I totally get this but I’m sort of living proof before your eyes as to why it’s done in this way.
When I first tried Huel I hated it, put the bags in a cupboard and ignored them for a few weeks. It was only after various suggestions and encouragement from a friend that I revisited it. I guess had I not made that initial investment I probably wouldn’t have tried again.
Now, some time later, I regularly got weeks on end with nothing other than Huel, it’s not weight loss it just became a “thing” for me. It’s laziness to a degree, I don’t need to think about what I’m having, but when things click and you get Huel to that point it’s so so easy (and ultimately cheap!) to be able to simply have that rather than traditional food.
The hot and savoury stuff and the bars for me just add on to the top of the powder. I use only Huel Black chocolate flavour, mix it up in a blender and whack in various flavour boosters. That just works for me, I then sometimes have H&S and add a bar for an extra 200 calories with any meal I fancy. Actually I sort of resent it when I’m not having Huel because trying to work out “roughly” how many calories I’ve had becomes more difficult. Control freak that I am, I need to know how many I’ve had each day because I often don’t eat enough so Huel makes it much easier to work out.