After a short absence (2 months can be short, time is relative!) we’re back and we’re finally dropping some Herbalife review all over this place. Herbalife is one of the more famous MLM”s out there, though that might be because of the whole “ephedrine” thing. All of that is beside the point, we’re here to review their shakes, and because Herbalife is actually affordable (yes we used MLM and affordable in the same freaking paragraph, crazy, I know!) we were able to try out two different types of their Formula 1 Shakes. On top of that, one of these bad boys is ALLERGEN FREE!
BAM! Herbalife starts out strong coming in at $35 for a 30 serving tub. That’s right, an MLM product is selling for $1.17 per shake. That’s well below the line of 10 in value. How much to participate in the MLM, you ask? We don’t know. Don’t buy these shakes from their official site, head on over to Amazon and buy them a la carte and you get the great deals without the grief!
Hunger blocker? The shakes have 3-4 grams of fiber per serving, but it just wasn’t enough. This is less of a ‘shake’ and more of a ‘milk-flavoring packet’. As much as 6 oz of milk filled us up, that’s about how much these did for us. It was disappointing because they started out so strong and we were kind of wanting them to be as awesome as we hoped. You’re going to need to take these and make a shake out of them with berries or whatever you can find. Otherwise, it barely constituted as a snack.
This shake is low in calories, which is awesome, but it’s also pretty much lacking in everything else. 9 grams of sugar is a little high (but not high enough, we’ll explain why later.) and 9 grams of protein is a little low. they contain about 25% of your RDI in vitamins and minerals which is also not as great as we would like but not bad either. It’s not terrible on nutrients, but it just can’t hold a candle to the big wigs that we’ve reviewed.
Okay, when it comes to flavor, shakes have 2 real flavor choices. They can throw a lot of sugar (about 16 grams per serving is about what we’ve found to be normal and tasty) or they can use a small amount of a 0-calorie sweetener like Sucralose. Herbalife tried to go in-between with a smallish amount of real sugar and the shakes suffered for it. We called it ‘milk-flavoring packets’ earlier, but even that was a bit generous as both shakes we tried were ‘vanilla’ flavors and did little to change the flavor of the milk beyond giving it a “vitamin-y’ aftertaste. Annnd, I mean, you hypoallergenic folks are probably use to it by now, but the Allergen Free was significantly less tasty. It was….well, bad.
Why Herbalife? We had such high hopes for you getting into top 3, but maybe we just went in with expectations that were a bit too high.