I previously tried Joylent and Queal, which didn't seem to work for me (in the digestive department, if you know what I mean!) Seemed to be some kind of intolerance going on which built up and became apparent over several weeks.
So I gave the vanilla/sweetened Huel a go and I have to say it is absolutely fantastic. I feel like everything is functioning better on Huel than with the other brands I tried. So far, not had any of the issues I noticed previously. I still had 3 or 4 weeks of Queal left and switched back just to finish it off and this verified my previous findings. At first, I found the taste of Huel a little odd. Couldn't quite put my finger on the taste, almost like it had something like basil in there (Vitamin K?), but I got used to it after a few days and look forward to the taste now.
My only small gripe with Huel was the sweetener sucralose, which is apparently only there in small amounts, but if I'm going to consume anything long-term, I prefer to cut out anything like that. I tend to be quite sensitive to some artificial sweeteners (headaches/stomach sensitivities) and they really start to taste really sickly after a few days. I also (used to) suffer badly from acid reflux and artificial sweeteners are one of the things that set that off big time for me - Changing my diet pretty much sorted the reflux out btw, so I'm careful when experimenting with anything new to eat.
Despite being a Chelsea bun/Danish pastry fiend in my younger days, I'm generally becoming less of a sweet-tooth and anything overly sugary (real sugar or otherwise) gets old very soon for me. I look around me at what other people shovel down and I really think that we are a nation of sugar addicts nowadays. So, I was delighted to hear of the unsweetened version. Tried some today, with room temperature water and without standing, and it's absolutely fine. Better taste-wise than I was expecting. It's a lot like runny porridge oats really, which is understandable. I was surprised that I didn't really notice anything else too overpowering. That said, I'm thinking of blending it with a banana or strawberry occasionally for a bit of variety if I need it.
So, overall I am very impressed with Huel (both the product and the company). Looking forward to tagging along on the Huel journey, although it "feels" like it's already got where it needs to go for me!