Today we’re going to talk about Visalus product which is another MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) for those of you out there looking for something along those lines. Let’s check the review.
Now a la carte Visalus shakes come in at around $1.50 per shake, which as we’ve said in the past gets you a 10 in value, so why not here? The shakes (with flavor packets) drop to $49.99 if you sign up for auto-ship. However, a big thing about meal replacements for us is the hunger blocker. Visalus sells their hunger blocker separately as Vi-trim packets that run you another $49.99 per month. About $3.33 to get the power of the full shake. That would get them about a 6 in value, so we settled in between. Here’s the thing. We only were able to try the shake and not the Vi-trim so we can’t comment on how effectively Vi-Trim works at appetite suppression.
Alright this section is obviously coming with a big asterisk. Like we just mentioned, we ONLY tried the shake and not any of the flavor/hunger blocking adders that can be purchased separately. If you want to control hunger you have to order the Vi-Trim, so our rating here is on the shakes alone without the Vi-trim. There is a little fiber, but in the end these shakes filled us up about as much as drinking a glass of NesQuik. We weren’t terribly impressed.
Visalus has 12 grams of protein, and you know we’re all huge fans of protein. They also have about 30% of your daily vitamins and minerals per serving which lands them somewhere in the middle on the shakes we’ve reviewed. Not terrific, but not lacking either. Their strongest feature is the 0 grams of sugar and only 90 calories per serving, which is great.
The original shake comes in a ‘Sweet Cream Flavor’ which is probably meant to be more of a base for their flavor packets. It’s not quite a vanilla per-say, but that’s a little bit what it tasted like. It wasn’t necessarily bad, but it definitely needed the flavor packets in our opinion. Adding flavor to a shake always means adding calories which is why we only rate the shakes with milk/water rather than other adders.
We ended up trying this shake by finding someone who was on the product and buying it because we got sick of working with their official site. The ViSalus site constantly crams the $250 per month program at you (sometimes randomly changing your order to it hoping you won’t notice) and pushes their MLM program down your throat. We’ll let their actual customers talk about the program in the reviews, but we weren’t impressed with the pushy sales stuff from their website. It’s our biggest problem with MLM’s. We like companies that say “hey, here’s our products, this is how it’s going to be most effective, but hey, if you want to just use one part or another, that’s totally okay!” We didn’t feel that way at all on their site. That’s just our opinion, and it didn’t effect their overall score in any way, but we thought we’d throw that out there for our readers.