WHAT IS IT?
A Slim Fast shake that has got a mocha flavour.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This is a ready made shake that comes in a can so you can drink it while you are out. I do not think you can buy it in a powder.
You drink one serving of Cafe Mocha Slim Fast to replace your breakfast and your lunch and then eat a healthy dinner. It is easy when you use the ready made cans because you can change between flavours with every meal.
The shake tastes better when it is cold so I always put mine into the fridge and drink it when it has had time to chill. You can drink it straight out of the can or pour it over ice in a glass to make your shake even colder and the ice makes it feel more filling also.
I think this tastes like the small bottles of cold Starbucks coffee. It is very thin but I do not care about that because I do not like thick milkshake at any time. The taste is of coffee and you can taste the milky part also, it is not a very sweet coffee taste but it is pleasing and not harsh. I can drink it at any time and I know friends who do not drink hot coffee who like to use this flavour of Slim Fast.
WHAT I THINK
I use Slim Fast only occasionally but I like to buy it for when I do not have time to sit and eat my lunch or if I am too rushing in the morning to prepare breakfast. I buy the cans because they will keep fresh for many months if they have not been opened but I do not use a tin of powder quickly enough and it goes stale.
I shake the can before I open it but it is not a carbonated drink so does not fizz as it is opened.
I am very happy with this flavour because it does not taste like a diet shake and that is good because I have been trying some protein shakes that my gym are starting to sell and they all have got a funny aftertaste but this has not. I feel quite full when I have had a Slim Fast mocha but my husband said I should go to Starbucks and buy myself a hot coffee that tastes better for the same number of calories and I think that he is right because I think Starbucks coffee is filling also.
A can of Cafe Mocha costs about £1.80 and I think that is very expensive because it is more like a drink than a meal like the other flavours of Slim Fast. It is filling but I would like it to be more like a refreshing drink than to have it instead of a full meal.
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I work really hard to try and maintain my figure which is getting harder after having two kids and getting older. I try and eat healthily most of the time and exercise regularly but there is the odd time when I need some extra help if I have been lazy and not exercising or if I have been over indulging.
One of the easiest ways for me to drop a few pounds is to follow the Slimfast plan for a week or two as I find that this is one of the easiest diet plans for me to follow and it gets me quick results.
Slimfast requires people to replace some meals with their shakes such as for breakfast and lunch then just have a healthy dinner.
I find that following this plan for a little while allows me to slim back down to my normal weight without too much of a struggle.
The milkshakes are calorie controlled and you can either buy the powder and make your own which I do sometimes or else the lazy option is to buy them premade. Now this is obviously the more expensive option but it is so convenient and also I think they taste better this way.
Each shake costs 1.55 but you can find them cheaper for packs of 6 and usually Boot’s has some offers on for them.
The Mocha shake is one of my favourites. I love coffee and I love chocolate so what better way than to combine them.
The flavour is strong and I think this is part of the reason that I find it to be so satisfying. It contains semi-skimmed milk and has 230 calories for a 325ml bottle. The shake is quite thick and gloopy but tastes lovely and I find that it really fills me up. I have quite a big appetite but this keeps me pretty satisfied from lunch till dinner. It is never going to be plate of chips but it keeps me as full as a sandwich or a salad would.
If only I had one of those metabolisms which kept me at the same weight all the time but unfortunately I don’t and this helps me to maintain a good weight without feeling as though I am depriving myself too much.
I am interspersing my Slimfast banana milkshakes with their Cafe Mocha ones every now and again, just to spt me from getting too bored and also I was starting to find the banana ones a little bit too sweet. I buy these in packs of six from Boots for just under six punds. They are definietly better to taste when they are served very cold and I like to pur mine into a tall glass and sip it very slowly, usually through a straw. It is rich and tasty and sirprisingly thick and creamy. It coatins two hundred and thirty calores and I use one of thes eto rpelca on one of my meals every day, usually at lunch time when Ia m at work. It is really surpring how long these shakes keep you fille dup and I have my lunch at one pm and find that I am fine until I get home and have a proper sit down meak with my family. I have lost six ounds so far on this Slimfast plan and it hasn''t been too difficult, mainly because I haven''t been feeling hungry. I cannot find these Cafe Mocha drinks available in thelarger tubs, as I can wit the banana flavours and so I ave to buy thes eready made up but then i tis more conveneient this way. They come in platsic bottles with twist off caps and I always make syure to shake mine before drinking. They are full of all the vitamins and minerals I need for every day and so I know they are not depriving me of any nutrients I need in my diet. Semi-Skimmed MILK (78%), Coffee (6.7%), Water, Sugar, MILK Proteins, Corn Oil, Cocoa Powder (0.8%), Stabilisers (Cellulose, Carboxymethylcellulose, Potassium Phosphate, Carrageenan), Maltodextrin, Thickener (Acacia Gum), Flavourings, Vitamins and Minerals*, Caramelised Sugar, Emulsifier (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Antioxidant (Sodium Ascorbate, Alpha-Tocopherol), Sweeteners (Sucralose, Acesulfame K), Beta Carotene (contains SOYBEAN), *Vitamins and Minerals: Sodium Carbonate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Vitamin C, Zinc Gluconate, Ferric Pyrophosphate, Vitamin E, Niacin, Sodium Selenite, Biotin, Copper Gluconate, Manganese Sulphate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Thiamin, Vitamin D3, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Riboflavin
Ok, slim fast is just for dieting, right? Wrong!
Believe it or not, I actually used slim fast for exactly the opposite reason on and off for about a year. The reason? I had really bad glandular fever. My throat was swollen, I could hardly bare to swallow because of the pain, and I was really weak.
My local pharmacy did sell some meal replacement drinks designed to help ill people, but they were a small shop and soon sold out (my boyfriend got the fever too!!!). So, they suggested slim fast.
The idea of slim fast is that it is nutritionally balanced, and helps you to lose weight. But the reason you lose weight is a reduced calory intake overall, not anything missing in terms of content. So, I drank lots of the stuff in all flavours, shapes and forms. This, in combination with the odd bit of mash, and bananas, pretty much kept me alive for a few weeks.
So, thankyou Slim Fast for helping me put on weight!
The shakes are quite thick, so more satisfying than some other brands. They are also just ready to go, which is certainly good for ill people. The choice of flavours is also good as, believe me, even chocolate gets boring after the third shake!
When I moved out to the country I started using my car more to go to places and since I wasnt walking to work I found that I was putting on weight. I thought Slim Fast would a convenient diet since you could buy the drinks in cans
After about a week I was getting bored of just drinking the chocolate, banana and vanilla (as I am allergic to strawberry) and my local stores did not have any other flavours available. Luckily Boots.com did, I bought quite a range of flavours but this one is my favourite.
The diet is that you replace two meals a day with Slim-fast meal replacements products; these include shakes (ready made or do it yourself) and meal replacement bars. Slim-fast also offer a range of snacking bars (yes you can snack on Slim-fast) and frozen evening meals.
The used to offer meal replacements with pasta meals and soups but I can no longer see these on there website, which is good because they tasted awful.
The diet did work for me but I do know people who it didnt. If you require more info on the diet please visit their website www.slimfast.co.uk
This can contains 350ml of Café Mocha meal replacement shake and is well-balanced with vitamins and minerals and realises energy slowing so that you are less likely to stray from your diet.
The packaging is quite simple it has the read Slim-fast logo and the word Café Mocha and a picture of a delicious looking shake.
One can has 216 calories and has 23 vitamins and minerals. All the Slim-fast products have been nutritionally developed.
How to use
This is a simple product to use, the can recommends to chill for best results and I strong agree with this.
Once chilled, give it a shake, open the ring pull located at the top of the can and either pour into a glass or drink directly from the can. I always poured mine into a glass as drinking it from the can does at tin taste to it.
Drink and enjoy.
Now the most important part, the shake is brown as you might expect with it being Café Mocha flavour and you can defiantly smell the coffee and a hint of chocolate.
As the shake hits your taste buds I can taste the coffee first but then the chocolate melts in the leave a very moreish after taste. The taste is quite good, the real thing is better but this is meant to help you lose weight.
Compared with the other flavours they do Café Mocha has the best taste as the other have a funny taste that many low fat, low calorie and diet products have.
Since I did this diet they have become more widely available in supermarkets and are priced around £1 per can. However I always bought mine from Boots.com as they offer bulk prices which can reduce the cost to around 70p per can, plus you can earn advantage points.
I know some people may not agree but I did enjoy these, they were very good for a caffeine intake prior to going to work. I tried all the shakes from the Slim-fast ready-made range (except strawberry) and this one had to be the best. It was one I could drink everyday and never get bored.
I do not drink these now but I do know people who use them as a quick on the go lunch. Personally I wouldnt drink these unless I was on the Slim-fast diet but this one has the better taste as the other have a strange savoury taste to them.
I did lose 2 stone through this diet but I did also increase my exercise as Slim-fast recommended, through my experience I found this diet very good and an excellent ready made shake.
Thanks for reading.
Nutritious, convenient and delicious. Take one with you wherever you go. There are seven great shakes to choose from and multi packs, too.