Sucralose - why?

Here are a few which raise this - and the question is still there…why not use a natural sweetener??

I don’t like sucralose so I buy the unsweetened version or Huel black edition which contains natural sweeteners instead

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I’m unaware that sucralose has adverse health consequences. There was some therories of sucralose affecting blood glucose and insulin response but I don’t think that is the current thinking.

Thanks Christina…I didn’t realise and got my first order of standard today and had a drink of one bottle so am now stuck with the rest…:frowning:

@Tomg you can return any unopened bags for a refund or try selling it on here and then buy the unsweetened instead. The flavour boosts are all free of sucralose too - they use stevia.
Or Huel Black has higher protein and uses stevia and coconut nectar to sweeten. It also has no oats, which might be better for you if you don’t tolerate oats well (?)

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Its efficiency. The same sugarness with just table sugar would need around 4-8% per 100 gr. So its quite a lot.

I dont like sucralose, and there is some information that links it with the diabetes and with the damage of the gut bateria.

Solution? Go U/U like me. I use vainilla Huel just as a flavour boost, its healthier than normal flavour boost

Thanks- what’s UU?

Unflavoured and Unsweetened aka Earth&Mud

At the beginning I couldnt handle it alone, now its the 95% of the Huel I eat


@ChristinaT @Tomg If you are interested, I have 25 bags of Unsweetened for sale in this thread: 25 bags for sale, Cambridge UK

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Yes in Dr Greger latest book ‘how not to diet’ he discusses sucralose and the negative effects it has on gut microbiome. Stevia is fine. I now only use Huel Black to avoid the sucralose.

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Huel’s official guide to sucralose:

@rikefrejut I did see that post. If I was closer I’d take some, but I can’t drive at the moment as have had shoulder surgery. I seem to have quite a lot of stock at the moment so wouldn’t want another 25 bags :laughing: but v2.3 UU is my favourite :yum:

Let me know if anything changes and you want e.g. someone to pick them up for you. The bags will be available until I leave the UK, which should be within 2 weeks. Then they go in the dumpster :frowning:

In any case, I hope your shoulder gets better soon.

:scream: don’t put in the dumpster that would be terrible!
Can you donate to a food bank?
Find out how much shipping would be to Bristol
I recently sent one bag back to huel via Royal Mail and it cost me £13.85 :flushed::confused:
But there might be a courier like myhermes or yodel that will be cheaper. I have a friend in Bristol who also likes UU so maybe we could go halves.
Anyway PM me if no one else wants it. It would be terrible to waste it x

Nooo don’t do this! Take them to a food bank, a homeless shelter or put them on a site like freegle or freecycle I’m sure people would be grateful for them. Or if you want money for them try eBay.


Any visit to Spain? Haha I would love to collect them

Maybe we can work something out, I have friend in Bristol who can hold til I visited again, would share costs on a few bags at least.

@indigo the bags are currently in Cambridge though, with @rikefrejut

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Hey, I wouldn’t say there is a large body of evidence, at least of a high quality that aren’t reviews. We actually address the studies you linked to in the article you read on our site.

The reason we use sucralose for a number of reasons. The first is that it doesn’t add any calories or carbohydrates, `meaning the nutritional value of Huel is protected.

Huel only has to have a tiny amount of sucralose in it to make it much more palatable to many.
Furthermore, over 100 safety studies have been carried out on sucralose over 20 years, with a wide range of experts finding it has no ill effects on health, even when consumed at much higher levels than Huel uses. As such, sucralose is currently approved and deemed safe by:

  • European Union Scientific Committee on Food (SCF)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Food Standards Australia/New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada
  • (Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
  • Japan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare

Sucralose is also suitable for people with diabetes, as it does not affect glucose or insulin levels. More still, it doesn’t increase bacteria levels in the mouth, so doesn’t cause tooth decay/cavities like sugar does.

We use stevia in our flavour pouches, which is a natural sweetener that comes from the leaves of the stevia rebaudiana plant, but is not in original Huel. The reason stevia is not used in Huel is because it is not as sweet, so requires more of it to increase the overall sweetness of Huel. It can also leave a very bitter aftertaste in larger amounts.If you would like an alternative to Huel powder, there are no artificial sweeteners in any of the Huel Black Edition flavours or the unsweetened/ unflavoured Huel powder v3.0.

I think Dr Greger has done more than harm than good in some areas for the plant-based diet. A lot of what he says has little evidence behind it.