Jake and Queal Compared
Philosophy, Products, Alternatives, Variation, Pricing
Is Queal better than Jake?
You’ve taken a great step forward by choosing for a complete meal product. 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.Buy Queal
|Flavours||3 Flavours (Banana, Vanilla, Forest Fruit)||8 Flavours (Chocolate, Strawberry, Macchiato, Vanilla, Forest Fruit, Apple Pie, Banana, Chocolate Hazelnut) + Limited Edition Flavours|
|Nutrition||45% carbs, 33% fats, 21% protein||47% carbs, 32% fats, 21% protein*|
|Ingredients||Pea Protein, Maltodextrin, Oat Flour, Vegetable Oils, Dextrose, Oat Fibre, Vitamins & Minerals||Whole Grain Oats, Isomaltulose, Maltodextrin, (Whey or Rice&Pea) Protein, Soy Flour, Vegetable Oils, Vitamins & Minerals|
|Animals?||Vegan||Vegan (rice- and pea protein) & Vegetarian (whey protein)|
|Price per 400kcal||from €1.64||from €1.11|
*Queal Steady Shakes are available in 4 variations (Athletic, Agile, Standard, Vegan), the numbers are for Standard.
Comparison to Jake
Queal and Jake are two leading 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.
Both Jake and Queal are based on EU nutrition guidelines (EFSA). Both products contain gluten and are 100% vegetarian. Because Jake makes use of pea protein (as does Queal with the Vegan line) instead of whey protein, Jake is a 100% vegan as well. Besides lactose and gluten, both also contains soy.
Because Queal believes that nutrition isn't only about the food you buy, you can also find a personalised dashboard when you place an order. Here you can find your environmental impact (which both companies greatly reduce), other statistics and recipes. Jake is packaged per meal (calories depend on variation) and has great packaging design.
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 only comes from pea protein, Queal Vegan also has rice protein to balance the amino acid profile. Pea protein can be a good source of protein but can be imbalanced in certain amino acids. It may also leave an unwanted aftertaste.
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 and rice protein. Both are good sources of protein but can be deficient in certain amino acids.
Lastly, there is a difference in the way fats are added to the products. Jake uses Sunflower (seed) oil. Queal also uses flaxseed oil. Studies suggest that flaxseed may have additional benefits .
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: Pea Protein, Maltodextrin, Oat Flour, Vegetable Oils, Dextrose, Oat Fibre, Vitamins & Minerals, Flavour (3 variations) & Sweetener
Ingredients Queal: Whole Grain Oats, Isomaltulose, Maltodextrin, (Whey or Rice&Pea) Protein, Soy Flour, Vegetable Oils, Vitamin & Mineral Mix, Flavour (10 variations) & Sweetener
Notably, Queal has chosen to use Maltodextrin and Isomaltulose as a source of carbohydrates. And Jake has chosen to use a more diverse group of vegetable oils (sunflower, coconut (not in Queal), flaxseed). Both use a little bit of flavouring and sweetener for an optimal taste experience.
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.
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 Jake you know that you can have a complete meal at any time.
|Origin||Made in the Netherlands||Made in The Netherlands|
|Availability||Delivery worldwide from NL||Delivery worldwide from NL|
|Range of products||Shakes, Bars, RTD (planned)||Shakes, Breakfast Oats, Bars, Nootropic|
|Starter pack available*||Yes||Yes|
*Free Shaker, scoop, information booklet, etc.
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 4 diet types. Queal recognises not everybody is the same, and different people have different dietary needs. This is why Queal offers four different variations of their recipe. Standard (2100kcal), Agile (1800kcal), Athletic (2300kcal with higher % protein), Vegan (pea & rice protein). You will also never get bored with a new Limited Edition flavour each month!
Queal vs Jake summarised
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 the 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.