I have officially been informed that during my first week post-surgery all I will be able to eat are meals-in-a-can. Due to this, I decided it was time for my first tasting.
In the world of wine, we would pour a flight of Cabernet Franc or Beaujolais. In the world of Wired Lady, we pour a flight of....Ensure.
The line-up...Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate.
First - up...vanilla. My initial thought on this was, "Hey! I am a huge vanilla fan! A McDonalds' vanilla cone is practically gold to me. How could this be a bad way to start?"
Oh. How wrong I was. So, in the time-honored tradition of wanting to be Gary Vaynerchuk (WineLibrary TV - "Link it up! Mott!"), first, it was all about the wine glass and second, it was all about the 'sniffy sniff.'
If I were Gary, to describe the 'pour,' I would use flashy sensory descriptors like "juicy pears" and "buttery popcorn." Welp because I am Wired Lady, to describe my 'pour' I can only use the words -- "just...plain...G-R-O-S-S!" Oh, and maybe I'd add...'"completely revolting!" Literally, I am sitting here remembering the smell of that vanilla and I am gagging.
So, as you can imagine, it took a lot to even move on to trying the vanilla. But as I am 'strong like bull,' I pull it together and take a sip. Taste - not much like vanilla. Definitely blaming it on whatever the heck is causing that smell.
Next up - chocolate! This has got to be better!
And I was right -- hard to go wrong with chocolate. Now mind you, I didn't consume the whole thing (as I would have ingested three weeks of protein in 10 minutes). So, being that it was only a 'tasting'...my vote is...not too shabby. I'm not going to put my 'name' on the line and say it was Godiva in a bottle but considering Ensure it typically the elderly with osteoporosis problems, it's digestible.
Last, and to my much-excitement...strawberry! Anyone else find God in a strawberry shake and a basket of fries to cure the common hangover? Oh. Er. Maybe just me.
The result - good. Not bad. I added ice to max the potential.
So, the final verdict comes down to this...
Next up...Slim Fast. Hold onto your hats folks.