During my research over several weeks while building my custom formula, delving into other Soylent Maker’s formulas showed that many preferred to source their ingredients online, even if they lived in large cities.
Paying for shipping and waiting for my items to arrive (especially via post, which is often terrible) didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, so I set out to find out whether or not I could build a good formula using locally sourced ingredients only.
Fortunately, I live about 5 minutes’ drive from a nutrition store, and right next to that is a large chain grocery store. I discovered over the course of several days’ worth of research that I was able to obtain all but one ingredient from these two locations, MSP. (For some reason they just didn’t have it at all.)
Since I live in a large enough city, finding another location shouldn’t be an issue; I’d just like to know if anyone feels that there are more benefits to sourcing your ingredients online vs. obtaining them locally.