After two-plus months on Huel, I finally got around to checking out my actual grocery spend.
I’d assumed that I was spending less. Happily, to pull myself out of a financial crisis a few years back, I got into the habit of maintaining a spreadsheet and noting down all income and expenditure, day by day, so it was easy enough to go back and pull out all the lines marked ‘groceries’. (Stop me if this gets too confusing…)
Just as a bit of context, I live alone, mostly, though my son comes to stay a couple of times a month, and longer in the school holidays. And I don’t eat meat. I don’t drink much at home, but there could be the odd bottle of wine or beer included in these totals. It’s mainly food, though.
So, my last two months without Huel, April and May, I spent a total of £355 at the local Co-Op.
My first two months on Huel, June and July (replacing one or two meals a day, occasionally three), I spent a total of £153 on groceries.
So as well as effortlessly dropping more than 2kg, and seeing my two (moderate) food cravings (for bread and chocolate) evaporate into thin air, I’m also saving a hundred quid a month on groceries!
Now, to be fair, across those two months that I’ve saved £202, I have spent £176 on Huel, BUT I’ve got a bit of a Huel glut going on at the moment, with a bag in the London office, two bags in the Nottingham office, a bag in the Nottingham flat, and four bags just arrived at home.
So, whenever I finish all that I have now, I’ll come back and update the numbers here. As of right now, though, I’ve saved £26 overall, plus I have several weeks Huel supply in hand.