I recently went to the store to purchase Slimfast drinks in a can as I have done for many years. I generally buy the drinks in the 24 can case, and purchase 2 to 4 cases at a time. At the store I realized that Slimfast has changed their product packaging (under the guise of a product improvement) from 24 11 ounce cans to 20 10 ounce bottles. The price has not changed.
I guess Slimfast does not think their customers are smart enough to see through the deception in their product marketing. Hopefully Slimfast customers will realize that they are being cheated by the new product marketing and will come to the same conclusion as I have. I am now a former Slimfast customer and will look to other products and companies that have a more respectable business ethic.
CLINTON -- Look at the first three ingredients - J-U-N-K. Too bad for me, I have purchased enough Slim Fast to last me several months. I made this purchase months ago in hopes of losing weight for my sons upcoming wedding in September. I solely trusted the name Slim Fast thinking that the customers best interests would be first. NOT! Sugar and look at how many grams, read the rest of the label - what is in this product? I blame myself for not researching this product; I have learned at my expense. I will not purchase this JUNK again.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N. J. - Unilever PLC's U.S. subsidiary says it has recalled all canned Slim Fast drinks because of the possibility of bacterial contamination that could cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
The company says the probability of serious health problems is remote.
Unilever's U.S. arm, based in Englewood Cliffs, N. J., says the products were sold nationwide. They came in cartons of four, six or 12 steel cans, 11 ounces in size, and they were also sold individually. The recall, issued Thursday, covers all Slim-Fast products in cans, regardless of flavor, best-by date, lot code or UPC number.
The company said it is working to determine the production issue that caused the contamination. It has halted production.