Huel fan, but stopped

My only two issues are 1) how thick, lumpy and goopy it is, and 2) how Julian used to badmouth all the competition.

Julian has improved on the latter. As for the first, this seems to be a preference of the British (apologies if I’m stating the obvious). I’ve never been a fan of porridge, and I like my liquids, well, liquid. But so many Huel customers rave about the porridge aspect.

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No, not at all. I keep see people saying it’s the way people are mixing it, but if that were the case, then I’d expect sticking it in a blender for 10 minutes would fix it, but it does not.

And yes, scooping is way more time consuming than tearing the top off a packet and dumping it in. You also need to spend a lot more time shaking Huel and need to be careful about how you do it, how much water you add etc. The competitor I use is easy, you dump in the equivalent of 5 scoops of Huel, turf some water in, give it a jiggle (don’t even need to shake it if you don’t want to as it blends so easily) and then you can drink it. And if you prefer, you can use a lot less water to get a super thick mixture, which is still less gloopy than Huel.


I used to be a big fan of Huel too but I am also stopping using it. For me, it’s the headaches that are the problem. Even now I’ve still got a slight headache remaining over 24 hours after I had some Huel yesterday. And yes, it is definitely caused by the Huel. Happens every time I have Huel, and rarely happens when I haven’t had any Huel. Not that there’s anything wrong with Huel as such. I’m obviously just reacting to something in it.

I’m experimenting with other products because I still like the concept of a drinkable nutritionally complete meal. I’m interested to know what product you have switched to.

Hi - id be interested to know, are you using the vanilla or the unsweetened, or do you have a problem with both?

I agree it’s way too thick.

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I have tried both. It seems to be not so bad with the unflavoured, but I hate the taste of that one its own, and the flavour packs seem to be a problem too.

Could you send me the name of the competitor @ryanhellyer?

could you tell me please the name of the product?, just to compare ingredients prices, delivery prices outside the UK etc.

To be honest I am very happy with huel since I bought my blender and I mix it with veggies/ fruits, I love it!.

Well they’ve changed the formula to address your lumpy issues so maybe give it another go.

Hey Ryan, we’re obviously really sorry to be losing you. If your problems are lumping then we have rectified it - Slight Change to Huel v2.2 Formula

These changes to formula take a lot of time and I assure you from the first days we got complaints about the lumping we were on it. We’ve had some excellent additions to the new product development team in the past few months - it was just James and now there are four working on the future of Huel products.

Sorry that single serving packets is a game changer for you, 667 kcal is a pretty hefty meal for many. We want people to have more control in their diet and the specificity that Huel has allows this more readily than a 400, 500, 600 kcal serving pouch.

As ever, we do listen to you folks here on the forum and many (if not most?) changes to Huel have been made because of your great suggestions. Our main aim is to keep you happy.

I implore you to have a go with this new Huel.

That’s so weird I am really struggling with headaches as well. I have only been on it for a week, so will see how my headaches are this week.

I really like the Huel texture, less gloopy would probably feel less filling, leave it alone!

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Your headaches might be due to less coffee or tea rather than the Huel. Drink lots of water!

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I could be wrong, but I’d have thought that your stomach/intestines wouldn’t know if it’s gloopy or not. As far as I’m aware, you feel full when your stomach is full of anything, regardless of it’s viscosity.

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Why not just mention the brand name? We are all adults here…

My bet is that it’s Nutrilent Vegan. Some other brands come close, but Nutrilent is the only one that is exactly 160g per single serving, as per the “hints”. Anyone with google could yada yada the rest.

Other posts with other lent brand discussion have been locked by… hrm… Huel staff, so it’s sort of a legitimate concern that it could happen again. @ryanhellyer can of course dodge this until the end of days, as is his prerogative. His alternative wasn’t the point, in any case., if anyone wants to branch out. It’s not exactly exclusive to Huel, and everybody knows that.

If it’s 160 grams per 667 calories, it’s a bit of a shame they don’t pack in multiples of whole days. 160 grams per 667 calories would be 480 grams per 2000 calories, and that would allow a whole number serving size (in grams) regardless of if you want to consume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 meals per day. The only mass achievable by 'lents that would allow more whole number serving sizes would be 420 grams, which allows 1-7 meals.

I believe it is a different brand than that.

Is that selling now? It was “under reorganization” when I last checked in June, and now I get an https security error trying to access it.

I’m not concerned about the thread getting locked. I just consider it impolite to go bashing their product, then advertising something else here.

Huel has reached out to me and I’m going to try their new recipe and see how that works out.

I doubt it will be as convenient as the other product I am consuming at the moment, but I do trust Huel more than other companies. I think trust is important when you are dealing with a Frankenstein like powder food that could be full of all sorts of junk without you realising. So if it suits me sufficiently enough, I’ll switch back to Huel.