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aw82797
06-22-2012, 04:03 AM
I will be getting my first HNS packages today & I was wanting to know your recommendations of the flavor(s) to get. any I should probably avoid? thanks for any input you can give me, I was planning on getting the 10 boxes for $100 deal but want to make sure I get a flavor or flavors I can actually drink lol


rachels77
06-22-2012, 11:12 AM
I think it depends on individual tastes. And, since they've changed formulations, some things I loved previously, I can't stand now.

Personally, I like the Pink Lemonade, Wildberry Passion, and Mixed Berry. I used to love the hot chocolate, kiwi-melon, and orange, but I'm not crazy about the new formulations... I still have my hot cocoa at night just to have my sweet fix while watching TV or winding down from the day.

I also like the fiber drink mixed with pink lemonade at lunch to help curb hunger and keep things, ahem, "going".

You might like the vanilla pudding or chocolate pudding too... I bought a box of them here and there for recipes and such... Same with the creamy chicken soup...

But, again, it depends upon your tastes...

jenkatt
06-22-2012, 11:50 AM
The reformulations threw me a wrench.... I still love the Wildberry, Mixed Berry and Green Tea. The Orange and Kiwi, not so much. I did try the Pomegranate, and I like that as well.
But, as the PP said, its a matter of individual taste


sonnyrae
06-22-2012, 01:50 PM
I'm fairly new and don't have the bias of having tried the HNS's before, but here is what I like:

Green tea
Pomegranate
Peach Mango
Mixed Berry

Chicken boullion and creamy chicken soup are okay if you like to make recipes with them. They are bland on their own.

anjy99
06-22-2012, 03:33 PM
I'm brand new but so far I've tried Peach Mango.. Pomegranite... and the cinnamon crunch bar and they've all been good. I was told to stay away from the Blue Raspberry.

Also others at the class highly recommend the chocolate pudding, cappaccino, and hot cocoa mix

aw82797
06-24-2012, 10:28 PM
thanks for your input, I just got a variety of them to try & see what I like

Noah Tall
06-26-2012, 10:28 PM
Blue raspberry would be good on shaved ice like a snow cone. I mix the orange in with some diet sprite, and it's like a sunkist soda. If you mix the hot cocoa with a diet chocolate soda and ice, it tastes a lot like a frosty. The pink lemonade is good during the hot weather, the others just taste too sweet to me. And if you get the meal replacement shakes, if you mix them with the hot cocoa or orange, add a little vanilla and a spoon of splenda, they're pretty good.

Fluffy in Florida
06-27-2012, 10:44 AM
Since they redid some of the drinks I decided to try the orange and I like it more now. It always gave me an odd aftertaste.

So which ones did you end up getting and which ones did you like?

anjy99
06-27-2012, 04:35 PM
I've tried a good variety so far and none have been horrible. I'm not sure on the chocolate pudding.. some love it.. I think it tastes like I'm eating raw super sweet chocolate cake batter. I actually like the clear HNS just fine and don't really need the creamy right now. Although I have used the Creamy Chicken with some dinner recipes.. but I wouldn't just drink it by itself

The Jolly Green Bran
06-27-2012, 06:47 PM
Blue raspberry would be good on shaved ice like a snow cone. I mix the orange in with some diet sprite, and it's like a sunkist soda. If you mix the hot cocoa with a diet chocolate soda and ice, it tastes a lot like a frosty. The pink lemonade is good during the hot weather, the others just taste too sweet to me. And if you get the meal replacement shakes, if you mix them with the hot cocoa or orange, add a little vanilla and a spoon of splenda, they're pretty good.


The Shaved ice is a good idea. Especially in this heat! Haven't thought of that one.

The Jolly Green Bran
06-27-2012, 06:48 PM
@Anjy88- I like to add some vanilla and cinnamon to the chocolate pudding and pop it in the freezer for a good hour. Makes it tastier. Like a nice frozen custard.

anjy99
06-27-2012, 07:05 PM
@Jolly Green Bean.. YUM

aw82797
06-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Since they redid some of the drinks I decided to try the orange and I like it more now. It always gave me an odd aftertaste.

So which ones did you end up getting and which ones did you like?t

I got

pink lemonade
peach mango
orange
wildberry
mixed berry
green tea & cranberry
kiwi melon
hot chocolate (haven'tried yet waiting on day 5)
chocolate pudding (havent tried yet waiting for day 5)

my favorite ones are pink lemonade & peach mango, I can't stand the green tea will be drinking them up so I can get rid of them & not buying them again, the others are all ok and bearable, I don't think I care for the liquid ones, all though the more I drink mixed berry the more it grows on me. when I buy my next round I will try some of the other ones I didnt get until I've tried them all I guess.

also it says to drink the HNS within 1 hour of eating a meal, can I drink it right after I finish my meal or am I supposed to wait a lil while but not more than an hour?

rn5192008
06-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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I got

pink lemonade
peach mango
orange
wildberry
mixed berry
green tea & cranberry
kiwi melon
hot chocolate (haven'tried yet waiting on day 5)
chocolate pudding (havent tried yet waiting for day 5)

my favorite ones are pink lemonade & peach mango, I can't stand the green tea will be drinking them up so I can get rid of them & not buying them again, the others are all ok and bearable, I don't think I care for the liquid ones, all though the more I drink mixed berry the more it grows on me. when I buy my next round I will try some of the other ones I didnt get until I've tried them all I guess.

also it says to drink the HNS within 1 hour of eating a meal, can I drink it right after I finish my meal or am I supposed to wait a lil while but not more than an hour?

You can drink it with your meal or within a hour after you eat.

rwquilts
06-28-2012, 10:36 PM
I was at a quilting retreat last week and used the very berry and pomegranate to drizzle on my salad and then poured the rest in my glass. Worked great for me. I only intending to use the Pom but picked up a berry and headed to the dining hall before I realized it.

anjy99
06-29-2012, 12:41 AM
It's interesting that still have the (after Day 5) menu when I started they told me that, but then the menu they gave didn't have any restrictions and I asked about it and they said they had changed the menus..

aw82797
06-29-2012, 05:54 AM
It's interesting that still have the (after Day 5) menu when I started they told me that, but then the menu they gave didn't have any restrictions and I asked about it and they said they had changed the menus..

yeah my menu doesn't say anything either it says you can have a creamy up to once per day but nothing about after day 5 but she mentioned it in the food instruction class, maybe that is for the yellow,blue, green menu thing? my menu is white cause I weigh so much ;) but she did say the yellow menu forces you into program so maybe for the lighter weight people & the yellow menu it specifies the 5 day rule? I really don't know

LolaBunni
06-29-2012, 11:16 AM
Yesterday when I went to WI and get my Level 1 menu I purchase Grape,Mixed Berry,Cran-Grape,Peach Mango,Pink Lemonade,Wild Berry Passion,Vanilla Pudding and Cinnamon Crisp bar. Can't wait to try them out! will let you all know my opinion on how they taste. Has anyone came up with a creative way to make the Vanilla pudding?

JodiH
06-29-2012, 09:11 PM
LolaBunni, I like the vanilla pudding with a little carmel flavoring - it is very good. Also, just like with the chocolate, I have put a few peach slices on bottom, then mix a little egg white and a tiny bit of water and put the mixture on top. Then, microwave for about 1 1/2 mins. Be sure to use a tall cup bc it will rise and fall. I also like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top. It is like a peach cobbler. I just experiment with the chocolate and vanilla. Once I mixed up the chocolate, put it in a small teflon skillet. I cooked it like an omlet. I have added strawberries and peaches as the filling. Once, I let it cool, then added sweetened Greek Yogurt and strawberries and rolled it. It was awesome!

myriadangel
06-29-2012, 09:12 PM
I will be getting my first HNS packages today & I was wanting to know your recommendations of the flavor(s) to get. any I should probably avoid? thanks for any input you can give me, I was planning on getting the 10 boxes for $100 deal but want to make sure I get a flavor or flavors I can actually drink lol
I'd get them all

Simi
07-09-2012, 06:40 PM
@JodiH--That peach cobbler trick sounds like a great idea! Will try some when I get more HNS packages. :D

I have a box of tomato & basil soup, and surprisingly, I liked it. :)
With the clear HNS's, my two favorites are Wild Berry & Grape. Not a fan of the kiwi-melon.

I also have a canister of the Super fruit/veggie drink. I like adding a scoop of that to Wild Berry HNS for a berry explosion of flavor. Sometimes it's a bit much and I have to add more water, but I do enjoy the intense flavor.

JodiH
07-10-2012, 03:03 PM
I love the Super Fruit and Veggie mixed with Grapefruit HNS or Lemon. Otherwise, to me, it is way too sweet. I like the newly formulated liquid HNS better if I use less water than I was using before. But, I found a box of the old mixed berry that I had in my cabinet -- felt like I hit the jackpot! :)