Gritty vs creamy


#1
  • Gritty
  • Creamy

0 voters

Hmm… Never tried a poll before, but since so many seem to object to the grittiness of 1.5 and the ‘slimy’ creamy nature of 1.4 drove many others crazy… I thought I’d try a poll to see which of these two texture options people would choose (if these were the only options, I concede 2.0 is probably ideal)


#2

Wait - creamy or slimy? There’s obviously a difference.

I’d choose creamy, but if you mean slimy then I choose gritty.


#3

Ditto to @smeggot. If you mean “creamy” I’d vote creamy but if you mean slimy like 1.4 I prefer gritty. When I think of creamy I think more like 2.0 and not slimy at all.


#4

I guess I have a hard time with the distinction. The texture of 1.6 reminds me of 1.4. I never understood what people meant by slimy and assumed it was just creamy.


#5

Mucus or raw egg whites = slimy for me.


#6

omg gross, 1.6 is so nasty. it’s like drinking snot. and it sticks to your teeth in the most disgusting way making you lunge for the nearest toothbrush.
i loved the granular texture of 1.5, The taste and texture of 1.6 makes me want to cancel immediately. i will see if i can choke it down for the next day or two but i seriously think i’m out.


#7

Lol. I wonder if it helps to make it thinner (i.e. more water)


#8

that is actually an excellent suggestion. thanks! maybe even a few ice cubes.


#9

I think I have good news for you. I believe 1.6 is the worst tasting thing I have ever eaten in my life. And that lingering after taste - BLECH! But now the good news…I think it tastes SO bad, that my brain tried to protect itself and started severing the neural connections responsible for detecting its taste. Every time I drink it now it seems more neutral, and the aftertaste is also dissipating. So - keep drinking it, and over a relatively short period of time, it will become neutral.


#10

Yep! Phlegm feels much different in your mouth than ice cream. lol

vs.

These results will be skewed.


#11

With 1.4 I found it better to mix it immediately before consumption. I have not tried 1.6 (intentionally stocked up on 1.5.). I like to let others try new versions first.


#12

yes! mix it much thinner (right before consuming), with a few cubes of ice in your shaker bottle and it makes it much, much better. still not nearly as good, or satisfying, as 1.5 but at least i won’t have to “choke it down” anymore.


#13

I haven’t got 1.6 yet, but like inod3, found 1.4 to be less slimy (2.0 is creamy–fine!–1.4 was slimy–gross) if I mixed and drank it immediately. (I also had to slightly flavor it, which I haven’t had to with most other 1.x’s.)

Will have to wait and see if I need to do the same for 1.6.


#14

Cool… I’ll try this. I still have a few bags of 1.5. I was thinking of mixing a 1.5 and 1.6 bag then making two days of mutant 1.55… (as an intermediate taste adjustment… although could end up with something worse than either :open_mouth:) Also there’s always the prospect of adding some cocoa…

As for 1.4 I still never got the slimy… it seemed just as creamy as 1.6 although it’s been a long time since I had 1.4.


#15

I did also dilute 1.4 as well as drink it freshly mixed. Dilution does mitigate a number of sins.


#16

This is true & it’s what I used to do. (I’m all about 2.0 now) It does make the Takeya pitcher irrelevant, though - you’ll want something larger, unless you’re OK with mixing 2 half-batches per day or whatever.


#17

You can still use the Takeya pitcher (or whatever) since it is easy enough to dilute it at the time you drink instead of at the time you prepare. I would mix it the normal way, let sit overnight. I would fill my Blender Bottle 2/3 and then fill the rest with water.


#18

I found that still left my Soylent slimy. It was a better result for me when I thinned it out from the get-go & it could soak overnight like that.

But I don’t care either way since 2.0 came about, haha.


#19

i found that pitcher to be less than useless anyway.
mine had to be tightened down ridiculously hard to keep it for going everywhere when shaken.
i just got a 26 ounce blender bottle from gnc and just mixed each “meal” individually when i was hungry.


#20

Overtightening causes it to leak, actually. You just need to close it normally (assuming it isn’t damaged or defective in some way).