Complete Food Survey Interview with Giveaway Winners
Because the Complete Food Survey ’20 is now live, I thought it would be a good time to look back to CFS ’19. Consequently, I have decided to share this great interview with one of last year’s giveaway winners, Dan. He had some very interesting experiences to share that many of you might relate to.
Interview with Dan
Who Are You?
My name is Dan, I’m in my mid-thirties, and work as a project manager in non-profit development.
Why Do You Consume Food and How Do You Find Them Helpful?
I originally began looking into complete foods because I was going to have jaw surgery, which necessitates a liquid diet during the seven week recovery period. I was seeking something that would keep me healthy during that time and stumbled upon meal replacements, which worked perfectly for my recovery. Afterward, I kept drinking complete foods afterward because I found them to be extremely useful: they’re semi-affordable, fairly healthy, easy to make, and don’t require a lot of thought about what I’m going to eat or if I have the right ingredients. I found myself saving a lot of time and energy with them, particularly for my work lunches. I could drink a shake and be back at tackling a work assignment within five minutes.
If You Were in Charge to Create One Product, What Would It Be?
This is a tough question! I suppose my interest wouldn’t be in one product in particular, but in pushing the industry to move toward widening the appeal of their offerings.
The last year has been promising in that regard in that a number of interesting and innovative products have hit the market. Queal released Ready, Vite Ramen opened its doors, and Mana has announced a complete burger. All of these are welcome advances, particularly in the winter months where warm meals are most valued. I would hope to see more solid meal offerings in the near future – when I discuss meal replacements with people, the key objection made is that they like to chew their meals. The above products from Queal, Vite Ramen, and Mana smewhat address this, but so long as the industry’s focus remains on liquid offerings complete foods will continue to be a niche market.
Long term, I also hope to see companies bringing down the costs of their products. Some complete foods are more affordable than others, but for people with limited income or large families they currently are not viable options.
From the Products Received on the Giveaway, Which One Did You Like Best? What Surprised You the Most?
There were several good products from the giveaway. Ketolent surprised me the most – I’m not interested in the keto diet and had heard bad things about the keto flu, but I experienced none of those symptoms and the drinks Ketolent offered were both delicious and surprisingly filling. I was quite impressed. The product I enjoyed most was from Super Body Fuel. I ended up getting their Milk Fuel powder, which also has great flavors and which allowed for a great deal of customizing. I’ve ordered from them again and plan on continuing to do so in the future.
So what are you waiting for? Have you filled in the survey, yet? We have multiple awesome giveaways this year, too; as well as, some great discounts in all the brands that are participating.