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Comparison To Soylent

When you’re considering purchasing a meal replacement product - or considering an alternative to Soylent - it’s important to consider what your goals are.

We could go on and on about how we prefer Huel to other products on the market but, honestly, you’re here because you’re interested in how Huel can help you lead a happier, healthier life. Not what we think about the product.

So, to help you decide between Huel and Soylent or aid in your research for an alternative to Soylent which is available in the UK, we put together this page.

Once you’ve finished reading, if you’re interested in trying Huel, then we’d love to have you as a customer. Or, if you think Soylent is a better match for your needs, then we encourage you to try them out.

Other complete products on the market (like Soylent) are excellent at what they do. They give you the ability to supplement your diet or replace your meals with healthy, convenient alternatives.

However, there are a number of benefits which we believe make Huel a superior choice when compared to Soylent. Per 2,000 calories:

Huel (v2.2)

Soylent (v1.8)

148g of protein

100g of protein

35g of fibre

25g of fibre

64g of fat

100g of fat

4.7g of sugar

75g of sugar

Main carb source is low GI = Oats (Rich in natural vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients)

Main carb source is high GI = Maltodextrin (devoid of all vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients)

Two main sources of protein (Pea and Brown Rice)

Only one main source (Soy)

Contains K2*

Doesn’t contain K2*

Contains phytonutrients avenanthramide, ferulic acid, lycopene, lutein & zeaxanthin*

Doesn’t contain phytonutrients avenanthramide, ferulic acid, lycopene, lutein & zeaxanthin*

Vitamin A source is retinol acetate (no palm oil)

Vitamin A source is retinol palmitate (from palm oil)

From £5.32

From £6.08 ($7.70)

No soy

Contains Soy

100% vegan

100% vegan

*Read more about these below

Additional Benefits of Huel

Huel contains higher quality vitamins & minerals

Huel is richer in some vitamins

Huel includes phytonutrients

Phytonutrients are substances found naturally in food which have benefits to health by reducing disease risk. Huel’s natural, non-refined carb sources means it contains avenanthramides and ferulic acid.

In addition, Huel has added the following phytonutrients:

If you would like an independent analysis, three dietitians did a blind review of Huel, Joylent and Soylent which you can read here.


We’re firm believers in the benefits of Huel. After all, that’s why we developed it!
But the decision as to which nutritionally complete powdered food to use is a personal decision that's connected to your own individual goals. That’s why we encourage you to try Huel - and the other products on the market - and see which you prefer.

If you’re ready to try Huel, you can order your first week's supply of Huel and get started.

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