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Awful, wish i read reviews before purchasing.
I tried the banana flavor and the taste was disgusting, completely undrinkable.
I felt very sick like i was about to throw up right after trying it and would never try it again.
0/10 definitely do not recommend.
Purchased in February 2021.
- Mild side effects
no weight loss a yet
Last time I used these shakes was 2 years ago and I used optifast but swapped to optislim for the price mainly. Well that and Optislim is an Australian company. That time I lost 10 kg. I started using the bars and desserts back then also but they made me put on weight so I stopped using them (full of sugar).
I have had 4 years of cancer treatment and I need to lose at least 15 kg in weight to get my health back again.
Well it has been 6 weeks since I started using optislim second time around. I used 1 pack a day as a meal replacement for the ...
Purchased in January 2021 for $25.00.
- Mild side effects
I usually buy Optifast, and switched to Optislim this week due to the cheaper price. The taste is revolting, I can barely drink it without gagging. The taste is so bad I checked the use by date, sure they must be off, but they are still in date to 2022. I've tried many other diet shakes in the past and enjoyed the flavour, but Optislim is just awful. It's also very watery and doesn't fully dissolve. I'm sure it works as well as other shake brands, but the taste is so disgusting I would not recommend it to anyone.
BETTER THEN OPTIFAST
I've tried both OPTIFAST and OPTISLIM, chocolate, strawberry and chocolate mint.
I can't honestly fault optiSLIM, I was sceptical at first because of the difference in price between them both, but after trying optiSLIM I'll never go back to optiFAST. OptiSLIM manages my hunger for a good 2-3hrs and it actually tastes just like a real milkshake. Definitely recommend OPTISLIM!
If I could Zero Star it I would
I tried Vanilla and it made me feel very nauseated, and physically unwell. The taste was definatly "NOT GREAT" despite what the advertising said. There is absolutly no comparrison to the Aldi brand which i absoutly enjoyed. I would not reccomend this product.
- Short-term physical illness
Mix it with a nutribullet not to bad
I have tried all the flavours only like the choc and vanilla but what i do is mix them in a nutri bullet with ice some fruit, nuts and protein power with water or almond milk.. not to shabby tastes pretty good then and goes a bit further in a nutribullet than without, otherwise they aren't very nice.
Purchased in November 2020.
Hate the taste - bitter
I've only tried the espresso which I tried to dissolve in water however no matter how much I shake, whisk or stir there are solids which don't dissolve. I'm going to complete the course for this one box to test its effectiveness in weight reduction but will then move onto another brand that doesn't smell, look or taste as bad.
Don’t like the taste
Have tried both the coffee and chocolate flavours and cannot drink them. Will be getting rid of these and trying a different brand. I have used Impromy and Flexi before and they are much nicer.
Purchased in October 2020.
Tastes awful. Try optifast instead
I have tried vanilla and chocolate and both are undrinkable. I have successfully lost weight with celebrity slim in the past but was looking for an alternative this time. Initially wanted to go with optifast as I tried their coffee shake and it was tasty. Chose optislim as it was $55 for 42 sachets rather than $59 for 18 at chemist warehouse.
The taste of optislim is that bad I wish I had forked out the extra for the optifast...
Purchased in December 2020.
Doesnt taste bad at all
I was quite surprised to read some of the other reviews about the taste and apprehensive about trying for the first time, but i was pleasantly surprised , 3 ice blocks, cold milk and Optislim VLCD into my blender and blended perfectly
Love the flavour
ive tried most of the shakes and chocolate and salted caramel are my favs and people notices the changes and good for value i think get my goals on happy camper
A little disappointed
I find the Optislim does not mix in well . I use a shaker and have tried to dissolve the powder with warm water, but some of the mix is still in the bottom of the shaker.
Extremely happy - I've lost 17kg in four months
Optislim has a range of flavours in its shakes - I prefer French Vanilla, which to me is slightly better than the Royal Chocolate.
The big problem with diet shakes - both Optislim and Optifast - is they don't dissolve easily or completely. Optislim's French Vanilla seems the best in this regard - and it is a flavour I am not getting bored with.
You can buy an Optislim brand shaker (which works very well), but Optifast which needs a bigger volume shaker does not offer any sort of shaker at all - quite annoying!
I have been on two meal-replacemen...
I like the flavour and taste
I find these shakes great been on and of for a couple of weeks, it is hard but the longer you go the easier it gets. Weight is coming of and I’m feeling great
Purchased in June 2020 for $39.00.
Do not buy.... Its disgusting
Got from chemist Warehouse and was so excited to start! But after tasting it, and believe me I tried frozen berries and all but it is just horrible! Why make it so bad!
I’ve just started and don’t mind the taste, feel full from this shake and only had it with water, would like to lose 10 kg so going to replace 2 meals a day,!wish me luck, will keep you updated how they go! Good luck all.
Unsuitable product. Company's extremely Poor Customer Service
Chocolate shake had unremarkable taste and consistency. I experienced upset stomach, headache & anxiety each time after only having one shake on two separate occasions. EXTREMELY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE from Optislim
- Mild side effects
I've tried the mixed flavoured shakes ,but now just get vanilla and strawberry .Add a banana,berries or coffee all good.Love the chicken soup but use Tomato and pumpkin as well for variety.The b ears I buy mixed box for convenience not a choc fan but I eat it .Lost forty kgs two years ago now giving it another hit to lose another 20
Absolutely disgusting taste
Wrote to company after purchasing a 21 pack as it's completely undrinkable and they would not provide a refund.
Do not even chance this product as it's a waste of money.
Optifast is a much better product.
I've lost 2.5kg so far...
It takes a while (a week or so) to get used to the taste of Optislim shakes. Bought them from Chemist Warehouse as they are the cheapest, 21 sachets for $25.
Tried the Vanilla (my favourite), Chocolate and Strawberry.
My advice is to start off using one shake to replace one meal for a week or so. Eat real food for the other two meals of the day, so your body gets use to drinking a liquid diet eventually.
Reading other reviews gives me the impression that people end up going all in and completely replacing 3 meals with 3 shakes and then detest...
Questions & Answers
Can I have Optislim Double Choc cookie as a snack on the Optislim intense programme.The cookies are 100 calories
you have to be careful of your calorie intake. eg if using 3 replacemnt shakes that is already 1800 calories (from memory) and 40 grams of sugar. It depends on the amount of weight you want to lose and the amount of calories you have allowed as your daily intake. Personally I found eating the cookies and bars made me put on weight due to the extra calories and sugar intake. I have instead swapped to fresh fruit and nuts and plain yogurt.
3 shakes is listed at 459 calories. Nowhere near 1800 calories. Wouldnt be a VLCD at that many calories?
Is it ok to add a plain yogurt and almond nuts to optislim
So presently in NZ Optifast is out of stock everywhere. I will now have to go onto Optislim. Can anyone let me know if it is as efficient as Optifast. thanks
Hi, I started on optifast and swapped to optislim due to the cost mainly. I lost 10 kg in total. I found optifast made me lose weight quicker and kept me feeling full - if this makes sense. Optislim is ok but I found the first week I was using it (1 a day) I was running to the toilet. Also 3 weeks on I am always hungry. Optislim does not mix well either and you get sludge in the bottom of the shaker. They both taste the same - well to me. Have you tried ordering online through chemists warehouse or through ebay? (not sure of NZ equivalant). I have just finished 1 box so I think I will swap to optifast myself. Hope this helps.
Chemist Warehouse in NZ online cannot supply Optislim but heaps at individual Chemist Warehouses. Optislim works as well and I agree, does not mix well but keep shaking between each mouthful. I’m a die hard Optifast customer but can’t afford it now. I’m happy with Optislim except it’s very sweet. Ughhh
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