This is the worst consistency of a shake I have ever tried. It’s like drinking sand with larger clumps in it, it’s also extremely thick. I’m using 400ml water + 3 scoops + 170ml top up. I’ve tried leaving it to sit, I’ve tried luke warm & ice cold water to no avail. Not only is the consistency not palatable, I’m having significant wastage of lumps/paste at the bottom of an empty shaker. I refuse to use a blender, it defeats the point of how I use meal replacements (ad hoc, keeping a bag in my car, office and house).
I’ve used multiple brands of oats + whey at least 1 x day for the past 4 years or so due to work commitments. This had slowly been creeping up over the past year due to increasing amounts of on-calls. I wanted to swap due to now routinely using two oats + whey shakes a day, but the remains of these two bags are going in the bin. I can’t even sell them to my gym buds who eat everything; after hearing me rant about it, nobody will take it.
I am having to re-order my usual (although, to be frank, any of the 5+ brands I have used in the past would be light years ahead of HUEL) and will have a gap of approx 3-4 days with piss poor nutrition now. Having to use a blender for a shake that is supposed to make my life easier is not fit for purpose. I am posting this mostly as a warning to people contemplating using this. I’m not sure if general reviewers/users have never used any Meal Replacement or are not used to oats based shakes but do not waste your money.