CalNaturale is part of California Natural Products, a natural foods company. The CalNaturale label makes two product lines: Svelte Protein Shakes and ... Wine. I've never tried their wine.
The shakes are all dairy-free and gluten-free, soy based, and fairly low sugar, sweetened with Stevia. When I was on a liquids diet, I tried out many, many brands of protein drinks, and these were some of my favorites. I wouldn't really pick one up now, as I kinda want nothing to do with smoothies and shakes after months of being required to only have liquids, but if I needed to again, I'd probably start with these. Not a strong recommendation, but decent.
- "Enjoy Yourself", aka, Cappuccino. Tasting notes: Subtle coffee flavor. Very sweet, with fake sweetener taste. Don’t taste much soy. Meh. [ Too fake tasting, the fake sweetener just rules the flavor. Even when diluted with plain soy milk, not very good. Least favorite, by far, will not try again. ]
- "Hello Beautiful", aka, Chocolate. Tasting notes: Kinda thick and too much on its own. Better when diluted with almond milk, as the chocolate and almond are a nice combo. Slightly too fake sweet tasting. [ On its own, it was a bit too think, and very, very sweet, in a fake way. It mixed very well with almond milk again, about 60% Svelte and 40% almond milk was a good combination, chocolatey and almondy, thinner, and not as well. Best served super chilled. ] [ Next, I blended it up with frozen banana and almond milk. It was way too sweet for me that way. So I added regular milk. And coconut, since who doesn't like coconut and chocolate. And then ... peanut butter! At that point, it turned into a delicious banana-chocolate-peanut butter-coconut shake. Which I topped with whipped cream. Totally not what this drink is intended for, but I liked it this way :) ]
- "Just Your Style", aka, Spiced Chai. Tasting notes: This was by far my favorite. Nice spicing, it almost reminded me of a pumpkin pie spiced drink. Maybe October is just getting to me :) It also wasn't too sweet, and didn't have the fake taste to it that other varieties did. Would get this again.
- "Looking Good", aka French Vanilla. Tasting notes: This was pretty good. Mostly like yummy vanilla flavored soy milk but had added protein to make more complete meal. [ Way too sweet, way too fake tasting. ] [ Way, way too sweet. Not sure how I ever tolerated this! ]