The volume / weight of Black and White are not quite the same, hence the 5g difference.
Plus it’s almost impossible to get bang on 45 or 50g per scoop anyway - the measurement has been simplified for ease of use.
If you want it exact, its best to weigh it - the scoop is just an estimate for convenience
Maths was never my strongest subject but pretty sure I’ve got the figures correct:
v3.0 - 100g = 400kcal, so 7000kcal = 1750g
But the bag contains 1710g
Black Edition - 90g = 400kcal, so 7000kcal = 1575g
But the bag contains 1530g
One scoop short isn’t the end of the world, just a bit weary of all these “roundings/for convenience sake/approximations” especially at a time when it appears the price has been increased but the consumer is actually being sold less product than advertised…
I weigh my Huel and in all honesty the scoop often comes out at about 40 grams.
I get that you include the scoop as a measure because you want to promote Huel as easy and convenient (which it is), but I also feel that if you’re taking your health seriously, spending a tenner on some scales (assuming you don’t already have some) and weighing it is much more effective than using the scoop anyway.
Not all 2.3 bags have 7000 calories. They’re standardised to 400kcal/100g, but different flavours have different weights i.e. vanilla is 1.75kg (7000 kcal), whereas a banana bag is 1.72kg (6880 kcal). Not that I’m counting…
Hey guys, thanks for raising this, sorry for the delay.
This is wrong, Black Edition pouches contain 17 servings not 7000kcal per bag. It’s my fault for saying that the pouches contain 7000kcal, sorry for my confusion. For v3.0, technically there is 17.5 servings per pouch, but the site and labels don’t reflect that, they say there is 17.
V2.3 and before - as you know, previously we suggested 500kcal servings. The pouch label reflected that. Each pouch had slightly different weights due to inclusion on non-nutritional ingredients (coffee, flavours, sweetener etc.)
We decided to change the serving suggestion as we found many thought 500kcal was far too big so we reduced it to 400kcal.
We aren’t allowed to put 17.5 servings on the label (and absolutely not allowed to round up to 18!). So currently we’re saying the pouches contain 17 servings but actually v3.0 contains 17.5. This will be changing though to reflect the labels at some point, at which time we will let you know, but between now and then there is a period where your pouches of v3.0 have 17.5 meals instead of 17. Although all the numbers on the site reflect 17 servings per pouch that’s the same with Black too, 17 x 90g servings = 1.53kg.
Have they done that though? They haven’t directly compared the price per meal of v2.3 and v3.0. At least, I haven’t seen it. And it’s difficult to buy v2.3 now, so no one will be looking at the two product pages, trying to decide which is the best value.
Sorry it seems like that, we haven’t done that at all. v3.0 still contains 17.5 servings, but in time will just contain 17 servings, we haven’t made that change yet. Black Edition is a totally new product so we haven’t reduced anything.
Sorry our messages overlapped. This is a great spot, thanks for pointing out. I’ve passed this on to be amended.