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Comparison to Joylent


Another meal replacement product, that's based in Europe In Holland this time, is Joylent.

Like we said in our comparison to Soylent, we could go on and on about how we prefer Huel. But obviously we would think that. Even more important than that is that it’s not up to us, it’s up to you, and how these products can improve your life.

So to help your research, we’ve created this page which offers a comparison between the two products. If once you’ve read this, you think Joylent is more suited to your needs, which it could be as it is an excellent product, we encourage you to try them. However, this does not change that we would love to have you as a customer.

How Huel compares to Joylent

The deciding factor for people can be a number of things. For some people, they prefer the taste of Huel to Joylent, or visa versa, and therefore use that product because that is what is important to them.

However, this is a very subjective matter. So on this page, we just compare the nutritional benefits of Huel compared to Joylent. First we have reproduced the same table that we used with our comparison to Soylent to make it as fair as possible. All numbers below are calculated are per 2,000 calories:

Huel (v2.2) Joylent
148g of protein 127g of protein
35g of fibre 31g of fibre
64g of fat 50g of fat
4.7g of sugar 28g of sugar
Two main sources of protein (Pea and Rice) One main source of protein (Whey protein).
Made in UK Made in Netherlands
Provides at least 100% of UK and EU ‘Daily Recommended Amounts’ Provides at least 100% of UK and EU ‘Daily Recommended Amounts’
No Soy Contains Soy
100% Vegan Not Vegan

A more in depth look at the two

From this table some may think that there are only small differences between Huel and Joylent Vegan. However, this doesn’t take the whole difference between the two into account.

For example, it says in the table that both contain at least 100% of the UK and EU Daily Recommended Amounts. These numbers were created in 1991, and since then there have been a number of studies which demonstrate that levels higher than these amounts can be beneficial.

It is widely considered that the amount of Vitamin C, which is important for a healthy immune system and skin, we are recommended by EU DRA to consume is far to low. We have reflected this view in Huel, including 300% of the EU Nutrient reference volumes, compared to Joylent who follows the EU guidelines. Joylent, meanwhile include 390% of the recommended intake of Molybdenum, for example, whereas we only add 128%. Molybdenum is involved in making and activating the enzymes involved in repairing and creating genetic material. Whilst Joylent in general sticks closer to the recommended amounts than we do, there are differences there from both sides in the specifics of the nutritional content that could affect your goals/lifestyles.

Which of these two formulas is the best? That probably comes down to who you talk to or what your views are, as there are always disagreements over nutrition. All we can say is that our formula was created by the renowned nutrition expert James Collier BSc (Hons), RNutr, and the nutrition/ingredients added to Huel are what he knows to be best. Others may disagree, like yourselves, and that is healthy and positive as that means we will constantly be changing and updating our formula to be the best it can be for our customers. Although we think it’s already pretty brilliant.

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


We believe in Huel, that’s why we developed it.

But the decision over which product is best to fit your life and goals can only be decided by one person. You! That’s why we encourage you to try Huel as well as the other products on the market to see which you prefer and what suits you best.

If you’re ready to try Huel, you can order your first week’s supply of Huel and get started. Still on the fence? You can try a sample pouch to have a taste.

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