I’ve noticed a number of threads about varied experiences of the flavor and texture of 1.4, but haven’t seen anyone dive into why this is the case. I originally ordered a single week of 1.4, and felt it was a very neutral flavor, relatively thin consistency, and just a little bit “slimy”. I was fine with it and didn’t understand all the fuss. I then ordered a 2 week supply of Soylent, made my first batch and realized it seemed TOTALLY different. The consistency was much thicker, the flavor was closer to “flour” or the non-sweet cake batter people describe, and less oily. I double checked my boxes, and yep, both labeled 1.4
So now I ordered another one week shipment, started on it early, and lo and behold, it was back to the thinner, slightly sweeter but no “flour” flavor version. So, for the record, both boxes I ordered for a 1 week batch were the thinner non-flour version, and the two boxes I ordered for a 2 week batch seem to be the thicker, flour flavor version.
Further evidence, check out this picture of the two boxes:
The one on the left is from my two week batch. The lot number is totally different (L5071) and the expiration date is a full YEAR later than the one on the right, which was my one week batch (the thinner version). The boxes are also different sizes, but BOTH are labeled 1.4. What would explain a year difference in expiration dates of 1.4 except for different ingredients?
Is it possible that early batches of 1.4 still used ingredients from 1.3, hence the earlier expiration date, and they’re trying to get rid of them as quickly as possible by fulfilling them as one week batches?
Any other thoughts/explanations?