So I’ve been a Huel user for about 2 years now (off and on).
Yesterday I made my normal post-workout shake which consists of 2 scoops black edition Huel, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 frozen banana, 2 tbsp hemp seed oil, and almond milk.
The only thing I did different was not put it in the Huel shaker and instead poured it in a large cup (no lid).
Immediately when going to take a drink, I smelled the worst repulsive smell, smells like rotten stinky feet. I immediately gagged. I’ve ALWAYS had Huel in the Huel shaker with the lid, so I’m not sure if it’s always smelled this way and I never noticed, or if something is wrong.
After switching to Huel Black Edition a few months ago, I still had 3 bags of normal Huel. Tried the normal one today and the exact same disgusting smell. Worth noting that both the Black Edition and Normal Huel smell fine on their own. It’s only after mixing it up that it gets this awful smell.
Pretty bummed because Huel has been a staple in my diet but now I have 5 bags that I won’t touch because I can’t get over this smell. It literally triggers my gag reflex and I can even smell it on my breath which makes it worse (I tried to suck it up and plug my nose and chug - bad idea).
I’ll also mention that I’m a big Huel fan and loved the product up until this point - not here to flame the company but rather look for some advice or answers.
My bags are also stored in my pantry and it’s always a comfortable temperature in my home. No direct sunlight etc. And the Huel is within a few months old.
Any ideas? Anyone else have this problem? Please try mixing it and give it a whiff and let me know how yours smells.