Oh fab - i will be giving them ago then - im not keen on the apple and cinnemen porridge - i didnt realise there was maple syrup ones - im hoping to try them next week and fingers crossed its quite nice cos if not i fear i might be living on the shakes for the next few months lol !
The chicken and mushroom soup & the leek and potato are by far the best (in my humble opinion), the oriental one seems very popular with people but ive not tried it myself. The mushroom soup was tasteless - couldn't deal with it. Oh and rattlingjo ... I wasn't just "not keen" on the porridge, it made me HEAVE! lol
Even if you are not a mushroom fan go for the chicken and mushroom, it is by far the nicest! I sprinkle on a few dried chives and a grind of black pepper for some extra taste. The Chick & Mush is the saltiest - so has the most taste.
Ive seen people talk about making crisps and muffins too (CRISPS ,,, mmmm - my big weakness too!) BUT they suggest you don't do it until you are well into stage 1 - or really stage 2 as it nukes all the goodness and vitamins. It's kind of the thing you do if you have a "spare" product - for us newbies I am afraid it's shakes, shakes, shakes n soup for the long haul (did you see how I strategically left out the porridge there .. it's so bad it doesn't exist in my world!)
I think the porridges are all disgusting. Chicken & mushroom soup is lovely, the oriental soup is ok. A nice warm choc mint or chocolate shake is also really nice, but as I am a fruit lover and miss not eating fruit, I love the mango shake!