I got a backpack in the mail from Now Foods/Now Sports. They make a TON of products, from supplements to food items. In fact, a lot of their products are sold through my supplement provider of choice: Swansons Vitamins.
Inside it contained a bunch of goodies!
NOW makes a lot of protein powders: egg white, soy, whey, pea… there really is pretty much something for everyone! This Toffee Caramel Fudge protein powder = delicious! Both my mom and my husband agree as well, this one rocks. The individual packets would be handy if you train with a group (I think in terms of coaching Team Challenge) for recovery when you’re not immediately at home following a run.
They also produce a line of Real Food products. These include nuts, dried fruits, sweeteners and flours. This Raw Energy blend is a nice mix of nuts with some raisins thrown in for good measure… I especially love the cashews! These are good tossed into greek yogurt with pumpkin. (Yes, I eat pumpkin all year round!)
I am going to assume they’re called “Slender Sticks” because of their shape, not because of promises to make you slender. Because I don’t like marketing like that! These drink packets are sweetened with Better Stevia™ (a sugar and gluten-free sweetener) and, while a little gritty, taste pretty good. The grape flavor has extra electrolytes. [See Now University info on Alternative Sweeteners]
They also provided a bottle of Eve Women’s multi-vitamins, made with cranberry, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 and include Superfruits (Pomegranate, Acai and Mangosteen) while still being vegetarian/vegan friendly. I haven’t taken these yet, I plan to try them once I’m no longer pumping. (I just don’t want to change up any of my supplements this last month.)
Thank you NOW, for the fun package. The family all loved it!