So, we’ve been pretty good at catching up on our shake reviews lately (whittling down the now 10 page list of “To be reviewed” shakes) but based off of reader requests, we let Virgin Diet Shakes jump the line. Seeing as the last month or so has shown a plethora of requests for these.
We’re going to be timely with a review and get it to some people right when they want it! Here’s what we thought about the shakes offered by JJ Virgin as part of the Virgin Diet.
As always, we’ll start with the price. The Virgin Diet Shake comes in a 30 serving tub for $60 and is easily purchased a la carte. After some easy math, we see that you’re going to pay $2.00 per shake for these. Not too bad, but the perfect 10 requires $1.50 or lower.
Once again we do have to point out that technically Virgin Diet Shakes aren’t being advertised as a meal replacement. There is a difference between a supplemental diet shake and a meal replacement shake and appetite suppression is going to be the big decider.
As these shakes don’t market themselves as a meal replacement and only contain 5 grams of fiber, we were pretty sure that they wouldn’t have put much focus on this category. Unfortunately, we were right. These shakes didn’t do much to fill us up, and a couple of the testers were snacking within an hour after trying the shake.
This shake does great on the nutrition section. Not only is it full of additional antioxidant type blends, the base stats are also pretty impressive. With only 160 calories and 5 grams of sugar these shakes keep the unhealthy stuff low. As we said, 5 grams of fiber is a tad bit low but not bad. 22 grams of protein is great though remember if you’re not exercising regularly, your body is only going to be able to absorb about 12-18 grams of protein in a single serving. 10-50% of your RDI in 24 vitamins and minerals and this shake is an all-around great fit. If you are allergic to dairy, soy, or gluten then this shake definitely deserves a 2nd look because it avoids all three. Using pea and Chlorella proteins instead of soy or whey.
Dear organic, whole foods people of the world,
“Chai” is not a catch-all term. Chai has an actual definitive flavor and you can’t just throw that word around. If you want to make your shake more appealing, try adding flavor to it rather than throwing a “Chai” label on what is essentially just a green shake. You could even try to make your shake taste like Chai! Then you wouldn’t get our hopes up on tasting a shake that turns out to be nothing more than gritty yard waste on our taste-buds. We’re looking at you Virgin Diet Shakes.
Hugs and Kisses,
The Entire MRSR Staff.