So when I find a product I really like I tend to like to share it.
Lucky for me, some of the companies I like, like to share their products too!
I had been desperately seeking a protein powder that I really LIKED for going on three years. Then I found CHIKE! One taste of their High Protein Iced Coffee and I was theirs. Then, they really sealed the deal when they sent me a sample pack of their products to review for my site and I found that I liked them all! You can read my review. CHIKE gives me the confidence to make a 2013 Protein Goal if you want… but CHIKE is willing to prove it to you the way they proved it to me!
They are willing to send you the same care package they sent me. Including samples of their different protein flavors and their Iced Coffee. Plus you get the nifty CHIKE Blender Bottle too!
So the typical rules apply you have to “Like” Both CHIKE and Desperately Seeking Slender on Facebook to be eligible to enter.
To enter comment on this blog post. Leave your name and email address to contact you if you’re chosen in the comments section. ( Remember first posts on my blog are moderated, so if you have not commented before it won’t show up right away )
You can earn extra contest entries by doing any of the following:
- Tweet about this contest and post a link to your tweet in the comments section of this post.
- Post about this contest on Facebook and post a link to your Facebook post in the comment section of this post.
- Blog about this contest on your own blog site and post a link to your blog post in the comment section of this post.
Contest begins January 03, 2013 and runs through January 31, 2013
A Winner will be selected by random generator selection and announced on February 01, 2013
Don’t miss your chance to take home a Blender Bottle and AMAZING protein samples for FREE
Whether you are a pre-op looking for a good protein powder you can depend on, a post op still searching for a protein that doesn’t make your nose curl or a CHIKE enthusiast that just wants to save a little on their monthly protein bill! Enter today! Someone will win! Why shouldn’t there be chance that it’s YOU!
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02/01/2013 10:14am PST – And the winner selected by Random Number Generator is Diane Cary! Diane please make sure you contact me with your Facebook Contact Information and your shipping information.
02/03/2013 07:54am PST – The new winner of the Desperately Seeking Protein Give away is Charlene Canfield. The first winner didn’t have all the appropriate folks liked on Facebook unfortunately. Charlene, I can’t find your email address in the comments of my blog post but I’ll keep looking hopefully you see this and contact me 🙂
Alright my friends. 2013 is here and I have promised myself that this will be the biggest year yet for me. I’ve made goals and resolutions. One of my big personal goals this year is to make sure that I incorporate more Protein drinks into my routine. Protein drinks are really important for me when I am exercising hard. When I start really pushing it in the gym I NEED that protein drink each day or I start feeling lethargic and fatigued.
Now let me tell you two the two biggest obstacles I have with this goal.
- I hate the taste of protein drinks.
- I am protein drink retarded, or spoiled, depends on how you look at it.
I have never tasted a protein powder that I could actually take out of the package, mix and drink and here is the key…. actually enjoy! I have never successfully made a protein shake that I liked, not from a recipe, not from my own creation.
I’m two years and three months post op and the only protein shakes I have ever enjoyed the taste of are ones that my Hunnie makes for me. I’ll get handed this huge 7-11 big gulp size protein shakes that take me nearly two hours to drink and it will taste delicious and I’ll ask what is in it and it is usually a combination of: non-fat milk, ice, Splenda, some sort of fruit, and some sort of additional flavoring like a Torani Sugar Free syrup flavor. They are always amazing. Once in a while there will be a piece of sugar-free candy blended up in it as well. All things that I would think to put in a shake, but when I do it, it comes out horrible.
Now all that said.. for me to make a resolution that i believe I can commit too, where I will actually try to drink a protein shake every day that I exercise this year I knew that I needed to be able to have a protein option that I can actually make myself. So let me introduce to you the reason that I was confident enough to make this new goal….one word. CHIKE
CHIKE has shocked me. I have used ONE brand of protein powder for nearly three years now, I’ve been doing protein shakes since early pre op. Back in the summer of 2010 when I was working towards meeting the pre-op requirements for my Gastric Bypass I ordered sample packs from most of the major protein powder companies that were out. I tried flavors and flavors and repeatedly I took a sip, wrinkled my nose and shook my head. I’d drink it to get the protein I needed in but I hated ever moment of it. When I finally realized that hey, I just hate the taste of protein, I settled in on a cheap protein powder that I could buy in mass volumes at Costco, bought two flavors, vanilla and chocolate and dressed it up with other stuff so that it was passably drinkable.
That said I like protein shake like I like my coffee, dressed up, fancy and fun. I don’t go to Starbucks and order a regular coffee. I get a latte, steamed milk, usually flavored. I like my protein the same way. I like it mixed with milk not water, I like it dressed up and spruced up. But my base is ALWAYS vanilla or chocolate.
When CHIKE sent me a sample basket of their Protein Powders the first thing I did was roll my nose at the banana and orange flavored ones they included. I decided to use the banana first, just to get the most disgusting sounding experiment out-of-the-way. I decided to go for a little Pina Colada type thing, added some coconut meat, non-fat milk, Splenda and some Sugar Free Coconut Syrup blended it up with the Kitchen Aid Handheld Mixer I got for Christmas and … Holy cow it tasted better than the protein shakes I like to order at Jamba Juice when I’m out.
in fact it was so good that I decided to get a little bit brave and try the Chocolate flavored one on its own. Well relatively. I added a cup of non-fat milk, a cup of ice, and a tablespoon of Splenda. I whizzed it up in my Ninja and the first drink I took had this taste, the kind that you title your head to the side over and kinda go hmm, this reminds me of something, what is it. It took me three drinks before it dawned on me. It reminded me of a Wendy’s Frosty. Now I haven’t had a Wendy’s Frosty in years, I might not accurately remember what they taste like, but THAT is what it reminded me off and it was delicious. I used to get Frosty’s at Wendy’s anytime we ate there. I used to dip my french fries in them, I loved them.
Now I will admit, CHIKE had already won me over. When I met Remy and Jason at the CHIKE Booth at the OAC Convention last October they really impressed me. And their Iced Coffee Protein Drink, is by far, my absolute favorite. I tasted it for the first time at the Convention and I’ve been in love ever since. If I could afford to order a daily supply I would! I could live on this one alone.
I have been searching and searching for a protein powder that I really liked. Not one that I could tolerate, but one that I would look forward too. Along comes CHIKE Iced Coffee Protein that makes me feel like I’m enjoying a Starbucks Frapachino ( something else I haven’t had in years ) and a Chocolate Protein powder that makes me feel like I’m having a fast food restaurant milk shake. And they are HEALTHY.
I’ll be putting in my order for a tub of CHIKE Chocolate Bliss protein just as soon as I finish making my way through the ginormous bag of chocolate protein powder I bought at Costco. But in the mean time I’m gonna order myself 15 packets of the coffee, at least I can have the good stuff once every other day until I get through the good old sandy and can do a full fledge switch over.
But CHIKE has me. I’m a new loyal fan. I can honestly say that there are a lot of things I have desperately been looking for during my weight loss surgery. I may still be desperately seeking slender, but I am no longer desperately seeking a good protein powder. I LIKE CHIKE. In fact I like CHIKE so much that i want to share my love with you. Would you like to try my favorite protein powder? CHIKE is willing to send one Desperately Seeking Slender reader the same sample pack they sent me, including the nifty CHIKE Blender Bottle! Be sure to enter the Desperately Seeking Protein Powder Giveaway that starts tomorrow!
CHIKE Protein definitely gets 5 Stars from Desperately Seeking Slender! And that says a lot coming from a woman who has disliked protein powders for nearly three years now.