I have opened one bag of each flavor so far. My first experience with each flavor was very different from the subsequent meals.
Tomato was first. I measured 7.5 oz of water as it says in the bag and set it to boil (first mistake). I mixed my bag and added two scoops to my pot, then added the boiled water, mixed, and closed. Unfortunately, I forgot to consider that I would lose water while boiling, so I think I didnt have enough water the first time. My soup was very thick, bland, and had crunchy pieces, and chewy pieces.
Next day I did the Thai Green curry. I boiled extra water this time. I mixed my bag…a lot. What stood out to me was that this bag looked significantly different than the tomato in consistency. It had way more powder and I couldn’t really see if I was grabbing any of the large pieces (the rice?). This time I added the water, stirred, and added more water to get to the fill line before closing. The texture was great! The flavor was powerful! Definitely had a kick. I liked this a lot better than the other.
Since then, I have continued alternating between flavors using the water boiling first method and that resolved the crunchy, chewy issue. Except I think there are still bits that are meant to crunch, maybe the flaxseed?. The Thai Green curry continues to be my favorite. I have since been more careful to try to find more rice pieces in the thai green curry, and that has toned the super strong kick down a tad. For the tomato, I do the opposite and try to find powder, which has definitely improved the flavor. I am wondering if I’ll soon run out of the powder, though.
I guess what is odd to me is how different the ratio of powder to solids is. The Thai Green curry looks like mostly powder. The tomato on the other hand was mostly rice and I couldn’t really see the powder when scooping even in later meals.
Has anyone else experienced the bags being so different from each other? Is this how they are expected to be? It might explain the blandness of the tomato, though it has gotten better with my digging.
I am wondering if Huel has already considered doing a small container of powder and another of the solids.
Overall, I’m really excited about this product and it is my favorite way to eat Huel so far.