Nectar – Vanilla Bean Torte

On March 25, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Baby says "Cheese!"

Welcome to the critically acclaimed world of Nectar™!  Gone are the days of low quality whey protein.  Gone are the days of those blah-tasting protein drinks that promise much but deliver little.  Nectar™, once-and-for-all, breaks the mold by combining Promina™, the highest quality Whey Protein Isolate ever developed, with a flavoring system that is so fruitilicious that you will never drink a different whey protein shake ever again.
If you like the refreshing taste of fruit juice, you’ll love Nectar™!  With its mouthwatering fruit juice flavors, Nectar™ is truly a protein drink you will look forward to drinking each and every day.  Whether it be Apple Ecstasy, Twisted Cherry, Caribbean Cooler, Strawberry Kiwi, Fuzzy Navel, Roadside Lemonade, Crystal Sky or Lemon Tea, Nectar™ will keep you coming back for more.
What’s more?  Well, we did something totally amazing by engineering Nectar™ to be so delicious that you can eat it right out of the container.  Imagine putting a protein powder in your mouth and it tasting like candy.  Imagine this protein powder having ZERO carbs and ZERO fat.  Stop imagining!  We’ve brought you Nectar™!

Okay.  It’s a crappy evening.  I’ve had my nerve blocks.  If you don’t know about them and you really are wanting to wince and feel better about your life then ask me about them.  Otherwise — just don’t.

So I’m hungry and just not willing to fix much.  I want something that is fairly fast but not horrible for me.  Too bad I don’t have anything like that lying around and so I fix this instead.

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Click – Vanilla Latte

On March 23, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Vanilla Latte Click

So I have Vanilla Latte Click, finally.  After some drama concerning the USPS, some miscommunication, and a strange email?  I have it.  And of course?  Yes, a review.  I’m so easy.

For any of my #fitbloggin friends that might be reading this — this is not the same Click you got in your Swag bags.  This is a new flavor that will be released on Amazon on March 24th.  The flavor YOU got was Mocha — a flavor that’s been out for quite some time and that I reviewed here.  It’s good – try it if you are as addicted to caffeine as I am.

In any case, this is my morning caffeine fix, so here we go.

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Nectar – Fuzzy Navel

On March 22, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Fuzzy Navel

Welcome to the critically acclaimed world of Nectar™!  Gone are the days of low quality whey protein.  Gone are the days of those blah-tasting protein drinks that promise much but deliver little.  Nectar™, once-and-for-all, breaks the mold by combining Promina™, the highest quality Whey Protein Isolate ever developed, with a flavoring system that is so fruitilicious that you will never drink a different whey protein shake ever again.
If you like the refreshing taste of fruit juice, you’ll love Nectar™!  With its mouthwatering fruit juice flavors, Nectar™ is truly a protein drink you will look forward to drinking each and every day.  Whether it be Apple Ecstasy, Twisted Cherry, Caribbean Cooler, Strawberry Kiwi, Fuzzy Navel, Roadside Lemonade, Crystal Sky or Lemon Tea, Nectar™ will keep you coming back for more.
What’s more?  Well, we did something totally amazing by engineering Nectar™ to be so delicious that you can eat it right out of the container.  Imagine putting a protein powder in your mouth and it tasting like candy.  Imagine this protein powder having ZERO carbs and ZERO fat.  Stop imagining!  We’ve brought you Nectar™!

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Nectar – Roadside Lemonade

On March 16, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Roadside Lemonade

Welcome to the critically acclaimed world of Nectar™!  Gone are the days of low quality whey protein.  Gone are the days of those blah-tasting protein drinks that promise much but deliver little.  Nectar™, once-and-for-all, breaks the mold by combining Promina™, the highest quality Whey Protein Isolate ever developed, with a flavoring system that is so fruitilicious that you will never drink a different whey protein shake ever again.
If you like the refreshing taste of fruit juice, you’ll love Nectar™!  With its mouthwatering fruit juice flavors, Nectar™ is truly a protein drink you will look forward to drinking each and every day.  Whether it be Apple Ecstasy, Twisted Cherry, Caribbean Cooler, Strawberry Kiwi, Fuzzy Navel, Roadside Lemonade, Crystal Sky or Lemon Tea, Nectar™ will keep you coming back for more.
What’s more?  Well, we did something totally amazing by engineering Nectar™ to be so delicious that you can eat it right out of the container.  Imagine putting a protein powder in your mouth and it tasting like candy.  Imagine this protein powder having ZERO carbs and ZERO fat.  Stop imagining!  We’ve brought you Nectar™!

Holy Foam, Batman!

I heard about the samples that Syntrax was doing.  You can contact them and get 10 samples of their Nectar for just $10 (which includes the shipping) and I think this is a great deal.  And so I did.

I picked Lemonade for the stupidest reason.  I read some junk science report that said that because RNY patients are more likely to get kidney stones post-op, we should drink lemonade.  Which is stupid because if someone actually, you know, reads the article, it discusses that the problem is calcium carbonate, and well, we know that calcium citrate helps this (as well as actually absorbing in RNY guts where carbonate doesn’t).

So in it goes.  And the very first thing I notice is the absolute massive amount of foam in this shaker cup.  I mean, massive.  I let it sit for 5 minutes.

Wow. Foam.

And there we have it, still foamy all to hell.

So I went with it.

It’s a bit thicker than normal lemonade, but it’s the same taste as regular lemonade.  AND IT’S GOOD.

I don’t feel any dryness on my lips after a sip, and no drying in my mouth.

Nutritional information via Vitalady.com:

Syntrax Nectar Roadside Lemonade 2#
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Level Scoop (27g)
Servings per container: 36
Amt per serving (in water)
Calories: Total
90
g
From Fat
0
g
DV %*
Total Fat:
0
g 0%
Saturated Fat
0
g
0%
Trans Fat
0
g
Cholesterol:
<5
mg
1%
Sodium:
60
mg
3%
Potassium:
120
mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates:
0
g
0%
Dietary fiber
0
g
0%
Sugars
0
g
Protein:
23
g 46%
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
15%
Iron
0%
Phosphorus
8%
Magnesium
6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories:
2,000
2,500
Total Fat
Less Than
65g
80g
Sat Fat
Less Than
20g
25g
Cholesterol
Less Than
300mg
300mg
Sodium
Less Than
2,400mg
2,400mg
Potassium
300g
375g
Total Carbohydrate
300g
375g
Dietary fiber
25g
30g
Protein
50g
65g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9      *      Carbohydrate 4      *      Protein 4
Ingredients:
Whey Protein Isolate*, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, soy lecithin, acesulfame-K, sucralose, gardenia extract powder.
* Promina™ brand; ultrafiltered and undenatured; includes Beta Lactoglobulin, Alpha Lactoalbumin, Glycomacropeptides, immunoglobulin, B.S. Albumin, Protease Peptone, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase.
This product is packed by weight, not volume. Some settling may have occurred during transportation. Keep out of direct sunlight and store in a cool, dark place.
Important Amino Acids Per 100 Grams Of Protein
Arginine *
2.4g
Methionone –
2.0g
Glutamine *
7.4g
Phenylalanine –
3.3g
Histidine -
1.7g
Threonine -
7.2g
Isoleucine +-
6.7g
Tryptophan
2.1g
Leucine +-
11.9g
Valine +-
6.2g
Lysine –
9.7g
- Essential Amino Acids
+ Branched Chain Amino Acids
* Important Non-essential Amino Acids

I like it.  It’s good, only 90 calories for 23g of protein, it’s whey isolate and this tastes good.

You can get the sample pack from SI03 by calling 1-866-333-7403; a larger 30gish sample can be purchased for 1.99 from Vitalady.

Inspire – Peanut Butter Cookie

On March 14, 2010, in Protein, Reviews, by Andrea

Peanut Butter Cookie

Bariatric Eating says:

Peanut Butter Cookie has freshly baked toasted peanut goodness.

  • Mixes instantly and completely with a spoon
  • Zero sugar & zero fat
  • Created to blend with just four ounces of water

We know what qualities it takes to make the perfect protein, and we’re proud to bring you Inspire Pure Whey Isolate Protein Drink. Inspire is a thin, smooth, small-volume protein drink offering excellent taste & convenience. We use 100% pure whey isolate as it offers a clean unflavored background for luscious real peanut butter & premium flavorings. Our bestselling protein is flavored with fat free peanut butter powder!

So this is my last sample from BE.  I love PB — As in I’ll eat it with a spoon if I can.  PB and I can get in trouble if I allow myself to.  Pop it into the shaker and let’s see.

Mixed

So mixed up, there’s not very much foam on the top, which is very nice.  On first glance, it looks smooth, but when tasting I do find a few clumps of peanut butter.  It’s not bad at all, just that they are there.  And at the bottom of the cup there is some peanut butter powder left over — but again, not a huge deal.  This is pretty well tasting, but still a bit watery in my opinion.  If I were to have this as a common shake, I’d probably use just a bit less water so it wouldn’t be quite as diluted.  But taste-wise, it does have a peanut butter taste.  I notice a bit more of a residue on my teeth with this protein more than I have with the others — and maybe that’s the peanut butter — I don’t know.  I just know that it’s there.

Nutritional Stats

It’s not a bad protein — and I think it’s probably one of the better tasting PB proteins out there.  So if you’re looking for a PB flavored protein and don’t want to make one yourself using PB2, then this is an option.

Available at BariatricEating, 19.99 for 14 servings.

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