Soylent 1.5 Nutrition Facts mislead the consumer on the quantity of each ingredient in the “Canola & Sunflower Oil Powder” to hide how much Maltodextrin is in the product. If the ingredients were actually listed by mass it would read: Brown Rice Protein (72g), Maltodextrin (70g), Canola Oil (61g), Isomaltulose (47.3g), Potato Starch (41g), Oat Flour (24g), Sunflower Oil (20g) … The Soylent team knows Maltodextrin is a cheap ingredient that makes up 15% of the product and so they try and hide that fact from us. You can see from the links below that they like to spread their information far between many pages to make it difficult for everyone to find real information about the product, so that we don’t know what they’re selling. I’d just like to spread awareness so people know what they are buying and so that deceptive malpractice like this doesn’t continue.
All ingredients in the nutrition facts list are supposed to be listed in order of descending weight. The ingredients http://files.soylent.com/pdf/soylent-nutrition-facts.pdf state “Canola & Sunflower Oil Powder (Canola Oil, Sunflower Oil, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Mono & Diglycerides, Tricalcium Phosphate, Mixed Tocopherols)”. The 1.5 Formula page https://faq.soylent.com/hc/en-us/articles/205245405-1-5-Formula states that the “High Oleic Sunflower and Canola Oil powdered with Maltodextrin” is 152g. The Carbohydrates page https://faq.soylent.com/hc/en-us/articles/203708699-Carbohydrates states that “the maltodextrin used to make the oil a powder accounts for approximately 70.06 grams of storage saccharides”. The Lipids page https://faq.soylent.com/hc/en-us/articles/204401315-Lipids states that “Canola and Sunflower Oil Powder (accounts for 81.08 grams of fat)”. The Release Notes http://files.soylent.com/pdf/soylent-release-notes-1-5.pdf states that “Safflower and flaxseed oils have been removed from the powdered oil blend. It now consists of 75% canola oil, 25% high oleic sunflower oil”.
Maltodextrin should be stated first in the “Canola & Sunflower Oil Powder”, as it accounts for more weight than either canola oil or sunflower oil (75% of 81g is 61g).