My Protien version cheaper

So I googled huel just to get to the forums and check out any new news and stumbled upon this from Myprotien
looks like they have made a version similar to yours
"Vegan protein and carbohydrate powder blend with pea protein, flaxseed, brown rice protein and vitamins & minerals, various flavours with sweetener. Fortified food."

a 5kg bag is £47 which is 6 meals shy of the £86 on offer from you guys.

“Vanilla Flavour: Oat Flour (41%), Pea Protein Isolate (23%), Vegan Vegetable Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Emulsifiers (Acacia Gum, Sunflower Lecithin), Brown Rice Syrup, Natural Flavourings, Anti-Caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide), Antioxidant (Alpha-Tocopherol)), Brown Rice Protein (6%), Natural Vanilla Flavouring (Flavourings, Sweetener: Sucralose), Flaxseed Powder (5%), Potassium Phosphate, Calcium, Emulsifier (Xanthan Gum), Vitamin and Mineral Mix (Sodium Fluoride (Carrier: Sweetener [Mannitol]), Maltodextrin, Vitamin C, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin E, Niacin, Sodium Selenite (Carrier: Calcium Carbonate), Vitamin A, Copper, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin (Carrier: Maltodextrin), Chromium (Carrier: Calcium Carbonate), Folic Acid (Carrier: Maltodextrin), Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (Carrier: Maltodextrin), Vitamin K, Potassium Iodide (Carrier: Sodium Citrate), Thiamin, Molybdenum (Carrier: Maltodextrin), Riboflavin), Inulin Powder, Magnesium, Thickener (Guar Gum).”

I do not want to shit on your parade but it looks very similar for a huge difference in price…

Yeah there was a huge topic on this which the owner of the forum shut down

Search for it

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What do you suggest I search for Myprotien came up with nothing I would like to hear what has been said.


Its cool looks like a found out why It was shut down…I agree with alllll the points you made mate

If you get some I wouldn’t recommend going big on your first order. It may seem close to Huel’s recipe on paper but oh man, they did not get the flavour right.

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cheers man, I really want to find a product that had the same taste as V1.2 as it was perfect every other version of huel I have bought has had a weird aftertaste.

No worries. Taste is subjective and all that, but the closest thing I can think of to compare it to would be blended chalk.

Grim I just want vanilla that tastes like vanilla hahahaha

I ordered some to try, it’s ok but prefer Huel.

It tasted so unpleasantly sweet I couldn’t bring myself to use it.

Send the rest to me then if you wont be using it ?

I gave it to a colleague who found Huel not sweet enough - Sorry!

I find it quite refreshing that this forum allows competitors’ products to be discussed on here. This is, after all, a forum for Huel. That particular thread got closed, and I think that is fair. Some forums would remove it completely.

Personally, I am sticking with Huel; not rewarding any copycats.


I might be biased as I haven’t tried the alternatives but from what I can gather Huel have nothing to lose by doing this as their product is generally the superior solution. As for the others…

To a point. Two competitor threads have been locked so far in the last couple of weeks. MyProtein was one of them.

Edit: Feed is the other.

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I think Huels price point is fine considering some of the competitors charge serious money. I could buy Huel, or I could buy a worse version of Huel and buy an extra game a month. Also, seems to me like an outrageous ripoff that they haven’t thought through. Something tells me there’s also some shadiness or quality differences to explain the differences in price, since Huel seems to be priced quite fairly.

I’m inclined to think Huel have thought the formula over pretty carefully, rather than copying the functional chemicals using variant sources.
Plus, they have also stumped up for the development costs, and seem to have a more ethical and transparent business model, so I’m inclined to stick with Huel unless any of that changes significantly.


Thanks for mentioning that other MyProtein thread, archimedes. From reading it, it sounds like a lot of people here have parlayed their unhealthy relationships with real food, into an unhealthy relationship with food replacement powder. Absolutely friggin’ marvelous :¬)

Some people here might not realize it yet. But Huel actually have the makings of a cult here. I’m not referring to you btw, archimedes. Having enjoyed all of your posts, I think you and I share a couple realizations in common ;¬)

In the other MyProtein thread that was closed, somebody said, “Humans are social creatures” I say humans are worshipping creatures. We will worship anything — even powdered food — with the fervor and loyalty of sword-wielding, knightly Crusaders. Laying to waste all heretics that dare worship a different sacred cow than we do…

…People here seem to forget that Huel is a Soylent copycat. Soylent is a SlimFast copycat. And so on — and so forth. Meal replacement shakes in one form or another have been a thing in the States for more than half a century — at least. Multivitamin supplementation has been around even longer still.

So none of these more-recent “time-saving” shake fads are doing anything intrinsically groundbreaking.

Hell! Back in 2010-2012 I was living off of my very own DIY meal-replacement shakes. Made with homemade brown rice milk, Spirulina and other vegetable-based proteins (sourced from, coincidentally). That plus 3 or 4 vitamin and amino acid supplements did everything for me, that Soylent and Huel testimonials say those products do for them. My custom-made shakes tasted pretty dern good too, if I must say so myself.

And not only was that way before Soylent, Joylent, Schmoylent and Schmuel. But in my opinion mine was also a lot better nutritionally because I tailor-made it to what I know about my own body and physical activity regime.

I learned from that what a lot of the Hueligans here will inevitably learn for themselves: Meal replacement shakes are not a sustainable dietary option for the long term — Regardless how pleasant the taste or the perceived cost-effectiveness.

The only really significant innovation is how the latest incarnation of meal replacement shakes are being marketed. A Millenial submerged in the entreprenuerial subculture of Silicon Valley — where everybody and his dog are driven to dream up the next hip start-up idea — eventually hit on a previously untapped vein of marketing gold. Namely, Fellow Millenials, who are so self-absorbed, that they really truly believe in their heart-of-hearts that what’s old is new.

Then other people saw how some computer-geek kid was practically getting money for old rope. So everybody else jumped on the bandwagon. They’re allHuel included — taking advantage of the fact that you don’t really need an original idea to make the big bucks. You just need a lot of hutzpah. And maybe a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Oh. Incidentally, I just got an email from acknowledging that my Whole Fuel order was just dispatched. Thanks for the heads-up, James_Swift :¬)

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Myprotein is not cheaper if you buy with a comparable delivery service.

Huel is from as little as £10.60/KG
(£148.50 for 112 meals / with free DPD next day delivery)

Myprotein Whole Fuel costs = 10.60/KG
(5kg for £47.99 (largest size) with DPD next day delivery at £4.99)

But you are not getting a compatible product…

Here are some issues with the myprotein version…

  1. Contains fluoride (looks like they copied our formula at the wrong time)
  2. The common feedback is that it tastes very, very sweet and artifical
  3. Contains rice syrup which is basically sugar - and is known to contain arsenic -
  4. Their manganese suspiciously low considering it’s 41% oats, plus they add extra manganese in the vit blend
  5. 400%+ more sugar than Huel
  6. No MCTs
  7. Unlikely that their omega 3 to 6 ratio will be as good as Huel’s
  8. They don’t state the type of calcium used as their main added ingredient, only the type used as a carrier; it may not be a very bioavilable source
  9. No beneficial phytonutrients Lycopene and Lutein
  10. Low iron level - which with low levels of vitamin C and relatively high levels of calcium, could be a potential health issue, especially for women.
  11. Just says Vitamin K, Huel contains K2 & K1
  12. They use Folic Acid we use the superior L-methylfolate Calcium (1,000 times more expensive than folic acid)
  13. There are questions regarding the fatty acid profile, specifically if there is enough alpha linolenic acid (ALA) to convert to sufficient amounts of the conditionally essential fatty acids DHA and EPA. Huel does have enough -
  14. Doesn’t include as much vitamin C or D as Huel, and their levels are only slightly higher than the RDA; more up-to-date research suggests that the RDAs for both of these vitamins are too low which is why Huel contains higher amounts.
  15. “May also contain soy and egg.” their words not mine