You’re not the only one who noticed the change in taste, I agree with you and I have created an account just to express the same thing.
I have been a consumer of ■■■■■■■/JimmyJoy since almost the beginning (so a few years), and I liked the taste of the normal version and then of the vegan one. It used to be my go to meal when I couldn’t cook or didn’t have the time. The taste wasn’t perfect but it was quite good (especially vanilla/mango/strawberry for me).
Since the change in recipe (which seems to be when the package went from a rectangle to a square), things have completely changed. The taste itself is sligtly bad, but the worse is the aftertaste which becomes horrible after a while. I forced myself to eat the first packages thinking maybe I would get used to it, but now I end up throwing away the rest of the bottle when I make some.
I would like the Jimmy Joy team to understand that : the taste/aftertaste of the new Plenny Shake is so bad that I, a long-time customer, would rather go hungry than finish it. I now dread drinking Plenny Shake, and I think I am going to throw away my remaining pouches.
Also, like others, I am displeased by the sneaky decrease in proteins : that was one of the main interest of Jimmy Joy. If I want to find fat or carbohydrates, I can do it very easily (chips, cakes, junk food…), in a quick meal it is always finding enough proteins which is the problem.
I have read other topics on the subject and I have found complaints from more than six month ago about these exact same issues : the bad taste and the lack of proteins. There is still no viable replacement (the big bag apparently doesn’t solve the taste issue), so I am probably going to have to switch to a competitor, unless the old Plenny Shake is brought back or at least something with a similar taste.
I don’t understand how the team of Jimmy Joy could change their main product so deeply without any testing and while removing at the same time the older version. Seriously, if you wanted to kill your company you wouldn’t act any different.
Sorry for the rant, but I am very disappointed.