What is the best flavour of Ensure?

AnneCan
AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi evveryone,

I want to supplement my food intake as I do not have much appetite right now. I may try Ensure, I haven't tried it for along time but remember it as not tasting that great - does anyone have a flavour suggestion?

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  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543
    I only liked Vanilla. I
    I only liked Vanilla. I have heard Boost is better, but I have not tried it.
  • neon356
    neon356 Member Posts: 137
    chocolate definitely

    chocolate definitely
  • colonblender
    colonblender Member Posts: 12
    Hi,i personaly did not try
    Hi,i personaly did not try any but my huby is supplementing with ensure he likes the choclate one says strawberry one too sweet.Hope it helps.

    nedj
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Vanilla:
    George found the Vanilla the best. I, also, heard Boost tastes better. Another thing you might want to try is Carnation Instant Breakfast, just mix it with milk, have it along with meals for the extra calories or by itself. The cost is substantially less than Ensure or Boost.

    Take care- Tina
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Chocolate
    Milk Chocolate was the only one for me. Didn't like Boost either, had a funny taste to me.

    Kim
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    Chocolate
    Milk Chocolate was the only one for me. Didn't like Boost either, had a funny taste to me.

    Kim

    Is it something like resource hyperproteic?
    That's a kind of milk shake but without milk?
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    mmmmmm....butter pecan!!!
    Hugs, Kathi
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    I would take a chocolate
    I would take a chocolate ensure or boost, in a coffee cup, mic it about a minute- sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top. It was a bit of a bright spot in what I could consume.
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Hi Anne
    After surgery I used Boost strawberry and have to say it had a pretty good flavor.

    I was never able to use Ensure as it always had a bit of a metalic taste for me.

    Marie who loves kitties
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    pepebcn said:

    Is it something like resource hyperproteic?
    That's a kind of milk shake but without milk?

    yes it is the same!
    I got mine in strawberry ,not too good not too bad!
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    Anne
    I haven't been using ensure as I don't like the taste. When the oxy isn't a problem and I can drink colder stuff, I do milkshakes and add strawberries and bananas.

    When I can't drink cold stuff, I go with heavy whipping cream, hot water and whey protien powder. I like all those flavors better than ensure. Vanilla, strawberry or chocolate. And I get all the great nutrients I need.
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
    Lori-S said:

    Anne
    I haven't been using ensure as I don't like the taste. When the oxy isn't a problem and I can drink colder stuff, I do milkshakes and add strawberries and bananas.

    When I can't drink cold stuff, I go with heavy whipping cream, hot water and whey protien powder. I like all those flavors better than ensure. Vanilla, strawberry or chocolate. And I get all the great nutrients I need.

    I stay aware from the chocolate as it gives me the runs
    National store brands, like CVS, if you have similar in Canada, are good and a little cheaper. You might also prefer the "Plus" versions as you get an extra 100 or so calories for the same volume of liquid. I survived on this stuff during Tx until I got appetite back. Now, I generally drink only one can a day Hope all doing as well as can be.......steve
  • luvmum
    luvmum Member Posts: 457
    chocolate
    Hi Anne,

    My mum likes chocolate flavor. I've also tried both and they are good to me. I personally do not like the taste of Impact though. I will try Prosure next time.

    Dora