I haven't been in my local grocery store in a very long time. I don't shop there - generally - because it's more expensive than the Big Super Hell*Mart, and I have limited time to get the food shopping done. But, that's a whole 'nother issue.
Anyhow - I was in the regular grocery store the other night - and thirsty. I was letting the girls pick out a treat - in the form of a Bolthouse Farms fruit smoothie drink. (We are repeat consumers of the berry variety.) I had seen the other versions of the Bolthouse Farms drinks before, but I've always avoided them, because I saw the "sugar" content and freaked out. Sugar? No! I can't have that! I. want. that. But, I can't have it!
BUT! BUT! BUT! On closer inspection?! There is no added REFINED SUGAR! The "sugar" listed is in the form of fruit juice, specifically, APPLE JUICE and lactose from low-fat milk.
Q. Do your 100% juices contain added sugar?
A. No, our 100% juices contain only naturally occurring sugar.
So, I can try this! This, I can have?! I can try this! YAY. (I was that excited.)
I figured that I would sip at about 1/4 of it, just to make suuure it was going to go down as planned. I even sipped it while on a walk - thinking that it would help me get through without a blood sugar crash.) Once I got through half, I realized it was fine - and I finished the other half later.
Now - close yer eyes if you aren't into trying anything that has listed "sugar" grams.
IT WAS SO DELISH-SHUSSS THAT I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU. Really. That good.
"Our Perfectly Protein Mocha Cappuccino is a smooth blend of 100% Arabica coffee, premium cocoa and pure Madagascar vanilla extract. We carefully selected Arabica coffee beans for their distinctive, full-bodied character and delicate caramel aftertaste. For a rich and creamy consistency, low-fat milk and whey protein are gently combined to complete this delicious blend. Perfectly Protein Mocha Cappuccino is truly an experience any coffee connoisseur will appreciate. Only the best ingredients go into our beverages, and the same should go for your body. More chocolate...less guilt.
Why you should feel good about drinking Perfectly Protein Mocha Cappuccino:
- Excellent source of 7 Vitamins and Minerals.
- Good source of Potassium and Iron.
- Packed with 10g of Whey Protein per 8oz serving.
- Contains 18 Amino Acids.
- Low fat ~ All Natural ~ No Added Sugars.
- Contains 60mg of caffeine per 8oz serving.
(One cup of brewed coffee ≈ 115mg)
- No preservatives and nothing artificial.
- Flash pasteurized and cold clean room filled to preserve taste and provide superior nutrition.
|Vitamin B6||150%||Vitamin B12||150%|
* Nutritional Facts
One sip, and I was in pure cold chocolatey coffeeish heaven. I haven't had anything that tasted THIS real in years. This ain't no protein shake, y'all. Perhaps - taking one half of this bottle and adding a scoop of vanilla or chocolate whey protein would be PERFECTION!
I still can't get over how smooth and chocolatey the drink tasted, without refined sugars. Wonderful stuff.
Now, you must know - that the whole bottle is quite a calorie-punch. I suggest drinking half or less, or pouring over ice and sipping slowly - over time. You cannot chug this stuff if you're trying to lose weight - it's got calories that really do still count. If you drink the whole bottle - 16 ounces - you're getting over 300 calories. It ain't diet food, unless, of course, you're planning for it.
But, it's decadently delicious! And, check out these totally natural and no surprises ingredients:
Ingredients: Mocha Cappuccino (Low Fat Milk, 100% Arabica Coffee, Natural Flavors, Vanilla Extract (Madagascar),Cocoa), Milk Whey Protein, Potassium Diphosphate, Apple Juice, Pectin, Carrageenan, Calcium (Tricalcium Phosphate), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Zinc (Zinc Sulfate), Iron (Ferrous Lactate), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).