I usually make my own shakes with spirutein protein powder but I can't get to the health food store. If you know me I can't get to eat enough to get in some protein. I went to Duane Reade where they advertised this drink 2 for $9. I bought it to try it. If you ever had Special Ko protein drink, it tastes almost like that but not so creamy. It says compare to ensure. I know some of you wouldn't drink it because of what your diet may entail but I had to give this a try. It tastes good to me and if I wanted to add a banana or maybe even some peanut butter for some added nutrition.