Who doesn’t like the idea of a hassle-free way to get your daily greens and a host of other superfoods, without the grind of juicing and messy clear up?
I know I do, which is why I have spent the last few months exploring the range of super greens available and came across Country Farms Super Greens.
The company behind this brand knows a thing or two about supplements as they have been producing them for some time.
Boasting some fifty ingredients per serving Country Farms Super Greens claims to be the green mix solution to load up with your daily greens and other healthy ingredients in one go.
I am keen to see if this brand’s experience lends itself to a solid super greens that deliver on the promise of a ‘powerhouse supplement’ claims to be America’s number one greens product.
If the name wasn’t enough (Country Farms immediately reminds me of a farm) the logo and background images all depict vegetables and countryside.
If I am to be honest I am not a fan of the branding. It looks outdated and in my opinion, could do with a revamp, this goes for the website and tubs too!
In terms of the product, Country Farms Super Greens is a budget-friendly super greens supplement that’s available in a variety of flavors: natural, berry, chocolate and apple banana.
Background on Country Farms Super Greens
The Country Farms brand is actually manufactured by Windmill Health Products Inc which was originally founded in 1950. According to Bloomberg is a subsidiary of VitaQuest International LLC.
Windmill Health Products have another supplement brand called Windmill Vitamins and, as you would expect from the name, they stock a full range of vitamins and minerals. This business seems to be aimed more at the wholesale and distributor market and not so much the e-commerce channel.
The company did receive some negative press and an FDA warning letter in 2016 for inappropriate medical claims on the windmillvitamins.com website. This matter was addressed by the company and no further action taken.
Country Farms Super Greens ingredients
The green drink mix is 100% organic and certified by USDA and has 50 organic ingredients, including superfoods and dairy-free probiotics.
Each scoop is 15g and is recommended to be taken with 8 fl. oz of cold water (or any beverage of your choice) once per day.
The nutritional breakdown varies a little according to the flavor in terms of total calories, fiber, and protein content. All flavors have a minimum of 4 grams of fiber.
Now onto the ingredients themselves. There is a wide range of superfoods in the mix, including many of the familiar super greens seen in similar products.
The organic superfood blend makes up 10g in total, however, the individual amounts are not disclosed as they form part of a proprietary blend. There is no sound reason for doing this and in my opinion, it means you really don’t know how much you’re taking of each ingredient.
I have discussed in more detail why I dislike proprietary blend in supplements.
Country Farms Super Greens are worse still, in that even the individual sub-blends within the blend do not reveal the ingredients. And so, we have absolutely no idea how much is really inside! I list the ingredients for each blend below.
Organic Greens Blend
Organic Fruits & Vegetables Blend
Organic Prebiotic & Fiber Blend
I have written about the potential issues with combining Probiotics with supplements before.
Organic Mushroom Blend
How Does Country Farms Super Greens Taste?
There are four flavors available so the taste will depend very much on your chosen flavor.
Some customers have been quite outspoken on Amazon regarding the taste, one that stuck out was the description of it tasting “like a turtle tank” – really not sure how that would taste!
It seems the preference is very much towards the flavored Country Farms Super Greens in contrast to the Natural one. Personally I can’t get my head around a Chocolate flavored super greens drink!
There are unlikely to be side effects from taking Country Farms Super Greens.
My question would be about ingredient amounts and whether large amounts of any one ingredient could cause unpleasant reactions, especially considering a large number of ingredients per serving size.
Does Country Farms Super Greens work?
The fact that the product has been around for some time and has been used by thousands, if not tens of thousands of customers, means that some people clearly believe there are benefits.
If your diet is incredibly poor then taking Country Farms Super Greens could help supply vital nutrients missing from your diet.
In contrast, if you are already eating a reasonably well-balanced diet but looking for a supplement to really raise your game, then this is probably not the supplement for you.
Country Farms Super Greens customer Reviews
I am a fan of checking Amazon for genuine customer reviews for products. In the past, this could be manipulated by unscrupulous companies with fake reviews but these days Amazon is clamping down on this practice.
So, as with any brand on Amazon, it’s worth reading both 4/5 stars and 1/2 star reviews to get a good mix of feedback.
Overall Country Farms Super Greens has an Amazon rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars, which is pretty good. Over 78% of customers rated this supplement 4 or 5 stars with 17% a poor 1 or 2 stars.
I have selected a few reviews below:
I absolutely love this stuff! I drink an 8 oz glass of OJ with the greens and berry powder Country Farms offers every morning. It mixes well (I just use a mason jar with a lid to shake it together), doesn’t have an overpowering taste and I feel fantastic after drinking it. Stacy
The scoop for this container is huge, and if you try to mix one scoop with 8 ounces of water, no amount of blending, shaking or stirring is going to dissolve that much solid in such a small amount of water. Mix one scoop with a half-gallon of liquid and you will have a chance of getting this dissolved. Once dissolved at an appropriate mixture, it has a decent taste and does not taste like you tried to mix 4 ounces of sand in 8 ounces of water. Jason
Of course, couldn’t leave out the “turtle tank” feedback:
This stuff tastes like a turtle tank. Literally. Apparently, this is a total rip off since the majority of this is wheat powder—- it’s powdered bread essentially with a little bit of “greens”. Total waste! Whoops. Alex
Money Back Guarantee / Returns Policy
I went through the official site and the Amazon store for details of a return policy or money-back guarantee, but I couldn’t find one!
Considering that most companies wish to highlight their money-back guarantee it’s safe to say one probably does not exist.
The reason is that you can’t purchase via the official site. This product is retailed via distributors and not directly through their own website. Therefore the refund policy will vary according to the retailer you have purchased from.
Where to Buy Country Farms Super Greens?
The Country Farms official website display their Super Greens and complete range of other supplements in this brand, but you cannot buy them from the site!
There is a store locator that shows where you can find Country Farm supplements in other retailers, such as Walmart, Kroger, CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Macey’s, etc.
The easiest place to get hold of Country Farms Super Greens is through Amazon.com, especially if you’re a Prime member.
On Amazon, prices range from $16 to $20 for one 10.6oz tub, with some sellers bundling 2-3 tubs in one.
Is it worth the price?
To judge if Country Farms Super Greens are worth the price tag I should point out that each tub only has 20 servings inside. So, even with taking a serving once per day, you’re not getting a full month’s supply.
It’s important to factor in the daily serving recommendation and the number of servings in a tub, this is where I feel Country Farms Super Greens falls short. To get your months’ supply you will need to stock up on a few tubs, so you need to consider this when evaluating your monthly costs.
The single tub price of $16-$20 will in fact end up costing you double the price ($32-$40 per month), which to be fair is still pretty good for a Super Greens supplement.
The bottom line
Country Farms Super Greens are clearly a popular seller in the USA, stocked in most shopping malls and Amazon. However, this feels a little dated and fails to give me the confidence that I would be using an up-to-date supplement, containing only the best ingredients inside.
That said, there are things I do like about Country Farms Super Greens. It’s organic and the price is good. Costing a fraction of many super greens supplements, it’s certainly worth checking out. However, I do have concerns about how effective it would be.
The big downside for me is the lack of ingredients transparency, we simply don’t know how much of each ingredient is inside.
Cramming so many ingredients into a single serving means quantity no doubt suffers. It’s unlikely sufficient amounts will be available for all the ingredients in the blend.
I would much prefer to opt for a supplement with fewer ingredients and have the confidence it is the real deal – quality over quantity.
This Super Greens from Country Farms is simply not for me.
LifeHacker Guy Greens Recommendation
Please give me a few moments to shamelessly introduce my brand, SuperGreen TONIK.
I have researched a lot (and I mean a lot) of super greens out there but was disappointed with most of the ones I tried.
So, I went out and created my own with the help of a USA manufacturer because I wanted to ensure I got all my veggie goodness in the right amounts, and of course within a no-fuss single serving each day.
None of the other brands offered that.
Its the best out there (of course I would say that about my own), but let me tell you why...
- No hidden ingredient amounts - we have full disclosure labelling, so you know EXACTLY whats inside
- Sufficient ingredient amounts to make a difference - we include at least (if not more of) the minimum effective amounts supported by research
- Ingredients that also could boost mental clarity and shake off brain fog - to boost my at work and home
After many months I finally got a greens formula that fuels my body and mind for the day ahead.
But please dont JUST take my word for it, make up your own decision by checking out my review. (I TRY BE BE AS UNBIASED AS POSSIBLE )