Yet another first-time user report. I tried a tub of Soylent a couple of weeks ago and while it was ok I was excited to find Huel. It’s has no soy, so my daughter can have it, and it has so much less sugar. I was excited to give it a try.
First day got off to a stumbling start. I prepared two shaker bottles the night before and put them in the fridge like I had with Soylent. Mistake! The next morning was like trying to suck pudding through a straw. I left the other shaker in my backpack, hoping it would warm up and thin out. Half right, it got warmer but no thinner.
Second day I made two shakers in the morning. I drank one immediately for breakfast, it was gritty and chunky. Took the second one to work and put it in the fridge and waited for lunch. Success! It was smooth and not too thick.
Day three I used a Nutribullet to mix up my breakfast batch, another success. Lunch was likewise successful. I think I have the hang of it now!
I wasn’t prepared for the taste, though. I got the vanilla (I think, that’s what the package says, anyway) but it just tastes like oatmeal to me. I wanted less sugar, and I guess that’s what I got, I didn’t realize how much the taste would change. I’ve been using various protein drinks for years and they’ve all been much more flavorful than Huel. Probably also had a lot more sugar I guess. I don’t dislike the taste, but I wasnt expecting… whatever flavor this is.
Overall a win, I’ll stick with it through the two bags I have now, then see if I want to start a subscription. I probably will, unless there’s some delayed-onset issue ( no flatulence/nausea/bloating issues with me).