Vanilla: I could eat this every day. I thought it was slightly too sweet, so imagine I would like the new vanilla even more. I thought the powder smelled like pudding, and the finished product tasted like cake batter some days, and slightly metallic aftertaste other days (even the same pitcher, so I think it was my tastebuds varying from one meal to another).
I made it by the pitcher because I like powdered foods for the convenience (as well as price and nutrition). It was difficult to gauge the consistency this way. This is on me, not the company, and the instructions are very clear about amount per shaker bottle. Also, the pitcher would get thicker with time. This was easy enough of fix with adding more water, then shaking. If Huel was my primary food, it would be easy enough to figure out the correct amount of powder to add to achieve my favoured consistency. (I prefer less thick; you wacky Brits with your fondness for porridge).
Unflavoured & Unsweetened: I preferred this to vanilla. It tasted slightly bitter, but because it wasn’t as thick I was able to just down quickly and move on with my day.
A difference between U/U and Vanilla was that the U/U separated very quickly. If I didn’t finish a glass within 30 seconds, I had to remix. Not a problem, just a difference.
I didn’t add flavoring to either version. Partly because of convenience, partly because I don’t add flavours to my other powdered food and wanted to compare apples to apples, and partly because I’m of the opinion that it is better for me to get used to one flavour so I won’t start craving variety. That being said, if I had more than just a sample size of the U/U, I would have tried mixing it with the Vanilla, and probably settle on my preferred sweetness level.
Good product. If I lived in the UK I would incorporate Huel into my daily routine.