Rating: 2 Bites
Mix 1, have you met Orgain? If not, I think you could learn a lot. When it comes to protein-rich, meal replacement beverages, Orgain reigns supreme for taste, quality standards and its nutrient profile. I found Mix 1 chalky tasting and overly sweet. What's more, it's not certified organic and contains maltodextrin, a thickener, that's made from rice, potato or corn starches.
It does deliver 9 grams of protein in only 90 calories, which is impressive, but it's sadly void of the additional nutrients—including B vitamins, vitamins A and C and trace minerals—found in its certified organic competitor. I appreciate the folks behind Mix 1 for developing a product that's a step above SlimFast and Ensure, but I see a lot of room for improvement in the chocolate and vanilla flavors.