This seems to go against Huel’s previous (and still current in the UK) stance on Maltodextrin. Powder 1.0 did not contain Maltodextrin (or at least such a small amount they aren’t required to list it). I was super excited to receive my first 2 boxes of ready-to-drink Huel this weekend only to find Maltodextrin as the 3rd ingredient. Now i see the powder 1.1 also contains it (not quite as high on the list). I switched from another popular brand because of issues it was causing with blood sugar. I’ve had zero issues with powder 1.0 after extended use.
Excerpt below from the above page on Huel’s site. This particular section looks to be the same on both the US and UK sites. If you look at the nutrition information on the US site located higher on the page or look at labels from products you received you will see this has changed with the new versions. Version number for the powder is located on the bottom of the nutrition label by the logo. V1.0 and more on the left and V1.1 they have moved it over to the right.
"Fine Powdered Oats for Carbohydrates and More
The carbs in Huel are from ultra-fine powdered oats. Oats have been shown to have a low glycemic index (GI); GI refers to how long it takes between ingesting a carb source to the resulting rise in blood sugar and, hence, energy levels. The oats in Huel mix easily and help sustain energy levels until the next meal. Many of the formulas used in sports nutrition or for weight reduction use maltodextrin as the main carb source. Maltodextrin is cheap and easy to mix, so there’s a valid reason for its use. However, although it’s a ‘complex’ carb, it actually has a high GI, so these formulas provide a surge of energy followed by a slump: far from ideal for busy people with active jobs. Maltodextrin is also a synthetic carb, so provides nothing more than carbohydrate for energy. The oat powder in Huel has been milled so fine that it’s readily soluble and there’s also not a huge price difference from maltodextrin. Plus, as oats are natural, they provide so much more than just carbohydrate: many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients too. Indeed, it could be said that the inclusion of oat powder is one of the main reasons why Huel could be considered superior to many foods readily consumed today."