Mana and Queal Compared
Philosophy, Products, Alternatives, Variation, Pricing
Is Queal better than Mana?
You’ve taken a great step forward by choosing for a complete meal product. Mana 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 Mana 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 (Neutral, Chocolate, Apricot)||9 Flavours (Chocolate, Strawberry, Macchiato, Vanilla, Forest Fruit, Apple Pie, Banana, Chocolate Hazelnut) + Limited Edition Flavours|
|Nutrition||33% carbs, 43% fats, 21% protein||47% carbs, 32% fats, 21% protein*|
|Ingredients||Protein (pea, soy, hemp, rice, algae), Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oils, 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 (subscription price)||from €1.90||from €1.43|
*Queal Steady Shakes are available in 3 variations (Athletic, Standard, Vegan), the numbers are for Standard.
Comparison to Mana
Queal and Mana 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 Mana and Queal are based on EU nutrition guidelines (EFSA). Both are vegetarian. Because Mana makes use of vegan protein sources (as does Queal with the Vegan line) instead of whey protein, Mana 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. Mana is packaged per meal (calories depend on variation) and has great packaging design.
Mana 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 Maltodextrin for a balance of slow and fast carbohydrates.But Queal does use oats as the first ingredient, where in Mana it's only mentioned as part of the protein mix. 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 Mana only comes from soy and pea protein, Queal Vegan also has rice protein to balance the amino acid profile.
Lastly, there is a difference in the way fats are added to the products. Mana uses Sunflower (seed) oil. Queal also uses flaxseed oil. Studies suggest that flaxseed may have additional benefits .
Both Queal and Mana 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 Mana: Soy Protein, Pea Protein, Oat (protein), Hemp protein, Rice protein, Algae protein, Maltodextrin,, Vegetable Oils, Oat Oil, Oat Beta-glucans, Isomaltulose, Inulin, Carrot Fibre, Vitamins & Minerals, Flavour (1 variation) & Sweetener
Ingredients Queal: Whole Grain Oats, Isomaltulose, Maltodextrin, (Whey or Rice&Pea) Protein, Soy Flour, Vegetable Oils, Vitamin & Mineral Mix, Flavour (10 variations) & Sweetener
Queal and Mana 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 Mana you know that you can have a complete meal at any time.
|Origin||Made in Czech Republic||Made in The Netherlands|
|Availability||Delivery worldwide from CZ||Delivery worldwide from NL|
|Range of products||Shakes, RTD, Burger||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 3 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), 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 Mana 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.