Hey! (since my last post was deleted for apparent promotion (not my fault if your product sucks in comparison), I will delete all other brand names and replace them with “competition”. I want Huel to get better, that’s the reason I’m posting this.)
I’ve been using Huel for 6 months now 3-4x a day. So basically it replaced all my meals.
Huel’s taste and texture never fully satisfied me, but I thought that it’s simply not possible to have product that gives you so many kcals and so much nutritional value in one meal and in addition have it taste ok as well as have an awesome texture. Well… I was wrong:
Recently I discovered “competition”. It’s the same principle as Huel and I decided to give it a try. Here’s my conclusion:
- It actually tastes OK! As I said, I never liked the taste of Huel (neither the original nor any of the other flavours). However, “competition” manages not to trigger my gag reflex, which is awesome.
- The solubility and texture of “competition” is DREAMLIKE! I swear, after chugging down litres and litres of gooey, chunky Huel, “competition” was like a revelation. With Huel, I always have to completely fill up the shaker (about 700ml) in order for it to be in a somewhat liquid state at all. And even then it will be super gooey and chunky and I’ll have to fill in more water half-way through. Also, I ALWAYS have to shake Huel really hard for at least 30sec if I want it to be somewhat less chunky. Well “competition” on the other hand, you only need 400ml(!) of water, you dump in the whole bag (750kcal), shake for 5sec(!) and the outcome is a perfectly liquidy shake that has NO clumps and is super easily drinkable. I know that people have been complaining about how much water you have to add to each Huel meal. Well “competition” only needs about half of that. Seriously, drinking 1 serving of Huel takes me about 5-10min because it’s so viscous and thick. Drinking a serving of “competition” takes me 10sec at most.
The only reason I am writing this here and I’m not already gone and subscribed to “competition” is that it’s more expensive and I’m living on a budget.
I just wish that the team behind Huel reads this and maybe tries to look into how their competition handles things. Why does “competition” manage to release a product that has all the nutritional value you need, actually tastes not bad and has a texture like angel’s tears and Huel’s just chunky, gooey, gag-reflex-inducingly bad in comparison?
I’d love to stay true to Huel, I really do. But if you don’t change up the formula I can see all your customers leaving for “competition” sooner or later.