Liquid meal replacements are used for weight control, to help with patient rehabilitation during or after medical treatment, or after a workout as a recovery drink. Orgain a USDA certified organic, ready to drink, meal replacement was developed by Andrew Abraham, M.D. a cancer survivor and a family practice physician.
Many products in this category, though healthy, taste chalky or have an aftertaste. This makes them less likely to be used on a regular basis. Orgain delivers a good taste. The Creamy Chocolate Fudge has a strong chocolate flavor and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet Vanilla Bean is sweeter with a vibrant vanilla taste. We did not sample the third flavor, Iced Cafe Mocha, but assume that it also delivers a good coffee taste. All flavors are packaged in a recyclable, 11-ounce, tetra Pak (drink box) with a shelf life of over a year without preservatives.
Each drink box has 255 calories, 7 grams of fat (no saturated or trans fat), 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 16 grams of protein (organic whey concentrate), 32 grams of carbohydrate, 13 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fiber (inulin from chicory root). Each flavor is additionally fortified with 24 vitamins and minerals and 50 milligrams of vegetarian DHA. The flavors are sweetened with organic cane juice and brown rice syrup. No artificial flavors or colors are used and all the flavors are gluten free.