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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Default Chocolate shake powder w/o art. sweeteners?

Was so excited to find Right Size smoothie powder at my local grocery because I can't do any of the bigger brands with Splenda, etc. I got the vanilla flavor and it's OK, but a little chalky. Yesterday I needed more and was very excited to find chocolate! Tried it today and it was REALLY good; two hours later - heyyy... Went back to the label and it has aspartame - not in the ingredients but way down in the proprietary gum blend. Back to the store with it!

After double-checking, the vanilla is not artifically sweetened, so I'll try adding cocoa powder to it. I'm a little concerned about it mixing properly but I think I'm more likely to stick to it if it tastes like something I shouldn't be having

Does anyone know of another brand out there that has a naturally sweeted chocolate shake? I can do agave, fructose, etc. but not sucralose or maltitol.

This is not a permanent solution; I've just been sick/injured/stressed a lot lately and would like to drop a few pounds before our next cruise...
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 12:28 PM
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My wife uses "Slim Body Matrix" from Global Nutrition. It states Aspartame Free, and I don't see any other obvious sweeteners in the ingredients.

I use Gold Standard Whey Double Chocolate from GNC/Optimum Nutrition. It doesn't list Aspartame, does list cocoa, but then also says artificially flavored - so I just don't know.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Jay Robb Whey Protein. It comes in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pina colada, tropical dreamsicle, and unflavored. No sucralose or aspartame added!

I use the Egg White Vanilla and there are 120 calories per 1 scoop and 4 grams carbs. Ingredients listed on the vanilla are egg albumin, xylitol, natural flavor, xanthan gum, lecithin, and stevia. It's delicious!

Look it up: www.jayrobb.com
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Thanks - will check both of those out!!!
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Old October 10th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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I have been using Chocolate Shakeology for over 2 years. Absolutely NO artificial anything in it - full of vitamins/minerals/superfoods/etc.. I haven't found anything that compares to it.
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check out UNJURY
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Old October 12th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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check out UNJURY

checked it out.. right there on the label "natural and artificial flavors"...

no thanks..
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I mention UNJURY because it was originally meant for cancer patients.
Bariatric patience started using it. Very helpful website/customer
service, with lots of good recipes to make with the protein powders.
They use whey protein isloates instead of whey protein concentrate.
They have a chicken noodle flavor with no sugar, also the unflavored
contains no sugar. The price is right around $20 a container.
I also use NOW sports whey protein isolate unflavored mixed into
my green smoothies..mmmmm! price is decent from Swanson's
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Body by Vi is also good. No artificial sweetners.
But it doesn't come in chocolate. Would have to use the flavor packets and they do have the artificial sweeteners.
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I'm with pnut on Shakeology. I like the Vegan Chocolate formula, and I am far from being vegan.
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