I just tried Soylent for the first time, and felt compelled to register my distaste. My initial reaction was, wow, this tastes fine! And then the cloying sweetness of the sucralose came. It’s been lingering in my mouth and annoying me for about hour now. I read Rob’s response claiming that the level of sweetener was less than other products, but this did not match my experience.
Taste is very individual, but to me this is sickeningly sweet. I tried adding banana, and then spinach, but neither helped. I don’t think I’m going to be able to make it through more than one bag. I should point out I have no particular health fears about sucralose, I just dislike the way it tastes — strongly enough to register for this forum to share my feedback. Yuck.
I saw that you’ve reduced the amount added to the 1.1 product, but I don’t think this is going to be enough. If you feel you need a sweetener, are there any others you haven’t tried? Maybe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomaltulose?