hello. I received my first Hot and Savoury pouch today (Mexican Chilli). I don’t have any scoops in the box or in the bag.
how big roughly is the scoop - how many tablespoons worth, or better yet - how much by weight in g should I be using for 1 scoop and how much for 2 scoops worth?
on another note. tell me again why Huel dont allow smaller shipments or single pouches - because instead of getting just a single parcel with my order today - I received 2 separate dpd deliveries with each item from my order.
That’s right, graphic above shows the first scoop we used and the 2nd scoop. We’ve now got a white one with a longer handle and narrower aperture. However, it is the same volume as the previous scoop (50g). But @mez if you’re happy with weighing your Huel until your next order then that will be more accurate anyway, since scooping isn’t an exact science!
I honestly can’t work out from this post whether you enjoyed it or not I think you did but are still sceptical right. When I describe it to friends I say the texture is somewhere between a risotto/paella and couscous. But if it’s too dry then do add a little more water to loosen it up!
But definitely add in some flavours to mix it up! Your suggestions are great!
I have gotten into the habit of making mine in a food flask and leaving it for an hour or so; this makes the texture less “dry”. Sometimes needs a splash more boiling water to serve as even though I weigh the dry, I just add the water by eye rather than measuring it.
@Tim_Huel@hunzas I did like it. I just wasn’t entirely sure. First time I make anything like this I tend to make it according to the direction to “get a feel for it.”
I’ve seen a few comments that said to add a little extra water and leave it for longer to get rid of the dryness which I will definitely try. A lot of backpackers who have to use the dehydrated meals also said the same thing. Extra water and leave for longer. I think it’ll work for this too.
For the first bowl I had the thing that lifted it away from the first impression was the bit of coriander and Tabasco I added.
Monday I’m planning to add a little finely diced red onion coriander and lime - those little fresh hits of something to lift it before I add anything I’m planning on a tiny bit of extra water and 10 mins of soak.
Someone else suggested a spoon of yogurt for the spicy Madras one.
I’m thinking for this flavour - a spoon of fresh salsa or guac. Diced tomato, coriander, lime and chillies.
What does everyone else do to the h+s. I couple of the YouTube videos I’ve seen have suggestions like adding a bit of
BBQ sauce for smokey flavour.
Tabasco or chilli sauce for heat.
Yoghurt for a creaminess sort of thing. Apperantly very good for the Madras.
Someone else suggested some steamed broccoli and spinach. I’m looking forward to lunch for the next week as I’ve got a few things to try out.
I’ll most definitely order more unless it does something to my stomach which is unlikely.
Yeah absolutely, that’s the way to do it. Then you know what we expect it to taste like, then you can tweak it until your heart’s content. I love you ideas of coriander, red onion and lime. I would definitely get that tabasco hit in there too! I sometimes add siracha, love that smoky, umami flavour of siracha.
Do you know a lot of backpackers using H&S?
I can see yoghurt being good in madras if it’s too spicy for you. I like to go 2:1 madras to tomato & herb.
All your suggestions sound great, it just depends a bit on how much you want to prep and add to your washing up. For me I would only add stuff that didn’t involve extra washing up, or if I already had to wash up a chopping board let’s say. But it’s up to you!
i know a lot of backpackers who use dehydrated meals for at least a part of their journey. on long distances you generally look forward to the pub meals at the end of the walk but there is always a stop or two in the middle of nowhere or a lunch when you need a hot meal instead.
I know one person who switched from packs of “Expedition Foods” brand to Huel when he walked the C2C this year. Most overnight stops have places to eat but there’s a couple where you need to really plan.
His biggest complaint with H+S was the pouch and its size while the expedition food was individually packed. He ended up making 3 of his own H+S individual large meal using vacuum bags and then making the meal in a plastic take away container.
I’ve finished my pouch of H+S and it was actually really good, I had to not eat it every day because I get board easily but adding different things makes all the difference.
Tried a load of different ways to make it and additions but my favourite meal was probably - handful of frozen mixed veg, Huel Mexican with tabasco and lime juice. Wait 15 mins (not 5) add a big spoon of home made pico de gallo on top.
im just getting ready to place another order.
i also just finished my box of RTD and loved it but not sure if i can bring myself to buy more because of all the plastic. might have to switch to a power pouch again and try some of the tricks in other threads.