I have been a Huel user for some time, and was very happy with huel 1.2
Now I just received my first large batch of Huel 2.0, but I cannot make it shake.
It used to be that I could make it drinkable with a shakerball and a few seconds of shaking, now it remains very very clumpy, even if I put in very little Huel with each shake. (Making it hard to eat enough, as so much water is suddenly required).
From comments on the forum I think the thickness/consistency is quite variable at the moment between batches. My batch was quite hard to mix, resorted to a mix ball plus the grate and it still had lumps after lots of shaking. The tip about adding 400ml then shaking, then adding another 150ml helped a bit.
I have Huel from the same batch and cannot see any difference between 1.2 and 2.0. I add about 3 dl of water first then top it with 175g of Huel and top it with as much water as the shaker can hold. All of my shakes are 50% vanilla and 50% U/U. I do leave mine in the shaker overnight so perhaps that’s the difference?
Nope, I don’t see it as an issue, nor a fault.
I’m using several other powdered-meals brands (Trinkkost, Queal, Bertrand…). Each one and each recipe version his own water needs. Huel v2 is another new recipe, so it’s natural and sensible to find the new correct dilution.
I mind in the sense that it was not an issue before. Now I have to drink 2 to 3 liters of waters to consume 500 calories worth of Huel. That seems like a massive functional issue compared to previous versions. Hydration is well and good, but I need to consume something like 2500 calories a day at least. This makes it almost impossible for me to continue using Huel.
You are not alone. Batches have been reported to be of varying thickness, and at a certain stage in the 2.0 rollout a new gum blend was added - without changing the labeling - and it has brought it “in line with the vanilla flavor”.
I’m also adding more water. Damn shame, too, the calorie density of 1.2 was fantastic. I’d have to go for 3dl and 100 grams for the old mix to come even close to the 5dl 100g ratio of today.