tl;dr: I ordered some soylent; made some for the next day; described it as a bland, non-sugary but grainy “thick” milk shake; will try to keep this thread up-to-date with my experiences.
A little over a week ago I decided to go ahead and try Soylent as a meal replacement. I ordered one week of the stuff to try out and see if I like it enough to fully switch over. I was lucky enough to have 1.5 shipped to me within a weeks time. It arrived yesterday afternoon and I’m super excited to try it out for the first time.
I excitedly open up the package I received and saw that I have two separate boxes; one containing the pitcher and scoop, pretty cool, and the other is what you may have guessed, the soylent. I was so excited that I wanted to whip up a batch now and try it out, until I noticed the booklet.
I read the booklet while I’m snacking on some pretzel nuggets. During this time I’m thinking to myself that I should just wait until tomorrow to try it out. So I finish reading the booklet, wash the pitcher and set everything aside for later.
The time arrives for me to go to bed so I mossy on down to the kitchen to mix up a batch of soylent for tomorrow. I open up a pouch and take a sniff and the smell can only be described as, well, bland; no offending odors but there is a distinct smell that I cannot put my finger on. I pray that soylent won’t fully taste like this when I try it first thing the next day. I proceed to fill-up the pitcher half way with “room temp” water and pour, well more like spill, the soylent into the pitcher. I shake vigorously and I notice that my stomach is going one way while my body is going another…this reminds me why I’m trying this new “diet” out (I’m about 120 lbs over weight).
I open up the pitcher, poured the rest of the soylent in and filled the remaining space with water. I the shaking again, along comes the stomach wiggle ;). I open up the pitcher and see clumps, I’m like “NOOOOOOOOO!”, picture Darth Vader at the end of Revenge of the Sith! I then remember reading in the booklet and on these forums that it’s way better to allow soylent to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight; that’s what I do and off to bed.
I get up and take a shower while anxiously awaiting the swallowing of soylent in my near future. I get dressed and head downstairs, portion out around 17oz of soylent. I take a quick smell of the liquid and the odor is about the same as the powder but a bit heavier. I say to myself “bottoms up” and allow the soylent to slide down my throat into my stomach!
As I sit here writing this account I must describe the taste and the taste doesn’t really match the odor I smelt last night and just before I consumed it. It tastes like a bland, non-sugary but slightly grainy milk shake; it’s thick too but the liquid is pretty viscus. And you don’t so much as “drink” it, you just allow it slide down into your stomach .
Anyway, that was my tale of the first time I tried soylent. I don’t mind the taste and I was a bit surprised about how thick and “creamy” it felt going down but I could get use to it and will most likely start a subscription for a months worth.
Stayed tuned though because I’ll keep this thread up-to-date as best I can with my experiences