Category Archives: Soylent

Soylent is supposed to be a meal substitute and it’s not made of people. From the ‘About’ page on their website, www.soylent.me:

Soylent™ was developed from a need for a simpler food source. Creator Robert Rhinehart and team developed Soylent after recognizing the disproportionate amount of time and money they spent creating nutritionally complete meals.

Soylent for Breakfast

After letting the Soylent chill in the refrigerator over night I took it out and had to mix it up again. I poured the oil in yesterday and by morning it separated and was on top. Not a big deal, shook it up more and it re-mixed.

According to the book that came with it, one meal, about 500 calories, consisted of about 16oz. So I filled up a glass with that much and drank it. The taste wasn’t bad. It reminded me of a protein drink with peanut butter in it. It was also gritty, which I expected from reading and watching other reviews. The only difference between it and a protein drink was that it was less sweet. I do have a full feeling in my stomach which should last until around lunch time I suspect.

The only tip I have so far is with the mixing pitcher. After you have shook it up, hold it over the sink when unscrewing the cap. The design of the cap is such that it keeps it from leaking, which it good, but it also retains a lot of Soylent too and drips all over.

Soylent Has Arrived!

After many months of waiting my initial order of Soylent arrived today. I think I originally ordered it back in May, then a couple of months ago I received an email about it being delayed by several more weeks do to some changes in the formula and packaging.

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I only ordered a one week supply for like $80 I think. But it’s here and I’m happy and eager to try it out. I’ve already opened a pouch and mixed a pitcher (included with order) with the oil they include. It’s in the refrigerator cooling down and I’ll have some for breakfast. In one of those video blogs I watched, the guy said it was best after being cooled overnight – so that’s what I am going to do.

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I read, a while ago, that original orders were taking longer to fill and that returning customers were getting their orders filled right away. So If I like this stuff and choose to order more, I am in hopes I won’t have to wait 4 or 5 months to get more!

I’ll post back sometime tomorrow with my taste results.

Interesting Reviews of Soylent

Here are some links and video reviews I’ve come across so far in my quest to learn more about Soylent.

A very detailed story by The New Yorker: The End of Food

ArsTechnica: Soylent 1.0 arrives at Ars: We mix it up and slurp it down

YouTube:

Here is a link to a YouTube series of a man who has been video blogging nearly everyday about his experience with Soylent. https://www.youtube.com/user/IamSoylent

Then this 23 minute video of a guy who’s tried it for 30 days so far.