Following my last Queal review, Jiska from Queal was kind enough to send me a lovely box of the newly available (in North America) vegan shakes! After a few weeks of sitting in excitement while finishing up my current Queal inventory, it arrived!
Upon opening my box, I found:
- Vegan Banana Steady Shake
- Vegan Vanilla Steady Shake
- Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Happiness
- Vegan Nuts and Salt bar
- Awesome Stickers
- Cute Shaker
So I loaded my possessions up with Queal stickers and got to tasting…
The texture of Queal is quite distinct compared to other liquid meals. There is a certain fibrous grain that adds a special level of satisfaction to your meal. Some people who have issues with anything that isn’t absolutely milky smooth (think Hol Food) may not enjoy this- but I am not phased by this, nor is anyone I’ve had try it! The product is easy to shake up and does not clump nearly as easily as Soylent powder. Personally, I recommend consuming this very cold, so I shake the powder with the recommended water plus two ice cubes.
The base flavour behind the vegan products vs the non vegan is very subtle. There is a mild pea flavour that is not present in standard Queal Steady shakes, but this is not overwhelming as it is with other pea protein based products like Jake. Of the three flavours I was provided, the pea flavour was most noticeable in the vanilla shake, most likely due to the mildness of the vanilla flavouring. This makes it taste like pancake batter (and with the Queal texture its even closer) in a very good way. The banana flavour is nice and strong and helps mask the pea flavour for those who are looking to avoid noticing it- though in my experience most vegans are friendly with pea protein.
It costs $11.50 CAD per day to live entirely off of Queal Vegan Shakes. This pricing is fair compared to competitor brands like Jake and JimmyJoy (after JJ shipping costs).
Queal.com is full of cool information about the impact your dietary decisions make!
In summary, Queal is a solid competitor in the meal replacement game, offering astonishing amounts of variety in flavour. The customer service is prompt and the shipping is fast. Compared to other companies I have worked with, Queal shows the fastest response time, one of the highest quality products, and one of the best website dashboards I have ordered on. Though there is a definite texture and this product is not perfect for everyone, I believe many people will enjoy adding Queal to their daily routine!
GO BAR REVIEW COMING SOON