |2019-04-24T09:11:35-06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Keto Chow|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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