In my mind, a shake is something that is made with ice cream and milk. In Atkins mind, it clearly isn't, especially when you consider that they don't sell these out of the freezer or even the refrigerator at the store. Yes, these are stored at room temperature. Still, based on the fact that I had a positive experience with my last Atkins review and that I'm a glutton for punishment, I was willing to give this "shake" a try when I saw it on sale at Meijer for around $6 for a four pack (I also had a coupon). There were a couple different varieties available, but I had a chocolate craving, so I chose the Creamy Chocolate Shake version of the Day Break line of diet foods. Each shake contains 140 calories and 10 grams of protein, so while it's not going to bust your diet, it's not exactly a "freebie" either.
After I screwed open the cap, I noticed that there was nothing about this that could be considered a "shake". First of all, it wasn't thick enough and secondly, as I mentioned before, there was no ice cream. Honestly, this looked just like chocolate milk.
When I took my first gulp (I had it stored in the refrigerator before drinking...I just couldn't stomach the though of drinking a room temperature "shake"), I realized this tasted just like chocolate milk too. That's not necessarily a bad thing because as a man/boy that refuses to grow up, I love chocolate milk, but still they call this a shake (I will get over the name eventually)! Granted, it was a very slightly thicker version of your normal store bought chocolate milk, but it was nothing more. Hey, maybe that is why it is a shake!
Buy It or Fly By It? FLY BY IT. Honestly, I'm upset with myself for buying this one and trying it out. I don't know if I expected it to re-invent the wheel or anything like that, but for something that was as costly as this one, I guess I was expecting something more. I know there are some health benefits to this, but there are health benefits to regular, old chocolate milk as well.
So, in the end, save your money and go to the dairy section and buy a gallon of some normal chocolate milk for half the cost of these "shakes."
|FLY BY IT!!|