To this day I’m thinking back to v2.3 chocolate and its taste, it was just amazing and drinking it was quite often the best part of my day. I have gone through almost an entire bag of v3 chocolate and I kind of endure it but it doesn’t taste amazing like v2.3… So could you just keep the v3 recipe but just bring the taste of v2.3 chocolate back? Please?
I created a poll and it would be nice if only people who have tried v2.3 chocolate would vote in the poll
Bring back the amazing taste of v2.3 chocolate
I like v3 chocolate more than v2.3, there’s no need for a change
There’s no difference between v2.3 and v3 chocolate
I drank a lot of v2.3, and a lot of v3.0, but I no longer remember what v2.3 tasted like or if I noticed much difference. So I can’t even vote that there’s no difference, because I probably noticed a difference but didn’t care after a day or two.
I didn’t get the opportunity to try the 2.3, but can say I agree with the opinion that chocolate 3.0 isn’t all that great. It’s the one flavour I really dislike. I hate the chocolate flavour bar also, whereas I love all the others. In general, chocolate should have been a winner for me, so there is just something about the taste that really doesn’t sit right. Having said that someone else in my house loves it, so there is one for and against in our house. Is it like marmite?
Oh I love the chocolate huel bar!
It’s much less sweet than the others and by far my preference to have as a meal, whereas the others are more like sweet treats.
The chocolate orange is probably my favourite but the chocolate a close second.
I think Jewy’s post was saying that the poll would have been better served by being more specific about the questions – as it seems you are referring only to the taste, a more simple yes / no type option would have been clearer such as:
Do you think the taste of v3 chocolate is worse than 2.3?
Do you think the taste of v3 chocolate is as good or better than 2.3?
Huel’s mantra has always been “Nutrition first and taste second” but despite that they still endeavour to match flavours to market tastes. The switch to more natural flavourings will impact things like chocolate more than most. Chocolate in its natural state is very bitter and earthy and this doesn’t always suit.
In the US for instance – Adult consumers prefer milk to dark chocolate by 71% to 29% as milk chocolate is loaded with extra sugars and fats to make the taste mellower (but also less healthy) and this suits the regional taste preferences. In Europe, the gap is turning the other way 51% milk to 49% plain with a trend showing that shift by approximately 3% year on year in favour of plain.
All that being said – it is very easy for a Huel customer to tweak the flavour of their chocolate premix either by adding more sweeteners themselves or indeed using a vanilla base instead and then adding their own preferred chocolate – sweetened cocoa or raw Cacao powders for example.
I’m in the EU, I haven’t seen v2.3 chocolate in the outlet store for months. Besides, getting v2.3 is a temporary solution as it is not produced anymore and v3 is a massive downgrade from v3 in terms of taste.
Regarding the poll. From the past year I practically don’t remember anyone disliking v2.3 chocolate at all while a large amount of people have voiced their concerns regarding v3 chocolate in this forum and in Reddit… There are people who have stopped or will stop ordering Huel because their main flavour was removed.
For me it seems like a no-brainer that v3 chocolate was a mistake.
But, what about people who think that v3 is just about the same? They arent represented. Currently the vote is at 56% to 22% and 22% which makes it seem like option A is steamrolling the competition in favour of making a change, whilst in actual fact is almost a 50/50 split between people who want a change and people who don’t want a change.
Its like if i said “Do you like beans?” but i really wanted to emphasise people not liking beans so the options i gave were “No” and then “i like baked beans”, “i like green beans”, “i sometimes like beans”, “what are beans?” and so on, eventually no will outweigh the other options no matter what because the vote in favour of beans is completely split, you see what i’m saying?
Right now between 23 people there is an 8% difference, 8% of 23 is 1.84. There literally arent even 2 more people who want the taste to change as opposed to those who see the change being unnecessary unless you were to round up. Those aren’t the kind of numbers that confirm anything, they are middleground.
EDIT: You also have to consider that the disappointed group will be more vocal, as those who notice no change wont come on the website to complain about how nothing is different, so there will be a clear bias.