I just received my Nutrilent this morning and couldn’t wait to try it. Here’s my independent review:
Their web site is fairly basic compared to some others but still functions easily to order and pay for. I didn’t get a tracking number but delivery was quick, ordered on the 2nd June and received on the 8th June. Packaging was good, sturdy cardboard box and the meals are small individual packages. I thought the packaging was just a little flimsy for pouring into the blender but didn’t spill any. You need scissors to cut the tops and just pour it in. The packages are foil, black and white with Super Food in big letters on the front. They include a cardboard instruction list with a greeting, quite a friendly greeting in fact. They emphasise the dream of feeding the world with robust, cheap and efficient food. It all looks professional. Cost was reasonable at 10 Euros for the five bag sample and postage was another 15 Euros. They offer free postage on orders over 100 Euros. They offer 90 meals for 150 Euros which compares favourably with others I’ve tried.
Mixing was dead easy, I used a Nutribullet rather than the shaker. I have to say, the shaker is the best I’ve seen. A screw top lid and a screw top mouthpiece. Sturdy and fit for purpose. I was pleasantly surprised to find a free package of banana flavour sitting inside the shaker. Leaving it to settle in the fridge makes it thicker than it is just freshly mixed and the flavour was definitely strawberry, the best flavoured soylent I’ve had so far and I’ve tried six different soylents now. Smooth with just a hint of graininess, not grit, just graininess. It is very tasty and I understand it contains real strawberry. Each package contains 165g of product. I weighed each packet and all but one weighed 180g’s, the other weighing 177g’s. An empty bag weighed 5g so slightly more than stated. For comparison, a single bag of Jake contains 115g’s so a lot more powder to mix up. They suggest mixing with milk, which would add to the calories and probably affect the taste too, I don’t think I would add milk but the option is there. With a net weight of 165g and an actual net weight of 175g’s, I imagine that there are slightly more calories than the 2121 the consumption of three packets state.
I’m diabetic and used my blood monitor to see how it affected my blood sugar over the course of 15 minute stages. Reading is in mmol scale and the results are:
Start - 6.8 15 min - 13.0 30 min - 14.3 45 min - 15.7 60 min - 14.4 75 min - 12.2 90 min - 7.8 105 min - 6.2
Nutrilent does contain maltodextrin and I’ve had some bad readings from some of the soylents I’ve used in the past. Nutrilent did give a slightly high reading and peaked at 15.7 and reduced quite quickly. I shall track this each day I use it. I have a slight concern at the elevation in the reading but satisfied that it comes back to normal pretty quickly.
Overall, I’m really pleased with Nutrilent. I like their mission statement and I like the product, I’ll certainly order more in the future and would recommend it. It tastes good, reasonably priced and it leaves you feeling satiated after consuming.
Any negative points? Not really. I can’t find anything to fault it other than not providing a tracking number once the order was fulfilled. I did note that some of the micronutrients are greater than 100%. For example thiamin at 218% and manganese at 320% of the daily values.
Please note, I am not affiliated with Nutrilent in any way, this is a completely independent review and I received no incentive to write it. The views I state are entirely my own.