You’ve taken a great step forward by choosing for a drinkable meal with all nutrients your body needs. Jake 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 Jake 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 a variety of flavours at a lower price


10 Flavours (from Strawberry to Chocolate)

from €1.35 per 500 kcal

vegetarian (with whey protein)

400kcal bar (from €2.00)


1 Flavour (Vanilla)

from €2.24 per 500 kcal

vegan (with pea protein)

no food bar available

Comparison to Jake

Queal and Jake are both makers of drinkable meals from The Netherlands. Both are nutritionally good options and contain every nutrient that your body needs. 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 Jake Original (2100kcal).

Queal 4.0 Standard

FAT - 55 gr0

Jake Original

FAT - 66.9 GR0

FIBRE - 43 GR0

FIBRE - 29.7 GR0





Both Jake and Queal are based on EU nutrition guidelines (EFSA). Both products contain gluten. They are 100% vegetarian. Because Jake makes use of pea protein instead of whey protein, Jake is a 100% vegan as well. Besides lactose and gluten, Queal also contains soy.



Jake and Queal have a different nutritional profile. They have chosen to use different ingredients and therefore provide energy in a different way. Both do provide you with all the vitamins and minerals your body needs.


They are similar in the way that they use oats (Scottish Oats and Oatmeal) in combination with Maltodextrin for a balance of slow and fast carbohydrates. This ensures that you are energised for a long period. A part of the Maltodextrin is classified as sugars and therefore both products have some sugar in there. This is all still half of 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 Jake comes from pea protein. This can be a good source of protein but can be deficient in certain amino acids. It may also leave an unwanted aftertaste.


Lastly, there is a difference in the way fats are added to the products. Jake uses Sunflower (seed) oil. Queal uses Flaxseed and Linseed oil. Studies suggest that Flaxseed oils may have additional benefits over Sunflower oil [1].



Both Queal and Jake 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 Jake: Oatmeal (gluten), Pea protein isolate, Sunflower seed oil, Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Omega-3 concentrate fat powder, Inulin, Sunflower oil, Tripotassium citrate, Calcium citrate, Flavour, Choline hydrogen tartrate, Anticaking agent, Sweetener


Ingredients Queal: Scottish Oats, Whey Protein, Soy Flour, Vegetable Oil, Inulin, Vitamin & Mineral Mix, Glucose Syrup, Potassium- and Sodium-Triphosphate, Flavour (10 variations) & Sweetener


Notably, Queal has fewer ingredients than Jake. This is because Queal has chosen to use fewer additives and rely mostly on the main ingredients for providing the nutritional value. Both use a little bit of flavouring and sweetener for an optimal taste experience.

Non-nutritional considerations

Queal and Jake 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.



You may not always have the time to make a healthy meal, or just don’t feel like preparing anything. Drinkable meals are therefore perfect solutions for when you need that nutrition, right now. It is food and you can use it any time you like.

Queal 4.0 Standard Jake Original
Made in NL Made in NL
Delivery throughout EU & US Delivery in EU & US
Offers a variety of flavours 3 diets Offers 1 flavour in 3 diets
from €1.35 per 500 kcal from €2.24 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. Eating the same thing every day can get boring, and with a new Limited Edition flavour every second month you will never get bored.


Starting with a shake with a Vanilla flavour is great, but sometimes you just crave for some Cool Chocolate or Super Strawberry. With Queal we’ve got you covered.

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.