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Would it help to add some splenda? Or may mix the lemon and iced tea together for a lemony-tea?

Did you buy sample sizes?

I bought sample sizes, and I tried mixing in some Lemon Tea crystal light. I'm out of Splenda, but it's not that it's missing a sweetness. It's just a weird flavor. The flavor is Lemon Tea, and you can definitely taste the lemon. It left a film on the interior of the cup, and in my mouth.

I ended up only drinking half of it. I just couldn't stomach anymore of it. I tried really hard to drink, but it was bad and I didn't want to risk getting nauseated.

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It left a film on the interior of the cup, and in my mouth.

I ended up only drinking half of it. I just couldn't stomach anymore of it. I tried really hard to drink, but it was bad and I didn't want to risk getting nauseated.

yuk on the film

And I know what you mean about not being able to drink it and not wanting to get sick ... been there, done that.

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I ordered a bunch of samples of the Syntrax nectar from Vitalady.com (Thanks Mac). I need something that I can mix in Water. I won't drink milk, it's not a lactose thing, it's milk/ice cream/shakes/malts etc etc are all way too heavy for me even when I was not banded, I can't imagine trying to consume thick stuff now. I've never liked the "heaviness/thickness" of milk.

I bit the bullet today and ordered several samples from Vitalady.com (thanks Mac for telling Tiffy about this site). I figured with Bob's upcoming surgery, he's going to need Protein to keep his mind less fuzzy so he can work and we might as well know ahead of time whether he'll like them or not. Plus, I figure it can't hurt me to have at least one form of liquid Protein I can tolerate. Not sure how long it will take to get them. However, like Tiff will post how they taste.

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I'm having the nectar caribbean cooler flavor, and it is amazing. It's tastes like a Pina Colada. It mixed extremely well with Water, and goes down extremely smoothly. It is sweet, but is not super, sticky sweet. It has no Protein powder smell or taste either.

I will probably order this one as my primary choice because it is the best thus far.

This one gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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I'm having the nectar caribbean cooler flavor, and it is amazing. It's tastes like a Pina Colada. It mixed extremely well with Water, and goes down extremely smoothly. It is sweet, but is not super, sticky sweet. It has no Protein powder smell or taste either.

I will probably order this one as my primary choice because it is the best thus far.

This one gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.

YUMMY ... where does the fuzzy navel fall on your star scale my dear?

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3 out of 5 stars. It's good, but it has a hint of Protein powder taste. I just mix them with filtered tap Water, I don't blend, mix, shake. I made the mistake of trying to blend the half of the fuzzy navel, and it got foamy/frothy and I couldn't drink it. I had to let it sit for a couple of hours before I could finish it.

The samples from vitalady.com are 1.5 scoops, 135 calories, and 34.5 grm Protein.< /span>

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3 out of 5 stars. It's good, but it has a hint of Protein powder taste. I just mix them with filtered tap Water, I don't blend, mix, shake. I made the mistake of trying to blend the half of the fuzzy navel, and it got foamy/frothy and I couldn't drink it. I had to let it sit for a couple of hours before I could finish it.

The samples from vitalady.com are 1.5 scoops, 135 calories, and 34.5 grm Protein.< /strong>

I orderd 2 of each -- caribbean cooler, Twisted cherry, Cappucino, Fuzzy Navel, Roadside Lemonade, strawberry Kiwi, Unflavored, chocolate truffle, strawberry mousse and vanilla bean torte (the last 3 from the nectar Sweets collection).

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I orderd 2 of each -- caribbean cooler, Twisted cherry, Cappucino, Fuzzy Navel, Roadside Lemonade, strawberry Kiwi, Unflavored, chocolate truffle, strawberry mousse and vanilla bean torte (the last 3 from the nectar Sweets collection).

I ordered 2 of each as well. I didn't go for any of the sweets because I'm not a sweet type of person. I really want to try the cappucino in a cup of coffee. But, since coffee is a diuretic, I don't want to challenge my hydration levels. I'm only getting in 48-52oz a day, and I really need to bump it up, but it's been challenging.

Also, I'm mixing mine with at least 16oz of Water to really dilute the mix. I actually mixed the cooler flavor today in 20oz. of Water.< /span>

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I ordered 2 of each as well. I didn't go for any of the sweets because I'm not a sweet type of person. I really want to try the cappucino in a cup of coffee. But, since coffee is a diuretic, I don't want to challenge my hydration levels. I'm only getting in 48-52oz a day, and I really need to bump it up, but it's been challenging.

Also, I'm mixing mine with at least 16oz of Water to really dilute the mix. I actually mixed the cooler flavor today in 20oz. of Water.< /strong>

That's good to know about the ratio. I find those lipton tea mixes, crystal light, etc too sweet for one bottle of water, so I usually mix 1 to 1-1/2 to at least 24 oz of water. I got the sweets mostly for Bob as he seems to have quite a sweet tooth. Me, not so at all since the surgery. Thought the unflavored would be good for Soups and such ... provided it truly is unflavored and doesn't smell like s**t.

Maybe the cappucino will be good without coffee? I'm drinking a little coffee these days -- but only about 1/4 of a cup. Like everything else, it just doesn't taste the same to me.

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Nectar Crystal Sky flavor too proteiny tasting for me. It mixes well in Water, and turns blue. It smells a little proteiny to me as well. Not going to be able to finish this one.

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nectar Cappucino flavor is very good. I was going to mix in some coffee, but it's not needed. Mixed extremely well in Water, not gritty, has a nice coffee taste, and just enough sweet to make it tasty. Not proteiny tasting or smelling.

5 out of 5 stars

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All my stuff came in today.

I decided to try the Fuzzy Navel flavor first, and I must say that's not bad at all, and taste pretty good. I bet it would be good blended with a little ice for some texture, or a slushie type drink. I'm just not a fan of super cold stuff. Not gritty, it mixed well in 16oz of Water. It's not too sweet either. It doesn't have a "baby formula, Protein mix smell".

1.5 scoops

34.5 grams of Protein

135 Calories

I tried both the nectar Fuzzy Navel (for Breakfast this morning) and the nectar Sweets vanilla Bean Torte (for dessert this evening) and loved them both. The Fuzzy Navel is light and refreshing. I added 8 ounces Water plus 6-7 ice cubes to make it not quite as sweet and really cold. I used 8 oz skim milk with the vanilla bean torte and about 6-7 ice cubes. Quite a treat. I had ordered the sampler pack from Syntrax directly. Call 1-866-333-7403 and ask for customer service (they close at 5pm cst). You can place an order for 10 different flavors of single serve samples for $9.99 (shipping included). :001_tongue:

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That's good information! Avoid the middle man and get a good deal with shipping included.

Thanks everyone for keeping up with this. I think this will be a good thread for new people getting the sleeve!

Edited by Oregondaisy

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That's good information! Avoid the middle man and get a good deal with shipping included.

Thanks everyone for keeping up with this. I think this will be a good thread for new people getting sleeve!

Someone from LBT posted this information a while back. I found it while surfing their threads. I called it last week and got 10 full serving packets (one of each flavor) for $9.99. Great way to see if you like it at all and which flavor(s) you prefer. The choices are a bit overwhelming. Also, it is one sample pack per person but you can order for different people in the same household.

I have to agree with Tiffykins on the Crystal Sky flavor, not my favorite.

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