It’s no secret that I absolutely love Huel.
The Black Edition version of this meal replacement product has become a firm favourite of mine over the last few years, both for the convenience and the nutrition benefits.
Whether you’re using Huel for weight loss, as a weightlifting aid, or simply as an effortless meal option, you’re sure to discover and enjoy the advantages of doing so.
Huel Hot & Savoury is a relatively new player in the Huel game, but it’s already proving to be popular.
Please note: Since I published this article, Huel has increased its prices. I’ll be updating the information asap, so please bear with me!
What is it?
Huel Hot & Savoury is a nutritionally-complete, instant vegan meal. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s just for vegans, and absolutely anyone can give it a go!
To make this product, you simply add the specified amount of hot water and it’s ready to eat in less than five minutes.
When you order Huel online, you’ll receive a pot to make your meals in as well as the appropriately-sized scoops for measuring the powder out. This makes it even easier to make a meal anywhere and enjoy on the go.
Huel Hot & Savoury Review
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about Huel Hot & Savoury when I first heard about it. Although I enjoy drinking Huel shakes, I kind of felt like this was one step too far. I decided to give it a go anyway, and I’m really glad that I did. I now use it pretty much every day.
If you haven’t heard of this product before, or you need some convincing to give it a go, then join me for a look at what it is.
The company itself describes Huel Hot & Savoury as, “a hot, tasty, plant-based instant meal that gives your body all the good stuff it needs to thrive – this carefully curated blend of real whole food ingredients is packed with 26 essential vitamins, protein, carbs, fats, and fibre.”
When it comes to the different flavours, you can choose from:
- Mac & Cheeze
- Sweet & Sour
- Mexican Chilli
- Thai Green Curry
- Tomato & Herb
- Chick’n & Mushroom Pasta
- Cajun Pasta
Basic Nutritional Info
Huel Hot & Savoury is certified as vegan and gluten-free. Each meal contains an impressive 23g – 25g of protein (depending on the flavour), as well as 26 essential vitamins and minerals, with only 400 calories.
Scroll right down to the bottom of the page for complete nutritional info on each flavour.
My Experience of Hot & Savoury
To get started, I decided to try the Mac & Cheeze, the Thai Green Curry, and the Madras.
Edit: Since first discovering this product, I’ve gone on to try the Mexican Chilli, Korma, and more, and will update this post shortly!
Thai Green Curry
Thai Green Curry Huel Hot & Savoury was the first flavour I tried, and this is STILL my favourite so far. I wasn’t sure what to expect but found it to have a creamy consistency and rich flavour.
I made my first The Green Curry Huel meal in the office at work and it was incredibly simple. Literally just add hot water to the mixture in the suggested amounts, cover, leave for five minutes, and it’s ready to eat.
The taste was great and it was filling without being too heavy, which was perfect for not feeling like I needed a food-induced nap in the middle of my workday.
The Madras Hot & Savoury Huel is probably my second favourite so far. It’s just the right amount of spicy and is really tasty.
I have been eating this flavour more often in the evenings, but I’ve found it’s not as filling as I would prefer for a dinner option. To get around this, I sometimes use more powder to make a bigger meal, or simply serve it alongside something else, such as couscous, quinoa, or brown rice.
Mac & Cheeze Huel
I’m not a huge fan of conventional Mac & Cheese but I was curious to see how close to the real thing Huel could get.
Having seen the photos of Mac & Cheeze Hot & Savoury online, I was very skeptical that it would actually look the way the photos suggested — but to be fair it does actually look pretty good.
The cheese sauce is really creamy and it is a decent healthy alternative to the real thing. I made a batch for a friend who’s really into this dish, and they absolutely loved it. I don’t think I’ll be using this flavour really, but just because I’m generally not into cheese, and not because there’s anything wrong with it at all.
If you’re a Mac & Cheese lover, then I’m 99% certain that you’ll love this. And if you don’t love it, then you’ll at least be able to appreciate it as a healthier alternative to the real thing.
Is Huel Hot & Savoury Good?
I’m really impressed with this product and I’ll definitely be using it on a regular basis. I think as a lunch option, it’s the perfect amount of food. However, when using it in the evening, I’ll generally serve it with something else to make sure it fills me up.
In the image below, I’ve added broccoli, potato, and tofu to the Thai Green Curry Huel. This made it more filling and more nutritious.
One particular benefit I’ve found to this product is that it’s great for travelling with. I recently took two bags with me on a trip to Bangkok and used it every day. I was able to prepare it in my hotel room as I had a kettle, meaning I didn’t have to eat out for every meal.
This was especially useful for me in Bangkok as I was staying in an area that didn’t have a lot of healthy, vegan options.
Where Can I Buy Huel Hot & Savoury?
If you’re curious and you’re ready to buy, then you can order now online. Check out my discount code below to save some money!
Is There a Huel Referral Code for the UK?
Yes! Please click here to use my UK referral code and enjoy £10 off your first purchase.
Does Huel Hot & Savoury Work?
As a meal replacement, this product absolutely works. It’s a convenient way to whip up a portion-controlled meal that’s also full of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
It can be hard to feel as though you’re getting a wholesome meal when food is prepared in this way, but it’s genuinely not all that different in appearance or texture to regular food.
How Much Does it Cost?
Huel requires you to buy at least three bags of this product at a time, and each bag contains seven meals. For a one-time purchase, you’ll pay a total of £54.99. By subscribing to receive a regular delivery of Huel, you can save 10%.
With the one-time purchase price, each meal costs £2.61. With the 10% discount applied, each meal will cost £2.35.
You can enjoy further savings on this product by ordering more Huel. This is because the price decreases when the quantity goes up. For example, if you buy 16 bags at once, you’ll pay £196.80, meaning each meal will then cost you £1.75.
Remember, you can save £10 on your first order by using my discount code. When you do this, I’ll also get £10 off my next order, so thanks for that!
What’s in Huel Hot & Savoury?
This type of Huel is made with whole foods, such as vegetables and grains.
The exact ingredients naturally vary depending on the flavour that you’ve chosen. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get the full ingredients list for each flavour option.
Is Huel a Good Way to Lose Weight?
If you’re trying to lose weight with Huel then you may find this easier than other diets. This is because it’s very easy to keep track of your calories, as well as your macros.
If you’ve tried the traditional Huel shakes as a weight-loss tool, but you find that they’re not satiating enough for you, then you may have better luck with the Hot & Savoury variety. To me, it feels a lot more like eating regular food than Huel shakes do.
Is This a Healthy Way to Eat?
I believe this is a perfectly healthy way to eat. By adding even just one of these meals into your day, you’re getting a great dose of protein, fibre, and all of the essential micronutrients.
In the case of certain flavours, such as the Thai Green Curry and Mac & Cheeze, I think it’s a healthier alternative that imitates the real thing really well.
Should Gym-Goers Use This Product?
If you are already using Huel as a weightlifting supplement, then you might find that Huel Hot & Savoury is a good option to explore. It’s an effortless way to save time with meal prep while also helping to ensure your macro and micronutrient needs are being met.
Full Nutritional Info
The following nutritional information is taken directly from the Huel website.
Mac & Cheeze – per 102g portion
of which saturates: 4.2g
of which monounsaturates: 3.4g
of which polyunsaturates: 3.6g
of which sugars: 5.2g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Mac & Cheeze product are dried macaroni, cheese style seasoning, rice flour, onion powder, yeast extract, spices, garlic powder, pea protein, and coconut milk powder. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Korma – per 95g portion
of which saturates: 7g
of which monounsaturates: 1.9g
of which polyunsaturates: 3.9g
of which sugars: 5.8g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Korma product are dried grains, pea protein, flaxseed, coconut milk powder, sultanas, desiccated coconut, korma style curry flavouring, and rice flour.For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Madras – per 95g
of which saturates: 2.5g
of which monounsaturates: 2.4g
of which polyunsaturates: 7.7g
of which sugars: 7g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Madras product are dried grains (brown rice, quinoa), flaxseed, pea protein, madras-style curry flavourings, and dried vegetables. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Sweet & Sour – per 95g portion
of which saturates: 2.6g
of which monounsaturates: 2.4g
of which polyunsaturates: 7.8g
of which sugars: 10g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Sweet & Sour flavour are flaxseed, sweet and sour style seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, flavouring, pea protein, and dried grains. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Mexican Chilli – per 97g portion
of which saturates: 2.5g
of which monounsaturates: 2.3g
of which polyunsaturates: 7.5g
of which sugars: 9.1g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Mexican Chilli flavour are flaxseed, dried grains(brown rice, quinoa), pea protein, dried black eyed beans, tomato powder, dried vegetables, blend (bell pepper, tomato, onion), Mexican style chilli natural flavouring. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Thai Green Curry – per 94g portion
of which saturates: 3.5g
of which monounsaturates: 2.6g
of which polyunsaturates: 5.6g
of which sugars: 4.8g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Thai Green Curry flavour are dried grains (brown rice, quinoa), pea protein, flaxseed, coconut milk powder, dried vegetables (sweetcorn, bell pepper, spring onion), Thai green style flavouring.For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Tomato & Herb – per 95g portion
of which saturates: 2.3g
of which monounsaturates: 2.2g
of which polyunsaturates: 7.1g
of which sugars: 10g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Tomato & Herb flavour are flaxseed, dried grains (brown rice, quinoa), pea protein, tomato powder, dried vegetables (green beans, tomato, onion), rice flour, rice starch, tomato & herb flavouring.For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Chick’n & Mushroom Pasta – per 103g portion
of which saturates: 2.8g
of which monounsaturates: 1.4g
of which polyunsaturates: 4.4g
of which sugars: 4g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Chick’n & Mushroom Pasta flavour are dried penne pasta, chicken and mushroom flavour seasoning (maltodextrin, natural flavourings, wild mushroom powder, dried mushroom, dried chives, dried thyme, black pepper), and textured pea protein. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Cajun Pasta – per 98g portion
of which saturates: 1.4g
of which monounsaturates: 1.9g
of which polyunsaturates: 5.4g
of which sugars: 8.4g
Ingredients – The main ingredients in the Cajun Pasta flavour are dried penne pasta, (durum wheat semolina), cajun seasoning blend, spices (smoked paprika, paprika, ground cumin, black pepper, ground coriander, chilli pepper, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric powder, ground fennel, ground allspice, ground ginger), and modified maize starch. For full ingredients, visit the Huel website.
Have you tried this product? Let me know what you think of it!