Hey all... I'm going to copy and paste from my blog (that I never update lol) with my reviews for what I've tried so far.
My IP Alternative Product Reviews
Note: As of September, I have ordered from Lindora, Netrition, Nashua Nutrition, and Pure Protein (supplements).
These are not technically alternative products but I did try them, so...
I ordered these products from netrition.com (best shipping price around, flat $4.95). I really really wanted to like them… but overall… OY.
Balsamic Vinaigrette: 1/10. Disgusting. Right in the trash.
Thousand Island: 5/10. Disgusting alone, but delicious in Big Mac in a Bowl. Apparently the chemical taste is hidden by the fatty meat- imagine that.
Blue Cheese Dip: 1/10. Tried dunking celery sticks in it and it might as well have been hair gel. Also straight in the garbage.
Caramel syrup: 8/10: actually, this was pretty much the bomb. Obviously not the same thing as real caramel and kind of watery, but still tasted quite good- I like it in coffee and shakes.
Chocolate syrup: 7/10- liked it for the same reasons as caramel, but not quite as much.
Bacon Ranch: Haven’t tried yet… but don’t have high hopes.
For shame, WF… I really wanted to like you.
Chocolate Premier Nutrition Shake (Costco)
OMG, I bow to you. I was not expecting much but my expectations were far exceeded! I give you a 9/10 because you’re still a protein drink so you have a little bit of a chalky thing going on, but what else can I ask for… 30g of protein in 11 little ounces!! I am so thankful for your existence. I have also recently discovered that you are an awesome coffee creamer. Coming from the person who likes 'a little coffee with her cream' this is a huge development.
Proti-Diet and Proti-Thin
Chocolate Soy Snacks: OMG. OMG. LOVE. 10/10.
Bacon and cheese omelet: Meh. Edible. Not terrible but probably won’t reorder. Would rather just have some egg whites. 6/10.
Proti-Thin Cream of Celery Soup: I almost liked this, but not quite. There was some kind of strange grainy thing and I like the other soups a lot better. 6/10
ProtiDiet Chicken Soup: 9/10 yup. This one's a reorder. My favorite soup so far.
ProtiDiet Pizza w Tomato sauce: 7/10. Okay, so don't expect real pizza- but this will help a craving. I added a pinch of veggie shreds and it really improved it.
ProtiDiet Cool Raspberry Drink: 6/10. Here's the thing with the drinks: they smell terrible. I can't sip them but they seem to be a bit better if you have a covered cup and a straw. I realize I sound like a prima donna here, but I have no idea why the smell turns me off so much.
ProtiDiet Grape Drink- 7/10- drink it with a straw and ice and it's not so bad. Don't love it but need some more unrestricteds so will probably reorder.
ProtiDiet Peach Mango Drink- 8/10 this one is my favorite ProtiDiet drink, but it has the same issues as the others.
ProtiDiet Vanilla Protein Wafer Bar: 10/10. My favorite snack, hands down. I pine for this thing.
Cream of Mushroom Soup: 8/10- liked it
Cream of Chicken Soup: 8/10- liked it
Cheesy PROtato Krinkles: 10/10- loved these- generous portion, nice when having a chip craving.
Vegetarian Sloppy Joe: 9/10- enjoyed this a lot in a salad