Monday, March 10, 2008

The Tasting of Carnation Instant Breakfast

I know after the Ensure tasting I said Slim Fast would be next but...I just couldn't do it. One sniff of that mistake-of-a-purchase -- whoops, I mean Low Carb Vanilla Slim Fast and I was reminded of the morning after the last (and final) Tequila Fun Night.

So, the flight for this sophisticated tasting...Carnation Instant Breakfast Variety Pack.

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At first appearance all flavors were vibrant, cheerful and quite frankly, 'popped' more so than the Ensure.

To begin, this Wired Lady sommelier attacked the chocolate line-up of Classic Chocolate Malt, Rich Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.

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Rockin' this 'sophisticated' palate, I am proud to say in each 'bouquet,' I picked up on a taste of...um...chocolaty goodness. Not a whole lot of difference between the dark, malt and classic blend but I can say, it's not a bad thing.

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All were enjoyable 'in mouth' and all were enjoyable 'in finish.' If I had to pick one, I would say the malt was my favorite - not because I gravitate toward this type of beer (really, not at all) but because I do enjoy a greasy diner and milkshake that comes with a spoon.

Next up - Classic French Vanilla and Strawberry Sensation. With my past experience, I was most afraid of the vanilla, especially the first "sniffy sniff."

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Initial in glass 'fragrance' - not bad at all! Actually, pretty nice. Then to taste -- also highly enjoyable. Reminds me of McDonalds' vanilla cone. As I am only 12 days away from surgery, happy to find a vanilla that works!

Strawberry - also enjoyable, however, (shocking, I know) I gotta go with the vanilla over the strawberry in this pairing.

The final verdict for this complete nutritional drink, Carnation Instant Breakfast Variety Pack - great taste at a great price! And yes, I am playing favorites because I found a coupon in last week's circular. Hot, I know. Nice job, Nestle.

4 comments:

surviving myself said...

i like how they put words like "classic" and "rich" in front of the flavors to make them sound so elegant.

nabukay said...

wow less than 2 weeks before surgery. time flies...

Katherine said...

HAha! You kill me! I do appreciate & plan on taking your recommendations of meal-in-a-can options, and will be stocking up on Carnation. BOO Ensure!

OOw, do you test mouthwash the same way? :)

laura said...

omg this is a great idea! Tomorrow, I'm heading for Safeway. I bet Whole Foods has some interesting options as well ...

So jealous that your surgery is so soon.