Ketogenic diets might prove hard to follow, since they require time and dedication to cook and consume the appropriate meals. Carbohydrates are everywhere. Most snacks, most common mains, breakfast, lunch, dinner… Sated already offered a very successful powder product. But sometimes, you just need it then. In an instant. That is what Sated Ready-to-Drink comes to solve. And apparently it is very needed, since it surpassed its original goal in kickstarter 8-fold in the first 24h. The best opening for any food product. So, should we jump into the hype-train? Is it really that good? Let’s find out in this Sated Ready-to-Drink Review.
Note: this product will not be available till Q1 19.
Sated Ready-to-drink in a glance
Ships to: US (World* – look FAQ)
Price: $$-$$$ – $2.5 to $5 (depends on backing option)
Retail Price: $5 (expected)
Flavours: Chocolate and Vanilla (Confirmed. Maybe more to come)
Nutrition in short
Macronutrients per serving (g)
% of Energy from each macronutrient
% of Recommended Intake per serving
- RI based on 2,000kcal
- RI based on 2,500kcal
The nutritional aspect is almost identical to Naturally Sweetened Sated. Sated Ready-to-Drink comes with 1.3g of net carbs, 35g of fats and 18g of protein packed in 400kcal. A true keto shake, relying on Olive, coconut, flax and MCT oil for most of the energy. It also provides with 20% of each vitamin and mineral, as well as 5.3g of fiber.
As I stated in the Naturally Sweetened review, I think Sated provides great ketogenic shakes. It is interesting that they have chosen their custom natural blend over sucralose as sweetener. Sucralose might spike blood sugar levels in some individuals, thus I think this is the right approach if they are aiming for a true keto product.
Unfortunately for dairy intolerant people, Sated uses a whey protein(20%)/casein (80%) blend from milk as their main protein source. Thus, if you are a vegan practitioner or lactose intolerant, you will have to wait for them to release a new variant.
Certainly, one of the biggest stories about this product is the kickstarter campaign and its success. The $10,800 initial funding objective was reached under 2h and in the first 24h they achieved over $80,000. An incredible feat by all means, which shows how eager the Sated community was for an easier Keto alternative.
One of the most interesting things about Kickstarter is how the company can set milestones and ability to unlock new features if the funding reaches these. As such, they have promised a new flavour if the campaign for Sated Ready-to-Drink reaches $300,000. Rumors and votings have already started; but I, as many other users, would be very interested in a caffeinated version. Like Chai Latte or Mocha. Just saying.
How to get your Sated Ready-to-Drink?
Go to kickstarter and look at the pledge options (listed on this image). Some of the pledges are fairly substantial, so we understand it might not what you are looking for. It is true as we have previously mentioned in our Sated Review, that they tend to offer very big packages. Thus, often not very beginner friendly.
The smallest option is $78 for a 18 pack, which is going to be 20% off the future retail price. If you are looking for the best bang for the buck, the early-bird deal (limited deal) gives you 12 packs of 18 at a 50% discount ($540!). Definitely a strong commitment, but currently the most popular of the options. This is the best deal if you can get it, if not you could get 50×18 for 50% off, but that would be a lot of Sated. One thing you could do is to get a group of Sated enthusiast to share this pack with you, so you can split the costs ($2,250) and still get the best discount possible.
Besides, the Trifecta (3×18 for $197) might be your best option. Quite a few bottles, but not as big as a commitment as the other alternatives, going $370 upwards. A big financial barrier for most of us.
Important! Once you pledge, you will have to wait until Feb 2019 to get your product. Do not expect it to have it next day delivery! You can choose to have them shipped in bulk or every month, definitely convenient for those of us with limited storage. In addition, one of our biggest critics was the lack of sensible shipping outside the US. It seems that you will be able to order yours to ship outside the US (although, I am still not sure about the costs).
Furthermore, you can customize your packs if you have ordered more than one, this is, 2 Chocolate flavour and 1 Vanilla (if you have ordered the Trifecta). Even more flavours, if they achieve over $300,000.
Other alternatives NOW
Damn! Excited about the product but unsure if you will like it or if you will be able to consume it, but taken aback by the pledge price tags? I understand. Most of them are big commitments. Then, I would recommend looking at the other Sated products, perhaps not as convenient, but nutritionally almost identical.
6-12 months is recommended by Sated, but they should be good for 24 months.
About $5. Certainly higher than in-direct competitor Soylent (~$3.25). Sated claims that the ingredients they used are higher quality. Also, it is lower than Ample ($8) and higher end meal replacements.
The international shipping will be done via Reship.com where you will have to sign in ($5 cost) and pay extra per package. We hope this will improve in the future.
For instance, they expect the shipping to CAN to be $40/pack once the product goes live; which in my opinion, nowadays, it is simply too high.
Kickstarter pledges will be delivered by February 2019. We expect similar availability (Q1 2019) dates in their website.