My name is Laura, and today I just bought my first Huel pack (1week) ! I thought I would document the whole process and review it and my results week by week! So far so good, order process easy as pie and website has been informative and well laid out!
So background wise- I would say I’m pretty athletic, I train up to 10hrs a week with a day off most weeks. I focus on circuits, strength training and running as a general rule. HR is consistent at about 49BPM and I weight approximately 150lb, so I’m pretty healthy. I’m looking to shed a few pounds before my next race (27sep) as I gained a few over the summer months. Obviously I need to maintain as much strength and fitness in general as possible while I do it- hence the interest in Huel! So once I receive my pack I will give you another update and a subsequent one at the one week point!
So I just received my parcel! Arguably a bit smushed but that’s the couriers fault. Luckily everything was nicely packed in bubble wrap!
Attractive packaging, and the t shirt is a really nice fit! I’m usually a ten but I’m pretty tall and cheap t shirts tend to be too short for me. I ordered a small and I would say it’s about perfect. Nice material.
First shake - vanilla tasting and sweet, with that slight aspartame tinge you get with some sweeteners. Not sure what was used in here. Overall though it’s a pleasant taste. Sort of like weetabix left in milk for a long time!
This time I added a little choc shot which has about 30kcal in 2 x tsp. in future I’m probably going to try something stronger like cocoa as I couldn’t really taste it.
That’s about it for now- feeling pretty full after that. I’ll post again when I’ve had the product for a week! Fingers crossed for some good results:grin:
*i should add that I’m planning to use glucommanan supplement when I’m starving before my next shake to take the edge off
I think it might be the ‘vanilla flavour’ perhaps? But since I stopped adding the choc shot it’s soooo much nicer! I prefer it straight, currently using 3 scoops to 400ml water as I like it a little thicker!
@Marcus no we hadn’t considered xylitol, but it looks ok, we will research a little more. Currently Stevia seems to be the best option, it’s natural, very sweet (so we won’t need much) and widely available.
@Julian Maybe you could sell little flavouring bottles? That way, people could flavour it how they like, but they could still buy it all from Huel. Then there could be general instructions, e.g. for every X g of Huel add X drops of your chosen flavouring. Just an idea. But if it doesn’t happen, I like the current flavour anyway.