Sorry this is a long introduction, I love Huel and wanted to talk about it. I’ve been using Huel every day for a few months now and I thought it was about time for a review. I may add to this as I try more flavours. I’m curious if people agree/disagree. I’ve also been lurking here for quite some time so thought I should introduce myself.
So first of all, why did I start Huel?
I am a lanky scarecrow lady. I look like a Tim Burton character. I’ve always been underweight, and I’ve always wanted to be a bit more curvy and also get some muscles on my spaghetti limbs.
I’ve been working on a covid ward for almost a year now. It’s been overwhelming and busy. My free time is precious to me and I want to spend it playing video games and chilling out, not meal prepping, food shopping, chopping vegetables, cooking, eating, washing up. I cannot put into words how much I hate doing those things.
I’ve been vegan for over 5 years, and in that 5 years the vegan junk food options have expanded beyond belief. I can stop at kfc on my way home and pick up a vegan chicken burger. Or get a meatball sub. Or order pizza. Or get a microwave meal. Or get Ben and Jerry’s. I started doing this for convenience just so I wouldn’t have to cook constantly. It became ridiculously expensive and also made me feel like garbage.
I have narcolepsy and eating food can make me fall asleep.
(The secret fifth reason is that I want to be a robot who can just fill up with petrol and continue my day)
Did Huel work?
Yes. Absolutely yes. I’ve been having breakfast for the first time in my life. I feel infinitely less stressed. I have more free time. I didn’t realise how much I was thinking about meal planning until I solved the issue with Huel. I just make a couple of shakes before bed and I’m done. I’ve been having 2-3 huels every day for around 3 months and it hasn’t been remotely challenging.
3.0 powder: (This is what I’m using every day. I make it with water and don’t add anything else to it, I like the flavours as they are.)
Berry: 10/10 The best Huel. It’s extremely easy to drink and isn’t too sweet. I love this flavour with all my heart.
Chocolate: I wasn’t keen at first but this one grew on me over the weeks. It’s more malty than chocolatey, with an ovaltine aftertaste. This is the only Huel I mix with oat milk instead of water, it’s creamy and delicious.
Vanilla: No. Too sickly sweet and I’m not a fan. It’s drinkable but that’s the best I can say. It’s ok with frozen berries mixed in.
Mint chocolate: Fighting with berry for my favourite flavour. Really tasty, especially blended with ice.
Hot and Savoury: (I don’t use this a huge amount because I prefer the convenience of the shakes, but I love having some in the cupboard for when I want. I find it extremely filling and struggle to finish 2 scoops)
Thai Green Curry: Not a huge fan. I can get through half a serving and then the flavour becomes too overwhelming. Also my least favourite texture.
Mexican Chilli: This is the ONE. Really flavoursome and I like the spice level. It also has the best texture as it always ends up a bit thicker which makes it more satisfying to eat.
Korma: It’s ok. The flavours are quite nice but it lacks the essential creaminess of a korma for me.
RTD (I love these things. I don’t subscribe to them but I probably should because I live next door to Sainsbury’s and end up buying these too often for treats)
Chocolate: My least favourite of the three and it’s still delicious.
Vanilla: I would remove all my furniture so I could make space to completely fill my flat with bottles of this. I love this one.
Berry: Yet more proof that berry Huel is always delicious.
Flavour boosts: (I don’t use these a whole lot so quick reviews of these)
Pumpkin spice: Yes.
Apple cinnamon: Double Yes.
Salted caramel: NO.
Chocolate: A small yes.
Strawberry: A slightly bigger yes.
I will never review banana or coffee because I hate bananas and coffee.
Overall Huel has been great and fits in perfectly with my life. I already know I’m going to keep it up long term. I’ve even got several people at work into it. I still enjoy food, but now there’s no stress behind it. I eat food when I feel like eating food, not because it’s a chore I have to do. My weight is already much better than before but I’d still like to gain a bit more.
My next order will contain my usual favourites along with tomato and herb, sweet and sour, and the original 3.0. I’ll probably stick a review of them here when I try them.
I’m curious if people agree or disagree with my flavour reviews.
Also, most importantly, hello it’s nice to meet you all