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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Smell Yourself Thin? Spray Thin Product Review


As I write this review I feel like I'm going to barf.  Why?  Because of the revolting stench of Spray Thin's 'savoury' spray.

In all honesty, when they asked if I wanted to try it, my plan was to use Adam as my guinea pig because he always complains about being hungry all day at work.  He often snacks so much he can barely eat dinner.  Unfortunately, I forgot that he doesn't have a very good sense of smell (he thinks its from breaking his nose during rugby as a kid).

So I decided I'd give it a try.  The Globe and Mail nutrition expert recently wrote about these products and concluded that there are far better ways to control your food intake.  After my experience I have to agree! There are a few studies showing that certain scents seem to make people eat less.

They come in 2 scents: sweet (strawberry) and savoury (cheese).  I sprayed a bit of the sweet on my oatmeal one morning.  Can't say it had any effect at all.  I don't really like fruity oatmeal, so I found it weird to be eating strawberry smelling oatmeal, even if the spray has no taste.  The cheese one simply smells so bad I won't put it near my food.  It smells like dirty gym socks. I think it's a bad idea too because cheese isn't a savoury food that works with every savoury dish.  Italian or Mexican food maybe, but certainly not Indian, Thai, Chinese or Japanese!  Ugh!  I guess if you feel utterly nauseous you'll eat less so maybe that's the key. 

In any case, I don't recommend this product, particularly since each small spray is $30!!  It's far cheaper to keep a pair of sweaty gym socks in your kitchen and take a whiff before each meal.

Disclaimer: Spray Thin supplied me with the products but all the opinions on this blog are my own.

Disclaimer: The company provided me with the products at no charge but all opinions on this blog are my own.