Haven’t tried v3.1 yet (so not much help!), but can totally recommend chocolate Essential. Oaty, biscuity, not too sweet, chocolate flavour not too strong, nicer than v3.0 or BE at least to my taste. I could happily drink it all day.
With all disclaimers about subjectivity… no, if anything I’d say it’s a more natural sweetness than v3.0 or BE, maybe from the increased amount of oats? Anyway, no aftertaste, just easy-drinking fresh-tasting goodness. Tastes ‘lighter’ to me, if that makes any sense.
It has a very strong unpleasant maybe artificial? aftertaste and the texture of the powder also seems a lot different it clumps together and is quite thick.
I had the same experience with black edition though that had a much stronger aftertaste (for me anyway)
I understand everyones taste is different i was just hoping to figure out what was added perhaps that doesn’t agree with me? Just so i can figure out what to order next. I’ve been 100% huel only for well over a year now so I’m pretty reliant on it
I just received the essential vanilla and chocolate.
Vanilla I liked. Reminds me of a vanilla wafer.
Chocolate not so much. I couldn’t taste any chocolate and it left a weird aftertaste in my mouth.
I also don’t care for the v3.0 chocolate. Actually I haven’t found anything chocolate from huel that I care for
I don’t taste any chocolate in Huel chocolate powders. Also the aftertaste is not appealing at all. Yesterday after having chocolate essentials I grabbed some chips and salsa to get rid of that funky taste in my mouth from the Huel
I’ve just gone back to Chocolate BE after a lot of Choc Essential. There’s a much stronger and richer chocolate flavour in the BE, and it’s delicious, but the mild biscuity chocolate of Essential is still my favourite.
I don’t think so I’ve been adding in a scoop of cocoa, hot chocolate powder, anything really to try and hide it but the aftertaste is something else… i ordered some essentials and that was surprisingly worse for me… i feel the same way about huel BE so that’s not an option either… damn
If you’re finding the chocolate difficult to finish because of a bitter aftertaste and don’t want to waste the powder - you could try adding flavours traditionally used in confectionery to soften chocolate bitterness: sea salt, cherry, coffee, almond / hazelnut or vanilla extract.
I’m sorry to hear this, is it the sweetener taste that has been the main taste change for you?
Oh dear, if you’re finding you’re unable to consume the new flavour please reach out to our customer experience team to see if there’s anything they can do to help you out with this. As Phil suggested I like to add hazelnut extract to create a Nutella tasting Huel… and sometimes I do add Nutella too and I love this combination, but of course I understand that might not be for everyone.
Yes it sadly is. I am the sort of person who eats practically anything and everything. I do even Luke the taste of huel black. But that sweetener aftertaste is just grating for me. It actually makes me shudder .
Chocolate v3.0 was by far my favourite but I am sorry to say I doubt I’ll be able to get through the bag let alone get anymore. I have berry as well but that seems unchanged.
Do you know if they plan to change them all over to 3.1?
I do not know to be honest, It is not as bad as Black Edition . But it is just no where near as nice as the old chocolate and the aftertaste is maybe association with the flavours I can not get on with.
Maybe it is just me but it just does not taste anything like 3.0 at all.
Maybe I will try adding some cacao powder to it or hot chocolate to see if I can smooth it out.
I had the same problem with chocolate. I couldn’t finish the bag of 3.1 after years of it being my go to flavour.
I’ve since ordered salted caramel and mint choc. Both are not as nice as 3.0 but are still palatable. The salted caramel has that fruity/berry taste that the 3.1 chocolate has but not the weird aftertaste. The mint choc is a shadow of its former self (less minty, less sweet) but at least it tastes more or less the same as before.