European MANA updated Packaging, Stainless Steel Measuring Scoop and Manufacturing Facility


#1

We would like to announce our newest product update. http://mymanaen.tumblr.com


#2

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but jeeze…


#3

Don’t forget we can’t buy Soylent in europe yet, and MANA is one of the alternatives until we can. Just like Joylent and Queal.

I think it is completely fine they are on the market also, but I have only tried Joylent and Queal myself so far, (besides Soylent 1.0, which I had to pay quite a bit extra in shipping to get)


#4

I think it’s completely fine they’re on the market too, the more the better. But they should at least try to dintinguish their product with at least a molecule of originality. I mean that packaging is a carbon copy of Soylent’s, all the way down to the scoop. The only difference is the pitcher.


#5

@jakubmana

Hey Jakub! I’d like to order a 7 day package from mana.eu. But I cannot add an address in your shop system. I always get "The Zip/Postal code you’ve entered is invalid. It must follow this format: 00000"
There is no field for the postal code, however.

Am I doing something wrong?


#6

Hi @openend are you using www.mana.menu website ? Where do you like to ship and whats your zip code ?


#7

pm sent. Nice reaction time, Jakub! :smile:


#8

While I agree, you also have to admit there’s a lot of “form follows function” happening here… Bag, scoop, box, all follow naturally. And Soylent chose a very modern web aesthetic - white space and simple text, providing only the information needed. It makes a kind of sense from the product perspective… as do all the other choices - generic bag, generic scoop, generic box… but if your product is generic, then when someone makes a generic knock-off, well, it looks pretty much the same…


#9

The shaker bottle in the photo looks exactly like the first bottle I bought for Schmoylent. Only 1 liter, complete fail… Too much hassle trying to split the pouch into 1000+1000 kcal servings (I didn’t have a scoop though). So are these guys advocating 1000kcal mixings at a time? I just use the bottle for water now…


#10

I agree, but they went way too far. Let’s say Mana becomes a big company and sells across Europe. Then Soylent enters the European market. They’re packaging is identical. Totally lame imo. Mana has shown an embarrassing lack of creativity.

Edit: Woops, just noticed they do have a little mirror reflection effect on their logo. That’s a little different.


#11

Also, while it’s not obvious from the photos, they say their packaging is gray, not white.