This is a thread about new developments. We have some minor and major developments in the pipeline, here is a taste of what is to come:
Tweak to current formula which will effect the nutritional profile. This is very minor and basically to do with the source of ingredients rather than a proper formula change, but it does effect the nutritional profile a bit. This is might be called v1.1 but its very minor so maybe not.
An unflavoured and unsweetened version of Huel v1.0
Flavour pouches - in the next few weeks we will launch 4 flavours which you can add to Huel. These will also include stevia as the sweetener.
We are working on the next version of Huel - there will be some tweaks to the formula, reduce the sweetness a bit and start to use a natural sweetener, plus a few other tweaks.
Just to warn you. The unsweetened and unflavoured version will taste pretty “bad”, if you have ever tried natural vegan protein powder you will know what I need. Both rice and pea have a real earthy chalky taste that is very hard to consume.
I think you will need to sweeten it, what is your plan?
Thanks for the heads-up, firstly let me say that I have been comparing Huel to MANA as that is the only other food substitute that I’ve tested for an entire month’s run (I only had 1 week of Soylent), and checking back on the ingredients list of MANA I see they do intact also use Sucralose - I hadn’t noticed this before as for some reason I couldn’t taste it in MANA - that may have something to do with the Maltodextrin?
Anyway I personally prefer an earthy flavour, though are you saying that the unsweetened version of Huel, being also unflavoured, will not have the vanilla extract in? That’s a shame as I love vanilla, it’s just the overall sweetness I find difficult.
To be honest I’d try the new version as-is to begin with as I do have quite a tolerance for savoury/unsweetened, though if I find it difficult I’ll probably get some vanilla oil and mix it in - or try coffee or chilli, like I’m doing with the sweetened version currently.
It’s all a learning curve! Will be sure to post results.
…just had another thought, could use Agave Nectar, it’s sweet like syrup but is 100% pure organic sap from the Agave plant. Works well as a natural sweetener for any number of things and is of course Vegan so probably a winner! Still going to try it raw first of course, I’m quietly optimistic.
That would alter the nutritional profile pretty redically, no? The reason for using artificial sweeteners is to maintain the macronutrient balance and prevent insulin spikes, adding any kind of simple sugar is gonna mess with that.
I agree, plus that would make it not vegan.
Still reckon agave syrup would be the best choice, it’s 100% natural plant sap, with an extremely low glycemic index.
Personally I’m looking forward to the neutral unsweetened flavour! Bring it on!