I ordered a seven-meal sample of the spaceman 100% Food chocolate a few weeks ago, and it came very quickly (helps that I’m in the Bay area). Though a lot of people seem to like it, it isn’t for everyone: I was nervous about mouthfeel (I’m someone who avoids strawberries because I don’t like the seeds), and unfortunately I was right. The “chew as you drink” texture which appeals to some made me gag. I still choked down a few meals. It was filling, but just too hard to get down for me, and left me vaguely nauseated for a while (just from the experience of drinking it, I’m sure, not from anything else). I didn’t really notice the flavor one way or another, though it didn’t read “chocolate” to me.
I saved some packets for when I get a Vitamix. I will blend the hell out of a serving, maybe with some ice, and see if it helps.
When I got my hands on some official Soylent from eBay, on the other hand, I found it perfectly palatable. There’s some graininess to the texture, but it doesn’t trigger my gag reflex at all. Maybe I’ll try Schmoylent while waiting for my Soylent (though it would be nice if there was a less-than-a-full-week sized sample to try first!).