Dineamic Sports Nutrition Pack Review

Published on September 22, 2016 by Tom

Dineamic have been promoting their meal service through Fitness First outlets recently and so I decided to give them a shot and see how they stack up.

The pack I decided to go with was their Sports Nutrition pack as I wanted to see why they are marketing themselves to fitness minded people.

Ordering and Delivery

Ordering the package itself was fairly easy, just a few clicks on their website and it was done. The only issue I have was that the package page did not contain the individual nutritional information of each meal. You had to find each meal amongst their listed meals to find this information and as they don’t have a search function on their website, this was time consuming and very tedious. If you are someone that tracks Macros, or has some sort of food allergy, this could be a problem.

The food was ordered and delivered within a 2 day period, which I though was very quick.

They were asked to deliver to a business address, which their website states will be delivered after 9am and unfortunately the delivery driver called me and woke me up before 7am trying to deliver the meals. Someone was at the workplace by 7:30am and the delivery driver waited until then to leave the package.

Packaging and Storage

The Package was simple cardboard, with no form of insulation or cooling implements (ice packs etc), and as all food was frozen it need to be refrigerated immediately. In my case this was not an issue as I have a fridge/freezer in my office, however if you don’t have this luxury, the package would have to be delivered to your home, when you are there and can refrigerate it straight away.

Final Thoughts

My main issue with the package as a whole though is its name. They are marketing it as a Sports Nutrition Pack and I cannot see through the Macro breakdown in the meals or overall quantities of foods, how this pack is targeting sports minded people. Not having a target for gender is a big issue as men on average just eat more than women, and it seems like if you were eating 2 of these meals per day plus a breakfast of your choosing your overall calories would be somewhere around 12-1300 plus snacks.

  • The package cost an average of $11.25 per meal, so I’d give them 7/10 for value for money.
  • Overall although most of the food was nice, the experience of buying this package as a Sports Nutrition Package was 5/10.
  • Food was ok, but was not tailored to it’s suggested audience.

That might be fine for quite a small woman, but even for a man on an aggressive diet, it’s very low. I found myself eating other meals or snacking during the day to make up the food I felt I needed.

The Macro breakdown is somewhat of a worry as well, every meal was carb heavy and there was no rhyme and reason put into the breakdown of carbs,fats and proteins in any meal. They were just meals that were healthy, not designed for athletic endeavours.
The package cost an average of $11.25 per meal, so I’d give them 7/10 for value for money.

Overall although most of the food was nice, the experience of buying this package as a Sports Nutrition Package was 5/10.
Food was ok, but was not tailored to it’s suggested audience.

I found myself eating other meals or snacking during the day to make up the food I felt I needed. The Macro breakdown is somewhat of a worry as well, every meal was carb heavy and there was no rhyme and reason put into the breakdown of carbs,fats and proteins in any meal.

  1. The package cost an average of $11.25 per meal, so I’d give them 7/10 for value for money.
  2. Overall although most of the food was nice, the experience of buying this package as a Sports Nutrition Package was 5/10.
  3. Food was ok, but was not tailored to it’s suggested audience.

Individual Meal Reviews

The meals were easy to prepare for the most part.

The pouches were quite tall however and therefore did not stand upright in my microwave.

The preparation of all meals was fairly simple and standard. Reheat in the microwave for 3-4 minutes and eat.

Too tall for microwave
Can be cut or ripped apart

Chorizo and Chicken Paella

This was the first meal that I ate and as I reheated it from frozen I did not take any pictures.

These meals are designed to be thawed out in the refrigerator before you heat them up.

The taste was quite good, however (and this will be a common theme) I felt it lacked protein. The chorizo was paper thin slices and was only there to add flavour and it was hard to even find the chicken pieces. The other than tasting more like a risotto than a paella it was a fairly satisfying meal.

Overall: 7/10

 Average Quantity per ServingAverage Quantity per 100g
Energy1650kJ (393Cal)412kJ (98Cal)
Protein21.5g5.4g
Fat (total)9.8g1.4g
Saturated3.0g2.5g
Carbohydrates9.8g2.5g
Sugars3.0g1.4g
Dietary fibre9.8g1.4g
Dietary fibre3.0g2.5g
Dietary fibre9.8g1.4g
Dietary fibre3.0g2.5g

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