So, I found Soylent about 5 years ago. I have an unusual work environment - long shifts up to 24 hours, with little to no opportunity to eat. Lunch breaks don’t exist. It was very distressing - until I found Soylent. A couple bottles in my work bag put me in control - “food” was ready for me when I wanted it without having to get up and leave. Best part - it was totally nutritionally balanced, as I understood it. I like the “can replace any meal” mentality. I have “sold” at least a dozen people on this stuff. Everyone including my own wife thinks I’m crazy because I treat this stuff as food. But - it works for me, my weight is stable, and I no longer miss meals! I even defend the company’s dubious choice of the name “Soylent” vis a vis the sci-fi movie…
“Optimized” - just “yuck”… when people asked me about Soylent, and asked if it was any good, I could honestly say “I love it - it taste like pancake batter”…love the smooth, oat-like flavor. Got my first shipment of “optimized” but didn’t realize the change had happened - I literally thought it was somehow spoiled and threw it away. I even got in touch, sent the lot number to be helpful, and was given a replacement. Sadly - it was just as gross. Did some reading and learned about optimization. I am having such a hard time deciding whether to stick with the plan and just chug it down - or try to find something else. It took me a long time to sum up the flavor I’m detecting that I don’t like; it’s somewhere between root beer and maple syrup. I’m so sad. It’s just too sweet!
Next: Bridge is gone?!?!??!!? WHY??
Soylent provided me the perfect in-between snack… I loved the flavor, the macros, the calories and everything else about it. It completely fit in with the plan. And today - realized why Amazon is having trouble getting it to me. Because is doesn’t exist.
Stacked is great - but due to the caffeine, it’s not going to be able to replace Bridge for me, since I avoid caffeine after noon.
I’m so disappointed that this company could introduce products which work so well together - and amass a huge community of happy users - only to grossly (I mean gross) change the flavor and eliminate products. (Bridge)
-Your biggest fan