Chocolite Milkshake Mix
The Chocolite brand of low-carb/calorie chocolate products is produced by Health Smart Foods. The company slogan is: “We don’t make the diets, we make them work!” The products are designed to be compatible with the requirements of several popular diet programs, such as Weight Watchers, F-Factor, Atkins and South Beach. The product line includes protein shake mixes, protein bars and sugar-free/nutrient-fortified chocolates, in addition to low-carb dessert, baking and shake mixes.
The milkshake mix comes in 4 flavors: vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream and peanut butter.
Manufacturer’s Description: A delicious way to enjoy the sweetness of milk shakes without calories or carbs. Just 1 Tablespoon of milkshake mix and skim milk provides an incredibly delicious milk shake. A healthy treat for adults and kids.
Serving Size 1 Tablespoon (15g)
Calories from Fat 4
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
Net Carbs 0g
Ingredients: Polydextrose, Milk Protein Concentrate, Guar Gum, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Carageenan, Sucralose.
Comments: I purchased a 12 serving container of the chocolate milkshake mix from Netrition.com – a better deal overall than purchasing direct from Health Smart…both in price ($6.99 vs. $9.99) and shipping costs ($4.95 – for my entire order – vs. $7.95).
I blended a rounded (not heaping) tablespoon of the powder into a 16 oz glass, filled with 8 oz non-fat milk and 4 oz of water – as per instructions. The resulting drink was less like a “shake” and more like chocolate milk…the soluble fiber in the mix added some body and mouthfeel to the liquid, but not much. It was sweet, but not quite as chocolatey as I would have liked. It was decent, though, and more importantly, it kept my appetite at bay for a good 2 h while I was writing…more than I expected from a little 140 calorie drink.
I gave it another shot, later in the day, only this time putting the milk and Chocolite powder into the blender with a teaspoon of cocoa powder, then adding ice cubes instead of water. The result was much more like a real chocolate milk shake…maybe not the equivalent of Baskin Robbins, perhaps, but quite good enough for a chocolate “fix.”
Although the product literature doesn’t mention it, the primary fiber used in Chocolite, polydextrose, is a prebiotic. Prebiotics support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, so this is a product plus.
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|Average:||(3.9 / 5)|