I’ve got this issue too - I just opened my second bag of 2.1 and it is pretty foul. You’re right on the money with your description of “stale vegetable”. The first one was fine! Hopefully this is just a teething issue with the new version. The smell when I put the shaker to my mouth makes me want to gag!
Edit - It’s so awful that I can’t manage it. It really tastes stale. Is there an option to return it? I can’t believe it should taste like this. I’ve been taking Huel since the start and have always quite liked the taste of all the versions.
I’m really sorry that you guys aren’t getting along well with the taste. We are looking into this. There is no point having such a nutritious product if people don’t like eating it. This is a priority for us and will let you know if we find anything.
I’m exactly the same, I just don’t taste any differences between versions and batches. It all tastes the same and all tastes great to me!
Sorry you want to return your Huel. If you have unopened pouches of Huel you of course can return them. Head here and follow the instructions - Returns Policy – Huel
Thanks for the reply Tim, much appreciated. One bag I had was fine and tasted very similar to V2, the other bag was foul. I don’t know what’s happened to cause that, but I’ll be ordering some more fairly soon and will cross my fingers that it was a one-off!
Most other people seem to have no problems, so hopefully all will be well!
I can certainly notice a different in the taste but it is fine now. It’s not quite as nice as before but it’s still good!
I’m thinking maybe my bottle was not completely clean (smell wise) and this may have influenced it? I’ve since hand washed them and put them through the dishwasher a second time and this seems to have coincided with the improvement.
I had a similar problem last year - I was using a bottle for the Huel, and it was somehow contaminating the taste of it. I think making sure that the shaker and bottle you’re using are 100% clean is key, since Huel seems to absorb even the slightest taste from other things. It’s uncanny!
I also taste a difference, but the biggest problem for me is that I always feel so very well and healthy on Huel in the past, but suddenly I feel less so with this new batch?? I have an uncomfortable kind of ‘hungry’ feeling when my tummy is full and I’m not hungry. Is it just me?