So I tried Soylent 2.0 after my unfortunate experiences with powdered Soylent (which, if you don’t want to read that whole thread can be briefly and accurately summarized as “explosive decompression”).
Happily, Soylent 2.0 does not have that problem at all for me and I’ve been enjoying it since release. It definitely delivers on all the original promises of Soylent for me (except cost), and I’m very pleased with it overall.
Something odd happened, though. I took a bottle with me somewhere, drank it, and couldn’t find a place to recycle it, so I screwed the lid back onto the empty and tossed it into my backpack. And forgot about. For several weeks.
When I did find it, I knew it had been long enough that it was going to be scary. And oh boy, was it ever. When I opened the bottle to rinse it out, the smell was horrendous. Which is fine and expected, “left food leftovers out in the warm for weeks and it went rancid” is not a headline, it’s nature.
What I did not expect, however, was that the leftover Soylent inside the bottle had turned BRIGHT fuchsia.
I didn’t get too good a look at it, because I had to clap the lid back on the bottle as quickly as a could to muffle the stench.
Which of the Soylent ingredients would cause something like that? I’ve never seen anything like it!