By popular request, we’ve gotten our hands on the Arbonne Vitamin/Mineral Shakes for you guys…and to be frank; you owe us. As far as MLM’s go, these were not a fun one to deal with.
The Arbonne Shakes can be found for $74 for a 30 day supply which means that they are coming in at $2.46 per shake. You’ll need to join the MLM to get your hands on it or find it on ebay or Amazon as you cannot buy a la carte from their official site without being part of the program.
These shakes contain 2 grams of fiber and no other hunger blockers so they pretty much fill you up about as much as a glass of NesQuick, but taste worse. Given they’re a tad bit healthier than that, but all of us finished the shakes and mentioned how we knew we were going to be eating something within an hour.
Alright, so after not being able to buy the shake a la carte, we looked around to see if we could find someone that is currently part of the program. We found one who sold us a couple servings in a sandwich baggy. (Not a free sample, mind you, we had to pay the 2$ per serving from them…but that’s being nitpicky.) The sandwich baggy did not have a nutrition label so we headed to the internet to get our hands on the label.
After an hour and a half of fruitless searching we could not find the full label anywhere on line. Not even on the arbonne official site. So we called up and told that it was information that was only given to Arbonne members.
To which our response was: “What?!”
After a lengthy verbal arm-twisting, we got them to send us the label, and we’ve linked it for you in this review! But don’t tell anyone we did this as we’re getting tired of the Cease and Desist letters. This will be our little secret.
Nutritionally they’re pretty okay. 20 grams of protein is good, and so is only containing 170 calories. However, 15% of your RDI in vitamins and minerals is a bit low for our taste.
Based on the unlabeled sandwich baggy we couldn’t be sure that the rep hadn’t just replaced the actual stuff with NesQuick until we actually tried the shakes. Yeah, this wasn’t the chocolate milk you went crazy for as a kid. It was a vitamin-y kind of gritty chocolate you might expect from a protein shake. We were not impressed.