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Keto Chow and COVID-19

We all understand that for many people, Keto Chow plays a significant role in their success on a ketogenic diet and is particularly vital in stressful times like this. Several customers of ours are nurses and doctors that really have no time for any other food right now and we are humbled to play a small part in helping them. We wanted to give everyone an update on how COVID-19 is impacting Keto Chow, so here you go! =)

Your ability to get Keto Chow

For many people, their primary concern is: “hey, can I still get my Keto Chow?” Currently, the answer to that is a resounding “Yes!” We have ample inventory of Keto Chow on-hand at our Draper Utah warehouse, with a good supply also dispatched out to Amazon fulfillment centers (and “grocery food” like Keto Chow is currently prioritized going into Amazon’s warehouses). Although you can buy Keto Chow on Amazon, it is far less expensive to get directly from us which also gives you the bulk discounts, loyalty program and other benefits that are not available on purchases through Amazon. We actually have enough inventory on-hand to last for several months even with a complete shutdown of our upstream production and we JUST got a new shipment of Chocolate, our most popular flavor. We’re doing exceptionally well in this regard.

Both carriers that we use (UPS and USPS) have indicated that they are still moving packages and are doing a great job handling the increased number of shipments. I haven’t seen statistics but I’m guessing it’s a lighter load than the week before Christmas.

We have an amazing team of people that are working at our Draper warehouse, shipping the orders, handling local customers that are picking up orders, and generally being awesome. The members of the Keto Chow team that can work outside the office are doing so to limit the exposure. If you call about an order or send us an email, we can help you out wherever we are.

Keto Chow – shelf stability, how long does it last?

As noted in a recent blog post, the shelf life of unopened Keto Chow is 2 years with no detectable change to the flavor or nutrition. Each package has a “best by” date printed on the package that lets you know how long it will last. We work hard to maximize the shelf life and cycle through the oldest product out first. The “Flavor of the week” program aids in this. If you have Keto Chow that’s past the “best by” date, you are still unlikely to notice any change; the main issue you might see is a slow degradation of certain vitamins that would make it unsuitable for ALL of your food for an extended period of time. In other words: don’t use ‘expired’ Keto Chow for 3 meals a day for weeks or months at a time with no other food; but using ‘expired’ Keto Chow for 1 or 2 meals a day is something that I have done in the past and will do in the future.

Mixing Keto Chow in difficult circumstances

By far, the easiest way to mix up Keto Chow is with heavy cream. It requires a simple shaker bottle and little else. Heavy cream is also somewhat readily available right now. Based on my own observations, it’s been difficult to find many everyday essentials but heavy cream has been in-stock at every grocery store I’ve been to this week.

Butter is more work to mix, but stores longer, is less expensive, has fewer carbs, and is delicious. I highly suggest you give it a shot if you can find butter. Personally, I use the cheapest salted (or unsalted but I like the salt) butter I can find. I don’t worry about grass-fed or anything else – you’re welcome to use that if you like the flavor more, but I haven’t seen compelling evidence of any metabolic advantage to grass-fed butter. You can also use the same method as butter to use other “hard” fats like coconut oil.

Avocado oil is a good choice if you have no access at all to refrigeration, I have a great write-up on my own experience using it while camping. Avocado oil is very shelf-stable and the sort of thing you could put in your basement with a bag of Keto Chow and rest assured that with some water, you’re set for days!

Powdered cream is also an option if you account for the particular issues it brings along: it’s shelf-stable but also costs more, is bulkier, has more carbs, and does not taste as good as liquid heavy cream.

Could I be infected by COVID-19 via a package?

The short answer is “probably not.” A NIH study found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus survives up to 24 hours on cardboard, which is shorter than the 2-3 days a typical package we ship takes. UPS simply says on their COVID-19 page that “The World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have stated that the likelihood of novel Coronavirus contaminating cardboard or other shipping containers is low.”

By |2020-03-19T15:10:03-06:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Keto Chow, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Happy day: Chocolate Keto Chow is back in stock (and with a larger scoop!)

We just got in a new batch of Chocolate Keto Chow. This particular shipment comes with a change: the scoop is bigger. To get the absolute most accurate measurement of your Keto Chow, it’s best to use a scale to weigh it; that’s actually what happens to the samples of Keto Chow, each one is weighed and must be within 3% of the target. Scales are far more accurate than trying to cram the powder in just right to get the correct mass. When I did a test of the v2.1 chocolate to the new 2.5 chocolate to check for differences in the taste, the biggest takeaway was that the 90cc scoops we had been using were only yielding an average 45g compared to the 48.96g it should give – to handle that change we’re now using 100cc scoops in the chocolate.

Heading image is Samantha Dillard’s Chocolate Peppermint Fudge – one of many recipes you can make with Chocolate Keto Chow

By |2019-12-27T11:54:04-07:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Future Foods, Keto Chow|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fixing Keto Chow that’s too salty and/or too thick

This entry is part 209 of 209 in the series Ketogenic Diet

You keep hearing how amazing Keto Chow is, the reviews are fantastic… but you mixed it up and it’s super thick and it’s WAY too salty – what’s going on? Was everyone lying? No, you just need to add more water!

On the Keto Chow instructions, it says to add 14 ounces (or more) of water, sometimes that gets interpreted to “mix to 14 ounces total” and if you do that it’s going to be WAY too thick and unbearably salty. It’s going to be GROSS. What you need to do is add more water, most people like the taste and thickness when the total mixture is around 20 ounces, or a nearly full Blender Bottle. If your Keto Chow is already mixed up and not the way you like it, just add more water!

By |2019-09-03T08:05:18-06:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Preparation, Site or Store Stuff|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Having issues with Keto Chow Clumping? We have some solutions for you!

In version 2.1.1 of Keto Chow, we changed the protein powder to one that tastes a little better but does not have lecithin in it. Lecithin slows down how quickly the protein absorbs water making it more forgiving to mix. In version 2.5.0 we are/will be going back to a lecithninated/instantized protein powder. If you have v2.1.1 or 2.1.2 and are having problems with clumping, here are some tips to help you mix easier.

  1. The most effective way to handle the problem is to go straight for using butter as the fat source.

    Because you are using warm water and melted butter, all of the issues with clumping simply go away. On top of that, you get all of the additional benefits of butter:

    • Butter costs less than Heavy Cream or Avocado Oil. Using pricing from my local grocery store I get $1.229 per 1000 calories for HWC, $0.981 for AO, and $0.796 per 1000 calories for butter. That same 1000 calories of butter have 0.08g of total carbs compared to 8.35g for the HWC.
    • Butter does not contain any controversial carrageenan or other emulsifiers you find in Heavy Whipping Cream. Personally, I don’t care about them but some people get quite “excited” about them.
    • Butter has a better impact on my blood markers.
    • Butter is easier to store, it freezes exceptionally well and is compact.
    • Butter is easier to transport. The salted variant is quite stable without refrigeration for a good amount of time, it won’t spill (unless you get it too warm =), it’s not in a glass bottle that will shatter. Should also be noted that TSA currently doesn’t care about butter, unlike a bottle of oil.
    • Butter tastes amazing. Personally, I prefer the salted butter because of the additional sodium and salty taste, especially in the chocolate flavors of Keto Chow (Chocolate, Mint, Toffee, Peanut butter, etc…
  2. Avocado Oil tends to be more difficult to mix than Heavy Cream, if you want to use Avocado Oil you’ll likely want/need to use either a blender or an immersion blender
  3. When you go to mix Keto Chow, if you’re using a blender bottle, you need to have the water nearby so you can immediately mix it. You need to add the water and begin vigorous mixing within 2-3 seconds of adding the powder to the bottle. This is covered in rather exhaustive detail on the “How to Prepare Keto Chow” page and the accompanying video.


By |2019-05-24T12:32:53-06:00May 24th, 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

Expert recipes by Taffiny Elrod of

We’re super happy to announce a new addition to our site. We were super impressed with the recipes being made by Taffiny Elrod of and asked her if she could come up with some recipes that use Keto Chow. Taffiny is a chef and cooking instructor who specializes in food for health and traditional culinary techniques. She owns and operates a restaurant with her husband in New York’s Hudson Valley.

So far she’s made two recipes for us:

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Keto Chow Cheesecakes


Pumpkin Spice Caramel Chai Latte

Watch for more in the future! You can see more of Taffiny’s work at

By |2018-11-09T15:02:00-07:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Keto Chow Donuts

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).

Keto Chow Donuts

Easy and simple, use just about any flavor Keto Chow to make donuts
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Banana, Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Keto Chow, Orange Cream, Raspberry Cheesecake, Salted Caramel, Snickerdoodle, Vanilla
Keto Chow Flavor: Banana, Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Orange Cream, Raspberry Cheesecake, Salted Caramel, Snickerdoodle, Vanilla
Servings: 9 donuts (with glaze)
Calories: 102.7kcal
Author: Chris



  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 3 ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 1 serving Keto Chow flavor of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon calorie free sweetener powdered erythritol or swerve
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 1/2 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • calorie free sweetener


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
    Mixing the ingredients
  • Only fill molds half way, they will rise quite a lot.
  • Microwave for 8 minutes (or less if you want them more moist).
  • Glaze and enjoy!
    Keto Chow Donuts
Nutrition Facts
Keto Chow Donuts
Amount Per Serving (41 g)
Calories 102.7 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.89g11%
Saturated Fat 3.82g24%
Trans Fat 0.14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.99g
Cholesterol 79.15mg26%
Sodium 252.33mg11%
Potassium 233.09mg7%
Carbohydrates 4.66g2%
Fiber 1.58g7%
Sugar 0.62g1%
Protein 7.63g15%
Vitamin A 342.57IU7%
Vitamin C 15.19mg18%
Calcium 172.44mg17%
Iron 0.64mg4%
Sugar Alcohol 1.67g
Net Carbs 1.4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 41g | Calories: 102.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.66g | Protein: 7.63g | Fat: 6.89g | Saturated Fat: 3.82g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.99g | Trans Fat: 0.14g | Cholesterol: 79.15mg | Sodium: 252.33mg | Potassium: 233.09mg | Fiber: 1.58g | Sugar: 0.62g | Vitamin A: 342.57IU | Vitamin C: 15.19mg | Calcium: 172.44mg | Iron: 0.64mg | Sugar Alcohol: 1.67g | Net Carbs: 1.4g

Photos by Sarah DeYoung Photography 

Photos by Photography by Lindsay


By |2019-11-15T19:57:36-07:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow, Keto Chow Recipes|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Orange Cream Keto Chow (and other flavors) Creamsicles

Keto Chow is designed to be simple and convenient, but some times you might get bored with drinking it as a shake. Here’s how to freeze it into a creamsicle! We used a set of stainless steel forms because the reviews were excellent and they look like they’ll last forever.

Orange Cream Keto Chow (and other flavors) Orange Creamsicles

A fun way to prepare and serve Keto Chow frozen
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 hrs 2 mins
Course: Desserts, Snacks
Keyword: Orange Cream
Keto Chow Flavor: Orange Cream
Servings: 4 creamsicles
Calories: 82.1kcal
Author: Chris


  • 1 serving Orange Cream Keto Chow (or other flavor of your choice) (or 1 scoop)
  • 4 fl oz heavy cream
  • 12 fl oz cold water


  • Mix up your Keto Chow as normal, you may want to use less water than normal. My popsicle molds each hold 4 oz so I made mine to be around 16 oz to make 4 creamsicles per serving.
  • Pour into form, add the popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze!
  • Dip the frozen forms in warm water to loosen, if you're not eating them immediately, put them in a bag and return to the freezer to store.
  • Enjoy!


Orange Cream Popsicles
Nutrition Facts
Orange Cream Keto Chow (and other flavors) Orange Creamsicles
Amount Per Serving (26 g)
Calories 82.1 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.52g8%
Saturated Fat 3.43g21%
Trans Fat 0.18g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.23g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.35g
Cholesterol 19.81mg7%
Sodium 219.52mg10%
Potassium 399.63mg11%
Carbohydrates 2.33g1%
Fiber 1.79g7%
Sugar 0.57g1%
Protein 6.89g14%
Vitamin A 268.91IU5%
Vitamin C 30.09mg36%
Calcium 195.57mg20%
Iron 0.59mg3%
Sugar Alcohol 0.01g
Net Carbs 0.54g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 26g | Calories: 82.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.33g | Protein: 6.89g | Fat: 5.52g | Saturated Fat: 3.43g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.23g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.35g | Trans Fat: 0.18g | Cholesterol: 19.81mg | Sodium: 219.52mg | Potassium: 399.63mg | Fiber: 1.79g | Sugar: 0.57g | Vitamin A: 268.91IU | Vitamin C: 30.09mg | Calcium: 195.57mg | Iron: 0.59mg | Sugar Alcohol: 0.01g | Net Carbs: 0.54g

Photos by Sara Dearden

By |2019-11-08T23:52:07-07:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Keto Chow Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

42 Days of Keto Chow – Day 21, Running on (almost) empty

This entry is part 21 of 44 in the series 42 days of Keto Chow Experiment

Yesterday afternoon I went to San Francisco. I was running a little late, made it to the gate just in time for boarding (I actually ran a lot of the way with a big backpack and roll display)… and just as I got there, my phone buzzed to let me know that the plane was delayed due to weather. Instead of leaving at 3, we left at 4:30. So I relaxed for a bit… and was nearly an hour late for the event I was going to SF for. That sucked.

I was able to mix up a 4 meal pitcher of Vanilla, Salted, Caramel, and Chocolate with heavy cream (that I brought in my bags) plus another pitcher with avocado oil. I got to talk to a few people, it might have been worth it, dunno yet. Funnily, the people that tried the samples the most and that I talked to the most were the other vendors. I kept getting “Wow, this actually tastes really good!” Shouldn’t be so surprised but I’ll accept it as a compliment =) I packed everything back up and took BART back to the airport, where I proceeded to wait from 10 pm to 4 am so I could check my bags and get to the gate for my 6 am flight.

I’m really quite tired. I slept for about 30 minutes around 11 pm and for about 2 hours between 2 and 4. Got back home at 10 am, took a shower and checked my ketones. As I mentioned yesterday, instead of dealing with bringing food I just ate all 3 meals before I left and fasted until I got home. When I checked my levels I was at 3.5 mmol/dL – that’s pretty high for doing heavy cream!

Anyway, I’m here at work, just like I was 24 hours ago, waiting for the USPS truck to come and pick up the mail, wishing I was asleep but I have too much to do and my brain is on so I wouldn’t be able to anyway (plus our bedroom is getting holes in the drywall sanded right now and everything is covered by sheets so I couldn’t sleep there if I wanted to (which I do).

By |2018-01-25T12:27:59-07:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: 42 days of Keto Chow Experiment|Tags: , , |1 Comment

4 years of DreamForce, this year: Keto Chow only

Every year there’s a really large (over 170,000 attendees) tech conference called DreamForce that’s put on by SalesForce in San Francisco. I’ve been attending since 2014, in fact, it was DreamForce 2014 that catalyzed my resolve to do a Ketogenic Diet. This year I didn’t just stay keto, I stayed 100% Keto Chow. I’m in the middle of an experiment where I’m only eating Keto Chow and only drinking water for all my meals. At first, I thought it was a terrible idea to do that during DreamForce, then I decided it was an awesome idea. Here’s how I did it.

In the past, I’ve stayed at hotels with refrigerators, this time that simply wasn’t an option. Most of the hotels near the conference were all booked up and the remaining ones fell into 2 categories: over $1000/night super swanky, under $75/night hostels with shared bathrooms. I went for the latter, luckily I got my own room without a bunk bed – but there wasn’t a fridge. I had to come up with a plan for preparing Keto Chow using only shelf stable ingredients. I’ve used Trader Joe’s shelf-stable whipping cream but I wanted to give Avocado Oil a shot, but before that – I wanted to give butter a shot!

I’m testing out a new version of Keto Chow, it’s very close to the current 2.0.2, just with some slightly different ingredients and with new flavors. One of these flavors is Savory Chicken Soup – it’s meant to be consumed while hot. If it’s hot, then I can use butter, which has the added bonus of not being liquid so I can make it easily through airport security without problems. I did the math and for my calorie target, I needed either a 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup of Avocado Oil, or a half stick of butter in each meal. So I put a bag of chicken Keto Chow and a half stick of butter into a HydroFlask. After going through security I found a coffee shop and the nice lady filled up my HydroFlask with crazy hot water (for free!). I dropped in the butter and Keto Chow powder and waited for my flight. I finally drank it around lunch time and it was still hot enough to slightly burn my tongue.

I did learn a very valuable lesson for dinner that night: don’t put the powder in with the oil until it’s time to add the water too. If you do, the powder and the oil will not ever fully mix with the water and you get floating crunchy powder blobs. It wasn’t fun, I only drank about 3/4 of it.

The rest of my meals were made in my HydroFlasks or Blender Bottle using Avocado Oil. I got a great tip in a comment that I should use a large syringe to measure the oil. That worked exceptionally well with a 60 cc/ml syringe. I would pour the oil into a disposable plastic cup and then fill up the syringe, squirt it into the container and repeat for all 3 containers. The only clean-up was wiping off the syringe tip with a tissue. I would have sandwich bags with the powder pre-measured in my backpack; and as soon as I got to a place with either ice water (regular Keto Chow) or hot water (the chicken soup one) I would prepare 2-3 of the bottles.

How is Avocado Oil? Well, if I hadn’t ever tried Keto Chow with heavy cream, I would think it’s awesome, but I have – so I still think it tastes far better with heavy cream and that’s what I’m using now that I’m back home. For shelf stable purposes, for people with issues digesting the heavy cream, for those that are lactose intolerant, or for people that want insanely low net carbs, avocado oil is an amazing option. I’m planning on putting a bunch in my basement for emergency food storage. Coupled with Keto Chow powder and water, I’m set!

Most of my Cron-O-Meter entries for the last week look something like this:

Yeah, that’s 1.4g of net carbs for the whole day! That’s insane. We’re talking 100% of my daily nutrition: with all my fat, all my electrolytes, protein, and more – with 1.4g of net carbs. Along with the low net carbs, my blood ketones were consistently in the 4-5.5 range.

Staying Keto Chow only at the conference really wasn’t that hard. When everyone else was standing in line for a lunch box, I was on-time for my next class. When everyone else was trying to find dinner accommodations, I drank mine (and often headed back to the hostel to sleep!). At the “DreamFest” concert, while all the people were scrambling to get hotdogs or the other food available (yeah like any of it would be keto friendly!) I just went and grabbed a seat – no fuss, no muss. The grand total cost of all my food for 5 days was $55.71 – that’s a screaming deal at just over $11 a day.

The picture collection at the top of this post is the “headshot” photos they offer for free in the “Admin” zone at DreamForce. I’ve gotten one each year I went. The first one was taken about 2 weeks before I started Keto. That year during DreamForce I gained 4lbs. The next 2 years I was, and stayed, keto – but I still gained 2-3 lbs during the conference. This year? I lost 2.2 lbs the 5 days I was gone.