I’ve been using Huel for 6 weeks, and I don’t know if I should continue.
I firstly tried powder V3, the only taste I liked is chocolate, and I really liked it. (I mix it with tepid water)
Than I tried Black (chocolate) and the bars (chocolate and peanut). I less liked black. I loved the bars.
So what’s the problem ?
I could use powder v3 without being bored, but it is more complicated with black. I don’t know why, but It doesn’t feel as good.
The bars taste great but TOO expensive for only 200 calories. I would have loved more calories in a bar and less sugar (15g sugar/100g)…
I do a lot of sport.
At least 5 times a week, CrossFit, windsurf and tennis. So I do need proteins.
What should I do ?
Try an other brand ? If yes, which one?
Should I go back to powder V3 chocolate ? Should I stop eating bars as they are too sweat ?
Thanks in advance for your response.
If you like V3 chocolate, then you could stick with that. An option is V3 original, adding your own flavours (lots of suggestions on the forum).
I haven’t tried BE Chocolate, but apparently there was a change and people were split on the newer version. I’ve only tried Coffee Caramel BE and I really like it. As @Bee said though, everyone has different opinions on what they like/dislike.
Hey Youssef! I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to continue? You have tried a few different varieties, you really liked v3.0 Chocolate. So surely the solution is to continue having this when it suits you? Sorry if I’m missing something here, but you don’t have to like everything we offer to have a benefit from Huel! It’s all about what works for you. I’m not a big fan of Berry flavour v3.0, so I just don’t have it.
So glad you love the Bars. The simple thing is they are just more expensive to make and very difficult to make with less sugar. Other bars often get around this by using ingredients like maltitol which are polyols not sugars. But these have a laxative effect, and the nature with which people consume Huel (more frequently) is likely one of the reasons the NPD team haven’t used them.
I would agree though with what others have said. The bars aren’t expensive compared to many in the same space. In Sainsbury’s our Bars are £1.60, but Grenade Carb-killa bars are £2.60. Granted they have more protein in and aren’t really a direct comparison, but just to give some context.
Actually I tried V3 original with the flavor samples but didn’t like them at all. (Felt too artificial for me, and it didn’t taste as announced. Maybe because I had covid and lost the taste few months ago and didn’t get it back totally).
For sure I could go for V3 chocolate, but eating only 1 same think every day every meal, it’s complicated…
And I don’t think that it will give me enough proteines as I do a lot of sport.
That’s the issue.
When I say that the bars are expensive and too sweet, I mean it as the complete perfect diet. If I take 1 bar per day it should be okay and not very expensive in result for a day. But if I start eating 5 bars a day, I don’t think that we can still talk about a healthy diet, and it will coast a lot as the end of the day…
I think I’ll have to go back to normal diet, using V3 chocolate for 1 meal per day. Even if I really like the concept, for me, there is a limit using HUEL. Maybe I’ll try hot and savory, but it is quite expensive. For the same price and same time I can buy a classic microwave meal; and some of them are great.
Thanks for the added context, Youssef! My opinion is that you are taking the concept of Huel to an extreme
Neither of these approaches are how we intend people to have Huel. Some do, for sure, and if that works for them then great and they won’t be missing out on any nutrients. However it sounds like this wouldn’t work for you, so why try to make it work when the idea of Huel is to replace your most inconvenient meals. I have Huel breakfast and lunch during the week, a traditional meal in the evening and at the weekends - in general.
To reiterate, I think you have misinterpreted the concept and actually Huel is way more flexible than you have perceived!
Perhaps, do check the calories though. I’ve just looked at a few cheap microwave meals that are less than £2.60 (the maximum price of H&S per 400kcal meal) and many of them are <300kcal. So fairly small and not a like-for-like comparison.
Either way, listen to your body and do what’s right for you! Hopefully some of this has been useful
Hey Youssef, I’m so pleased to hear from you. I also think it takes a lot to admit this and think it’s pretty cool you’ve come back to Huel and said this. Thanks, it means a lot and I’m so pleased that in your opinion Huel was the pick of the bunch. It’s great to have you back!