Thursday, November 12, 2009

And while I'm on the subject

I finally got around to tasting the pomegranate-blueberry Vegan Total Omega swirl this morning. Somehow it just didn't quite sound like my type of product. But wow! I think I like that one just as much as the strawberry-banana flaxseed oil one... hm, maybe even more. Most definitely worth it. But then, I get free samples from the manufacturer so it's easy for me to say. If this was coming out of my actual, gerk, budget, I'd definitely stick with strawberry banana.

Oh, and my daughter insisted on testing both this and the Chocolate Raspberry one to make sure "kids don't die of it". Her approval rating as measured in probability of stretch marks from smiling too wide was pretty near the top of the scale.

Barleans chocolate-raspberry Omega 3 swirl... update.

I have never liked chocolate "flavored" things. I even remember when as a kid I got conned into trying so-called chocolate flavored fluoride at the dentist, which was utterly revolting. When it comes to chocolate, I want the real thing or nothing at all. Whoops... I forgot... the chocolate swirl actually does have real chocolate. But still! At the end of the day it's really just an attempt to cover up something you wouldn't otherwise like, right?

Well, yes, but as long as it does so successfully, I guess it's not a crime.

So I tried it, finally, last night.

Would you believe, it was actually pretty darned good. In color, it's just slightly lighter than Hershey's syrup, and in consistency, a tad thicker. In the mouth... The first single drop I was ambivalent about. I moved up to half a spoon. "He likes it! Hey Mikey!". I racked my brain trying to figure out what it reminded me of and I finally decided on a dark chocolate filled with raspberry cordial. Now, obviously, you're going to notice the difference between this and the real thing! But as a cover-up, I think this is a win.

Where does it rank? Well, for me personally, I'd say it ranks above Lemon Zest fish oil swirl and below Strawberry-Banana flaxseed oil swirl. I'm going to keep this one in the fridge as a "for variety's sake" product.

Almost forgot... here's a link for more details.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Omega 3 in (gulp!) CHOCOLATE

Would you believe it?

Trust Barleans to come up with something like this. Their Omega Swirls (flavored Omega 3s smoothie-style that you can take off a spoon without 'drinking oil') have been such a hit across the country that they've been expanding the product line.

The latest is "Essential Woman" - a Chocolate-Raspberry (made with real chocolate...) supplement with organic flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil and lignans.

I haven't tried it yet... I'll let you know when I get a taste!

New products: Firm date on Quartz

The new QUARTZ will be ready to ship on Thursday, November 12th.

I don't have any pictures yet - sorry. Here is a picture of the Onyix... picture this made of a CLEAR material. Onyix and Quartz are foamless slim silicone shields for night eye protection.

Here's a link to Quartz in the Dry Eye Shop.

I am excited about this one. The only other clear night products I'm aware of are post-LASIK style goggles and they are not made to last (nor are they terribly comfortable or effective) and the very costly disposable clear shields from Medtronic. This one is going to be great for a lot of niche uses, including elderly folks at risk of falls in the night. And while it does fog, in my personal testing of it, it's not too much of a stretch to imagine you could do some bedtime reading with it on. I've even used it while typing at the computer.