Monday, January 31, 2011

Staying Svelte, with Svelte

Have you heard of the haute new line of vegan protein drinks-Svelte? I first encountered this chic line of tetra-packaged protein drinks at Expo East 2010. Like everything I approach that comes in a box, I grabbed the nearest one and flipped it over to see the ingredients and nutrition facts. I was pleasantly surprised to see a good amount of protein, without any isolated soy protein, low sugar, and 8g of fiber in every bottle.
(ps I LOVE that the serving size on their label is 1 container. no stupid 1 bottle=2.5 servings BS)
All flavors are sweetened with a blend of stevia and organic cane sugar-each bottle has 9 g of sugar. Each 16oz bottle has 260 calories and like icing on a cake it is also vegan, gluten free and has a low glycemic index.
But the impressive nutrition facts for a protein shake wouldn't make a difference if it tasted awful. Luckily that is not the case at all. Every one that I tried I found to be delicious. There are four flavors: Chai, Cappucino, Chocolate and French Vanilla, which really pops out in a market of only Chocolate and Vanilla drinks. Cappucino and Chocolate are definitely my favorites but all flavors are fantastic-not super sweet, with absolutely no chalky aftertaste. They are rich and creamy The line is only a year old but it is expanding like wildfire. It's sold in Boston in every Whole Foods, and I can also find it at Star/Shaws Market.
So svelte
And the best part is we want to spread the Svelte Love with YOU! CalNaturale offered to give products to not 1, not 2 but 3 readers! The First winner will win grand prize of 1 case (12 Sveltes) and 2 runners up receiving 1 “prize pack” of one of each flavor.

So how do you enter this great giveaway?
  1. Leave a comment about whether you have tried Svelte, your thoughts, and what flavor you would like to try.
  2. Tweet "@ElizabethEats is giving away cases of @CalNaturale 's Svelte #vegan protein drink! Check it out http://tinyurl.com/4qe64h9" Don't forget to leave a comment back on this post letting me know you tweeted!
1 entry per option-do one or both! I will be taking entries until Wednesday February 9th, 2011, my Blog Birthday! I will use random.org to select 3 winners and alert everyone that day!

What are you waiting for-get on it!

Thanks Josh for chattin' with me and for the whole Svelte and CalNaturale team for hosting this giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was not paid by Svelte to promote their product. I'm all about giving the companies I love the attention they deserve and don't need to be bribed.

21 comments:

Joanna said...

Ohhhh I would love to try these! Especially the french vanilla flavor. And maybe adding a little caramel or raspberry syrup to it sounds like a tasty protein shake treat.

I'm off to go tweet this now :)

Amanda said...

Stay on the west coast....we're about to get pummeled with snow again....

Yummy! I would love to try the chai one!

...and I tweeted :)

Katherine said...

Have never tried Svelte but I want to! Your giveaways are the best.:):) Definitely want to try the Spiced Chai because I could always use more spice in my life!! About to tweet...

Hilah said...

I love your blog! and I'd love to try these cool drinks--especially the vanilla or chai. I hate all those "health drinks" that have 20 + grams of sugar in them....These sound awesome.

Eat Abundantly said...

tweeted!

I love your comment that the serving size is one bottle! So often they do have the 2.5 servings- and people never pay attention to that!

Jess said...

I'd like to try the chai!

Have fun at the Whole Grains Conference!!!

Cassidy Carow said...

I tweeted the message (pcmommymuscle).

Cassidy Carow said...

I've tried all the flavors... SO yummy! I think that my favorite depends on my mood but the chocolate is really good (and I'm not even a chocolate lover) as is the spiced chai.

Mariel BOOM said...

All of those flavours sound delicious! A good protein drink for post workout recovery is hard to find without containing crazy amounts of sugar and must be even harder to find if you are a vegan. I am very picky about the texture of my protein drinks so I would be interested to see what this one is like

Teeg said...

never tried this stuff but now i wanna run out and grab some!! i wonder where i can find it here in DC.... guess it's time to go hunting! Unless you wanna spare me the trouble anddddd pick me?! haha =P

kD said...

Hey thanks for the tweet.. came over here.. I'm in the South.. NC to be exact... looking forward to seeing this company expand further =)

@deshane

deshane said...

Hey thanks for the tweet.. came over here.. I'm in the South.. NC to be exact... looking forward to seeing this company expand further =)

@deshane

Cherloo said...

I havent tried these but they look amazing I would like to try the Chai totally would taste amazing!!
cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

Cherloo said...

Tweetted
cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

Coconat said...

Hii again! I haven't tried these, but I would so love too... and cappuccino would so be my flavor, I'm obsessed :D

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

I haven't tried it but I really want to! I haven't seen it in any stores around here. The chai and cappuccino sound amazing!

Gina said...

I love Svelte! Chocolate is my favorite, but I love Chai and French Vanilla as well. Great giveaway, Elizabeth!

Jenna Z said...

I've never tried it but I'd love to try the chocolate! I need a protein drink that doesn't make me sort of want to gag!

Jenna Z said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/33299497392021504

trivegan said...

These Rock! For some reason I always go for the Cappuccino flavor. They are great for on the go. The Shaw's near me sells them, as well as some Whole Foods. Tweet Tweet.

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

I tweeted!