Today’s review is a product called the Cinch Weight Loss Shake from Shaklee. A couple readers have recommended this and we were happy to oblige, though our pocket books were less so. Let’s get to the review:
14 Servings of Cinch comes in at a whopping $48-60. That’s somewhere between $3.10-4.00 per shake. They have some sort of membership program that will drop the price by a couple bucks and end you around $2.65-3.30 per meal which is still pretty high.
The Cinch shakes don’t list any patented hunger blockers and the ingredient list reads like a College Chem Lab so we’re not a hundred percent sure what they are using to curb your appetite but it was somewhat effective. Drinking it made most of us feel full, but only for 2-3 hours. It might get you from breakfast to lunch, but we wouldn’t recommend replacing lunch with this one. You’ll be starving by dinner time.
Cinch boasts all natural flavors which is awesome, but also strange because we tried the cafe latte flavor and coffee beans are no where on their list of ingredients. That’s good cause caffeine is bad, but they are using only natural flavors to simulate a coffee flavor, without using coffee, isn’t that artificial flavoring in itself? This is the kind of thinking that keeps us awake at night…anyway, moving on! Cinch is coming in average with 33%-ish for your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) of vitamins and minerals. Not bad, but we’ve seen better. They have 16 grams of protein which is good, but 16 grams of sugar which is bad. 190 Calories and 25 grams of carbs had us giving it an 8.5 overall in nutrient value.
Real-Fake or Fake-Real or however they made this latte flavor, it was pretty good. It did well to hide that vitamin aftertaste that we’ve come to loath in shakes. And all-in-all we liked it. We weren’t sure if it was just the latte flavor that was able to pull it off though because we haven’t tried all of them. However, if flavor is your hang-up, these guys might be the ones to try.