I just received a couple of bags of Berry Huel over the weekend.
My first impressions are pretty good. Here is what I have noticed:
Looks the same as normal Huel and smells almost the same with a slight hint of Berries. Once you add water, the colour turns slightly pink and the smell of berries is much more intense.
It seems to mix far, far better than the Vanilla v2.3 that I usually order. Normally I deal with a fair few lumps (which I don’t really mind), but the Berry Huel seems to be more soluble.
The other thing I noticed, and maybe this is linked to the above point, is that it seems to be thinner than v2.3. I use 3 scoops, add 400ml of water, shake, add another 150ml of water and find it to be much thinner (more watery) than v2.3 which I find thicker at this ratio. It does thicken up nicely when left in the fridge overnight however. This isn’t a criticism, just an observation.
In terms of flavour, it’s not too strong. I don’t like either original or vanilla Huel without a flavour boost, but this is very drinkable and a welcome change. I have the strawberry flavour boost which I think has an artificial strawberry milkshake taste which this thankfully doesn’t have. The Berry Huel seems to taste a bit more natural but I personally think it could be a little stronger. It kind of reminds me of a fruit yoghurt.
All-in-all, I have no regrets over impulsively buying 2 bags and will be adding it to my rotation.