Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Special K Protein Shakes (Review & Giveaway!) ***Updated with winners




**** Congrats to Encheva, Lisa, Angela R and justme.

I’m a Special K fan. As someone who's actively trying to watch her weight, I have been for a while. Their cereals, particularly the Chocolatey delight and Red Berries, have been mainstays in my pantry. It’s a brand I’ve come to know and trust. So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to try Special Ks new protein shake.

The shake arrived in the evening and as much as I (and my kids) wanted to tear into it that evening I decided the true test would be to have it the following morning, on my way to work. On an empty stomach.

The shake was well worth the wait. With its rich, creamy, decadent chocolate flavor the shake felt like a real treat. The part of me that loves everything chocolate found myself craving another. Of course what I’m learning is that I need to be more in tuned to how I’m really feeling and not to just eat because something tastes good. And what I really felt was full. Surprisingly so. I really did not expect that a shake would make me full. I’ve tried other meal replacement shakes before and was hungry within five minutes. Not so here. The shake kept me full for a good couple of hours which was perfect for me because I tend to like to eat smaller meals and/or snacks every few hours instead of 3 large meals.

Each shake contains 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber (which I'm sure accounts for why they're so filling). The French Vanilla and Strawberry flavors are 180 calories, the Milk Chocolate is 190, which for you Weight Watchers folks like me is only 3 points.

Want to try the goodness for yourself? Click here for a coupon for $1.00 off of a 4 pack (good through 7/30/09). You'll find them in the diet and nutrition aisles of your local grocery store (I've seen them at drugstores too)

**And, the Kellogg’s PR folks graciously allowed me to give away shakes to 4 lucky people. Simply leave a comment telling me your favorite Special K or Kelloggs product and you’ll be entered to win. Winners will be selected at random from all comments received by July 7th.
Please be sure to leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you're a winner

18 comments:

throuthehaze said...

i love the red berries cereal
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DanielleCorrelle said...

Oooh, I'd love to try these. I love their cereals, my favorite is the Cinnamon Pecan. It's delicious!

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adrian said...

I really like the special K chocolate delight cereal.
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GabbyLowe said...

I love the special K red berries cereal and snack bars.

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Skywaywaver said...

I like the Special K Chocolately Delight but am low-carbbing it. These shakes sound awesome and I would love to be able to try them!
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Roxy said...

I love Kellogg's® Corn Pops® cereal.

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encheva said...

I also like the red berries most. I recently tried the S[ecial K multigrain crackers and like them too. I am curious about the shakes...hope to win one to taste them :)
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Lisa said...

I love the Red Berries cereal. I eat it for dinner sometimes, because it's so good.
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Shelly said...

I love regular original Special K

Angela R. said...

Original Special K for me

tina said...

i like the original special k cereal for breakfast in the morning thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

dctm said...

We love Special K cereal!

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Helen S said...

I love the Cinnamon Pecan cereal.
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Huguette E. said...

My favorite is the original Special K

justme said...

i love the strawberry special K

Melissa O. said...

I really like the Special K protein waters. They really do curb your hunger at those times when you are RAVENOUS and are afraid you will go overboard. They taste pretty good too. i like the Iced Tea best.

giggling kids said...

I love the special K chocolate Delight!
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Michaéle said...

I have to hide the box of strawberry Special K if I plan on actually being able to have any...my daughters eat it like it's going out of style.