In v2.0 we made a mistake and put the salt level too high, sorry. We have now lowered the salt to 3.3g per 2000kcal (56% of GDA).
We will keep you updated on the dates and the batch numbers, but current info is as follows:
(Please note: the first batch numbers below had no added sea salt, however the labels still say 6.4g per 2000 kcal, we didn’t have time to change the labels in time)
- Large Vanilla - first without sea salt 2491 - currently shipping 2497
- Large Unflavoured – first without sea salt 2495 (DOM 05.09.16) - currently shipping 2476
- Large GF Vanilla – first without sea salt 2502 (DOM 12.09.16) - currently shipping 2455
- Large GF Unflavoured – first without sea salt 2503 (DOM 12.09.16) - currently shipping 2456
In summary large Vanilla are shipping with reduced sea salt. The large U&U, GF Vanilla, and GF U&U are not but will in coming weeks.
After raising the salt level in v2.0 we have listened to the feedback and now have a clear plan. We do accept that the level we chose to include in Huel v2.0 per 2,000 calories wasn’t the optimal level. Sorry, this was a mistake by the Huel team. The delay in us responding is because we needed to look at this issue thoroughly to ensure that any change we make is the right move, plus we were waiting for certain data.
As v2.1 is still weeks away, we’ve decided to make an interim change to v2.0 which will be active soon for all, see dates above.
What action we took:
On the 6th Sept we stopped adding the sea salt to all future batches of Huel. This took the salt down from 6.4g to 4.9g. As well as the removal of sea salt as an ingredient from Huel, we have also re-examined the sodium in some of the main Huel ingredients and found the level to be lower than previously thought.
In the early days of Huel we used supplier specifications sheets and published nutritional profiles. Then we moved to a combination of these and bespoke lab test results, conducted by Intertek, to provide increased accuracy. However, these labs tests were one-off and could include anomalies. So we have since cross checked this with other sources including NutriCalc who are the industry standard for nutritional information and have based their results on numerous readings. Using NutriCalc reduced the salt down to the current 3.3g.
The interim labels for 2.0 represent the salt per 100g and per 2000 kcal correct, however they state that the GDA is 82%. This is not correct, as stated above it is actually 56% and was a proofing error which is corrected on the website.