Oh my god.
The dream is here. Liquid nutrition.
For so long, I struggled with Soylent powder, trying to make it palatable. My only successful efforts to date yielded a gritty, unsatisfying banana smoothie. Disheartened, I resigned myself to eating atrocious frozen food.
And then, this morning, there came a rap on my apartment door. A man in a delivery uniform foisted an unexpectedly heavy box into my arms, watching me with sinister pleasure as I strained to hold it. “I wonder if he’ll come back to kill me later,” I thought to myself as I locked the door.
Stacking the bottles in the fridge, I felt disappointment looming. In my mind, I had already written off the cost of the order as a sort of donation to Rosa Labs. Keep up the good work! Maybe one day you’ll make a Soylent that goes down as smooth as water, and I can become a healthy eater.
That day came sooner than I thought. The first sip was a revelation. “This… tastes… good?!”, I thought to myself, with geniune surprise. The flavour is extremely subdued of course, but something about it made me subconsciously lift the bottle to my lips to collect each subsequent sip, like I was drinking a normal beverage, and not take it like medicine. Oh my god.
This is what Soylent was always meant to be. Liquid nutrition. The whole range of foods that constitute a healthy diet reduced to a simple, homogeneous form. A form you actually can, and want to, consume.