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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...
I have used optifast in the past and know the tricks, how to make puddings into ice cream, soups with veges and how to make the shakes tasty. What makes optislim tasty and palatable is buying something else, anything else. Ice, flavourings and semi frozen water does not disguise how disgusting these are. I will be going back to optifast.
- Poor mental health
Thought Id try this product as it had three quarters of the shelf space in the chemist and was cheaper than Optifast. What a mistake the shake was horrible. It tasted incredibly salty and wouldnt mix. Wish I had stuck to my original plan and purchased Optifast.
I have tried strawberry and vanilla, and I really like the taste, (I do add ice to my shake) I don't eat chocolate flavoured anything so haven't tasted that. I can lose weight very easily on this product, but after the 4th day of any diet I get hungry. More will power needed. I wish they had a shake for that!
Did anyone taste test these products when they created them...
We have tried the cafe latte, vanilla, and tomato soup. I could only swallow a few mouthfuls of cafe latte...if you like drinking liquid sugar you will love this product. My daughter tried vanilla and couldn't drink anymore than 1 mouthful and spat it out. I poured hot water into the tomato soup that looks like pumpkin coloured vomit and couldn't get past the smell to bring myself to taste it. On a positive note, I also bought the fat reducing tablets, and though early days, I do think they're helping. I would probably buy these again, but I have binned the shakes.
The taste of salt comes through above the vanilla making it an awful combination. Tried adding blueberries and yoghurt to improve its flavour but the
sugary, salty, unnatural vanilla taste is still there. Impossible to drink, what
a waste of money!
Hope it works
What's with the salty taste of this drink. I guess I can put up with it. At the end of the day as long as I loss 50 pounds before my wedding, I'll be willing to drink anything. The choco taste the best out of the series.
Purchased in May 2019.
Salty and terrible taste
I've tried diet shakes from many other brands which are quite enjoyable but this is the only brand that is difficult to stomach.
It has an unpleasant salty taste. I called optislim and the girl told me it is because it contains the recommended intake of sodium. Strange because no other meal replacement shakes brands taste like this.
Very regretful purchase. Will go back to man shake or celebrity slim.
Avoid - Revolting
Decided to purchase this as latest reviews said taste was exceptional and well worth every penny. Sad to say it’s not. Only flavour I’ve tried. I opened and to find it didn’t dissolve in the water/shaker cup had to place in my NutriBullet to get it all to dissolve. I noticed it looks very smooth and frothy which was great and that I was majorly disappointed it tasted revolting and very tasteless. I understand it’s a VLC shake but they could at least add some flavour to it. All I can say if you don’t have any taste buds then this is for you but...if you have taste buds then avoid like it’s the plague. Now I have to finish off the box which has 20 remaining to use. To have half of the shake is a real challenge but absolutely disgusted they allow these tasteless/revolting things on the market for people who actually want to lose weight but get put off by the taste.
I’ve tried all the flavours, but find the chocolate to have the best taste. It’s kind of like Milo, but has more of a dark chocolate flavour. They’re reasonably filling, but I’ve found it’s better to mix it with milk rather than water. I’m still losing weight, but I’m not quite as hungry between “meals”. I’m quite happy with the results.
Close your eyes and dream of a Big M!
I began Optislim to get me kick started into a healthier lifestyle.
Strawberry is my favorite, it froths up so thick and creamy. The banana one is also very tasty, especially with a dash of cinnamon. The chocolate flavour is good when you are feeling like a little indulgence, but the vanilla one has a very unpleasant aftertaste, I would not purchase this flavour again.
You can really just close your eyes and dream of a Big M, they are tasty and not overbearing in artificial flavour.
The shakes are so simple, you can take them anywhere and ...
Just started and happy so far
Ok I've only been in this for 3 days and already feel less bloated and healthier .I purchased the starter pack which has all the flavours and couple of soups to try so a total of 14 sachets and also a great meal plan and recipe booklet and 12 week online membership.
I personally won't have the cafe latte as I don't do coffee.
I liked all the other flavours but not overly keen on the soups .
I've started with two days of three meal replacements and today I will replace two and go for a low calorie meal with veg.
So far so good
I really like the taste of all the milkshakes and have not found those at all lumpy .
- Verified purchase
This is perfect and works a treat. Gives you everything you need to stay feel full.
I have the Banana and the strawberry and mix then together for a bit of a change. Its like anything you have to stick with it for it to work.
I use a small electric blender with cold icy water and its thick and feels like drinking a milk shake.
filling and satisfying.
This is my first week and I have already lost weight and feel better for it, that my motivation to continue with Optislim and a balanced diet of fresh vegetables and exercise.
Bought the chocolate .. loved it tastes ok ..Lost 14 kg in 4 weeks .. didnt find it lumpy at all ... added water and ice cubes ..found it filling as well ... now doing breakfast and lunch .. having low cal dinners
Not worth it
It doesn't worth it. I've tried other and the taste is very similar.
This company offer a wide range of taste so when you are using for a long period of time it becomes useful.
Not worth it
Not worth it guys!! Been on theses shakes for a few months the taste is rank compared to other products on the market also theses shakes gave me server constipation and made my butt bleed
Espresso is revolting - product does work
I’ve gone onto Optislim intensive program ... three shakes per days and two cups of green leafy vegetables. Espresso flavour is revolting just tastes like salty chemicals. The program does work and as I have four boxes (thank fully all different flavours) I will be sticking with it for now. I haven’t experienced any cravings which has been great as I experience quite extreme cravings when water fasting. I do feel hungry a lot more frequently than I do with water fasting though.
Purchased in April 2019 for $25.00.
Do not waste your money
Purchased 2 boxes of Expresso flavour and these flavours do not dissolve once shaken up leaving 2 inch of sediment at the bottom of the shaker, lumpy and frothy need a spoon to consume it. Called Optislim and they said there is a problem with the Wheat Protein and that's why it didn't mix so they sent me 2 replacement boxes and didn't ask me to return anything back and that was it. Purchased the Salted Caramel last week and same result as the Expresso this time when i called Optislim they said send the product back to them before they sent me a...ny replacement. Why should i send it back anything to them i paid for them and there product was faulty. First picture is the Expresso Second picture is the bottom of the Expresso Third picture is the Salted Caramel and Fourth picture is the bottom of the Salted Caramel
Purchased in February 2019 for $55.00.
Did this product ever go through a taste testing process?
After using similar products from Healtheries and Complan which are delicious I was really looking forward to trying Optislim's Espresso flavour. This insipid solution contains not a hint of coffee. I had to hold my breath to get it down. I'll be adding cocoa powder to the rest of the sachets and then never buying it again.
Purchased in March 2019 for $33.00.
I have used Optifast in the past with success but Optislim was suggested as a cheaper alternative.
I purchased three flavours last year Espresso/Banana/Strawberry and found that no matter how hard I tried there would be unpleasant undissolved lumps in the bottom which put me right off.
After reading these reviews I contacted Optislim and they informed me that there was a problem with the yeast used in the Best Before Apr-Jul 2020 batches.
I have now purchased two 19 Nov 2020 boxes and am having the same problem! (Also two of my original boxes were prior to the date range they mentioned).
I guess you get what you pay for - Optifast is twice the price but at least it works.
Purchased in March 2019.
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Questions & Answers
I am 61 and 150cm. I was always around 36/38 kg and ate everything and anything I wanted even after having 6 kids ,but in my late 20's due to DV It put me off my food and i stopped eating only having a bowl of cereal or a pie around midnight and at around 35yr i started to put weight on heaps cause my body was starving, which I continued to do up untill 3 years ago, but still just having I meal and that's dinner but also comfort foods i.e.snacks, iceceam. And now I am a whopping 74.5kg and can't excercise due to bad multiple bilateral osteoarthritis in every joint including ankles, back etc and other joint issues. Now I need to lose at least 10/15kg by a year. Any good suggestions. If I have a shake for breakfast but still get hungry, can I have soft boiled or poached egg with a "Thins" bread, no butter. Thanks
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