So, today we’re going to go ahead and review GNC Lean which is a highly requested review from our readers. One of the things many emails point out is the fact that it’s such a good deal at $30 a tub. Which it is a good deal, but not as good as you might think!
Remember that we do the cost per shake and this is why. GNC Lean may sound like a great deal at $30 a tub until you notice that the tub is only 16 servings of the shake. That means you’re still paying $1.87 per shake. However, that’s still a pretty awesome, landing them a 9.4.
GNC Lean uses a combination of dietary and soluble fiber for their hunger blocking power. At a total of 13 Grams it does a pretty good job of maintaining the feeling. However, it didn’t fully fill us up from the get-go. Definitely one that you’re going to want to mix with fruits or what-not.
The shake contains about 180 calories per serving which is pretty good, and an average of 20% of your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of vitamins and minerals which isn’t as much as we would like. We would definitely recommend a shake that has at least a third of your daily nutrients in vitamins and minerals.
The flavor wasn’t too bad on the chocolate shakes that we tried, but the consistency was really not to our liking. It was very, very gritty and had a chalky aftertaste that made it taste more like a protein shake. Yes, there’s actually a huge difference in flavor between protein shakes and meal replacement shakes. We set meal replacement shakes to a higher standard because they generally taste much, much better. This shake would’ve scored higher if we had a protein shakes category, but we don’t, so 8.0 it is!