Chike — Orange Creme

On March 1, 2010, in General Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

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Orange Creme

Success with a camera, computer, and everything!  This makes me happy!

So I’m almost done with my Chike pack of samples.  I’ve done the banana, strawberry, and chocolate – and I’ve liked all three of those so far so I had high hopes for the Orange Creme.

The powder did not make me nauseated like the chocolate did.  This is already a good sign.  In fact, it had a pleasing orangy scent to it.  Nothing over-powering like I’d find at a Bath and Body Works (not that I don’t like Bath and Body Works.. just not something I want to drink if you catch my drift, yannow?)  Knowing how well these mix up, I only use my little green shaker rather than my massive blender ball shaker cup — cause let’s face it — those are a pain in the ass to clean.

I shake it up, go to take a picture, figure out that while the card will read in the computer (And why exactly won’t the MemoryStick? — this bears examination, but not NOW), the husband has run down BOTH camera batteries for the DSLR that I use.  And of course, I don’t touch HIS DSLR that uses a different battery that, of course, is charged.  So I charge a battery and go try to g33k out with the kids while we look for the International Space Station out in the front yard in the 40 degree NC chill (yes, you can see it if you hit the right time.. and yes, I am g33ky enough to know when that is…)

So come back in to take a photo and take a drink.  And the taste is alright.  It’s not spectacular.  It’s not horrible — don’t get me wrong by any account — but it’s not anything that I’d say “wow” about.  There’s not an over-powering whey taste, so that’s a big ole plus, and it’s not overly sweet, overly orange, or overly .. well, anything.  So that’s all, perhaps a good thing as well.  If you’ve found everything to be overly — EVERYTHING then this should be something to try.  I am burping a bit of orange 5-10 minutes after my last sip of this stuff, which is not terribly unusual.  I tend to be more sensitive to colors and flavors than most (which is why I absolutely hate chewable vitamins!) but may not be a problem for you.  I have a bit of an aftertaste in my mouth that is faintly orange-ish — but again, isn’t OMG WHERE’S THE SCOPE bad.  Just there.

Now, I should preface (although preface would have been way up there..?  Don’t mind me — it’s been a day with a bruised cornea, kay?) by saying that we drink very diluted Tang through the day (and not the SF kind, either.. that’s why it’s heavily diluted!) as our drink of choice when it’s not water.  So my “fake orange flavoring” taste buds may have been keyed for THAT rather than THIS.  I don’t know.  But I know that this was not what I was expecting when I drank it.  If I were to drink this more often, I probably would mix it WITH my Tang rather than water to get a stronger orange flavoring, and probably have it for my “lunch” shake (because we know that Andrea’s coffee is a requirement for the first 6 hours of breath).  It’s not bad — just not my favorite.

Just like the other Chike’s, this is thinner than most shakes making it ideal for those trying to push protein (new post-ops, longer outs trying to supplement around actual food) but not so much for satiety.  My mature pouch is now saying “What’s for dinner?” and I finished it less than 20 minutes ago.  Think slightly thicker than milk.

Nutritional Facts:
Chocolate Bliss Strawberry Burst Orange Creme Banana Magic Very Vanilla
2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops
Amount per Serving (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g} (48g) {72g}
Calories 190 280 190 280 190 280 190 280 190 280
Calories from Fat 35 50 35 50 35 50 35 50 35 50
Percent Daily Value
Total Fat 4g* 6% 9% 6% 9% 6% 9% 6% 9% 6% 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8% 5% 8%
Sodium 210mg 9% 13% 9% 13% 9% 13% 9% 13% 9% 13%
Potassium 240mg 7% 10% 7% 10% 7% 10% 7% 10% 7% 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12% 20% 12% 20% 12% 20% 12% 20% 12% 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56% 84% 56% 84% 56% 84% 56% 84% 56%

INGREDIENTS: Whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, natural and artificial flavor (includes annatto and turmeric added for color), soy protein isolate, sunflower oil, maltodextrin, polydextrose, corn syrup solids, magnesium phosphate, cellulose gum, soy lecithin, dextrose, sodium caseinate, salt, mono- and diglycerides, potassium phosphate, calcium phosphate, sucralose, medium chain triglycerides, acesulfame K, ascorbic acid, zinc sulfate, alpha¬tocopherol acetate, tocopherols added to protect flavor, niacinamide, L-selenomethionine, reduced iron, calcium pantothenate, copper gluconate, manganese sulfate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, chromium chloride, biotin, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, phytonadione, vitamin 03, vitamin B12.

If you’ve not tried Chike, it’s well worth the money to get the samples.

15-serving tub runs $26.50; 28-serving tub runs $45.50; 20 single servings run $37.50

Available at ChikeNutrition.com

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4 Responses to “Chike — Orange Creme”

  1. MacMadame says:

    Orange Creme is my favorite Chike flavor! I make it in a blender with ice and I swear it tastes like a Dreamsicle. And not one of those junky sugar-free versions either, but the real thing that I remember from my childhood.

  2. meltingmama says:

    TANG? They still sell that?

  3. Andrea says:

    Yes, they even have a SF version but full of aspertame (which is a big ‘ole no-no in the Andrea U household).

  4. Cindy O'Brien says:

    Andrea, Chike Orange Creme is my fav. I mix in a few spoons of mandarin oranges along with ice and use my blender. Reminds me of dreamsicles from childhood. Since I had to have 2 sticture dilatations Nov 2011, and the symptoms are unfortunately returning (at almost 6 yrs out), I’m ordering some today.
    Long time since we talked! Good to see your website is awesome and active
    Cindy

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