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FreeBird3
03-03-2013, 02:26 PM
I've never heard of Walden Farms until I got to this forum. I checked out the website and it really DOES sound like it's too good to be true -- 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 carbs, etc.

I want to try this Big Mac in a Bowl recipe, but is that allowed on Phase 1? I found the ingredients on Amazon. Also, if it really is 0 calories, 0 fat, and 0 carbs, then can I put as much of it that I want in the ground beef?


Ingredients
Triple Filtered Water, Soybean Oil, White Vinegar, Pickle Relish, Tomato Paste, Pasturized Egg Yolk, Food Starch Modified, Worchestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavors, Cayenne Pepper, Mustard Flour, Lemon Juice, White Pepper, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Sucralose, EDTA, Sodium Benzoate (to preserve freshness)


ladylunk
03-03-2013, 02:34 PM
It's 0/0/0 per serving. So if it says 2 tablespoons per serving I would stick to that. I can't remember the serving size. It will still have some calories and will add up if you go over often. Just because it says 0 it could still have 0.9 but they don't have to report it if it is under 1. Yes you can have big mac in a bowl on phase 1. Many of us do! I probably would not order too many WF products, maybe try out one or two to make sure you like them. Many of us only have a few we tolerate. Me I pretty much stick to the thousand island for the big mac in a bowl and I also mix it with hot sauce for a "sweet/spicy" dip. Some love it though. Everyone is different. Just don't spend too much bucks on it till you know would be my advice.

FreeBird3
03-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Thank you! :)


leannekarella
03-03-2013, 02:52 PM
Just a word of warning... Don't go out and buy a ton of different stuff from WF before you try it. Some people LOVE it.

Some people (like me) can't even swallow the stuff. I swear it's a genetic thing...To me, and to others that dislike it, it has a very strong chemical taste.
I dropped around $50 on the stuff when I began the diet. All down the drain... inedible to me.

TNmom
03-03-2013, 03:01 PM
Leanne: I just started too and I bought some WF stuff and was sooo disappointed :(. I haven't tried the choc dip yet. I saw it at a local store. That may be good spread on a pancake :). But I have just been looking up recipes for dressing and they have been pretty good.

*But yeah.. I cant eat the stuff either

Calisto
03-03-2013, 03:06 PM
Yes buy a little at a time. Also tastes change on the diet, I can tolerate some of their stuff better now than I could in the beginning. love their pancake syrup though!

workingit50
03-03-2013, 04:24 PM
I bought the choc and returned it to the store. But I really, really like the 1000 Island Dressing.

tam67green
03-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Pancake syrup and 1000 Island dressing are pretty good. Don't like most of the other products I've tried. I use the pancake syrup as sweetener sometimes--in stir fry sauce or teriyaki sauce.

putenpie
03-03-2013, 04:43 PM
I have tried the Italian dressing and pancake syrup and i absolutely love them. But there some products that i absolutely can't get used to the taste

lovetorun3
03-03-2013, 04:43 PM
I'm not crazy about the WF products although the Thousand Island for the Big Mac in a Bowl is ok and I do like the pancake syrup :)

leannekarella
03-03-2013, 04:46 PM
Leanne: I just started too and I bought some WF stuff and was sooo disappointed :(. I haven't tried the choc dip yet. I saw it at a local store. That may be good spread on a pancake :). But I have just been looking up recipes for dressing and they have been pretty good.

*But yeah.. I cant eat the stuff either

The only thing I LOVE is the pancake syrup. The blueberry and strawberry syrup are edible...but since my hubby likes them, he can have them.

The pancake syrup tastes really close to the sugar free Mrs. Buttersworth (IMO)

chubbiegurl
03-03-2013, 04:47 PM
I found out about it on here too and lost 4.99 I tried the ranch and it tasted nothing like ranch. It was terrible, even my husband who is not very picky won't touch it. But maybe u may like one of their products. I guess 5 bucks to try one is not much to lose, u might just have a different opinion than that of mine.

Katkat
03-03-2013, 05:54 PM
Ranch and marshmallow are terrible

Sun dried tomato Italian, Italian, balsamic dressings are awesome.
I like thousand island but only in Big Mac bowl.
I have raspberry vinegarette but haven't opened it yet.
Carmel syrup is good too

Alaskagirl92128
03-03-2013, 06:06 PM
I hate the Walden Farms products, I dropped a whole bunch of money on them the first week and they taste horrible. So my advice is don't buy too many of them.

NinjaNurse
03-03-2013, 06:25 PM
I bought a lot at 1st but phased them out. I like the pancake syrup and chocolate sauce.
Thousand Island and Chipotle Ranch dressing.
I use the Asian once in awhile. I usually doctor them up anyway. AND I have been on a making my own kick.

I recently bought the Zesty Italian, and it isn't Zesty at all.

Garlic Herb sauce is vile.

AlisonS
03-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Pancake syrup is so good, I will never use anything else. I also really like the ketsup and will never "go back" to regular.

I like the balsamic vinegarette and Italian the best of the dressings.

The caramel syrup is great in the chocolate drink, heated up.

The tomato sauce works for me as well. The BBQ sauce is OK.

I take the opposite view on trying the products. Try everything you can afford to try. It is worth it in the end if you can find stuff you enjoy. Maybe you can band together with some others to try the products and split the cost. I think the clinics should stock samples, if it keeps one person OP, it would be worth it!

SWP
03-03-2013, 06:50 PM
I agree with what others have said - try what you're interested in and don't throw them out (unless they're expired!). Your tastes will likely change.

I found that http://www26.netrition.com/ has the lowest price for Walden Farms products - I think around $4.

WorldTraveleronIP
03-03-2013, 06:50 PM
I too dropped a bunch of money and ended up only liking:
1. Pancake syrup-I too will keep this even on maintenance
2. caramel syrup-super thick and great in coffee, chocolate drink, oatmeal muffins
3. marshmallow dip-use it only to thicken puddings and drinks and it makes them smooth and way better tasting

I tolerate:
BBQ sauce
Sesame Ginger salad dressing
ketchup

the others (dressings, jams, peanut spreads) are headed to the trash as soon as I can bring myself to do it.

Calisto
03-03-2013, 07:39 PM
I watch the ads around here, we have a store that will run a 2 for $5 special and I buy most the ones I want to try then!

I love almost all the BBQ Sauce (with a bit of hot sauce in them)

leadedge
03-03-2013, 07:44 PM
I like the BBQ sauces too and pretty much all the dressings, especially Honey Dijon but that Ketchup, I find, inedible!

Suzali
03-03-2013, 07:52 PM
I watch the ads around here, we have a store that will run a 2 for $5 special and I buy most the ones I want to try then!

I love almost all the BBQ Sauce (with a bit of hot sauce in them)

Calisto, I was just thinking about that same sale! That's when I picked up most of mine. Can't beat $2.50 each.

ginettepv
03-03-2013, 08:41 PM
I've never heard of Walden Farms until I got to this forum. I checked out the website and it really DOES sound like it's too good to be true -- 0 calories, 0 fat, 0 carbs, etc.

I want to try this Big Mac in a Bowl recipe, but is that allowed on Phase 1? I found the ingredients on Amazon. Also, if it really is 0 calories, 0 fat, and 0 carbs, then can I put as much of it that I want in the ground beef?


Ingredients
Triple Filtered Water, Soybean Oil, White Vinegar, Pickle Relish, Tomato Paste, Pasturized Egg Yolk, Food Starch Modified, Worchestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavors, Cayenne Pepper, Mustard Flour, Lemon Juice, White Pepper, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Sucralose, EDTA, Sodium Benzoate (to preserve freshness)f

tried quite a few WF products. Totally hate them Have yet to have one I like. I am using up everything I have by adding them in packets. Do tolerate the chocolate or caramel in a shake I make with the dark chocolate pudding. Only way I can get through what I bought.

Having been raised on pure maple syrup, I cannot tolerate the pancake syrup either although my husband finds it tastes alot like the McDo syrup.

Time to change
03-03-2013, 08:54 PM
I have been using the creamy bacon dressing and it isn't too bad. The peanut butter on the other hand.... Not so good!

lcheech
03-03-2013, 09:45 PM
I have:

Pancake syrup
thusand island dressing
bacon ranch dressing
caramel dip
honey bbq sauce
honey mayo

they have all been great for me. no complaints at all. I guess it depends on the person.

EmmaD
03-03-2013, 10:49 PM
I have only tried the pancake syrup so far - it is good!

I am afraid of buying the big bottles! I tried the pancake syrup because so many people said it was good.

I plan to order single-serving sizes to try first - Thousand Island is one that they offer, also Ranch, Italian, honey dijon, creamy bacon, chocolate syrup and pancake syrup.... minimus.biz (http://www.minimus.biz/search.aspx?keyword=walden) has them sold individually. They seem a little pricey (almost $1 per package) but if you find one you like, then buy a big bottle, or they are a little less expensive (~$0.83 each) in boxes of 6 single servings at waldenfarms.com (http://www.waldenfarms.com/products/single_packets.html)

ETA: I just checked out netrition. WOW they have so many Walden Farms products. They have the boxes of single servings for only $3.99 each (~$0.67 each)