Last week when the email went out that Chocolate RTD was back in stock from a new factory, it said:
To be sure that you guys love it we have conducted extensive pilot trials and taste tests on all flavors. The results? Most people that blind tasted them actually preferred the taste over the original Ready-to-drink that you knew and loved. The rest? They couldn’t even spot the difference!
The people that couldn’t spot the difference should never be allowed on taste tests again. The people that preferred it… well, I’m not one of them.
It’s not bad per se, but I definitely prefer the old version. Can’t quite put my finger on it yet, but to me it seems like chocolate is not the dominant flavor any more and the taste of other ingredients is more prominent.
It’s a shame because I was looking forward to getting back to Huel after substituting with Soylent while RTD was having stock issues. I’ve always preferred Soylent’s RTD chocolate flavor (even if it is a bit fake, like chocolate ice cream rather than actual chocolate), but I was won over by the the thicker texture of Huel. Maybe I will get used to the flavor change by the time I get through my current box but there’s a good chance I won’t be ordering it again.