There were a few reasons that led to my wanting to try Huel and they mostly originate with 1.8. Firstly I wasn’t thrilled that they had switched from oat fiber to soluable corn fiber, just MY opinion. Also the grit has been present for so long, without any hint as to any plans to do anything about it. And lastly the higher protein content would reduce the amount I would have to supplement on Huel. So out of the gate if you want to try Huel I would suggest waiting, they are so back ordered right now I didn’t get mine for 2 weeks after my order was placed. It was a good thing I still had plenty of Soylent left so I didn’t go hungry, but I did eventually get it and gave it a try.
Unflavored/Unsweetened - the name doesn’t lie, it was definitely not flavored nor was it sweet. It was palatable and I guess with a little Stevia it would be better. The texture is a little grainier but no grit if that makes any sense.
Vanilla - I really enjoyed the vanilla, unlike the unflavored it was very sweet. The texture is the same as Un/Un
It wasn’t until my third try I discovered the perfect storm. 50/50 Vanilla/Unflavored. The sweetness was perfect with just a hint of vanilla and I got the impression it would take to additional flavoring better than just one. I have peanut butter powder I am going to try to mix into my lunch shake today and I expect that to be outstanding.
On a side note the Huel shaker they provided leaked all over me. I thought maybe it was my stupidity so I tried again…and got wet again. Good thing I have plenty of blender bottles.
Huel has made me feel sustained longer I think than Soylent as well. I would like to add that this is just my experience, and while I may be continuing on Huel (not 100% yet, lets see how the month progresses and how I feel on it for more than a couple days) You should continue to do what works for you. I will always be grateful for what Soylent has allowed me to do for my health and wellness and I would never recommend to anyone that enjoys it to stop drinking it. I will try to stay informed on future Soylent products and I still am excited about powder flavors, which I will likely try when they come out, if they are similarly priced.