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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Things I Love Thursday - Gotein and Giving Things Away

I'm a vanilla girl. I'm not saying I'm vanilla, like as in boring. I just like vanilla flavored and scented things.

Milkshake? Vanilla.
Hand soap? Vanilla.
Candle? Vanilla.

So when I was contacted and asked to review Gotein "protein to go," I was not surprised that my favorite is the vanilla. And it is yummy. I've never really been a protein shake drinker, but I've been thinking about adding it to my diet. So the review (and wait for it.......giveaway) were perfect timing.

I was a little nervous the first time I poured a Gotein packet into my bottle of water. I tried chocolate first thinking maybe it would be like my post-run chocolate milk. I'll be honest; it wasn't. But it was good. It mixed up completely and went down easy. And it was just the right amount of chocolaty, with no aftertaste.

So the next time, I tried the vanilla. Holy yum. And even though I kept forgetting to put some water bottles in the fridge and had to drink it at room temperature, it was still great.

The strawberry is my third favorite, but my girls LOVED it. I'm just not a strawberry drink girl.

The stick packs are made for a 16.9 oz bottle of water. You just drink about 1/3 of the bottle (which I found is important or it will taste too watered down), pour in the Gotein, swirl and shake. Easy peasy.

And for the nutrition nuts out there, here are the stats:
  • 6 grams or less carbs per serving
  • 110 calories or less per serving
  • 1 gram of sugar
  • 17 grams of protein
  • 24 vitamins and minerals

I can tell you, as soon as my U2 tickets sell on eBay, I'll be buying several boxes of Gotein. At $24.95 for a box of 12 stick packets, it isn't too spendy. I'm just feeling poor because I've spent too much on running clothes lately.

And yes, after much debate and deliberation, we decided on a trip to Disney (not sure yet if it will be Land or World) with our girls instead of going to New York to see U2 again. It was a difficult decision since New York and U2 are two of my most favorite things in the world, but they just aren't as high on the list as my two incredible little girls.

So there is a sweet deal on some U2 tickets at Meadowlands Stadium on eBay, and there is a sweet Gotein giveaway right here. Yep, you can try Gotein for yourself. Here's what to do to enter to win your own samples of each Gotein flavor (leave a separate comment for each, please):

  • Follow my blog. (1 entry)
  • LIKE Gotein on Facebook. Tell them Candice @ I Have Run sent you! (1 entry)
  • Spread the news about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook and/or Twitter. (1 entry)

Winner will be chosen by on Wednesday, June 22.

*Gotein provided the samples for the review and the giveaway. I did not pay any thing for them. The opinions expressed are mine.


  1. I like Gotein on FB and I put the message you sent me

  2. posted your giveaway to my blog!

  3. come on! Do you really like that Gotein?

  4. I shared the give a way on my FB

  5. I am a follower

  6. These are seriously on everyone's blogs lately and I have really wanted to try them. Sounds like a fun way to get protein.

    I'm a follower!

  7. i like gotein on fb and said ya sent me!

  8. I actually LIKED Gotein earlier today after seeing that you had LIKED them, too. After reading your blog, I went back and posted that you sent me.

  9. i like gotein and told them you sent me
    amandamdaley at yahoo dot com

  10. i follow your blog
    amandamdaley at yahoo dot com

  11. I

    I'm a strawberry girl!!!! ;)

  12. I love vanilla, too!

    I'm a follower.

  13. I'm a follower!

  14. Follower! Excited to try some of this stuff!

    Oh my - have you your girls been to Disney? It is so much fun for them! We flew Allegiant to (World) and it was really inexpensive. Let me know if you need any tips! I've heard Land has too much concrete, but we are thinking of trying it next year. If you haven't already check out the DIS boards - lots of great info on there.

  15. haha, you're definitely not vanilla, but I know what your mean, I'm totally the same way!

    I'm a follower :)

  16. I am a follower of your blog!

  17. Like Gotein on FB & commented.

  18. Aww Why am I so behind on your blog? I am a follower of course!

  19. As if potty parties weren't excitement enough, it is way cool you're sacrificing adult playtime for the kids and Disney.
    You can do that adult stuff in like 20 years. Bono will wait for you.

  20. i like Gotein on fb and left comment

  21. shared giveaway on my fb page


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