For Sale: Soylent 1.4 - 7 bags - Lot L5054 Exp 2/2017 - San Jose, CA


#1

I purchased Soylent in October 2014 based upon the product design, macronutrients, and specifications at that time. That was Soylent 1.1.

Recently, in March 2015, I received my order. It was Soylent 1.4, lot #L5054, exp date 2/2017. Unfortunately, I was surprised to find that it is now version 1.4. This simply doesn’t have the design or nutrients profile I am seeking.

So my full order - 7 bags - is available for sale. I originally paid $85. These bags are unopened. I did not try the Version 1.4.

I am in San Jose, California and would prefer a simple face-to-face exchange if possible.

Sean

P.S. In the interim, I’ve become hooked on 100% Food, and like MealSquares as an alternative when solid food is desired. So I love the movement, just not Solyent.


#2

I’ve been curious on MealSquares. A solid form of soylent for those times mixing up Soylent would be inconvenient - like when camping. And cleaning up a bottle without hot water and good soap doesn’t sound like fun to me either. It has sunflower seeds and dates in them? I kind of worry it’ll be like a cross between a fruit cake and a multi-grain bread with various seeds in it. What would you compare it to?


#3

I really like the MealSquares. They aren’t quite right for replacing every meal, but are a heck of a lot better than most every-day quick meals. They are very tasty, and taste different depending on how you eat them.

My favorite way to eat them is to cut one into 9 cubes and throw it in the microwave for 25 seconds. Total prep time = 30 seconds. They come out evenly warm, soft, and the chocolate in them melts just a bit. In this form, I can’t quite describe the consistency, but it like a warmed dense date nut bread or banana bread. It doesn’t taste like that, but that is the consistency. With a few small chewy bits that I think are walnuts, but must be something else. Definitely not a fruit cake, maybe like a very dense multi-grain bread, but more dense than any multi-grain bread I’ve had. The flavor is very nice but I can’t directly compare it to anything else - orange juice, dates, chocolate, carrots, cinnamon, etc. When warmed, you get a slight sense of each of those tastes just a bit if you pause to think about it. If you just scarf them down with coffee, tea, or whatever your source of caffeine for breakfast, they are simply pleasing. Kinda a guilty pleasure, really.

The other way I eat them is directly from the fridge. In this form, they are more solid and dense. This is how I eat them when I’m driving in to work - as a whole square, biting off chunks. Because they are cool, they flavors aren’t “released” as much, and they are more bland. Not bland as in “yuck” but bland like a piece of bread - no taste jumps out at you, but if has a very dense, thick consistency that is very filling.

Another way to eat them is room temperature, which is half-way between the other two. Some people sprinkle cinnamon on them. I’ve heard of people putting jam on them, which seems a bit odd to me.

I really like the solid food convenience of them. Would be great for backpacking, although they do take up some space and are relatively heavy. I’ve lived on them 100% for three days straight and was never hungry - I find the solid, dense nature of them to be really satiating. I like that they rely on whole foods rather than vitamin powders for most of their nutrients. And absolutely no - zip, zero, none - problems with digestion, gas, or other physiological or psychological effects.

When I read other people talking about them, opinions vary, but everyone seems to have very positive comments when they try warming them up. I think that is the trick to make them appealing to people who compare them to “regular” foods. Compared to Solyent or mix alternatives - cold, room temp, or warmed are all a nice alternative.


#4

That’s a good point, how heavy is a MealSquare?


#5

I’m awaiting my next shipment. I’ll let you know upon arrival.


#6

A day’s worth of MealSquares (5 squares, each 400 calories, for 2,000 total calories) is 1 pound and 5 ounces. As compared to powders, it already has some water content so it is expected to be heavier. That puts it at 95 calories per ounce (2000 / 21 oz). This may work for camping or day hikes. But probably not enough nutrient density for backpacking.


#7

I’m in San Jose and will take the bags off your hands, assuming the price is still $85.
I wouldn’t mind having some back-ups around.