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Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Mint Keto Chow 2.1 now available

To recap: the plan® for Keto Chow 2.1 was to get the 8 original flavors and launch right into the 10 new flavors in a specific order, with Chocolate Mint last because we had to revise it to get a stronger chocolate and a stronger mint flavor. We’re apparently completely off plan now: The Chocolate Mint is here and available. Snickerdoodle has also arrived. The last time we had Chocolate Mint was almost exactly two years ago in July 2016 – right about when we were launching Keto Chow 1.5. Snickerdoodle hasn’t been around since the transition to 2.0 about a year and a half ago.

Anyway, We have over 1000 of each so there’s plenty for everyone to get their fix!

By |2018-07-11T18:01:53+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Significant changes in Keto Chow shipping options (for the better!)

We finally have the new shipping setup with UPS going completely on the website. This gives us the ability to offer free ground shipping to the contiguous 48 United States for orders over $200, plus it gives us the option to use our discounted negotiated rates for other UPS shipping methods; notably “Next Day Air” and several international methods like “UPS Standard to Canada” which is FAR less expensive compared to USPS Priority Mail (which ALSO has new, less expensive, shipping options that aren’t flat rate boxes, depending on how much you’re ordering). You’ll also see that the UPS shipping options will now give you an estimated delivery date!

So far we’ve had a really good response to the changes (especially to Canada). The big unknown still is how the new shipping methods will affect customs, duties, and brokerage fees. If you select USPS, it will be handed off to your countries carrier and has a lower likelihood of additional customs or duty fees. If you are in Canada and select “UPS Standard” there is a very good chance that you will need to pay some brokerage and customs fees at delivery. I suspect the far lower shipping charges will make up for any increased duties or brokerage fees but I could be wrong.

Ultimately, if the cost of shipping Keto Chow was a barrier for you in the past, try it again. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised =)

By |2018-06-11T12:21:35+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Keto Chow Fasting Drops, update on 2.1 roll-out: samples and new flavors

I’m very happy to announce a new product: Keto Chow Fasting Drops. It’s a concentrated electrolyte solution made from Utah’s Great Salt Lake (just to the North of where we’re located!). When you are fasting, it’s exceptionally important to keep your electrolyte levels up. Most people will use different forms of salt with sea salt being a good choice due to the additional trace minerals it contains. Problem is: using even a high-quality sea salt, you are only mostly getting sodium with almost no potassium or magnesium. Fasting Drops are high in magnesium and potassium, with a good level of sodium too.

  • NO sugars, calories, caffeine or artificial ingredients
  • Safe for hydration packs. Will not stain or leave a residue
  • Allows for flexible dosing – at the recommended dose, most do not detect any flavor, those doing fasting will often do 3-4x dose.

For those sensitive to the mineral flavor, add lemon or lime juice.  it comes in two sizes:

  1. The small “Pocket Flask” with enough concentrate for 2.5 gallons of water
  2. The large 250ml/8.3 oz “Refill” size with enough concentrate for 25 gallons of water, plus it also includes a free empty Pocket Flask bottle!

 

Now, on to the Keto Chow 2.1 status update! The powder to make all the samples for all 18 flavors is nearly done being made and will shortly be on the way to the place that does the packaging. The best estimate we have is that the sample packaging will start sometime around June 19-22, which is unfortunate because it means it’ll happen AFTER KetoCon =(. If the samples do indeed go into production as planned, I expect we will have samples of all 18 flavors arriving just before the end of June.

The large bags of the new flavors will come in over a month or so with Savory Chicken Soup likely arriving in early June, with the remaining flavors coming in according to the schedule.

Keto Chow Fasting Drops

By |2018-06-03T00:58:59+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Too many Pallets! Let’s get more racks

Now that we’re on the cusp of starting to get the 2.1 samples and getting the 10 new flavors of 2.1, we’re running out of rack space to store the pallets of Keto Chow that are coming in. Last week when we temporarily ran out of Chocolate we also got a massive shipment of Vanilla – so vanilla took over Chocolate’s space on the rack. Anyhow, today we are getting more pallet racks, enough for 104 additional pallets full of Keto Chow (288 bags a pallet). I did the math and the total capacity of the racks is only 75% of the total manufacturing order I placed for Keto Chow 2.1 so I guess it’s a really good thing that we didn’t get everything in at the same time (and we’ve also already sold a significant amount too =) – and that doesn’t even take into account the pallets of samples we should be getting in a few weeks. Both of the guys who came to do the install ended up asking a bunch of questions about Keto, I think it can help them a lot!

Anyhow, it’s all done and here’s a time lapse of the construction:

By |2018-05-23T16:11:52+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Chris on the Keto Geek Podcast

Tuesday, I had the honor of recording an episode of the KetoGeek podcast. It all came about because I had listened to the KetoGeek Podcast episode with Dave and Siobahn and decided, hey, I should order some of those “infamous” energy pods… So I did. When it arrived, there was a hand-written note from Fahad (the founder and guy that does the podcast) thanking me for the order and noting that he used Keto Chow back when he first started keto. I looked it up, he was one of our earlier subscribers (incidentally, that option is coming back with a vengeance in about a week if I can get the negotiated rates with UPS down enough) way back at the beginning of 2016.

Anyhow, he invited me on the podcast and it was posted late Wednesday night:

On an aside, at the end of the recording, I promised to create a Keto Chow facebook group. I did =) You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ketochowsupport/

By |2018-05-10T07:11:17+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , |2 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Flavor” of the Week April 23-April 29: 20% off sale on all flavors of 2.0 samples

For the next week, you can get 20% 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 20% 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”:

Incredible customer service – my issue was resolved in 5 minutes with one email. I will be doing far more business with this company due to my experience.

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.

The KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid) is vital when making a major change, and I was super excited to get my KC sample pack because it sounded like KC was gonna help me do just that. No more calculating how much/what kind of supplements, am I getting enough electrolytes, maximizing fat % of intake— Chris did all that work for us! And made it freakin’ delicious! So far I’ve tried the Banana, Mocha, and Choc PB (v2.0.1). I like banana flavoring, real and fake, and just IMHO this is the realest fake banana flavor I’ve ever tried. The Mocha & CPB are great too. I blended them each with a cup of ice cubes (to make ~16oz per the recipe) and got a couple of amazing chocolatey milkshakes… think Wendy’s Frosty. Regarding the salty flavor: to me, it was the same whether I drank it right away or chilled overnight in the fridge; not sure what chemical process the delay is supposed to accomplish. But it was expected & not unpleasant. CPB flavor so far does the best job of masking it, if it bothers you. I’m still eating other foods but I’ve stayed in ketosis and I’m sleeping slightly better, and feeling slightly better in general. Overall I had high expectations for my first foray into a “total nutrition via shake” adventure and KC has managed to exceed them.

By |2018-04-23T06:17:07+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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