Best container to store Soylent in bulk?


#1

I’m looking to dump all my bags of Soylent into a big seal-able container so I can take servings from it as I go along.

Any ideas?


#2

Since your exposing it to air, don’t expect the multi-year shelf life.
Though as long as you keep it dry, it should be good for a few months.


#3

I thought there was a thread on this topic a couple months ago, and the RL-recommended shelf life was surprisingly short – only a week or two IIRC.

EDIT: Found it: Opened bag expiration thread

See Conor’s 7/22 comment.


#4

A week is probably the safe answer.

As for the container though, i’m thinking a bulk/dry food dispenser would work nicely. Less opening and closing reduces moisture, no worrying about contaminated scoops, and some come with pre-measured portion sizes.


#5

Would that kind of container work for a fine powder like Soylent? I usually see these containers at stores with larger particle size contents like in this picture.


#6

It seems like the ones with the turning knobs are for larger particles, but powder dispensers exist.
For example…
http://www.idm-dispenser.com/category/powder-dispenser

Not to endorsing that particular one, just the first i found.


#7

Interesting. I wonder whether a portion selection mechanism like that will handle the variable nature of packed powders very well?


#8

I don’t think there’s been any studies on the viscosity of Soylent under pressure.

Yet.


#9

Soylent with an appropriately-sized oxygen absorber inside of a ziplock mylar bag inside of a food-grade bucket with a gamma lid.


#10

I’ve used recycled whey isolate tubs for storing pre-mixed Schmilk+whey… I would think that could work for 7-8 bags of Soylent. I even use the plastic scoop that came with the whey… (My metal Soylent scoop handle broke off)


#12

First thing that came to mind is the container I use to keep flour in:

But its probably too small for the purpose your looking for.

There are also these bulk containers: