I know that he forum is starting to get filled with feedback about both Powder and Black, but just wanted to contribute my two cents on the matter.
I had the pleasure to try Huel Black (both flavours) recently, and I must say it was somewhat of a disappointment. I really enjoyed the texture of it and the thickness (although I think it can get too thick if left overnight). However, I don’t have such kind words for the taste.
Huel Black Chocolate was just not very pleasant. I found the chocolate to be barely noticeable and overpowered by the pea protein taste. 5/10
On the other hand, Huel Black Vanilla was slightly better, more similar to the White version, and I kind of enjoyed it. Nevertheless, the pea flavour is still there. 6/10.
This “pea flavour” is most noticeable if the shakes are not left overnight. I also found that mixing Huel Black with milk (which I love for White) makes it even worse.
Besides the taste these are my other complains about Huel Black:
- Too much ALA and protein. Particularly if you are going to consume over 2 shakes a day.
- Macros don’t feel great for heavy use. I understand that this is personal.
As such, I think that Huel Powder is still the better of both of them. I find the flavours much more enjoyable (let’s hope the 3.0 update doesn’t change this so drastically, since I have yet to try it). I think the macros also fit better for most of the people.