First of here is the article where I go over it in detail.(More graphs and data).
What is bad:
What is good:
Access to all Queal products and flavours: Queal Standard, Athletic (sport), Agile (light), Vegan, GOBar, Flow and Instant Oats (soon, now in beta).
Immediate access to new products (Instant oats, RTD???), newest formulas and limited edition flavours.
Why I think price is not that big of an issue:
- At 8 Queal Standard bags that is a 38% increase over the original price (at minimum order). However, this price goes down fairly quickly:
Cost goes down the more bags you buy.
At 15 bags is already similar to Huel's price and at 20 is cheaper. It never gets cheaper than Soylent and Plenny Shake (Jimmyjoy though).
At 20 bags the price is "only" 16% more expensive, $1.8 vs $1.55. This price is also fairly competent, since it is cheaper than Huel ($1.89) and Soylent ($1.82). Only Plenny Shake is cheaper ($1.43).
Yes, every little bit matters and at the end of the month adds up: 30 bags now would be $271; whereas, 30 before was $244. All I'm saying is that when compared with the competition Queal still holds.
Especially if you consider that Queal Standard offers more flavour and tastes better than Soylent (and better nutrition?). I like Queal's taste over Huel's too. But Huel's products are top notch.
Why the Good outweights the Bad
1.The product Range is really good.
The other products of Queal's range are really good. Queal Athletic is top 2/3 sport meal replacement in the US. Better than Plenny Shake active, and Joulefuel (US) and Biolent Flex (CAN); because it has better flavour range and taste. Nutritionally is really strong. Only Huel holds.
Queal Athletic price calculated form 10 bag order.
Queal Lite offers a unique proposition with a nutrition based on a 1,800kcal instead of 2,000kcal. This makes it perfect for women, sedentary men and those looking to lose weight.
GObars are the best meal replacement bars in the market. Certainly better than Soylent Bars (RIP).
GO bar is stronger nutritionally in my opinion. Offers more interesting flavour choices too: Dark Chocolate and Nuts&Seasalt. As opposed to TwennyBar chocolate and vanilla.
Queal vegan is OK but nothing special. There are other better offers.
Honestly do not know much about Flow.
2. Access to the last updates, products and limited editions would not be possible if not.
Having access to the latest formula updates, the new products Queal will launch and the limited editions (awesome flavours) Queal offers would be impossible if not for US Quealers.
This is a huge plus in my opinion since it opens the doors to new experiences. I think once Quealers get used to it, they will never want to go back.
Hopefully, Queal will launch an RTD version soon, which I expect to be a great product.
So yes, the price increase sucks, but I think US Queal users still gain a lot of things.
Agree or disagree? Fight me.
EDIT 1: I had worded the maths wrong. It is only 38% more expensive (not 138% as initially was worded).