Soylent Bag Design


#101

You must have an old pitcher; sorry about that. Current pitchers have two markers; one on the lid and one on the top handle. Makes it easy to get on “just right.”

One statistic: it scores 4.6 of 5 stars on amazon.com. It doesn’t leave a bad impression to the average customer.

But if the Blender Bottle works for you, that’s great. :smile:


#102

I agree with the 500 calorie bags… no ziplock. Just tear open like a packet of instant oatmeal.


#103

I mix my soylent one serving at a time, so I’d prefer a huge resealable 10 lbs. bag of sorts. Trying to scoop powder out the current little bag is annoying and messy. I’m all for bulk packaging. I realize others prepare their soylent differently though.


#104

I use half a bag per day, but the ziplock is such a hassle to mess with, I always end up folding the bag over and clipping it. They might as well not have it.


#106

I agree. There is often powder above the ziplock line. I cut it twice. First cut is at the very top of the bag. This enables me to pull the bag apart so the powder falls down into the bag. Then I make the second cut just below the ziplock. This makes it easy to pour into a blender.


#107

To bring into this discussion an insight shared in another thread, I have learned that Soylent (in powdered form) can stay usable in a sealed container for at least two months. This means that the bulk packaging option is viable, assuming that the top is sealable (like a screw top for a small canister). I don’t see why Soylent can’t be packaged in the diverse range of formats that we find for coffee.


#108

My trick is I tamp the bag down to get all the powder in the bottom and out of the zipper area. Then I cut below the zipper with scissors and then invert the whole bag into the pitcher. Naturally, I am making a whole 2L at once. If was making single meals I’d probabaly invest in a large air-tight tupperware container, or just put a lot in a ziploc bag.


#109

Try flicking each side of the bag a couple of times. It gets almost all of the soylent out (enough to reseal it), and is not tedious. A better bag design would fix this, but this method makes the issue much less frustrating.


#110

Agreed. How about getting Soylent 2.0 for sale at national food stores like Walmart so that when I travel I can only carry enough to get by until being able to buy some locally?


#114

Wish granted…


#115

I have one of the soylent tubs that comes with 12 meal servings. I just dump a couple bags into the tub and use the scoop to measure out portions. Hopefully that may be useful to someone :slight_smile:


#116

It’s easy just to cut open a couple bags and pour them into a soylent tub (the kind with 12 meals) Then just scoop it out from there :slight_smile: that’s what I do :smiley: