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WLS News - February 27, 2009

Nectar Sweets Syntrax Vanilla Bean Torte.

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I don't know how I got this far into my post WLS life without reviewing any of this line of proteins. Syntrax Nectar Sweets, in Vanilla Bean Torte, today.  I went to get some information from the manufacturers website, and it scared the crap out of me "PRODUCT!"  It speaks.  Yikes.  (The website had automatic AUDIO, website owners - DO NOT DO THAT.)
Upon opening the sample pack, it smelled amazing, intensely vanilla.  The powder is super light and fluffy and I anticipated a delicious shake.  I mixed it with, as directed, eight ounces of cold water, and shook it in a shaker cup.  It blended to a nearly perfect clear consistency, but with foam.  It has specks of vanilla bean, I don't know if they're real vanilla bean, but they are there!
Again, this powder, even mixed smells super.  A M A Z I N G, even.

I took a sip, the initial taste WAS vanilla and good, but then it tasted odd to me, right after getting it in my mouth, it was weird.  Weird also was the shade of yellow.

I let it sit in my mouth like I am wine-tasting.  Thin, and slightly sour-ish.  Sour isn't the right word, but I am puckering and making a bad face.  Maybe had I mixed it with milk - it was be a better choice?  Probably, but I do not drink milk. 

Then, after drinking a sip, and sitting a moment, I got the dry sticky lips and icky after feel.  I am sipping it still, trying to see if it's just me.  Still sipping.  It's not changing.

Ah well.  This is another flavor that I will add to the "good if I doctor it up" list.  If I add ice, a touch of milk, and something, maybe frozen blackberries, it would be fine, because it IS sweet enough.

Imagine what would happen if the Nectar name, and the superior quality and taste that it symbolizes, was fused to sweet, scrumptious, epicurean delights that a person might find in a high-end candy boutique or bakery. The result would be an irresistible protein shake with zero sugars and zero fat that would be an absolute pleasure to consume.

Good news is now at hand! No longer do you have to imagine! We have taken all of the great things about the Nectar™ product line and have combined it with incredible sweet flavors that are out of this world delicious. Let us introduce you to Nectar Sweets, the epitome of gourmet taste in the form of the healthiest protein drink ever created.

As with the entire Nectar™ lineup, expect only the exceptional with Nectar Sweets™. Expect exquisite and full-bodied gourmet flavors, expect zero sugars and zero fat, expect instant mixability with only a spoon, expect the highest quality Promina whey protein isolate, and expect an experience that makes you feel like you are on top of the world.

Syntrax Nectar Sweets Vanilla Bean Torte has a PERFECT set of nutrition stats.  I suggest adding it to skim milk, to balance out the protein feel and maybe a touch of fruit?  Because - LOOK:

2.04 Lbs.Vanilla Bean Torte
Supplement Facts
Serving Size1Level Scoop (26g)
Servings Per Container 36

Amount Per Serving% Daily Value

Calories From Fat0
Total Fat0g0%*
Saturated Fat0g0%*
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate1g1%*
Dietary Fiber1g4%*

Vitamin A
Vitamin C

Other Ingredients
Whey Protein Isolate (A Milk-Derived Protein; Promina Brand; Ultrafiltered And Undenatured; Includes Beta Protease Peptone, Lactoferrin, Lactoperoxidase, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Vanilla Bean Powder, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Acesulfame-K, Sucralose

  • Product - Syntrax Nectar Sweets Vanilla Bean Torte
  • Price - $20.95
  • Via - Gastric Bypass Supplements
  • Pros - Smells like ice cream, real vanilla specks, great nutrition, affordable, comes in other flavors, the chocolate is really good...
  • Cons- A bit of protein mouth feel
  • Rating - Pouchworthy, MM
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