Loving 3.0 - Yeah I said it!

Not trying to stir anybody up, but I’m baffled by the 3.0 “controversy” on this forum. I LOVE 3.0 (regular). For me Vanilla, Chocolate, and now Berry 3.0 have been massive flavor improvements over the previous version. Come on, I surely can’t be crazy here. I was not a huge fan of the flavor of last summer’s 2019 update: I made it work just fine, but thought it was a bit on the bland side. For me, the 3.0 flavors just flat out taste better. I enjoy, and look forward to drinking them. And seemingly less bloat after consumption too.
As for the much discussed clumping issue…well, ok maybe 4-5% clumpier…MAYBE? It has had virtually no impact on my life whatsoever. I’ve always used a cheap mesh shaker ball in my Huel cup anyway, but I just shake (vigorously of course) for an extra 2-3 seconds. That generally does it. Also, sometimes simply letting it sit for 5-10 minutes before consumption will break down those last bits. That’s really all there is to it for me. Again, not trying to upset anyone, but it’s such a non-issue that I’d hate for the nutrition or flavor to be sacrificed because of it.
Just trying to offer a more positive take on 3.0 than what I’m seeing currently on the forum. I know we all taste and experience things differently, but I immediately took to the new 3.0 flavors and formula. If anybody’s on the fence, seriously give it a shot!

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We could not agree more with you! We do believe that our main intention when formulating the V.3 powder focuses on creating an improved taste and quality for our customers to love. We are thrilled that you are enjoying all three flavors and have had a positive outcome overall in comparison to our oldest versions. Thank you as well for sharing those helpful tips when preparing your shake! :heart::grin:

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I just started Huel this week so i have no frame of reference for the earlier versions, but i noticed today that my 3rd time drinking the chocolate, and it tasted more chocolatey this time. I hope the vanilla does the same thing. my first serving of the vanilla was pretty bland.

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Yup, same here. I like it and it works for me. Others may disagree. People need to try it and decide on their own.

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Throw in a frozen banana, a few strawberries, or some instant coffee. Sometimes, if I’m feeling really crazy, I’ll drop a bit of peanut butter in with the chocolate. It helps if you’re getting bored of the flavor after a while.

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I actually do like 3.0 as well, but I do have an issue with clumping. I notice it significantly more then I did with v 1.1, however I usually blend my huel now so I’ve gotten past it for the most part.
Other then that, I really enjoy the taste of 3.0’s chocolate. I’ve yet to try vanilla, but I will definitely get that in my next order. I didn’t like 1.1 vanilla at all.
I do hope however, that an updated version will address the clumping; version 1.1 chocolate was a lot smoother for me in that regard.
Other then that though, I’m with you.

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I hated it, but your post made me realize why I hate it so much. I think I simply have a much stronger sense of taste than some of the people who like it. To me, the huel from the 2019 update had a strong, sweet flavor, the chocolate was very chocolatey and the vanilla was nice, pleasant, not too bold, but not too mild, either. To me, the v 3.0 tastes unbearably strong. It’s not even that there’s anything especially bad about it, just that it’s far too intense of a flavor, like drinking concentrate.

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It really is fascinating how we all can perceive taste in such different ways.

I’m like you. I’ve given up on the new berry as it is just too strong no matter what, but I have been able to enjoy the chocolate and vanilla by mixing with unflavored / unsweetened. The ratio I’ve been using is 50/50 for chocolate black to U/U and 25/75 for vanilla to U/U (to which I also add 12oz cold brew coffee). You might try giving diluting it with U/U a shot and see if you can tolerate the new sweetness.

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I think many if not most people could acclimate to the taste of UU if they give it a solid chance. If not, then there are options such as adding bananas, blueberries or other natural flavors to avoid the constant sucrulose intake over the long term.

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