I only bought them because the Optislim were so nice and I got these cheap so I thought they would be similar, have to say it was really difficult to get down. Will try spicing it up but I wont be buying anymore when these are gone.
I put a dash of Encona hot pepper sauce (contains no citric acid and doesn't have a musty smell like some other brands) in and make it up with more boiling water, then give it a quick whisk for a stick blender. I also add a little fresh basil before serving. Exante Tomato is not my favourite flavour, and the colour is just plain weird, but after a few weeks on Total Solution, I look forward to anything on Exante!
My favourite Exante soup is Thai chicken, though I still add a dash of Encona to it.
The shakes are good with lots of crushed ice like a smoothie. The vanilla is also particularly good made up with boiling water, a dash of cinnamon and frothed up with a stick blender.
I love the bars. Too bad we can only have one per day because I would happily eat one for each meal.
The mushroom and chicken soups are delicious! I can't stand the bars at the moment - did anyone else dislike them at first? I lost 10 stone on the Cambridge diet a few years go and the bars were my favourite then. Bit gutted that I don't like these :-(