Not one for meal replacements having tried them many years' ago, I was not over-optimistic about these being any different. How wrong was I. The soup is simply fab, it tastes amazing but not only whilst you eat it but a good 20 minutes after I still felt as though it was one of the tastiest soups I have had. I realise that this sounds very odd and extreme and I thought it was a bit weird as it is a packet soup but my hubby said the same when he tried one and thought I was mad. As for the shakes, well these are again not like others, they are thick, made easily with water and they are really tasty (oh and not powdery). I would say to anyone that has tried meal replacements before and not been impressed should try these. I have been using this now for a month, a shake every breakfast and soups midweek, I still eat out at the weekends and enjoy my food. I have dropped a dress size from a 14 to a 12 . So not only do they taste fab and are easy to prepare they work.