So some nice people over on /r/Soylent helped me out by mailing a week if I covered shipping and nothing else…so now I’m on my day 2 of official Soylent and after reading everyone’s topics on here, I’m very disappointed!
The taste is ok to me, I can choke down just about anything…so the taste didn’t worry me too much. I’d say it tastes like a multivitamin chewed up with a hint of vanilla. I don’t really like the way it smells or after I burp when drinking it. The chalky taste, I kinda like. I’m not experiencing the grit very much or it’s not bothering me.
I’ve been mixing it up 1 meal at a time, and damn if that’s not messy haha. The week didn’t have a pitcher or a scoop so I’m just eyeballing 2 ~2/3 cups and doing about the same (bit more) for water. Other than the mess, it goes together pretty easily for me. I’m just using the Thermos insulated cold drink thing.
Well, the disappointment, after reading all these reviews, is the lack of gas. I built up a fair amount of gas after sitting through a funeral today…but it’s no more than I could have without Soylent. And after releasing my inner trumpeter, there was no smell. Why am I drinking this Soylent if I can’t experience all the gassy fun??
Overall, great product. I’m currently sipping on my dinner meal, I added 2.5 tsp of Nesquick choco mix and I like that very much. I’m also going to sip it this time. Last night I experimented with adding double water and it tasted not great, so I just chugged it and this morning I had to chug a meal for breakfast/lunch on the way to the church.