I was pretty excited to try out some of these recipes because it seemed like a easy way to eat healthy. I got my ingredients today and tried several varieties: almond meal with corn meal, oat flour with corn meal, adding brown sugar and cocoa, and using milk instead of water.
All of it was pretty gross. The most drinkable was the the new bachelor chow with no oat and only almond and corn meal. Adding salt made it undrinkable though. Even without the salt I would still describe it as slightly unpleasant. The almond meal is gritty despite tons of blending which didn’t help. I tried various levels of wateriness and many other variables and didn’t really find one that I could drink every day without wretching.
I’m not just coming here to bash soylent, I just wanted to give honest feedback as someone who was really open to the idea. If you’re not a fan of whey protein shakes made with water you’re probably not going to like soylent. They were unpleasant in a very similar way in my opinion. It tastes unnatural, like they just really don’t go together.
I will probably continue to experiment since I have all the ingredients anyway. But for those who are wary, maybe wait until the official release in case it tastes better. At the very least you’ll only be out $65 for a week’s supply instead of buying tons of powders in bulk.