How long do you keep Soylent in the fridge?


#1

You are supposed to drink Soylent in under 3 days. Does anyone have an issue with knowing how long their Soylent has been in the fridge? Do you typically use taste, color or smell as the metric instead of time?


#2

Taste and smell will give it away. I find I can get about 80 hours in the fridge before it smells and tastes “off” and I throw it out. Our fridge is exceptionally cold, 35 F.

Smell alone should tell you once you have made a few batches.

EDIT: I write the date I mixed the batch on the pitcher with a dry-erase marker so I don’t forget as well.


#3

I usually finish it a day, so I don’t run into this.

My fiance’s occasionally exists for too long and goes bad, which she judges based on the taste. At this point, she’s mostly just using 2 days as a cut-off date which prevents most problems.


#4

At the end of the third day, mine started to smell not quite…soured, but wrong. Different. The taste had been tolerable, but I was just so paranoid I threw it out. Colour is hard to use, since I add cocoa powder.


#5

Mine can last up to (and perhaps past) 3 days. I mix W/O the oil, let it sit overnight, then add the oil the next morning. I try to consume within 3 days of adding the oil blend.


#6

I generally keep it for 2 days, but have kept it for up to 5 days.

I have not had a noticeable issue with taste or smell until the fifth day, when it smelled off. I still had it and had no issues.


#7

Temperatures in the fridge can vary greatly. The food in the door usually has a temp higher than that on the shelves in the fridge. That could impact the longevity of the Soylent.


#8

I’m paranoid about it, so I toss it if not used in 3 days regardless of how it smells (and I won’t taste it). Luckily, I’ve not had to do this but once. It takes me about a day and a half per pitcher, as I’m consuming 1500 cal. a day only. Two days if I add a conventional meal.


#9

I drink about 3/4 of a pitcher each day, so it’s never in the fridge more than about 1 day.


#10

I’ve found Soylent can smell a bit “ripe” when it still tastes fine. But I have been letting it soak for up to 24 hours before even adding the oil, so it can be a day into it’s “edible period” before I even start it. I’ll keep playing with it.


#11

I had a pitcher that was solidly into the fourth day. It smelled a little odd and there was a subtle taste change. I had two meals off that pitcher at that point and I felt a little weird hours afterward. The next day I had fire poo. May or may not be related. I can’t say I am anxious to try again.

Definitely at day 6 it is bad. I forgot about a pitcher at work and on day 6 it was RIPE, coughing-fit ripe. Our fridge at work is pretty crap though. I doubt it is ever below 40 and I bet during the day it’s upper 40’s lower 50’s.


#12

Fire Poo?? You need Poo-Pouri!