Huel Dispenser - anyone tried the IDM Pro Portion?

I’ve been using the Breville for two months now, it’s absolutely perfect!

yeah I’m a few days into using the breville now, it’s not as powerful as the nutribullet but I think i prefer it. It’s just simple to use blender with integrated bottles for convenience. From a Huel perspective they produce the same results.

I know its anec-data, but I just wanted to flag up that my exsperience with breville was not all that great. Mine has broken twice, first time the blades came loose from the cog that spins them, so they didn’t turn. You cannot get replacement blade units, but I managed to fix it with superglue. Then finaly the cap for the lid snapped off. I could buy new bottles I suppose, but really, I wouldn’t sink more money into something that keeps breaking. Seems better to pay a bit more for something that will last.

I’ve contacted IDM to hopefully get one of these if it costs £95 with shipping so be, it its expensive for what it is but they are the only company offering this that I can find at the time and the way I see it I will use it every day and greatly save a few minutes off my morning preparing huel in conjunction with my breville blender. I regards to the sunlight thing it seems the unit it fairly easy to take apart so I would take the clear plastic tube and paint the outer black but will leave a strip of masking tape all the way down to provide a small window which I will cover with a UV blocking film.

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Hi Ben,

Did you ever successfully get a dispenser from IDM?


I know this is an old thread but I wanted to conclude - I eventually gave up on getting one of these dispensers as I couldn’t justify the £95 cost, but instead have found a much cheaper and simpler solution - a £4 dry food container which has a funnel/spout at the top making it easy to tip Huel out of!

See new thread here with more details and video - just in case this is of interest to anyone who was following this thread!

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Old thread drag up but I was curious if you carried out the purchase/what the results were etc

I’m afraid I never did buy one, and sadly still can’t justify the cost.
Perhaps when I’ve got a bit more cash I’ll buy one and revisit this thread, as I’m still using huel and getting powder on me still annoys me!

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The pour dispenser didn’t quite do it then?

It was actually really promising, but was far from perfect - these were the main gripes:

  1. The build quality wasn’t great, so the top had to be taped on firmly to ensure it didn’t fall off and spill Huel everywhere when tipping. This made the whole thing look pretty scrappy, and the tape picked up dirt over time and looked gross, and needed to be replaced every time you re-filled the container (I re-used the tape once and it wasn’t sticky enough and the lid fell off… sigh).

  2. The container was too tall to fit into any of my kitchen cupboards so had to be left out on the counter, so it didn’t protect the Huel from light and frankly, was a bit ugly.

  3. I was actually mistaken when I said in the other thread that it took a whole bag of Huel - it actually took about three-quarters of a bag. As such, there were still 2 messy re-fill sessions per bag, which was more often than I’d have liked.

  4. While my unscientific “tip roughly the right amount” dispensing worked fine for my regular liquid meals, it wasn’t suitable for Cooking with Huel where amounts need to be more precise, so I still found myself reaching into a bag with a scoop when I fancied a solid meal.

I recognise these are all fairly minor/pedantic points, and I was actually still using the pour dispenser regularly, but sadly I left it at my last workplace and was too awkward to go back and collect it!

Even though it was cheap, I haven’t bought a replacement because of the above minor annoyances and because I’ve mostly replaced my “regular liquid meals” with ready-to-drink anyway (the convenience there is just too appealing to my laziness to refuse!).

I’m still keen on a better dispenser like the IDM Pro Portion, as it would solve all of the above gripes and likely encourage me to do more cooking/baking with Huel!

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Thanks for your comprehensive reply! I’m glad you’re still Hueling!

I have been struggling many years with Huel Supplement Pouches & regular Protein Containers.

It takes to much time to prepare and it is always a mess in the kitchen.


I will be launching this summer a 3 in 1 Supplement Dispenser on KICKSTARTER which solves all the Problems mentioned above. I cant wait to show it to you.

I will Keep you guys updated.

Have a good day

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People must have very short hands if their sleeves are going into the bag when scooping!

This sounds as though someone is trying to solve a problem that really doesn’t affect too many people.

Not in my experience. No struggle or mess in my kitchen. A tiny bit of powder may escape during transfer to shaker/blender but that’s not a huge problem, surely. If I bake a cake I expect to get a bit of flour on the work surface. That’s the nature of powdered ingredients and/or my own clumsiness.


The bags are pretty deep. I roll up my sleeve before I get stuck in.

Maybe Huel should make a scoop with a telescoping handle, so we could scoop from a safe distance or even a neighbour’s kitchen.


Seriously? Or am I the only one why finds this a bit, eh, exaggerated.


I taped my scoop onto one of those telescopic backscratcher things. Works a treat. I only ever used it for scratching my arse, so it saved taking it to the charity shop.


It is not a hugh problem but it is annoying if i prepare 3 times a day a shake for home or to travel.
A little bit of powder turns into a lot of powder for me to be honest as im clumsy and usually in a rush.

Lets say if you have a lot of Supplements at home it can get very messy and takes a lot of time.
The Dispenser which i will launch will let you prepare any dosage 10 times faster with
0 % mess in compare to a normal Scoop.

You could have a potential mess when decanting Huel powder into the dispenser. Plus there’s the cost. I assume this is going to cost a great deal more than a cereal storer.

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