Possible replacements for sucralose?


Like many others I tried a Soylent alternative, before switching to Huel because of the better ingredients (mainly the lack of Maltodextrin). Now I was wondering why Sucralose is included instead of going for Stevia (I know, a bit an issue with the bitter after taste) or even better Xylitol or Erythritol. Or even include Inulin in the mix for extra fibre, smooth texture and some sweetness.

Feedback/Opinions welcome :smile:


Julian mentioned this somewhere. Sucralose is hundreds of times sweeter than everything else so they can get away with using much less. I’m fairly sensitive to overly sweet/artificial tasting stuff and It’s not as bad as some of the other powders I’ve tried. You can always go for the unsweetened version like me and either add one of the flavourings that Huel make now (which are sweetened with stevia) or add your own concoctions which is good fun. Cocoa powder and a little xylitol is a favourite of mine at the moment.


What’s wrong with sucralose anyway?

Thanks Harry, I think I’ll do just the same as you did then. Did the xylitol dissolve alright for you or did you let it rest for a bit?

Regarding sucralose, maybe nothing is wrong with it but I did read a couple of articles that mention a possible negative effect on the gut flora and I know I can cope best with sugar alcohols such as xylitol or erythritol. Plus xylitol is really a natural product and I tend to prefer those over artificial sweeteners.

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@HarryTuttle you are spot on again, thank you :smile:

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Seems to dissolve in just fine with a 10 second blend. Haven’t noticed any difference in drinking straight away and putting in the fridge for a few hours.

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