Product Review: Svelte sustained energy protein drink – chocolate, cappuccino, french vanilla and spiced chai

I have to be honest, when Svelte send me these samples, I wasn’t in a hurry to try them. I tend to be less than enthusiastic about energy drinks (unless it is chocolate Muscle Milk Light) because they often have a gross aftertaste or don’t provide the boost I’m hoping for. Boy was I wrong.

I LOVE these, and I discovered they sell them at my local Harmons grocery store. I’m hooked on these soy milk-based drinks. They are great for a breakfast substitute or a mid afternoon pick-me-up. Why are these so great?

1) I love the flavors! They are true, full, with no aftertaste. The chocolate tastes like chocolate milk. The spiced chai reminds me of fall and Thanksgiving with warm spices. The french vanilla reminds me of the flavor of french vanilla ice cream. The cappuccino is bound to please the pickiest of coffee drinkers with its pure flavor.

2) The texture is velvety and smooth, with no grit or lumps. I like how it has body to it, without being thick and coating your mouth. Watery drinks are gross, thank goodness this isn’t on of them.

3) These drinks keep me full for at least 2 to 2 1/2 hours. I am not a huge breakfast eater, so this type of drink fits the bill for me. Each drink has 260 calories, 16 g of protein, 10 g of fat, 5 g of dietary fiber and only 9 g of sugars.

4) Each drink is a large 15.9 ounces and can last quite a while if you sip it over a period of time.

5) These drinks aren’t too sweet and don’t taste sugary, which I love. They are sweetened with dried cane syrup, rice syrup solids and stevia.

Rating: 5 stars

Pros: great flavors, texture, nutrition

Cons: pricey ( around $2.50 per drink)

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Ingredients ( chocolate): organic soy milk (filtered water, organic soybeans), organic rice syrup solids, erythritol, organic cocoa powder, organic dried cane syrup, natural flavors, organic inulin vitamin and mineral blend (vitamin A palimate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12, Vitamin E, Vitamin B2, calcium carbonate and zinc), organic gum acacia, organic guar gum, xanthan gum, sea salt, REB A (stevia extract)

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Want to try Svelte for yourself?

They may be purchased in bulk from amazon.com.

 

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