This 17 ounce box of Muscle Milk has been in my fridge forever. There are two reasons:
#1 - The price tag. I paid $3.99 for THIS?
#2 - I "forget" to have my protein shakes.
But, damn it, I love this one. It's a super-sweet smooth slightly Mocha (you have to really work at finding the coffee flavor, they say it's in there) with no chunks! (Chunks, in a shake!? EWW. The last carton of Muscle Milk I tried had little floaters. GACK. It was a "light" version, perhaps that is the difference in texture.)
Now, you might wig out due to the calorie count on this, but keep in mind, it's 17 ounces, not 8-11 ounces, like most bariatric specific protein drinks. It's double everything, including PROTEIN. So, if it's too many calories, DON'T. There is also sugar, 7 grams, from fructose, keep that in mind if you are super-early out and or super super sensitive. OR - sip it twice a day - break it up!
This particular flavor, Mocha Latte, also has a buzz from caffeine, if you don't do caffeine, avoid. But Muscle Milk in the 17 ounce container also comes in other flavors, don't fret. I just happened to grab ONE of these, because it was there, and cold in the cooler when I was shopping.
For me, a long term op, drinking a whole carton is no big deal. It's a caloric equal of a meal for me, or to make it more psychologically soothing, I can drink half, for 165 calories. Fine. Dandy. I WOULD buy a case of this product, since I really do like the flavor and the texture is super.
- Product - Muscle Milk Nutritional Shake Mocha Latte
- Price - $3.99, who knows WHERE I bought it.
- Via - I *think GNC, but they are everywhere.
- Pros - Tetra-pack, RTD, 32 grams of protein, lactose-free, great taste + texture.
- Cons - Psychologically overwhelming for a early WLS post op because of the calories. Too much.
- Rating - Pouchworthy, MM.