I know this has been brought up before but thought I’d mention it again as I’ve heard Huel are planning/building new manufacturing capacity to deal with the stock issues.
I much prefer the RTD to the standard powders, and before the stock issues had begun ordering packs of 12 fairly regularly.
The reasons I enjoy RTD more - convenience (it’s literally ready to drink), but also the flavour and texture are something I can’t match with the powder. To get something close I’d have to measure a specific amount of water (not just eyeball it), add the powder, blend it to remove some of the graininess, then chill it for a couple of hours to settle/thicken.
I think I could probably go 2/3rds or more of my calories on RTD if it weren’t for one issue…
The saturated fat levels.
5.0g per 500ml seems excessive to me.
I know some have other beliefs but it’s still popularly viewed that saturated fat is bad and should be limited/avoided. The NHS back this view.
5.0g is 25% of the average woman’s RDI, and 20% of the average man’s. 5.0g of saturated fat is similar to what you find in similar quantities of milkshakes and desserts.
And again, it’s the reason I don’t drink it more than once a day. I’d love to drink it 2-3 times a day.
I know James came on here before and said one of the reasons was RTD was designed as more of a grab and go type thing and that the saturated fat made it more palatable (apologies if I’ve misquoted).
But why should it be? RTD in my opinion is just more convenient, it shouldn’t compromise on nutrition and health just because it’s in a ready mixed bottle.
When I try to make the powdered version similar in consistency to RTD at home, I can get it to maybe 85% of what RTD is just from a little blending and chilling - I’m sure the new manufacturing process could do something very similar and quicker than me.
As for saturated fat levels, 1.0g or less per 500ml would be absolutely perfect, although I’d cautiously accept up to 2.0g.
I’m sure if you polled the RTD customer base and asked if they would accept a slightly different taste experience for a measurably healthier drink they’d say yes.