I just got my 4 week order last week. I still haven’t re-ordered or started a subscription.
I’ve been trying to figure out how much Soylent I want to eat each day and I’m trying eating 1500 calories each day (three meals of 500 calories each). Eating only 1500 calories of Soylent allows me to still have snacks, a couple of beers, or a small dinner without going too far over 2000 calories a day.
I worked out some numbers and found it you do this you are only eating 75% of a bag of Soylent each day. So you would get 35 days worth from a 4 week order. if you work this out for the whole year you only need about 10.5 orders per year. At $300 an order that’s $3129. But if you go the subscription route you will get 4 weeks every 28 days or 13 orders per year. At $255 an order that’s $3324. So I’ll save $200/year by placing orders each month over getting a subscription.
It means keeping on top of the orders each month but might be worth it.
On the other hand;
If I got the subscription and only ate 1500 calories a day I would end up with about 72 days extra every year or about 10.3 weeks (that’s 72 bags of Soylent). You could sell that extra 72 meals, but I don’t think there will be a very big market for it once Soylent gets past the original backers (unless they still don’t have international shipping then there might be a market). You would only have to get about $3 a day to break even, but you should be able to get $10 a day and make $720
I haven’t seen anything about what happens if you sign up for the subscription and then decide to stop. Do you still get re-orders or would you be treated like a new customer?
I kind of hoping that once they get past this initial fulfillment or original backers they may make some changes to the options for ordering.