I received my first box of Soylent recently & have already decided to cancel my subscription. I’ve tried living on it alone with the exception of dinner with my family & other drinks. No matter what I try, I can’t get past the taste & texture of Soylent. It’s just too gross. When I first opened the bag I thought it smelled great, almost like cake mix! Unfortunately the taste doesn’t remotely compare. It tastes like oatmeal or something.
The taste isn’t by any means good, but it’s not a deal-breaker unless it gets warm. I brought a large cup of Soylent to work with me when I was called in on short notice. I had nowhere to refrigerate it, nothing to mix it with & no way to shake the cup without Soylent flying everywhere. I was there for 10 hours & ate before I left. Needless to say It had separated & warmed up where I would have had an easier time drinking my own urine. But yes, I know that’s only a major problem when warm. But that severely cripples the convenience.
What I really can’t stand is the texture. No matter how much water is added to it, how cold it is, how well I mix/shake it, or leave it to soak, there’s always tiny, gritty undissolved bits that float around & inevitably stick to the side of the empty glass.
Between the taste/texture, needing to keep it cold, needing to shake it, rinsing the containers & scraping the grits off the cups, mixing the powder & leaving for a few hours it just doesn’t seem worth it.