HUEL AND QUEAL COMPARED
NUTRITION, VARIATION, PRICING

You’ve taken a great step forward by choosing for a complete meal product. Huel and Queal are both great options when it comes to meal replacements. Here we will help you choose which one fits best with you on price, nutrition, and variation.

 

By reading this page we hope you’ll be interested in giving Queal a try. But if it ends up being the case that Huel is the better option for you, then we’re still glad we were able to help you come to the right decision for yourself.

Queal offers more variations at a slightly lower price

Queal

10 Flavours (from Strawberry to Chocolate)

from €1.35 per 500 kcal

vegetarian (with whey protein)

400kcal bar (from €2.00)

Huel

2 Flavours (Vanilla & Unflavoured)

from €1.54 per 500 kcal

vegan (with pea protein)

250kcal bar (from €1.50)

Comparison to Huel

Queal and Huel are two of the very first companies that offer complete meals to everyone in Europe. They are both good options and nutritionally they are both complete. Each company has made their own choices regarding specific ingredients and nutritional composition. These are the differences you should consider when choosing which product to go with.

 

Let’s take a look at an overview of the nutritional differences of Queal Standard (2100kcal) and Huel Original (2000kcal).

Queal 4.0 Standard

FAT - 55 gr0

Huel

FAT - 65 GR0

FIBRE - 43 GR0

FIBRE - 35 GR0

PROTEIN - 148 GR0

PROTEIN - 148 GR0

SUGARS - 25 GR0

SUGARS - 4.6 GR0

Both Huel and Queal are based on EU nutrition guidelines (EFSA). Both products contain gluten (although Huel has a gluten free option) which makes them 100% vegetarian. Because Huel makes use of pea and rice protein instead of whey protein, Huel is a 100% vegan as well. Besides lactose and gluten, Queal also contains soy.

 

Nutrients

Aside from small differences in fibres and fats, Huel and Queal are very similar in nutrients. Both have chosen to provide you with more than the recommended daily amounts of protein. And both have a healthy amount of fibre.

 

The main source of carbs in Queal is evenly balanced between the complex carbohydrate Maltodextrin (made from corn) and finely cut Scottish Oats. The Maltodextrin has a high Glycemic Index (GI, how fast carbs are processed), and the Oats a low GI. This balance ensures a quick release of energy, but also a sustained continuous release of energy for several hours, resulting in a balanced energy level. Huel has a lower GI of 27, which means energy is released slower than in Queal.

 

Although Queal is higher in sugars than Huel, it must be noted that the 25grams are still under the dietary reference values of the EFSA (Europe), WHO, and FDA (America, maximum of 50grams).

 

The protein used in Queal is whey protein. This is derived from the cheese-making process. It provides you with a full amino acid profile (building blocks of protein). The protein in Huel comes from pea protein and rice protein. Both are good sources of protein but can be deficient in certain amino acids.

 

Ingredients

Both Queal and Huel are made from real food. They use different ingredients, both make a complete meal. And both have their own vitamin & mineral mix that tops up the micronutrients where needed.

 

Ingredients Huel: Ultra Fine Oats, Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, MCTs from Coconut, Sunflower Lecithin, Vitamin & Mineral Blend, Vanilla Flavour & Sweetener

 

Ingredients Queal: Scottish Oats, Whey Protein, Soy Flour, Vegetable Oil, Inulin, Vitamin & Mineral Mix, Flavour (10 variations) & Sweetener

 

Notably, Queal has chosen to use Maltodextrin as a source of carbohydrates. And Huel has chosen to use Coconut (MCT) oil versus Vegetable oil in Queal. Both use a little bit of flavouring and sweetener for an optimal taste experience.

Non-nutritional considerations

Queal and Huel are in friendly competition for selling the most amounts of meals to people all over the world. But the real competitor is malnutrition and the bad food habits that have taken over western countries.

 

Although everyone wants to eat a healthy meal, time constraints, knowledge or just plain laziness were barriers for people to change their habits. With Queal and Huel you know that you can have a complete meal at any time.

Queal 4.0 Standard Huel Original
Made in NL Made in UK
Delivery throughout EU & US Delivery in EU
Offers a variety of flavours and diets Offers some variety of flavours
from €1.35 per 500 kcal from €1.54 per 500 kcal

We believe a great strength of Queal is the variety of products we offer. Not only can you choose from a wide range of flavours, you can also choose from 3 diet types. Queal recognises not everybody is the same, and different people have different dietary needs. This is why Queal offers three different variations of their recipe. Standard (2100kcal), Lite (1800kcal), and Athletic (2300kcal with higher % protein).

To Summarise

We are, of course, fans of Queal and its great products. We truly believe it offers an excellent choice in quick, complete, and affordable nutrition. After all, that’s a reason we created it in the first place!

 

But in the end, it’s your choice and responsibility to pick the best option out there for you. We’d love for you to try Queal, and even compare it with the other options in the market. Find out for yourself which you’d prefer. We’re betting you’ll come back to us soon enough.