There's a reason these shakes are on discount. I made the drink according to the directions, though I went a step farther and used an immersion blender. I then added some ice cubes, and blended those in. The result is drinkable, but not a velvety and delicious chocolate shake. The ice cubes and immersion blender give the shake a good shake density, but the powder remains gritty throughout. It'll drink, and I'm sure like all of the drinks, it will be filling, but for my calorie-money, I'd rather have had two of the HNS protein drinks, or one of the meal-replacement bars.