The Jake Food Starter Box

Last week I found a post about Jake Food and knew I had to order some. I placed an order for a starter box, which comes includes:

1 Oaty Vanilla Shake

1 Forest Fruit Shake

1 Banana Shake

3 Bars

1 shaker bottle

The first thing I noticed is packaging, really great branding all around from the box to the shaker. The shaker seems to be really good quality and I have not used it over 10 times for various brands of shake.

Nutritionally it looks great, with each shake providing exactly 1/3 of your days needs down the chart and 667 calories per shake. The main ingredients are Pea Protein, maltodextrin, and Oats.

That said, I don’t love the actual Jake shake. The first flavour I tried was the Oaty Vanilla… I prepared it according to the directions in the shaker, and the result was a very VERY thick shake with a chemically-sweet-plastic taste reminiscent of old school soylent powder. The texture had noticeable grains, and was certainly the most textured lent I have tried thus far. I didn’t quite finish it, half way through I had to put it away and someone else drank it. They didn’t love it either, comparing it to metallic pancake batter.

The forest fruit flavour is better, sort of tangy cranberry taste. It is supposed to be like blueberry and raspberry, and I can totally see it tasting kinda like that. The weird chemical taste is hidden more in this one, not completely, but enough that I finished the whole thing. The texture was still super thick even though I added 200ml extra water to this one to avoid the thickness. I don’t know if it was the fact that I did this, but I would still like the fruit flavour to be stronger to mask the not nice flavours. Idk what to do about the sandy thick texture…

 

I did not drink the banana flavour, and I don’t intend to until I run out of my other products and really need it. I really wish I could recommend this product because I myself wanted so badly to like it, but I don’t, and I can’t.

Then there are the Vitamin bars, which are better than the shakes but by a very small margin. The texture of both bars is very play- dough like, with flakes of oat throughout providing a texture that is… okay. Not bad. But like I’m not going out of my way to get these things. No sir.

The coffee mocha bar tastes like black liquorice with whispers of coffee and chocolate taste. Mostly it is quite bitter and it is noticeable how much the bar lacks sweetness of any kind.

The forest fruit bar is better but still just not delicious. The pea protein is much more prominent of a flavour in this product, which I didn’t notice in any of the shakes or the coffee bar. After I eat a bar my mouth tastes like I just ate some French Canadian pea soup!

The cost of the Jake Box, all in, was $52.28. Broken down, that’s $34.20 for the box itself at $18.08 at the Canadian Border. In small amounts this is really expensive but after calculating my customs fees plus the cost of larger amounts it seems that it would cost about $470 per month to live completely off Jake, all in.

All in all, Jake is good if you are looking for a shake that is a large portion of your day’s calories and you don’t mind if it tastes not so nice. The bars are better but still, I think there are so many more companies providing tastier products and better prices for the time being. I will order and review again when Jake makes any updates to their recipe.

LENTS RANKED

  1. Hol Food
  2. Soylent
  3. Jake

Coming Soon

  • Huel
  • Ketolent
  • Queal
  • Super Body Fuel
  • Bertrand
  • Biolent

 

New Hol Food Vanilla: Review

This morning it happened. My vanilla Hol Food arrived!

I had recently been really missing the neutral taste of Soylent when I heard that Hol Food was launching a mild vanilla so this was perfect timing. The packaging is the same as the new chocolate, with those shapes that make me think of the old “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye music video. Regardless, everything arrived when they said it would all looks well packed as have all other packages.

Now to taste. I scooped out 2 scoops of my vanilla into my beloved shaker bottle and prepared according to the package directions by adding 350ml of water and combining. The Taste is very mild. Less sweet even than the chocolate, providing a very neutral beverage meal. Just a whisper of vanilla and a hint of bitterness/ metallic flavour. The metallic flavour is not present in the new chocolate but it is not bad at all, just noticeable. This stuff actually smells exactly like a slimmfast vanilla milkshake, if anyone has had those. The texture is smoother than any other Lent, and comparable to the texture of the new chocolate formula but perhaps a touch thinner. Less grainy even than Soylent 2.0. I must emphasize that this is actually the smoothest stuff, with zero noticeable grain whatsoever. Really good stuff though.

With all Hol Food products, I find they benefit from being prepared an hour before consumption and left in the refrigerator to become more homogenous and colder.

Nutritionally, here is what we are working with…

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My recent taste test of Jake Food has given me a newfound appreciation for this Hol Food.. Not all Lents are this delicious and definitely not all are this smooth.

OVERALL GREAT, but I prefer the new chocolate.

WATCH THE YOUTUBE VERSION OF THIS REVIEW HERE!


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Buy Hol Food Vanilla


Getting Stuff Done Fast with Fiverr

I use Fiverr to get my work done all the time. From music producers to voice over actors to sketch artists, Fiverr has everything. There are many marketplaces online where you can get your work done, however, most of these marketplaces cater to only a segment or two. When you’re looking for a versatile marketplace which will help you in getting your work done quicker, Fiverr definitely stands out. There are freelancers EVERYWHERE.

When you are planning your Fiverr orders, you can be sure that you can save a significant amount of time. There are quite a few advantages of fiverr as compared to other marketplaces, such-as:

Punctuality

You can mutually decide the time with the seller. There will be a proper time at which the seller would have to abide by. This will ensure that it becomes easier for you to get the work done on time. The timing mechanism in fiverris entirely transparent. You as well as the seller will be able to see the countdown timer on a consistent basis.

Versatility of the marketplace

Moreover, whether you’re looking for a web designer or a software programmer, you will be able to find them all on fiverr. This will mean that whichever is the type of freelancer you’re looking for, you will be able to easily find him/her around fiverr. This means that you will be able to create your team and get your work done at a faster pace.

Communication

With the help of fiverr, you will be able to communicate with the sellers quite easily. This means that whenever you are having a question or query, you will be able to contact them. This will mean that there is no time wasted in communication. You can even check the average response time of the seller to figure out which of the sellers are faster to respond. This means that you will be able to easily protect the time in which the work will be done as well. As a result, when you’re looking to hire a freelancer, you will be able to do so quite easily.

Buyer Requests

There is also an awesome feature that allows buyers to post requests to all qualified sellers in a category if there is no specific gig to meet your needs! Awesome tool!

Overall, due to the versatility of features and wide array of excellent communication options, you can be sure that you will be able to save a ton of time when you’re hiring through Fiverr. Moreover, as the sellers will have to abide by the deadline which can be mutually decided, you can be sure that the work will be done on time as well. This will ensure that you do not have to worry about wasting time on Fiverr.

In fact, I even sell on Fiverr from time to time! You can check out my gigs HERE!

-OOCH

Carnival Style Cinnamon Donuts: Recipe

These little donut bites are just like the ones you can get here at The Ex in Toronto and other fall fairs. So delicious when you serve them piping hot, still a little greasy with cinnamon sugar getting stuck to your fingers. I made these the other night after getting the munchies after downing a whole bottle of wine. It. Was. The. Best.

Enjoy.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (Optional)
  • 1 Cup of Cinnamon Sugar
  • Oil for frying

 

Method

  1. Preheat oil to 365f or until it looks hot, don’t worry yourself too much about it.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. Beat in the milk, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Spoon batter in 1 Tablespoon scoops into the hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how golden you like your bites.
  4. Immediately roll the donuts in the cinnamon sugar and serve warm.

 

Happy Frying,

OOCH

Strain Report: Granddaddy Purple

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GDP is an amazing Indica with intense sedating effects. Huge numbers in both THC and CBD. The colour is so crazy purple to the eye you almost won’t believe it. I have had the chance to consume this strain as flower, edible, and shatter extract, and I keep coming back. As a frequent sufferer of anxiety and depression, this strain can knock me out even from the worst of times. This is so valuable to me as a heavy heavy smoker because most of the time, even the sleepiest of weeds can’t actually put me down because of my tolerance. Granddaddy P can without fail.

Genetics

  • Purple Urkle
  • Big Bud

Smell 8/10

Smells like artificial grape. It has a very sweet, sticky, ‘Big League Chew’ gum smell to it. Not unlike a Grapple, which is just the weirdest fruit. Overall this smells super sweet and of berries and grape.

Density 9/10

Always tight and uniform, I find that with a lot of ‘purple’ strains.

Smoke 7/10

The smoke is a lot. I won’t lie to you, every time I have had this strain I have been taken back by how I have to reduce my portion sizes to accommodate the thick smoke this bud provides. This is likely why it is so popular as a shatter or extract, which reduce the stress on your lungs compared to GDP bud. Be careful with your portion sizes when packing bowls.

Effect 8/10

This strain is strong, sleepy as anything. You will not do anything.

The rise is quick so be prepared, and it goes hard. I usually get pretty snacky with this one, but due to its sedating effects it usually is more of an in bed binge followed by a long nap. An excellent choice for people who suffer from anxiety and need nighttime relief. Very drowsy. Do not smoke this unless you want to sleep, IMO. I don’t recommend if you are seriously depressed, this doesn’t help that at all.

As An Edible 8/10

As an edible this strain is even more potent than when smoked. Do not eat this strain unless you are an experienced user or are very careful with your dosing.

As an edible this strain is great for sleep due to its high content of both THC and CBD. Expect GDP edibles to rise slightly faster than usual edibles or oils.

Overall 40/50

I recommend you seek out and purchase this strain if you need help sleeping. This is a great strain for sleep but also a very one trick pony.

OOCH

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The Cheapest Countries You Can Vacation To In 2018/ 2019

Cover Photo: Mahdollinentie on Blogspot

Vacations need not be expensive. If you are able to pick the right country, you can easily afford the vacation. You have to just keep in mind that you are choosing the countriescarefully. We will today specifically share with you some of the cheapest countries to take a vacation in.


Mazatlan, Mexico

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Photo: West Jet

The exchange rate of Mexican Pesos is in your favor. US $1 = 19 Mexican Pesos. This ensures that any destination in Mexico is one of the most affordable for you. Moreover, the one which we are speaking about now that is Mazatlan is a tourist hotspot. You will be able to explore beautiful beaches and party in some of the best clubs in town at an affordable cost. Also, if you’re going with your family, a room for 4 you will cost you less than $100. This means that you will be able to explore the place on a budget quite easily.


South Africa

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Photo: Splendidglobal

The exchange rate in South Africa is again in your favor. A good example is when you book a five-star hotel in New York take the example of Taj hotels and resorts; you will have to shell out around $ 786 per night. On the other hand, when you’re booking similar luxury property in Cape Town, you will just be selling or $266. That is whyyou will be able to save a significant amount of money. You just need to keep in mind that the seasonscan be entirely opposite of the northern hemisphere. That is whyyou have to plan your trip carefully when you’re heading over to South Africa.


Puerto Rico

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Photo: World Visits

Puerto Rico is one of the best destinations which you can visit in the Caribbean. Also, if you visit during the low season that is from April to mid-December, you can be sure that you will be able to get quite a few deals as well. With numerous accommodation options competing with each other, you can be sure that the accommodation cost will be on the lower side. Moreover, US dollars are legal tender in Puerto Rico. This means that you will not have to worry about converting the currency as well. There are many low-cost boutique hotelswhich will help you in exploring the place within your budget.


Indonesia

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Photo: Agoda

Indonesia is one of the worst exchange rates in the world against the US dollar. This means that when you’re converting US$ 1 to Indonesian rupiah, you will be able to get 14,500 Indonesian rupiahs. This ensures that the place is actually pretty affordable for a vacation. If you are specifically searching for a destination in Indonesia, there is no better option than Bali. You will be able to get the sun, sand, andbeaches which are famous worldwide. With numerous different accommodation options, you will be able to easily get a villa or a hotel room or an apartmentwithin your budget.

Thus, when you’re looking for the cheapest countries to vacation in, these are the 4 options which you can explore.

-Guest Post on OOCHCO