How big is the measuring scoop?


#1

(un?)Fortunately, my Soylent will be arriving on Saturday but my starter kit won’t be arriving until Monday. Could someone with their starter kit handy tell me how big the scoop is?


#2

135 ml, a little under 2/3 cups.


#3

The volume is great for measuring the water. Can we get a mass of Soylent that amounts to?


#4

Soylent is a powder, so you need to weigh it if you want a precise measurement. The amount the scoop holds is not consistent.


#5

This thread is 3 years old and out of date. The new scoop is 112 ml. :slight_smile:


#6

The new scoop is 1/3 cup and the pitcher is two quarts - The bag is meant to make 2 quarts/5 meals.
To make a single meal = 1 cup soylent to 2 cups water.


#7

That’s why I asked for a mass instead of a volume :slight_smile:


#8

You asked for the mass of a volume of powder. It’s not consistent. Are you familiar with compacted sugar, or sifted flour? It’s going to be a different value each time. If you want precision you need a scale. If it’s not important to be perfectly accurate, then just eyeball it.


#9

Trust me when I say that I have done extensive math on this subject when I wanted to be sure that I was taking in 400 calories in a meal and the old scoop was 112 mg which times 2 was 500 calories…so here is my findings.

Old Scoop == 112 mg per 250 kcal, which is equal to .46 cups of powder
so 2 scoops was 224 mg, 500 kcal and .92 cups of powder

so in order for me to ensure that I had exactly 400 kcal/serving I needed .736 cups of powder, which was 179.2 mg

Therefore if 2 of the new scoops == 400 kcal they must be 89.6 grams of powder or .368 cups.

I did not get a new scoop however, I just use a 1/4 cup scoop and use 3 of them and that is close enough to .736 for me

Hope this helps, I am totally OCD when it comes to this.

EDIT: It was just brought to my attention by a coworker (who also uses Soylent) that my weight numbers are horribly wrong. It seems I was reading that old metal scooper wrong, it says 112 mL…NOT 112 mg like I had originally thought. The scoop numbers are accurate though, and if you are measuring using a beaker or a graduated cylinder, then the mL numbers are accurate too.


#10

lol, all depends how you ‘pack it’ lol as funny as that sounds…not all scoops are created equal, I’ve always measured out my powders; wheather it be whey protein, baby formula (when the babe wasn’t using the teet lol), rice, etc…by weigh scale…I picked up a digital kitchen scale relatively cheap a couple years back from Walmart for I think 9-12 bucks…anyone serious about tracking food intake should consider it…HarborFriehgt has some that’ll even get down to the tenth of a gram (the stuff behind the 0.1223223) lol…well, to the first decimal place.