Unfortunately only 1 out of my 3 bags delivered is the new type but I guess they need to get rid of old stock.
A great improvement.
The seal is bigger and so much easier to seal even with powder in the grooves
The tear strip at the top came off cleanly and smoothly with no fuss at all
Bags are smaller = less waste!
Easier to scoop from due to less height
Contents are more condensed meaning potentially more lumps - I like to shake my bags up to ‘fluff’ up the contents to reduce this
Now before I say anything, I fully realise the following is because of waste, but it’s feedback after all!..Branding is still surgical in that it doesn’t look like a food product and more like something that should be in a lab! Maybe put something like this on the front:
Hi guys, reposting from one of the other threads as requested:
“Received my monthly shipment of Huel yesterday, in the new pouches! They are SO much of an improvement, and fit in my cupboard perfectly! lol
Well played Huel, well played.”
That was about a month ago (I know, sorry, I’ve been busy!), and I’ve had my next shipment through, and still I’m totally in love with the new pouches, takes less than a second to easily and reliably open a new pouch, is much easier to get the last bits out of an empty one/pour dregs out, and so much less storage space as they stack really well flat - and of course much less waste!! Props all round!!
The pouches are sadly not recyclable, currently. They are made of a composite of plastic outer layer for strength and ensure it’s waterproof and an inner layer of foil to block light, this stops the micro nutrients degrading.
We could make the pouches recyclable tomorrow, from biodegradable material. However, the compromise is that they will be weaker, will start to breakdown in the presence of moisture and will not block all the light. These means that the shelf life of Huel will need to be reduced, and there will be significant increase in product being spoiled due to water damage and general wear and tear. Therefore, we think overall using the current stronger, light blocking non-recyclable pouches actually creates less waste overall.
Yep that’s understandable. I think it’s kind of like the environmental impact of making an electric car, like Tesla. In that, right now they might need rare minerals from who knows where and the batteries and motors might not be very efficient requiring a lot of electricity that also come from who knows where. But if electric cars became the norm, then as much research and development that went into gasoline cars would go into electric, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly.
So seeing how this is a fairly young product with a small market I think as popularity grows things like this will also improve. I think. Or I hope.
Anyway, the overall impact of being on a vegan diet compared to one with a lot of meat probably makes the bags seem pretty insignificant.
But still recyclable from biodegradable materials sounds pretty awesome.