Good Afternoon Friends,
I have been on this voyage for some time now, ever since I had a friend who works as a Flight Attendant bring back a week’s supply of Soylent back when it first started up. Unfortunately I couldn’t realistically have him bring back a month’s supply each every month, and Soylent - still - don’t ship outside the US.
Some time after I found MANA, which personally I found to be very satisfying with a very nice flavour and texture. But, the environmentalist in me constantly grappled with the dilemma of trashing a 60ml plastic bottle each day, even if they were recyclable!
Then I found Huel, and surely my prayers were answered! Oils incorporated, NO bottle waste! Large packets rather than daily, even less trash! Native to the UK, meaning using our nutritional and food standards, and NO additional air miles! A dream come true!!
On top of this, the ordering process was fantastic, simple and quick, ultra fast delivery with time slot and GPS tracked courier delivery! Superb! Cannot fault.
However… and I’m sorry guys, because I really want to sing your praises here, but personally I find the taste to be… horrible.
As in, sickeningly sweet. I’m not saying I couldn’t keep it down, but I definitely felt queasy after each ‘meal’
For a company to invest in so much research, ditch maltodextrin and source all-natural alternatives, providing a complete and natural product, it astounds me that artificial sweeteners have been used!! Also I saw no mention of this on the ingredients list on the website when looking into it pre-purchase, or on the packets after they arrived!
I tried mixing with coffee as others who have experienced the same suggested, which helped, but I’ve always had my coffee black without sugar or sweeteners, so it still tasted… off.
Lately I’ve been mixing with Cayenne pepper which seems to balance it out quite nicely, but the whole point is to be a subtle plain flavour so that seems a bit of an oxymoron? Plus I can’t shift the thought that I’m still ingesting all this artificial sweetener.
I see from other posts that a non-artificially sweetened version is in the pipelines, well, please please tell me this is due soon? I really want to become a long-term customer of Huel but this single point is a huge issue for me.
Once the new version is available, is there any recourse for me to exchange any unopened packets I have left for the same number of unsweetened??
Come on guys, I’m with you here, you’re doing great but this seriously needs addressed.
With faith and hope,