#Soylent First Week End
Been a touch over a week since I started Soylent, been moving so that is not conducive to sitting down and writing, so this was delayed.
My usage has been about 80-90% Soylent, went about 4 days of pure Soylent, Friends/Family/Etc… obligations had me eating non-soylent a few times but still had Soylent every day.
Thus far I still like the taste; still very unsweetened pancake battery with a slightly sweet aftertaste. It is slimy but I also find that rather fascinating so I enjoy it. Gas has gone down tremendously compared to normal food, though when gas does appear it is quite noticeably stronger, again not an issue for me as I tend to work alone. I still cannot remark too much on satiety as I am one of those that can forget to eat for 5 days at a time without noticing, though I practically inhale water with how much I drink of it, which actually makes Soylent very good for me as I take the pitcher to work and sip on it through-out the day instead of water, then when it runs out I continue with my normal filtered water.
Making it is a bit messy as the powder tends to get everywhere, including sticking as clumps up in the top corner of the pitcher that even vigorous shaking appears unable to dislodge until I poke it with a spoon and it falls apart as powder. I plan to get a very large funnel with a very large top and a decently large bottom to pour it through here soon, it should fix the powder getting everywhere issue, however I am still experimenting with the proper way to mix it and how much water to add at various times to help minimize the corner sticking (suggestions are welcome!).
The really only bad-side is that my SO finds it fairly ‘pukey’ tasting, and based on reading on the forums that might be due to the sunflower oil/powder in it, though although I think I taste it a little, it does not effect me as it does her, so I shall continue drinking it alone. I have had a few others try it, people tend to be split fairly evenly on it either tasting vomitish, or them actually liking the flavor and asking for more. If it is indeed the sunflower oil/powder as it is implied on the forums then hopefully that is fixed in 1.5 as I would love to spread this out more. I am quite likely the first person in the surrounding hundred+ miles to get it considering where I am, but there are substantial people here I can introduce it to and at least two known orders have already been placed due to my introduction of it.
My subscription was for 4 weeks once a month, and considering that I do not always have a full pitcher a day (although I probably should, but it has too much protein, wish that and the carbs could be reduced and the fat increased) and due to eating normal food with people a time or two a week will likely have me have bags remaining at the end of the month, but it is good to have a buffer, and if it accumulates too much then I can always pause the subscription for a month to catch up.
Overall though I still enjoy it and will continue it for the foreseeable future.
EDIT: Oh, a note, no real grittiness or anything, though there seem to be very tiny flakes of something oat’ish, rather enjoyable to chew.