So I actually used huel about 3-4 years ago, tried it once and immediately hated it, felt like I wasted my money and gave up.
Fast forwarded to now, where my addiction to fast food has made things worse, I really wanted to give it another go. Love the idea, the branding, the service and the selection available. Since so much has changed, I thought that maybe they improved the flavours etc, especially with their new ‘black’ line.
I got black banana since that was the most popular, and I’m drinking it as we speak. I dislike the taste so much that I’m procrastinating by making an account and posting on here, as I just don’t want to take another sip. I used chilled water and used the ratio I was given.
I’m really scared about trying another flavour, since it might sound nice and even smell great, but at the end of the day I could just take one sip and then feel mad at myself for making the wrong choice.
I have been reading posts and I know there’s lots of people who like it by default — good for you! However, I’m looking for people who didn’t like it, since I want to know if it’s possible to enjoy the taste later.
Background about me: I have 1-3 takeaways per week, I’m 118kg, I barely have fruits / vegetables, I struggle to cook, I don’t drink coffee, tea or alcohol and I have a lot of stresses going on right now and I’m just looking for a way to make things a little easier.
The taste itself… isn’t bad? It’s only when I swallow that it gives me shivers. It reminds me of trying to take antibiotics where I can easily put it in my mouth but I have to force myself to swallow. In the literal sense, I’m torturing myself. I don’t even know if I want to finish this bottle — yes its healthy for me, but I am on the verge of gagging each time I swallow as I struggle to keep it down. It’s actually making me want to cry a little bit.
Does anyone else know what I’m talking about? It’s less about this being too sweet (if anything its not sweet enough for my liking), its more about it having a distinctly vile aftertaste that only reminds me of medicine.
I don’t know if this is just a flavour thing, or a Huel thing. Please help me, I was so looking forward to giving this another go and I really want to make this work and not feel like I wasted more money.
I’ve just tipped away my banana shake after getting it to 1/5th of the liquid left. I’m trying my ‘strawberries and cream’ premade drink now to see what I think. It’s distinclty different it’s still making me recoil when I swallow and it also doesn’t taste very good due to a very weird aftertaste, but It being thin is making it much easier to drink and I love the fact I can’t feel the powder. Still not sure I can finish this either
What should I do next? Is there any hope? If I just try tasting it every day is there a chance it’ll actually taste nice one day? I really don’t want to invest in lots of bags just to try them once
Please help I’m just in a bit of a state