I received my Huel parcel yesterday, and after having some for lunch yesterday, and for breakfast today, I already have a couple comments to make, and feedback to give!
It’s my first time trying Huel, but it’s not my first time trying smart food. I’m from France and have tried a similar concept from here. My local smart food producer (which I’m not citing, I mean that’s not an ad) proposes pre-flavoured solid bars, and powder. Some of their powder preparations are savoury though (tomato, kale, mix of vegetables…), and I feel that Huel is lacking any savoury or salty flavour boosts… I have a salty rather than a sweet tooth, and I’m not sure I can regularly have entirely sweet meals in the future.
Yesterday, for lunch, I tried following the recipe from the booklet as is: 400ml room-temp water with 3 scoops of Huel (1 UU, 2 New Vanilla) — shaking — then more water (about 150ml). Quick, simple, easy.
As for the taste, it looks like I’m amongst the unlucky ones who can feel a strong bitter aftertaste every 3-4 mouthfuls. I tolerate bitterness though (I usually have tea and coffee unsweetened), so it wasn’t that off-putting.
Nevertheless I got hungry a few hours later. My guess is I diluted it too much, so my body assimilated Huel more as a drink than as a meal.
Yet I had a look at the forum and found that some of you reported lessened bitterness after chilling Huel overnight.
Yesterday night, I decided preparing my Huel lunch for today, adapting the recipe from the booklet: first, I put 3 scoops of Huel (2 UU, 1 NV) with the 3g test dosis of Chocolate flavour boost — stirred —, added 450ml fresh tap water — shook — and chilled in the fridge for the night.
I just had lunch and am happy to report the bitterness has vanished! Also, it’s not too sweet, which I like. Though after having half of it, it started to be too thick for me to drink without gagging (but it filled my stomach up so quickly, so I prefer this consistency), so I tried adding a dash of almond milk. It did the trick perfectly and added an agreeable almond aftertaste.
10/10 would recommend. I’ll try other combinations/flavours and will post them riiiight here!
TL;DR: I put my points in bold letters.