tl;dr: MSM and Vitamin C taste bad
My soylent tasted pretty good when I first started making it, and over time has got signifcantly worse to the point that this week was actually a little unpleasant. The trend at work here is that I’ve slowly been adding more ingredients - some that took a while to arrive, some I’ve changed dose levels of stuff already included, some I’ve had to add as a result of changes in levels of other things.
I decided to remedy this taste issue by simply going through and tasting a finger-full (or other safe amount) of each ingredient. Anything that wasn’t tasty wasn’t allowed in, and instead I just chugged it in a shot of orange juice. My soylent is now tasty again!!
I’m telling you this because two of the things I removed are quite common ingredients:
MSM and Vitamin C. MSM tastes really unpleasant, and Vitamin C - while not bad - is very sharp like sherbert and really doesn’t suit the earthy/milky/oily flavour of the rest of the mix.
Less common ingredients that I removed are: Phosphatidyl Serine , Rhodiola Rosea, and Epsom Salts. I will experiment with adding each of these back individually this coming week, but the MSM and vit C will be staying out, sadly.