I got a bag of each unsweetened and vanilla to start for Huel. Quickly discovered I cannot stand the taste of the unsweetened Huel no matter how I have tried it. The only way I’ve been able to use it is adding 1 scoop unsweetened into 2 scoops of vanilla. So I decided to just work with vanilla for later shipments.
For the most part, I got Huel to be an easy meal to take to work so in some ways, not liking adding things to my Huel isn’t too much of a problem. I haven’t gotten tired of drinking vanilla Huel, but I’m worried it will happen eventually so I’m looking for suggestions. Some ones that take more prep are fine as I am likely also going to start replacing a second meal with Huel.
I am not a coffee drinker so while I sometimes will add some instant coffee to my Huel, it’s not great, but it’s more enjoyable than anything else I’ve tried. The only one that I’ve added in and really enjoyed was canned pumpkin with pumpkin pie spice to be a pumpkin pie huel, but that’s not easy to do when you’re at work except just doing the pumpkin pie spice. I tried berries this morning and had to chug it down quickly to just get it down. The berry flavor did not seem to transfer to the vanilla Huel at all and just made it taste funky (even tried letting it sit in the fridge for a little while). I have tried adding unsweetened cocoa powder and some of the other suggestions in the Huel booklet that comes with the first package. They all tasted gross to me.
Has anyone else experienced this? Enjoying just the vanilla Huel, but cannot enjoy it with added flavors? I want to try out the chai recipe next. I really enjoy chai and I’m hoping that since it has a similar “spice” palate to pumpkin pie that it will also be enjoyable. I’ve tried milk thinking a creamy vanilla would be nice and I couldn’t stand the taste.
To be further clear, I am not a picky person when it comes to regular food (I am not afraid to try things), but I am struggling with the taste of flavored Huel beyond vanilla because it doesn’t seem to taste like the flavor I’m expecting.