Not being able to see inside the shaker makes it harder to fill water and harder to judge how much is left while drinking and impossible to tell what’s inside if you mix ahead of time and leave in the fridge.
Also, the new shaker is “fatter” and wouldn’t fit in the door of my fridge while the old one would due to the flat edges on two sides.
I am really intrigued by this. What is the reason you need to be able to see how much Huel is left? If you have some Huel left then great, if you don’t you don’t. Surely lifting up the shaker and judging the weight does the same thing? Is it to avoid the disappointment when it’s empty after picking it up? I get this when my mug of coffee is empty when I pick it up.
I think it’s different, and there’s elements of the shaker that are different, but after a few weeks I’m sure you’ll forget all about them Sorry you aren’t a fan yet though.
TBH, I’ve been used to cheaper transparent shaker’s.
Although their form and construction fall well short of the new Huel shaker, it was far easier to see and know how much drink remained, even from a distance, without having to physically lift and judge.
I’m still not understanding why you need to judge how much Huel is left from a distance. Sorry, it’s clearly just something that is different in the way I personally use bottles/shakers. I’ve had plenty of water bottles in the past, most have been opaque my travel coffee mug is opaque too. It’s just not been a problem for me, if I finish the bottle I know I’ve finished it, I don’t need to see that I have. Equally if I lift up my shaker/water bottle/coffee mug and it’s empty then cool, no worries.
I like to see how much is left because I add water to the remaining huel after I drink a certain amount to make it thinner, last longer and easier to clean the shaker after. Everyone in my house who uses Huel does this but we are probably in a minority as its a bit weird?
The new shaker makes this hard to do and no one in my house liked it unfortunately, its always the last one left in the cupboard.
I guess I’m just a visual person and prefer to see things? I mean, yes, it’s not a huge deal to NOT be able to see how much is left, but if I had the choice, I would rather see it. Maybe I only want/need 200cal now and save 200cal for later/tomorrow? Even if I drank it all in one sitting (as I normally do), I still like the visual feedback as I drink it. Again, not a huge deal, but given the old transparent one and the new opaque one, I find myself using the old one. Not just to see how much is left, but on top of the other reasons I gave: easier to fill exactly to the line (I’m OCD like that), and plain to see what’s inside the next day after I mixed it ahead of time.
As others have said, it helps to eyeball the amount of water in there if topping up with more Huel.
Also, to see what shake I have. Also I color coordinate them. I start my day with 5 huels, two are modified ones (One scoop Huel one scoop Protein). These sit at different water levels and have a different consistency which I can tell by looking at them. Couple that with the clear and the grey shakers, I know what is flavored what.
Hope this makes sense, happy to elaborate if anyone is genuinly interested
I agree. If it was clear it would be beneficial for both learning styles. Why not appeal to both types of folks? Design is great mind but a fair point. You could do a clear strip down the side. So it’s mostly white but then visual learners can see the most vital aspect of their cup.
An additional benefit of an opaque shaker is that it’s going to avoid some unwanted conversations about your lunch. This might not be an issue for you and clearly we love people talking about Huel, but for some it is.
Appreciate the comments though. I do feel like for some of you it is the change as opposed to a problem with the shaker. I don’t mean that at all condescendingly, but just like when people freaked out when Facebook launched ‘Timeline’ and then a few weeks later we had forgotten what the old one was like. It just took a little getting used to.
Equally, if you prefer the old shaker, carry on, we’re still selling them and won’t be offended! It’s great you now have a choice!
We did consider this, the problem is that it would involve 2 different machines to do it, which would increase complexity/production time. I think overall the design wouldn’t look so clean either. Sorry to be just shooting down ideas, we honestly thought about this a lot!
We felt that the benefits of not having Huel drip on your shoulder/head with the cap sitting there outweighed the inconvenience of the removable cap.
Well I like the new shaker. I’m able to see how much water I’m putting in, other than that I don’t need to see the contents once it’s mixed. If I had three different flavoured shakes in the fridge and didn’t know which was which I would take the lid off and look, sniff and/or taste to remind myself. As it is, these days, I tend to mix a shake just before consuming it and don’t leave any for later.
Having said all that, I do appreciate that we are all different and see and do things in different ways.
I still miss chronological posts from everyone I follow on IG Thanks for reminding me @Tim_Huel
More relevant, I really like the new shaker. Yes it’s annoying when filling if I decide to shake before fully adding liquids because it ‘blurs’ it all up though I do usually blend beforehand. It looks neat though, seals well, blends fine if I don’t have time to use a proper blender and shake to mix, easy to carry, and can put the lid to one side and not get Huel on my nose when drinking.
Seriously though, thanks for the feedback all, important to keep it coming and talk about this, so we really appreciate it. I’ve no doubt there will be different colours of shaker at some point, so perhaps transparent will be in the mix.
Slightly off topic below sorry, can’t stop me talking about social media
I believe on Twitter you can toggle this on and off now, I don’t think IG will follow suit though. Interestingly, when posts were chronological though people apparently missed