CVS Liquid Nutrition is CVS’ meal replacement drink (competitor to Ensure). As we know, Ensure is too overpriced to be a competitor to Soylent. CVS Liquid Nutrition, unlike Ensure, is actually pretty reasonably priced. Their “Plus” (i.e. non-low-calorie) version, that is, CVS Liquid Nutrition Plus, is $8.79 for 2,100 calories of pre-mixed drink, in my town. That’s pricey by this forum’s standards, but still affordable.
The carbs are maltodextrin and sucrose; the protein is milk/whey protein concentrate; the oil is canola and corn oil. The taste is good; I’d compare it to a liquid Clif bar. Maybe a little over-sweet. However, I’m drinking it at room temperature, against their recommendation to drink it chilled.
How does it stack up in terms of nutritional value? See here:
The most serious issue is that it includes no fiber. It is also below the RDAs on chloride (71%), choline (82%), and potassium (72%). Their nutrition facts have no information on omega fatty acid content, but it should be good since the main oil is canola oil.
Aside from issues of nutritional adequacy, 40% of its carbs are sugar, and that seems like too much to me. I’d be worried about what this would do to my teeth if I were to live on it.