This is an unpaid review of the Bolthouse Farms’ Protein Plus Chocolate beverage. No compensation was provided me for this review (not even a free sample).
What is Bolthouse Farms?
Bolthouse Farms started off as a small commercial vegetable farm in Michigan in the early 1900’s. Founded by William Bolthouse in 1915, the company grew because of its innovations in produce storage and packaging, introducing cellophane-packaged carrots in 1959. With the growth of supermakets and consumer’s demand for convenience, the product took off in popularity.
Throughout the coming decades, Bolthouse Farms would cultivate its produce market segment to near perfection. In 2003, Bolthouse added a modern bottling facility to begin producing super-premium beverages. The beverages were a success largely due to the quality of the process and ingredients used in their products.
Fast-forward to 2011 and Bolthouse Farms has a complete line of products ranging from their cornerstone baby-cut carrots to their super-premium beverages and high quality salad dressings.
To read the whole story on the Bolthouse Farm’s history and product line you can visit their website at http://bolthouse.com/. I was even impressed with the quality of their website!
Coffee Talk With Memoirs and Bolthouse
You may be wondering what coffee has to do with a Protein Plus Chocolate beverage review. Well, I discovered what I think may be the perfect alternative to those high-sugar, high fat coffee creamers a lot of us enjoy every morning with our coffee – Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus. Seriously, my day doesn’t start until I’ve had at least two cups of coffee! Comparing the nutritional information on the backs of my favorite coffee creamer vs Protein Plus Chocolate looks like this:
|Nutrition Fact||Chocolate Coffee Creamer||Protein Plus Chocolate|
|Serving Size||1 Tbsp||8 fl oz|
|Servings per container||32||4|
|Calories from Fat*||15||1.5|
*Doing a little math, 1 fluid ounce has 2 Tbsp, so 8 fluid ounces = 16 Tbsp. I divided all of the Protein Plus nutritional info by 16 so you can compare the same amount you’d likely use in your coffee.
The above is just the basic nutritional comparison. When you factor in that coffee creamer has absolutely ZERO nutritional value trying Bolthouse in your coffee is almost a no-brainer. Coffee creamer has no vitamins or minerals what so ever! This made me realize that my morning coffee needed to change. One 8oz serving of Bolthouse Protein Plus Chocolate has 30% or more of the daily value in 17 vitamins and minerals. Coffee creamer has met its match.
Memoirs Thoughts on Protein Plus Chocolate
Whether you’re up for a coffee creamer substitute or want to try Protein Plus as a beverage you can’t go wrong. High protein (including both soy and whey) combined with lots of vitamins, minerals and great taste make this one a no-brainer!