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New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
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7/21/12 4:11 PM
HATE IT! Doesn't taste like chocolate at all. Smells bad. Shakeology was my favorite meal. Now I don't even want to open the bag. Plus it gives me heartburn. I talked to beachbody. Their suggestion was to send an email to wecare@beachbody.com and voice my opinion, and that the more people not happy with the new taste, the better the chances to do something about it. Don't know if it will work but we have nothing to lose. Please, if you didn't like it and liked the old one, let them know.
Thanks
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/21/12 9:37 PM as a reply to yclavell.
Am I the only one who thinks it's way better than the old formula? emoticon
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/22/12 4:54 AM as a reply to yclavell.
I feel the same way. I hate the after taste of the new formula. i no longer look forward to the healthiest meal of the day! i loath running out of my old formula bag and packets
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/22/12 6:40 AM as a reply to yclavell.
I agree it is nasty. Now it taste like all the other bad shakes you can just pick up at the grocery store for a fraction of the price. Ugh!
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/22/12 7:06 AM as a reply to danicawilson.
Not only tastes bad, but it made me sick. I felt jittered all day long, burning sensation in throat, extremely thirsty all day long. 15 hours later and I still couldn't sleep. I felt like if I took a fat burning pill right before bed time. Not good at all. Returning mine tomorrow.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/22/12 1:46 PM as a reply to yclavell.
I just got mine yesterday and the smell alone just about knocked me over. I gave it a try anyway, awful! I had to add a whole banana and three, count 'em three tablespoons of peanut butter to get rid of the taste. Despite the alleged flavor of the powder, I tasted no chocolate when mixed with just almond milk.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/22/12 5:53 PM as a reply to yclavell.
Thanks for the email address. I just sent one. I don't like it at all either.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/23/12 4:01 AM as a reply to yclavell.
I can't stand it. And thinking back to the first day I tried it, after hearing a few people mention it, my throat felt weird afterwards. It was only the first 2 days but that never happened with the original formula. I sent my email. Hopefully they will do something. Looking at the facebook page, alot of people are unhappy.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/23/12 4:49 AM as a reply to tryinmybest.
Its awful....I am so disappointed. I looked forward to it every morning and now I am not excited. I posted a negative review on Shakeology's fb page and it was deleted.

Very disappointing. I hope they take these comments serious.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/24/12 8:39 AM as a reply to angiemaccombs.
I absolutely HATE it. It doesn't even smell like chocolate!!!!!
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/24/12 10:06 AM as a reply to yclavell.
WOW, I just got a bag of the new stuff and I don't want to even open it after reading these comments. I do have one question - IS IT GLUTEN FREE?
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/24/12 10:16 AM as a reply to jlrehm.
It does not say gluten free on the bag like the original did so I don't think it is.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/24/12 10:59 AM as a reply to yclavell.
My husband and I are so very disappointed! We hate the new formula. We've tried several of our favorite recipes hoping the flavors of those ingredients would come through; they did not. We can't even seem to find a recipe to make the drink tolerable, let alone good. We are hoping they will see how many people dislike it and will at least offer the original formula again. Otherwise, we will soon be canceling our subscription. I'd rather pay a fraction of the price for something that tastes just as bad. While I respect their desire to improve it, sacrificing taste to do so is NOT the way to go! Too bad. I'm also sending an e-mail to the company; hopefully they will truly listen to the desires of their customers!
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/24/12 12:25 PM as a reply to michellekup.
michellekup:
My husband and I are so very disappointed! We hate the new formula. We've tried several of our favorite recipes hoping the flavors of those ingredients would come through; they did not. We can't even seem to find a recipe to make the drink tolerable, let alone good. We are hoping they will see how many people dislike it and will at least offer the original formula again. Otherwise, we will soon be canceling our subscription. I'd rather pay a fraction of the price for something that tastes just as bad. While I respect their desire to improve it, sacrificing taste to do so is NOT the way to go! Too bad. I'm also sending an e-mail to the company; hopefully they will truly listen to the desires of their customers!


Banana honeymoon was always my fav recipe and the butterfinger too. I made Banana honeymoon yesterday and butterfinger today and they are ruined with the new formula.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/25/12 12:51 PM as a reply to yclavell.
I hear you, izjusme. We're sorry you're disappointed. I'll get this to the right people.

I don't know if this will help, but Carl Daikeler wrote this about his experience adjusting to the new flavor:
http://www.carldaikeler.com/2012/07/i-challenge-your-tongue-to-a-duel/

Regarding the gluten, here's some intel on that.

Is Shakeology Gluten Free?
The Shakeology formula does not contain any gluten-based ingredients and we make every effort to prevent any ingredients with gluten from coming into direct or indirect contact with our products. However, because of our high standards we do not feel it is appropriate to make a gluten-free claim since Shakeology is produced in facilities that also handle gluten based ingredients.

If you have a concern about gluten it is best to consult your doctor before making any dietary changes.

Shakeology used to say it was Gluten –free. Why has it changed?
Because the safety of our customers is extremely important to us we felt it was prudent to include the statement that Shakeology is made in a factory that also handles gluten (wheat) based ingredients and we removed the Gluten Free statement. This does not mean that Shakeology contains gluten, in fact the Shakeology formula does not have any gluten based ingredients and we make every effort to prevent any ingredients with glutenfrom coming into direct or indirect contact with our product. This is taking a very conservative approach—however, the health and safety of consumers is our number one priority.

When will Shakeology be certified gluten-free?
There are no gluten-based ingredients in the Shakeology formula. Although we can apply for a gluten-free certification, the safety of our customers is extremely important to us and until we are satisfied that our high standards can be met we will not put a gluten-free certified statement on the package. To meet our internal standards, we are reviewing our entire supply chain of nearly 100 ingredients to ensure that there is no potential exposure to gluten-based grains from the farm to the Shakeology product being sealed in the final package. At this point we cannot say when that assessment will be complete.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/28/12 3:03 PM as a reply to yclavell.
I LOVE Shakeology and have used it on and off for 2 years now. I look forward to it and it's my favorite meal of the day! I just tried the new formula and am not happy at all. The taste is gone. Yes, I understand it is healthy, but for the price, taste should be there too. The taste is the best factor of Shakeology. There are a lot of products on the market that are good for you, but Shakeology is one of the best because it also tastes great! In the new formula, the taste is bad, it smells odd, and leaves a strange aftertaste.


A good quality product shouldn't requre "Getting used to". I still remember when I tried the original Shakeology... I was hooked after the first sip. I can't see anyone saying the same about the new formula. I also support change, but this was not an improvement to the product.


In addition to the July bag I ordered for myself, I also ordered 24 individual servings to give to potential clients because I love it so much. The box I got was the old, original formula. I can't give the old packets to people now. I know they will LOVE it and want more. When they go to order some, they will get the new formula and be disappointed. The new product is not marketable and I don't think I can market it.

I also emailed the address given. I so hope they consider bringing back the old formula!
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/30/12 9:15 AM as a reply to mambark.
mambark:
Am I the only one who thinks it's way better than the old formula? emoticon


Yes I think you are and when you actually look at just the numbers, I am not sure it is that much better...smell and taste aside (both of which are awful with the new bag)...

Clearly the new formula does not taste as good based on my own experience and all the rest of the feedback out here. I think the cost to benefit of the change is not lining up - meaning I believe the new formula is not that much healthier for you (benefit), but the taste is not nearly as good (cost).

Lets compare Chocolate old (serving size 48g) v. new (new is a smaller serving size of 42g). The smaller serving size seems like a ploy to keep some numbers from appearing worse right? I mean if the old formula of choc had 150 calories in a 48g scoop and the new formula has 160 in a 42g scoop, then how many calories would the new have if the scoop was 48g...? I'd do the math here to find the calories per gram and then add that back in, but you get my overall point:

Calories per serving - old = 150
Calories per serving - new = 160 (note more calories - smaller serving size too)

Sodium per serving - old = 100
Sodium per serving - new = 150

Protein per serving - old = 18
Protein per serving - new = 17

Sugar per serving - old = 9
Sugar per serving - new = 6 (again note smaller serving size)

Fiber per serving - old = 3
Fiber per serving - new = 6 (again note smaller serving size)

Cholesterol per serving - old = 15
Cholesterol per serving - new = 1

All the vitamin and mineral readings (calcium, folic acid, vit B's, etc) appear the same...So not a tremendous improvement in a lot of areas, especially when you consider that the serving size is smaller in the new formula so the numbers that are higher, again like calories, would be higher than 160 if a 48g scoop was used and not a 42g....
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/30/12 2:03 PM as a reply to pflaherty10.
"The new formula is here to stay." - Beachbody
What a shame!I guess the customers opinion is not as valued as their pride. They made a mistake, and instead of admitting it, they are asking customers to keep drinking in until they get used to it... well, news for you - this might work with your established customers but not with prospect customers. I can't tell people "I know it tastes bad, but spend $120 on it, and drink it for 30 days and you will get used to it." Or "Add this and that, go to the supermarket and get chocolate powder so it will taste like chocolate, add 250 - 300 calories in additional ingredients, and it will be tolerable." That defeat the purpose of the shake.
I saw a comment of someone saying they added fat free chocolate milk and it was good... well, how many grams of sugar are you adding? just saying...
Adding peanut butter - adding 150+ calories - not everybody likes or can have peanut butter (allergies)
SHAME SHAME SHAME!
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/31/12 2:56 PM as a reply to yclavell.
Glad to see I am not the only one who got a big suprise when I opened the new bag. People who are not coaches will return it - Then after several refunds BB will get the message...I hope. Very disappoined the bag was smaller than before, I could tell when I picked it up something was not right. I don't care for the taste, the chocolate flavor is all but gone, I can only say it fills me up longer.
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RE: New Superfoods Formula Chocolate Shakeology
7/31/12 5:42 PM as a reply to yclavell.
I actually posted on Carl's blog and he responded.

http://www.carldaikeler.com/2012/07/i-challenge-your-tongue-to-a-duel/#comment-39528

Basically he said the same thing. Get use to it b/c we don't care what anyone says.

I agree though, selling to new customers will be REALLY hard now. I've already received current customer email's RAGING and telling me they are cancelling.emoticon

I did notice the "drug testing warning" on the back of the bag is gone, I believe Suma root caused false positives on athlete's drug testing.
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