Julio has already said that they will not disclose who their supplier is at this time, I would expect the suppliers to be equally discreet and not disclose even if asked. I do agree that we not give an impression that Rosa has broken any confidence. Requesting samples won’t do that, these suppliers will happily provide samples for any of their products, Axiom makes it as easy as a button press on their site.
While I see the need for their discretion at this point in the process, I do hope that changes once shipping is stable. They have promised to be open with their recipe, etc, and if they decide to withhold some of the ingredients in the end that would be ashame.
I wouldn’t personally have any interest in recreating the official recipe, I’ll just buy Soylent. Knowing sources for better ingredients, which have been better tested through their process, with better nutrient breakdowns, etc would be good for DIY though. Especially in the case of something like this BRP, where the exact brand and product apparently make a profound difference in quality.
Both Soylent and Axiom had to know that the source of the protein would eventually be known. Especially with a community as deeply involved in the process as our group has been, of not only the official release, but such a robust DIY group. After the repeated delays, with a collection of people as are found here who have made a hobby of researching ingredients just like this, we were bound to connect the dots.