Don’t Buy Huel

I signed up for this meal replacement drink called Huel. In brief, it disagrees with my tummy just like LOTS of other people. I called them several times asking for help and got no response. I’m now in dispute resolution with Paypal. Don’t buy Huel. It might work for you but if it doesn’t, you’ll have to pull teeth to return it.

Try googling “huel farts” or “huel stomach ache”. Or don’t and just trust me that this is a problem.


  1. lee says:

    My refund came through. Anyone want some fart powder?

  2. lee says:

    Awful fart powder redux:
    I tried a minimal dose of Huel a few days ago. Here’s what happened. In brief: a 1/3 dose of of Huel still gave me awful farts for 3 days and a stomach ache.

    Details: I made a fruit shake substituting 1/2 of my normal protein powder for Huel. Details: 1 scoop of Huel (previously I had made a shake with 3 scoops), 1 scoop of my protein powder (I usually use 2 scoops), frozen berries, frozen spinach, 1/4 tsp of fiber (psyllium husk powder, I usually use 1/2 tsp).

    On Thursday I felt great. But then Thursday evening thru Sunday I’ve had awful smelling farts. I didn’t think too much about it because, you know, farts happen. But it’s been pretty consistently bad for 3 days. This morning I woke up with a mild stomach ache so I started thinking back to what I had been eating lately. And I recalled that Huel previously gave me similarly smelling farts and a mild stomach ache.

    Anyone want to buy some awful fart powder?

    A wild guess is that I can’t digest the flaxseed oil that Huel uses a lot of. My lower GI is digesting it, giving me the farts. Maybe I could slowly increase my dose of flaxseed, building up the right kind of bacteria in my gut. But, meh.

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