So, just tried my first serving of Huel.
Packaging: wow, that box is bigger than expected, and the packages are huge!
Extra goodies: Shirt fits, though I wish they had offered a ladies cut. Oh well, it will make a shirt to wear when I’m out walking/hiking. Blender bottle is about what I would expect, though I was kinda hoping for one of those whisk balls…do you think this grid thing is as effective? The cover for the spout is annoying, kind tried to poke you in the eye while you are drinking.
Taste: It’s better than some protein powders and diet shakes that I have had, mostly because it’s not sickly sweet. I tried mixing some of my cold brew coffee in place of water, but I don’t think I noticed an effect on the flavor. I think I will stick to having my coffee separate. Shame, I was hoping to loose the extra calories from the almond milk and maple syrup that I usually add to coffee.
Texture: gritty. Way different than any shake I have ever had before. I tried blending it with my stick blender, but it didn’t change much. I’ll try mixing a batch up before bed tonight and see if it’s better after sitting, maybe the oats need to soften (like overnight oats).
After taste: way better than a lot of shakes, but definitely taste the artificial sweeteners. Will drink a large glass of water. it’s better than the after taste of stevia. I would love feedback from those drinking the unsweetened version.
Cleanup: not bad, everything rinsed really easily. I was afraid it would leave a residue, but I barely had to touch it with the sponge. That will make lunch cleanup at work easier.