I understand your arguments regarding this, but I just find that the bar is far sweeter than any other Soylent product up until this point. I don’t see how this is the case without there being something added that is unhealthy/unnecessary. And I get that the corn syrup could possibly be used as an adhesive for the rest of the ingredients, but I’m sure there are more neutral ingredients that could be used for the same purpose.
If the ingredients are listed by concentration then having it be the second ingredient seems a bit excessive–especially because on the website the bar still advertises how it uses Isomaltulose for energy, and does not mention anything regarding corn syrup. I do agree that there should be a blog post written regarding the use of corn syrup, but because there is nothing mentioned on the website about it, it does seem like a bait & switch situation.
I’m not a nutritionist by any means, but one of the main reasons why I liked Soylent so much in the beginning was that it seemed like a no-frills, no-BS food substitute. I would almost prefer that the product taste awful, than it taste good with extra refined sugars & unnecessary ingredients.