It appears that I may end up some months with an extra sealed Soylent bag or two. I’m not a survivalist (aren’t they called “preppers” now?), but…I wouldn’t mind stockpiling some extra Soylent - It’s always recommended to keep some extra food on hand in case of natural or man-made disasters, etc.
Canned goods last for years (though not forever), and the disaster-preparedness foods are designed to last for I think for a decade.
My Soylent bags have an expiration date of about one year after the manufacturing date.
But does anyone know what likely is supposed to happen after a year? Or two years, or three years? If I store it somewhere cool & dry for three years, will it be become rancid, despite being sealed, because it’s a natural product with no preservatives?
Or is the bigger concern, and the reason for the expiration date, the eventual degradation of the nutritional value? Since Soylent is designed to be the sole-source of nutrients for subscribers, this would be a key issue for the few that rely on Soylent as their primary food source.
But for emergency use, would most of the needed nutritional value stay intact after three years? Or more? Or would the powdered oils become rancid after about a year?