I heard about Soylent about 15 mins ago and I was curious so I went to the website. I read those 4 first big words “Simple, healthy, affordable food” and I say to myself : “sounds interesting”. I proceed to check the price: 2.42$ A bottle… A 400 kcal bottle for 2.42$ is considered affordable ?
I need 5 bottles per day if I only use Soydent, it means 84.7$ per week, 338.8$ per month.
Let’s put it straight right, I live in Belgium, which is a country where the prices are high compared to the rest of the world right? Do you know how much it costs me to eat per months ? Less than 80$. For a month! It’s less that was it would cost me for 1 week of Soydent.
But let’s be honest and consider that time is money, and cooking takes time: I would “win” around 30 minutes per day not having to cook, so around 15 hours per month. the average wage is 12$/day for a student like me. So if I could work (I coudn’t, but whatever) during those 15 hours, I would get 180$, we add it the 80$ for the food and we got 260$, which is still 78$ less than Soydent, and I loose the satisfaction of eating a good healthy homemade dish I prepared myself.
Maybe I missed something but I don’t really understand the “Affordable” part.