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    Has anybody tried this stuff?

    It looks good, but I'm worried about the cost since I'm trying to sort out a 3500-4000 calorie diet for uni, student budget of course. £1.33 for 500 calories seems like a bit much but it might be quite convenient when I have long days. I already take a food supplement that gives me a great vitamin and mineral profile.
    I'd end up taking this stuff twice a day.

    If you've tried it, did you think it's worth it?
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    I tried it but personally didn't like it, I just felt hungry and didn't really like the taste, although I know there's new flavours now.

    I would recommend trying it as I do know it works for some people so it could work for you

    I've not tried it because I can spare time to prep meals much easier than hat amount of money. The price is just silly when you look at what's in it- oats, protein powder and flaxseed are the bulk of it. Go to aldi, get oats and flax (linseed) and order your protein from one of the usual online place, put it all in a blender with your liquid and done. I've not done the maths but I think it's safe to assume that's cheaper

    I used it last year while I was doing my masters at uni because I didn't always want to cook and cooking felt like a waste of time. This is what I found.

    -Saves a lot of time as you don't have to cook
    -Reasonably healthy, easy way to get a fairly nutritious "meal" in
    -Taste is not too bad, I would say it grows on you though
    -Cheaper than buying food
    -Can consume it while continuing to work / on the go
    -It is vegan

    -Not as satisfying / filling as a meal
    -Taste gets boring after a while
    -It is still quite expensive for what it is

    General advice:
    If you're going to get it, I would mix it with a blender as it doesn't always mix that well in a shaker (you may end up with lumps). Also, use cold water, not room temperature, as it will taste better. The flavour sachets you can get are a good idea to add variety, as the standard vanilla is very plain. You can purchase a trial packet of all the flavours before you get a big bag of a certain flavour. I recommend the rhubarb & custard though! I used mine instead of cooking an evening meal, but I didn't use it every night. I don't think I would use it to replace all my meals as it would be so, so boring.
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