(@Ash) and if you don’t want to write on the bottle but still want to distinguish different bottles from each other, then those breadbag-sealer-type clips can be repurposed as bottle markers.
I write on them, then wrap-fasten them around the handle-part.
They’re not really in the way, I remove them before washing the bottle, and should they “break” then they’re relatively easy to replace (as long as I buy bread or something-similarly-packaged).
Tim: You could add a transparent Line that could be like 1cm Wide from the bortom to THE top of the shaker? This Line could include messurement Marks in ml and cups etc? This could be on one of the sides of the shaker, so the rest of the shaker could keep the previous cool non transparent plastic design . Wouldnt that be a cool feature? And a good compromise?
I hadn’t considered this. Putting aside that most people love the new shaker I did wonder why Huel felt it could do a better job than the supplement titans that are all happy to use the glut of ‘mostly the same’ shakers. I wouldn’t say it was a pointless project by any stretch, but perhaps a little vanity based.
But looking at it from a marketing point of view though, the new shaker is nothing less than utter genius.
The supplement market Is gym people and drank immediately after making, pre and post workout. Never used them myself.
The new huel shaker is made for transport everyday. It fits in a bag, takes abuse and doesn’t leak. I had to be cautious and vertical with old ones carrying to and fro.
It’s the difference between a lunch bag and a lunch box to me. Plus, marketing genius.
I don’t think the Huel shaker performs any better then the Busche-whatever it is one that everyone else uses, although mine hasn’t mis-thread when screwing on, which the other has a tendency to do but it does stand out from the crowd, has a far superior build quality and feel to it, and it actually looks good. Compare the two and the other looks eastern bloc, whereas this one looks futuristic. It’s not perfect but I really like it.
I never really had any issues with the functionality of the other one which I’ve used most days for 5 years and if this hadn’t;t come along would have been happy with it.
I did use a couple of stainless steel ones for a while back in the day, but after being stored in the fridge overnight they were unpleasantly cold to the touch. Guess a double walled one would solve that issue, but at a cost.
Ah I think saying it was vanity-based is a little harsh, but yes we wanted to make a better looking shaker, but not just purely for the looks, also to reduce stigma and make the shaker less gym bro, more modern professional. Thank you though, we hope it pays off and it makes Huel feel more accessible to a group of people that were alienated by the protein shaker aesthetic.
As @hunzas you say, there wasn’t much functionally wrong with the Buchsteiner, we love it as a shaker and stood by it for almost 6 years. But making something our own just made sense. And the few issues the buchsteiner had (thread misaligning, drippy cap, non-secure cap etc) we could fix in the process.
Aren’t we all! Although perhaps you would have taken it down a nice retro Glastonbury vibe.