Here are some short but sweet product reviews. I did not receive any compensation, not even free samples, for doing this. These aren’t “real” reviews in the sense that I wrote these up out of a need to share/commiserate/express my opinion more than anything else. Sample-fed reviews, should they ever appear, will contain more details and will be clearly marked.
1. First up, So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt/Chocolate:
Why? I learned of this on another blogger’s site & just had to try it.
Thoughts: It was good. Delicious, even. But, because it’s coconut-based, there is minimal protein (duh). This makes it a good dessert/snack, more than anything else. Probably great if you were already big on yogurt. I was not.
In summary: Liked it, won’t be making any special trips to get more.
2. Next, Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer:
Why? Recommended by a vegan guru at a health-food store. I’ve never tried this sort of thing before my workouts, but figured why not.
Thoughts: Pretty good, wish it came in different flavors. I tend to avoid lemon-lime drinks, because I’m not crazy about them in general, but this was ok. Strange color. I was happier about the fact that I felt pretty energetic after drinking only half the glass.
In summary: Liked it, might get more if in the store for something else.
Why? Also recommended. I tend to feel hungry and exhausted after workouts, plus, this has protein, which I’ve been actively trying to incorporate into my diet.
Thoughts: Tasted great, smelled great. I’m allergic to it. I read and re-read the label, enjoyed the shake, but then started having a reaction. Such a bummer… I really wanted to like this. I won’t know if it did anything because I had to take an antihistamine afterwards. Now, I’m all sleepy. This leaves me wondering if there are some unlisted allergens, or if it’s me.
In summary: Food allergies suck. This is probably a good product, too, but I’ll never know.
4. Finally, Benadryl Allergy Strips:
Why? When I have a reaction, it sucks, but has thankfully been OTC-treatable. I saw these in the store one day and thought it was an excellent idea. The sooner I can get medication in my body when I’m having a reaction, the better off I am. Easy-dissolving strips seemed perfect. No glass of water needed.
Thoughts: This would be a great idea, if you could actually get the darn things to open. Supposedly, you can tear these open. Not my box. I cut and tore and origami-ed the packet until it finally opened. Totally defeats the purpose.
In summary: I think I’m going to stick with the regular kind. Either that, or perforate them ahead of time. Also, really, Benadryl, please work on a non-drowsy formula. Love that your products work, hate that they put me to sleep.
Want to learn more about Vega Products? Check out The Cruelty-Free Review for a comprehensive review of their nutritional shakes and The Veggie Nook for her thoughts on the Workout Recovery Accelerator.