I wanted to see what everyone’s social experiences have been like while consuming Soylent. I consume Soylent when I am not at social gatherings. This has been my experience so far. I have found them reactions to be polarizing.
People over 35
Pretty much anyone over the age of 45 laughs at me and calls me a crazy person then proceeds to tell me how much they enjoyed their solid chimichanga or steak last night. We both have a laugh about the Soylent Green joke and I tell them I wish it was made of people because I hate most people I have explained I like the full nutrition factor of it and the conversations usually tapper off at around that point. One person said I need to chew things or my teeth will fall out (hahaha what?!).
People under 35
Most people around my age (26) seem pretty interested. I have actually gotten quite a few people to place an order based off my experiences I have shared. A few people have asked me if have lost weight while others are into the nutrition and convenience of it. It seems to be like they are more interested in the nutrition and convenience side.
I know a few people that refer to them selves as foodies. People who like to cook, watch Food Network a lot, go to every restaurant and town and write a long review on yelp for it. These people have told me to “F$@# Off” and that I am an idiot. Fair enough haha.
My Significant Other
They are pretty indifferent about it. Sometimes they get annoyed when they want to go for a spontaneous dinner after I just have a tall glass of Soylent. That situation has probably been the biggest inconvenience of the whole experience so far.
Everyone asks me if I miss food which I say a little but I just savor a normal meal all the more.