I was an original backer and received my official soylent 2 days ago. Here is my review of the official stuff, as well as how it compared to 100%FOOD.
I followed @vanclute’s mixing and prep instructions and this eliminated any grit problems completely. The soylent was smooth to the point of being almost slimy which was a little weird. I could still feel some fibers in the mix but they were minimal. Taste wise it’s bland, I wouldn’t call it sweet, just neutral. Now for the physical effects. Sulfur farts, pretty sure I burned a hole in the ozone layer above my house. I consume over 30 grams of fiber per day and my farts never stink that bad, even when I eat 6 eggs at once. Neither DIY people chow nor 100%FOOD gave me rancid farts. I also have a low grade headache, I am assuming it’s from something else in the soylent (I drink at least a gallon of water a day). Overall unless the effects subside I don’t think I’ll be drinking soylent often since i work in an office and people might start to hate me. Energy wise I feel fine, no real change in mental clarity or focus. No change poo-wise either, things are normal. Soylent does make me feel real full, more full than I was while drinking 100%FOOD or DIY surprisingly.
I like the double protein choco flavor the best so that’s what I’ve been drinking. Texture is fine and i enjoy chewing the seeds, I just have to keep shaking up the bottle between sips. The choco flavor is sweet in two months I haven’t gotten sick of it, I actually look forward to drinking it still. Now for the physical effects: no farts surprisingly, also no headache. Energy wise I can’t tell a difference from DIY or official soylent. Mental clarity is also fine. Things are normal in the bathroom. 100%FOOD doesn’t make me feel full just satiated. I don’t feel hungry, just normal.
Soylent wasn’t the panacea I was expecting. The farts and headache will probably keep me from incorporating it full time. 100%FOOD gives me no ill effects whatsoever and i like the choco flavor so I will probably keep buying it since I’m too lazy to keep mixing DIY.
I hope Soylent 2.0/3.0 gets these issues resolved but until then, I will hold off from subscribing.