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.
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?
- Leave a comment about whether you have tried Svelte, your thoughts, and what flavor you would like to try.
- Tweet "@ElizabethEats is giving away cases of @CalNaturale 's Svelte #vegan protein drink! Check it out " 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.