Rated 5 out of 5 by Izzyisbusy Ensure daily vitamins
Since I've been buying Ensure I've been feeling more engerized and balanced. I have tried all of the flavors from the chocolate to strawberry and the vanilla is my absolute favorite it tastes like a vanilla soufflé.
Thanks a lot Ensure for providing me the daily vitamins that I need!
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Disizme Love it
wish it was lactose free and had less sugar but it is the best I've found so far.
January 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ellie Wrong Move
Why would you change a product that was absolutely wonderful. It delivered 25 grams of protein which is what I needed since I was protein deficient. The original taste was great. Now it is just below standard. You claim that the 16 gram product is less in calories. Let us decide how much caloric intake we want. No one complained about the amount of calories in the drink. Go back to the original receipe or your going to have thousands of bottles left in stores. I for one will not buy any more until you go back
January 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by desertdweller Smaller bottle, less nutrition per ounce
If I had never known about the previous version of Ensure Active, I probably would have rated this product much higher. It is a good source of protein, and it doesn't taste too bad. However, I am very disappointed that Abbot has discontinued the 14 ounce bottles. 14 ounces was a perfect amount for a breakfast on the run or a healthy snack. 8 ounces doesn't fill me up enough.
Additionally, the smaller bottles contain a nutritionally different product...and in this case, "different" doesn't equate with "better." It is true that on a per ounce basis, the new product has more protein. However it also has more fat (.25 grams per ounce versus 1.8 grams in the previous product.) It also has more sugar, more calories (33% more on a per ounce basis) and less fiber. And in the final indignity, the new product is the same cost for 8 ounces less!
Unlike other reviewers, I have not noticed that much of a change in flavor. Perhaps the chocolate flavor has changed more than the vanilla? But I too will be checking out other products.
January 24, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by TryHealthy 8oz not same
Not a fan of the new 8oz. My preference is the larger size. I use this product as a meal replacement due to health. Also, the taste is not the same. Very disappointed.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reclaimingmylife Best for muscle-building!
This drink is very high in protein for rebuilding atrophied muscles. At least that's what I'm using it for. I also walk 2-3 miles daily and have changed my diet to live a better life than what I had been. Nothing is a cure all and it takes a little change in many things to make any real difference but this Ensure is one of the building blocks I'm using and it seems to be working! It has 16G of protein and lots of vitamins and necessary metals and Omega-3 fatty acids for an all-around healthy addition to a healthier diet. For me it's a 5-star addition that is helping me live!
December 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by BonnieC Would not recommend.
I loved the larger milk chocolate drinks with more protein that you no longer have available. Your new product tastes like chocolate mixed with water. I bought 4 cases, thinking they would taste as good as the other ones. I'm returning them to Target tomorrow. They also don't give me the energy the other ones did. Very sad. Let me know if they are ever brought back. Bonnie C
December 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GinnyW I miss the 14 oz bottles and flavor
I am looking at the very last bottle I have left of the 14 oz Ensure Active High Protein shakes with 25 g protein for only 210 calories. I can't find them anywhere now and I googled "what happened to the old ensure flavors?" and found this website. Apparently I'm not alone! The new smaller bottles are much less protein and don't taste as good. Luckily there seem to be a ton of other brands on the market now #I hadn't even paid attention because I just went straight to the shelf and grabbed the Ensures the past couple years# and I'm going to try those. I'm always so curious when a company changes something its customers seem to be pleased with and as a result drives them to completely different brands. So strange. Anyway, I'll keep an eye out for the "old" size and formula in case you bring it back but I'm not buying these new ones ever again.
December 4, 2015