Pro-Joe - new protein drinks from BA
http://www.bariatricadvantage.com/catalog/categoryHandler?ca t=Complementary%20Products%20:%20Liquid%20Proteins%20:%20Pro Joe&expand=1
I prefer making my own, but some people like having something on hand to grab and at least this is a reputable place to order from. They look exactly like another brand I won't mention with a different name - but these are cheaper.
Maybe someone will order and do a review for us. (*cough mama*)
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I'll be waiting to see HOW similar they are, actually...
Brewed Arabica coffee (coffee and water)
protein blend (milk protein concentrate and whole grain brown rice protein)
"natural and artificial" flavors (whatever that means)
The ingredient list in Believe (Bariatric Eating) are identical. Don't know about proportions, although the nutritional content is identical as well. These are virtually the same drinks.
The bottles are remarkably similar, as well. Same size bottle, same shape, same colors. And, of course, the style and general look of bottles are remarkably similar to the Starbucks cappucino bottles from which the design was probably modeled (or scarfed).
Hm it does appear that Believe has a note about cash refunds in some states, for recycling.
That is the only difference between the two.
Bariatric eating has Italian Cappucino, Mocha, and Chai Tea
Bariatric Advantage "Pro Joe" flavors are Mocha, Vanilla and Chai Tea. The only one I don't like is Chai Tea (although I love clove but not in these drinks).
I like the Italian Cappucino Believe from BE, but I like the Vanilla Pro Joe.
These drinks are virtually identical down to the style of bottle. The prices are about the same, too. Bariatric Eating "Believe" is slightly less only because it is on special now and I don't pay shipping because it is local. (The store is a 10 min drive for us).
I hope they do come out with defac though. I feel guilty drinking it for this reason because I know I will have to replace it with extra extra water.
These are much better than any other ready to drink protein drink. I order them so that I have something easy to grab if I am going out someplace where I might need to get additional protein but do not want to bring powder and a shake bottle.
These are much better tasting than all the other protein drinks I have tasted. I like the mocha flavor. It is smooth and not grainy with great flavor. It is best really cold. If drunk at room temp it will have a little bit of the taste of protein so be sure to drink it cold.
on 11/26/10 10:27 am
I found them to be far less tasty than a vanilla Frappuccino, but immensely more palatable than any other protein drink I'd tried (many many different shakes, powders, isupure, nectar, etc.) If it's really cold, I like it a lot. I bet with a bit of doctoring (something I stink at) it could be wonderful. Maybe some frozen ff sf pudding and blended or something? Who knows? Where's eggface on this one?