Essences, aromas and essential oils?


#1

Hi guys!

I’m experimenting with adding ultralight flavors to the U/U. I quite like some of the aromas I’ve picked up from various online store (still waiting for the vegan bacon aroma to arrive! w00t!) but they’re a little bit too “weak”. (My current dosage is 3%, i.e. 21 grams (just like the soul, eh?) to 125 g Huel and 600 g water) For 10 days of backpacking with 4 meals/day, this means 840 g - almost a liter of flavoring, which is both too expensive and too heavy for me. (especially since I’m doing three legs, ~25 days in total, stocked up for 30 days)

Now the Huel flavor boost certainly is more attractive than the aromas I’ve found so far. I use 7 grams flavor boost per serving, and it actually contains calories that I can use! However, it’s too sweet for my liking so I end up adding ~4 grams of citric acid and some salt to make it palatable and I’m still not loving it.

From my adventures in raw food candy-land, I realized I have some essential oils, namely one Japanese peppermint and one anise. These bottles are absolutely crazy. 1-2 drops (<0.03 g) is all that I need for an intense mint flavor. Can anybody recommend any other essential oils that would blend well (even better?) with the oaty flavor of the U/U? And are there any concerns with eating small amounts of essential oils for an extended period of time?

What else could I add to my pack that takes up minimal space and weight, while still packing a punch to the palate?

Thank you!


#2

Not quite oils. But cloves powdered? Ginger? Cinnamon?


#3

True. Can you give any advise on proportions @Windmillie?


#4

Um I like to use a lot so perhaps a quarter tsp of ginger and/or cinnamon less of cloves… per scoop of huel. So that might be heavy also?


#5

It prolly is, especially given that all of those flavours are available as essential oils, giving me the benefits of
a) Less weight to carry
b) None of that “dusty” mouthfeel I frequently encounter when using a lot of powdered spices.

Heading off to some really geeky aroma-makers this Thursday for advice and purchases, I’ll definitely make sure to see if I can pick up some ginger, cinnamon and clove-oil.


#6

If you like the taste, raspberry and a bit of citric acid can also be really nice.
I wish there was essential oil of cheese…


#7

I do! I’ll go find some freeze-dried raspberries and/or powdered ditto and experiment. =)

I wish that too, I did pick up some different cheese aromas from Flavour Art, the Gorgonzola one smells pretty good, the Cheddar one smells just like vegan cheese, which just doesn’t work for me… :frowning: Well, as soon as I get home to my next shipment of Huel the experimentation begins!


#8

Good luck!