Well, it arrived today and I’ve just had my first try of the new Black Edition Vanilla flavour.
Overall, not bad!
The flavour is quite a bit more mild than with the v2.3 or even the original… but it’s inoffensive and not unpleasant.
The texture is very different. It doesn’t have the “bits” like v2.3, which is a little strange at first. That said, I typically blend my Huel anyway, so I’m fine with this.
I will try the Black Edition Chocolate tomorrow (Christmas Day) and report back on my thoughts with that one as well.
I also need to test out the Vanilla with all of the typical things I did with the v2.3.
Also, the new scoops are nice! Easier to fill, easier for me to pour into my Promixx IX-R bottle too.
Everyone should definitely pay attention to the new measurements (both for the water, as well as the quantity of Huel powder).
The Black Edition requires 90g of Huel (2 of the new scoops) per serving, to 510ml of water. This theoretically means that I can now make a single whole (400kal) portion in one go with the Promixx IX-R bottle. The v2.3 required that I make two separate portions (50% per portion) otherwise it became too thick for the bottle to adequately mix.
I can also happily report no aftertaste typically endured when consuming Stevia-based sweetened products.
My only recommendation to Huel would be to punch up the Vanilla flavour a little more. It’s almost too subtle to notice (my opinion, at least) but again this isn’t a complaint from me. I have plenty of Flavour Boosts (the original ones) to use for now, and because of the 50% lower carb quantity, I’m happy to blend the Vanilla with mixed fruits to punch up the flavour in a satisfying way.
Also glad I got the black Huel T-Shirt… to go with the whole “Black Edition” thing
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!