I picked up some Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder and mixed it this Soylent.
I've heard other say they tried cocoa powder and it didn't change the flavor. I wanted to try it anyway and when I found the Special Dark at the store I decided to try that.
I've been drinking Soylent for about three days now and up to now I was OK with the taste but it was a little too sweet for my tastes. The aroma is actually sweeter than the taste and that bothered me a little bit, but I started drinking it out of Blender Bottles and you don't smell it as much while your drinking it that way.
I think the reason the Special Dark powder works so well is that it is more bitter than milk chocolate. The bitter off sets the sweetness of Soylent just enough that you don't notice it.
I don't know the optimal amount to mix in yet, but heres what I did.
First I put 200ml of already mixed Soylent into a blender bottle. I added one level Tbsp of the dark cocoa powder and mixed it together. It tasted great! I tried adding another Tbsp and that seemed like it was too much.
I mixed up a new batch of Soylent for tomorrow and added 10 Tbsp dark cocoa powder to the Soylent powder and then mixed everything up like normal.
To me, my first impressions, it is so much better than with out the cocoa. The cocoa masks that little bit of sweet aftertaste in Soylent. I think I could drink this without ever getting tired of it.
I'm not sure if you need this much powder but it adds the following:
- 100 calories
- 2.5g fat
- 650mg sodium
- 30g carbs
- 20g fiber
- 10g protein
- 100% iron
The package of cocoa powder has 45 Tbsp so you would only get 4.5 batches of Soylent out of it. I think it cost about $3.50. I wonder if you can buy it in bigger containers on line.