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I'm not sure why all the old reviews from a few years ago during an ingredient change are the ones showing up on the main page- As most people have said, I'm guessing they changed it back or made an improvement, because these shakes are great! My partner and I were drinking the regular Orgain powder, but found ourselves sensitive to the lactose in it- This formula solved that problem, and as we have two small children, I appreciate being able to "grab and go" with the premade bottles. This brand doesn't have the most protein or tip top ingredients in comparison to some other hardcore protein shakes, but it's a great beginner shake/good for someone who isn't super serious about the exact healthiness of it and is moreso just looking for a way to get in more protein/vitamins, and to help stay more full between meals while trying to lose weight. Not too chalky at all and a nice, actual chocolate flavor- I take a small sip and top it off with a tiny splash of coffee creamer before shaking it up and drinking, and it's perfect! Also helps with my sweet-tooth cravings. Totally recommend!
This was a godsend after I had my daughter, who I was breastfeeding. She had severe CMPA (cow’s milk protein allergy) to the point of major internal inflammation and bleeding from micro tears in her intestines & stomach. It was awful and heartbreaking, and we only discovered what was wrong after a lactation consultant (nursing/breastfeeding specialist) urged us to get her stools checked for blood and to explore the possibility of an allergy. When a child has CMPA like mine did, it can take up to 4 weeks to heal. It’s painful, and the baby has what seems like extreme colic for months. That may be TMI for some, but I share it to give context on how much my diet impacted that of my child. Sure, we could have switched to a prescription formula, but that wouldn’t change the time it took her insides to heal, and it wasn’t the absolute best way to provide her with the nutrition and antibodies I wanted to give her. I was committed to BFing. It was a MAJOR sacrifice and made my life extremely difficult (do you have any idea HOW MUCH milk, whey, casein, and dairy in general there is in our foods, and even some toothpastes?!?!?) Dairy is everywhere so I needed some staples I could really rely on. This was my go-to.I was a dairy-aholic: yogurt, kefir, milk, cheese... so it was a big change. Even eating out is difficult. You have to talk to the chef, explain the allergy and insist everything be prepared separate from all other foods and that they use oil instead of butter. So stressful!When you’re a new mom, and especially if you’re nursing for ~12 hours (on and off) every day/night, you need nutrition and fluids. This shake is not nearly as tasty as its dairy counterpart, but you get used to it. It’s best when really cold. It’s not disgusting; it didn’t make me gag. But, it was bland, sort of like chalky dirty water with a hint of cocoa. While that’s the truth, from my POV, it’s REALLY not unbearable. Also, after a while, you come to enjoy it. It’s like anything else, it’s an acquired taste.Now, as others said, when they changed the ingredients, it did go down a good bit in taste. I’ve had both versions, and the original is way better. But whatever the current option (ingredients) is for you as you read this, if you need a dairy-free and clean nutritious RTD shake, this is your go-to — get the chocolate! I also tried the powder (non-RTD), and this (RTD) is substantially tastier and more convenient; albeit much more expensive. I’m no longer dairy free so I’ve switched to the dairy version, which I love. I’ve tried all flavors and all brands, I think... Net, if you’re not adverse to dairy, get Orgain’s RTD (with dairy) in chocolate. If you’re vegan or dairy-free, get the light blue one (dairy free) in chocolate from Orgain. I spent a crazy amount of time (researching, reading reviews, and testing) and money, and am sharing my experience in the hopes it helps someone else.
As a neuroscientist, I read widely beyond my specialty areas, especially research on nutrition and health. I also read labels. I liked the formulation of the original Orgain nutritional shake, especially its having more protein than sugar (the reverse of most "nutritional" drinks), so I tried it. I liked it and drank 1 or 2 containers every day -- until Orgain produced its Vegan nutritional shake. It cuts sugar even further, and does not sweeten it with any other sweetener. Recent research suggests that sweet taste ("natural" or artificial) itself can cause problems. Vegan Orgain tastes just right to me. I drink at least two per day, and sometimes pour a little into my coffee -- the Vanilla works very nicely as a creamer. Another benefit, usually overlooked by nutritionists, is that vegetable protein has more arginine relative to lysine, making it more available for producing NO (nitric oxide), which is essential for relaxing arterial muscles.