This is a real alternative to commercial Soylent at around 1/4 the price. See the recipe and info.
My guess is that the commercial Soylent guys are trying too hard to please every faction. It’s turned into an upscale product. A middle of the road approach used here is much less expensive. If I can make this for less than $2.50/day ordering everything online, a commercial operation should be able to ship a commercial version for that price because their economy of scale is huge.
I mix a month’s supply at a time in a 5 gal bucket.
Background: My family has been using the official Soylent (1.1 through 1.4) for about 5 months for 1-2 meals a day. At the same time, I’ve been experimenting with my own recipes, while matching the official Soylent nutrition, and finding the right prices for the ingredients. My latest version (matching 1.4 macronutrients, with complete micronutrients) has been a hit with the family, who says it tastes better than the official product, and we’ve now switched over to this for the past month and a half, and my son’s family is also using it