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Why I Like Chike (And You Should Too!)

This week’s Bariatric Foodie Pledge sponsor is Chike
Nutrition. I’ve had the opportunity to sample several of Chike’s protein
flavors and I thought I’d give you a snapshot of what I thought of them so that
if YOU are one of this week’s three lucky winners, you’ll have some help
deciding which one you want! Unfortunately I’ve only published a review for one
of their flavors but I have tried them all!

Protein Iced Coffee
Stats: 130 cals, 9g carbs, 2g sugars, 20g protein (click here for full
stats
)
Pro’s: Easy to mix (no clumps even in a blender bottle!),
smooth coffee taste, with a hint of vanilla.
Con’s: Coffee officianados may find it a bit weaker than you
want it, but if so just use coffee as your base! (Don’t tell your surgeon I
said that).
Chocolate Bliss
Stats: 190 cals, 11g carbs, 3g sugars, 3g fiber, 28g protein
Pro’s: Mixes well, has a good chocolatey taste (although I’m
a chocolate crackhead so I almost always add extra unsweetened cocoa to any
chocolate protein and this was no exception), does not have the requisite “monkey
butt” protein smell (either that or by the time I tried Chike I was used to it!
But I verified with my kids and they said it smelled fine).
Con’s: The only two con’s I can think of are that A) it’s
high-ish on the calorie range for an individual serving of protein BUT, as a
redeeming value, it mixes up nicely with water so I didn’t have to spend 80
calories and 12g of carbs on milk to get it to taste good. B) For those who are
sensitive to it, Chike is sweetened with sucralose.
Strawberry Burst
Stats: 190 cals, 11g carbs, 3g sugars, 3g fiber, 28g protein
Pro’s: Mixes well, tastes like strawberry ice cream.
Con’s: I’m not particularly fond of strawberry ice cream.
But if you are, you’ll like this protein! Same caveat as above about the
caloric content and sucralose.
Orange Crème
Stats:
Pro’s: This actually did taste like an orange creamsicle
bar, which was quite nice. I am rather fond of them.

Con’s: Same as above about caloric content and sucralose but beyond that, that’s
it.
Banana Magic
Stats: 190 cals, 11g carbs, 3g sugars, 3g fiber, 28g protein
Pro’s: Weird as it may sound, I like that this tasted like
bananas but didn’t have an overwhelming banana scent. I’m sort of on the fence
with bananas. I used to hate them but since surgery I’ve found ways to like
them. This powder I almost always used with peanut powder or a bit of cocoa.
Con’s: Same drill. Calories/sucralose.
Very Vanilla
Stats: 190 cals, 11g carbs, 3g sugars, 3g fiber, 28g protein
Pro’s: I was skeptical about this one because of all the
protein flavors, vanilla is the one MOST likely to have that inexplicable “monkey
butt” smell and taste, but I found their vanilla to be very…vanilla-y
(riveting, right?). I’m definitely on #TeamChocolate but I enjoyed this. Plus a
tasty vanilla makes for a great base for many other kinds of shakes!
Con’s: Broken record syndrome but the same as above!

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3 comments

  1. love the orange cream and iced coffee

  2. i drink coffee flavor every day. It's my #1 go-to protein. Love the vanilla as well.

  3. As much as I love the coffee, I would chose vanilla cause there are so many of your protein shake recipes that I could use it in.