We made our own shaker 💥

Hey team, you’ve waited long enough! This project we have been working on for 3 years and can now share the full story with you!

:boom: WE MADE OUR OWN SHAKER :boom:

We have used a “traditional shaker” for so long and although it’s good and functional, it never felt like Huel. We wanted to make our own shaker which:

  • Had the same functionality as our current shaker (i.e. made a great Huel)
  • Own-able, iconic design
  • Lockable cap
  • Cool, and be something people were proud to have
  • Not associated with protein shakers
  • Be cost-effective enough we can give one away with every new order

We have done that and think this is something you Hueligans will be proud to own and walk around with, something that won’t explode in your bag or drip on your shoulder!

We’re so stoked and to cap it off it is one of the winners of the iF Design Award 2021 for product design!

I’m sure you have a million questions about this one. Head to our site 4 for more information, but here is some topline info:

  • White section is made from Tritan plastic, because:
    • Very strong
    • Anti-staining
    • Lightweight
    • Odour and taste resistant
    • Dishwasher durable; won’t warp or crack
    • Great to print on

All the above is important, because the old shaker absorbed color, smells and wasn’t that strong. The logo used to rub off too and all this meant it didn’t last that long. We replaced a lot of shakers and know many would throw theirs away because of the above.

  • Carry loop - Easy to carry on the go, whilst carrying other stuff
  • Opaque - doesn’t matter what’s in it - always looks good
  • Detachable & lockable cap
    • Cap will no longer hit you in the face or drip on you
    • Won’t leak in your bag
  • Iconic look
    • Neutral design, less bulky, and not associated with protein shakers.
    • Organic, intriguing aesthetic
  • One fill line at 500ml
    • Simplicity - the perfect experience at 500ml
    • Still easy to change the amount of water you add
    • Means that instructions for making Huel across USA and rest of world are more aligned, rather than ml/fl oz

I know I just hit you with a lot of info(but I am excited too). Let us know what you think, it’s been great reading your impression of it so far. You will be able to get 2 shakers for $13 for a limited time, one on the go, one in the dishwasher!

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Yup…those look unique all right

Looks good. Keep innovating.

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Someone let me know how well they work.

I’ve been using a bottle by Blender Bottle® and it works amazing so far.

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When it says there is a single fill line - does this bottle not have increment measurements beyond that? I prefer a little more liquid than your suggested amount and use the increment measurements daily as I’m preparing my meals.

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Just bought 2 of the new shakers but they rang up at $13 each. How do you get the 2 for 13?

On my account overview page, when I scroll down to the “try more of the Huel range” sample items, there is a “2x new shakers” item listed at $13 that can be added to next delivery.

I’ve also been very satisfied with my Blender bottle. I do have to wipe out the inside of the cap so I don’t get little drips, though.

I miss the 3 scoop/3 fill line days. The variety in which to enjoy Huel is my favorite part. Two fill lines would have made sense for the 2 scoops. Kinda shocked no one thought of this over the 3 years of planning. Cool design overall though. Just fumbled at the 1-yard line.

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I just lick the lid. Lol

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Great shaker! I was worried about leaks, nope not an issue. I like that it doesn’t stand out like a standard shaker bottle. Very classy design.

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Hey audra71, I would do that to but I need to purchase a thin-tongued lizard to get into the outer edge of the inside of the cap. I fold a paper towel to run through that narrow channel. Sigh . . . .

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These look amazing. Great job guys!

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Not a fan of the new bottles. The opening is barely larger than the scoop causing even more of my huel to end up on the counter instead of in the bottle. The line is pretty hard to see. I still have to use a spring ball to keep from getting lumps… are the older versions still available?

Doesn’t seem to shake very well. Large clumps getting stuck in the lid…

Definitely wish it was a little wider and a little taller…

I think you just fill it above or below the full line to get your desired texture. :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi all. I like the look and feel of the new shaker. It screws together tightly and I’ve never had it explode while shaking (something that occasionally happened to me with the old shaker if I didn’t get the spout clicked firmly). It’s big enough to shake a whole meal at one time. It’s also kinda cute.

The down side is it only has one tick mark on the size. I frequently make a half-sized meal for a snack or when I’m trying to get my weight down and there isn’t a mark for a 1-scoop shake. The other issue I have is that sometimes after shaking a full meal, there is powder lodged in the cap that didn’t get blended in. To prevent that, I tend to shake it gently upside right first before shaking more vigorously.

Starting with the water first and then adding powder around avoids clumping (vs the other way around).

I was excited to see the new shaker, it looks really good, but after ordering it, unfortunately I’m not a fan. Here’s why:

  • It’s a tad small. I wish there was a 750ml version. I usually eat Huel meals that are larger than the regular size and i like them a bit thinner too, and the new shaker doesn’t quite work. I also have a bigger metal measuring scoop that is the perfect size for my meals but it’s bigger than the opening on the new shaker, so it makes a mess.

  • I take my time with my meals and unscrewing/rescrewing the cap between sips all the time is a huge pain. I don’t necessarily need a flip cap, but if it’s going to be a screw cap it needs to be a 1/2 turn max and a lot less finicky to hit the right spot on the cap to easily align the thread.

  • It’s probably going to take me about 1 week to lose the cap. I can’t believe it is not attached to the shaker itself. It’s small and because it’s so annoying to unscrew/rescrew constantly I’m definitely going to lose it in no time.

Plus two less important but still minor annoyances:

  • It doesn’t feel substantial. I understand that it’s good quality Tritan plastic, but it just feels… flimsy. Like i could accidentally squeeze it too hard and have my meal explode all over me. Not great for a shaker that i would be using daily, and potentially throw into a bag that could get squeezed when thrown around or on a crowded subway train (I’m in NYC).

  • It looks GREAT, but it’s also a huge advertisment. If i pay good money for a product i don’t necessarily want it to be a huge ad. I understand that it says Huel on a shaker if I get it for free with my first order, but if I’m gonna pay $13 I’d prefer a non-branded option.

All that said, it’s back to my trusty blender bottle. Too bad, because i really thought this looked like a winner and certainly has some great qualities, but it just doesn’t work for me. Here’s to hoping for a better V2 of the new shaker. If all the above gets fixed, I’d happily pay $20!