My Soylent arrived today. Here are my first impressions.
The texture is pretty smooth, not gritty at all like others have mentioned. Then again, I am used to People Chow, so maybe it is gritty but I am used to it. Regardless, I have zero problems with the texture.
Flavor is awesomesauce. It does not have a strong flavor of any particular type, but maybe a hint of something similar to vanilla. My taste buds tell me it is an interesting mix of familiar flavors, something I have never quite tasted before. But I love it! For something as boring as a heterogeneous shake, the flavor is actually quite interesting.
Packaging: we all know the feedback here regarding the shipping containers. My oil bottles were not leaking at all, not even a drop. The one meal package I opened had powder between the ziploc line and the part that you tear, so I spilled some powder opening it. Not much, but enough that I will be more careful next time.
Overall this is a very positive first impression. Today is an “eating day” though, so I will let this batch chill overnight and drink the whole thing tomorrow (plus 1/5 tsp of salt, of course).