Will Soylent 2.0 powder still be priced the same?
This is one of the few times in my life that I’m happy something was an error.
I actually assume that’s where the price difference originates.
I can’t say it will change my orders in the future, but can we get an explanation or post about the change? As far as why the volume discount was removed, or why the effective price increased (at least for some users)? I was honestly expecting a price drop if anything.
Wont the name Soylent 2.0 end up being a problem? Considering the powdered version is just called Soylent 1.5. I recommend adding something to the name to avoid confusion, specially in the near future as normal Soylent gets more itterations.
Can someone numbercrunch the price per calorie compared to normal Soylent? Or price for a days worth basically? My own math says it would be $12.08 a day, with 5 bottles per day. Correct me if I am wrong
Last question, nutritionally, how different is it compared to 1.5 Soylent? The Soy protein isn’t an issue for someone like me, but I heard that there are quite a few people who can’t eat Soy… Wont that be a problem? @Soylent
All that said, I think premade Soylent is a good idea for people on the go :), but perhaps larger bottles could also work, so it would be 3-4 bottles a day.
I assume they are continuing the earlier series. I can’t afford 2.0, so I would stop buying Soylent if the 1.5… series was discontinued. I think that subscriptions won’t automatically jump to 2.0, since the default shipment amounts would change.
An over all price drop is in the works as Rob stated in his last AMA.
Won’t the shipping cost be much greater for premixed?
Is this a new naming convention (ie 1.x for the powders, 2.x pre-mix)?
Is it even possible to get 47% fat in a powdered form?
Very cool though… Looking forward to learning more!
P.S. 20% protein… Cool^2
Soylent 2.0 is amazing!
It’s premixed. No worries about needing to add water.
I also worked it out to about $12 a day (at 2000 calories per day).
I will add that I am personally happy about Soy as protein source rather than rice
Good point. So 1.6 may well be a separate formula.
Shipping price for 2.0 is obviously higher, since you’re paying to ship liquid with it. A twelve pack might mean that typical users might consume twelve a week, in which case the monthly charge would be only $120, assuming that there would be few 100% users.
The above numbers and reasoning are just guesses, of course.
Is 2.0 geared towards 100% Soylent users in mind?
So just to be clear. Once the liquid goes live in October, will the powdered version still be available or is this going to be the only product offered?
My guess would be no…
The fact that 2.0 subscriptions are offered in a much wider variety of quantities (vs 7/14/28) and the smaller serving size lead me to think this is more a mass market 25%-75% product. The hardcore folks will probably continue with the slightly cheaper, slightly more hassle powdered form.
The Ars Technica site is quoted as saying
Ready-to-drink food substitute ships in October, won’t replace powder form.
If you are a current subscriber, you are grandfathered in at your current price point.
I suspect if we change or suspend our subscription for whatever reason from here on out we will lose that grandfathered status?
I’ll find out in a few days. I’ve always canceled my subscription rather than pausing it because it was easier for me.