I’ve been a Huel user for many years, and thought I would be for a few more, but sadly, I can’t cope with 3.0…
I tried GF Black and GF 3.0, and both leave me with appallingly bad breath; I’ve retrieved a bag of 2.3, and no problems with halitosis at all. Both my husband and cat can tell the difference between the two, and it’s evident by the distance thy keep from me…
Along with the taste and consistency of the new Flavour Powders, I have made the reluctant decision to cancel my subscription, and wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of a UK-based alternative?
I’m actually really upset and disappointed with this, as Huel has helped me through eating problems and I don’t know what to do from here…
Huel 2.3 is still available for the time being. If you had 2.3 Original on subscription you can still keep ordering. Otherwise you can order from Huel outlet. I’m assuming you are from UK? Ah yes, I see you mentioned UK in your post.
It’s supercaloriefridgenewmix that gives me halitosis
Even now the smell of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercaloriefridgenewmix gives me halitosis
We tested it with 2.3 but all our breathes were fine,
Then with 3 we added kelp, people began to whine,
We released black and fixed all the issues people had with 3,
And now we are having problems with the RTD!
Sadly this is the big downside to Huel. It is a great product, and you can become reliant on it as part of your diet and routine. But it will change, and each version brings a risk that something you currently enjoy could no longer be that anymore.
I hope you find something to replace it with that you enjoy once again.
It’s weird that my initial experience of v3 was that it tasted almost identical to 2.3 and the texture was slightly less gritty… so overall positive.
But over the last couple of weeks I’m just not enjoying my Huel like I was before.
Whereas v2.3 I became more and more fond of, the more I drank, v3 I become less fond of every day.
There’s definitely a slightly sour after taste that lingers and puts me off after a while.
My experience with Black Edition is the same.
Pretty sure the tapioca is the culprit, Christine, having done some research.
I’m coeliac, and have cooked for myself pretty much since I could reach a stove, but tapioca is something I’ve never used; however, after reading up quite a bit last night, i discovered that the older the tapioca, the more sour it becomes.
Best case with tapioca then, is to grind it yourself and use straight away; not knowing if Huel uses ready ground from another source adds to my uncertainty.
I’m with you on the taste; I absolutely loved Huel before, but the more I tasted 3.0, the more bitter it seemed.
I wondered if there is a different burn rate in the body with the v3.0 and black. If you are burning fat quicker, then ketosis causes bad breath.
Have you asked Huel to see if they could produce more of the v2.3 product for people who prefer it, say in unflavoured and have add-on flavour powders. If there is a call for the older version of the product, they could have a batch made for those who prefer the old version.
I see there are some sellers on eBay selling v2.3, which is an alternative direction.