While I’m still working on it, I have not yet been able to get my soylent to not taste horrible. Reading through other people’s experiences it seems a lot of people think it tastes horrible, maybe we are making it wrong, maybe we have different tastes, or maybe it’s a combination of the two. In any case I will continue testing and will also probably contribute to the kickstarter campaign so I can hopefully get a sample of it made right so I can see what it tastes like when done right. I’m generally inclined to sweet tastes so it may be just me that’s weird.
In the meantime I’ve looked into getting the benefits of soylent without having to drink/eat something horrible tasting. I bought most of soylents ingredients in capsule/pill form, each pill/capsule contains the exact, or close to exact (a little over if anything) amount of the respective chemical as called for by the government’s ‘recommended daily value’ and therefore also by the soylent recipe which is based on that. Swallowing these pills is easy and tasteless (obviously) which is nice.
After taking these pills I’m left with only 7 ingredients that do not come in pill/capsule form (because they are needed in quantities too large to fit into pills). These ingredients are potassium, calcium, phosphorous, fiber, carbs, protein, fat.
So I looked up information on different foods’ nutrient content on this incredibly helpful website (just enter a food name, like ‘banana’ into the top right search box) and found that I could get all of those 7 remaining ingredients from 10 bananas and ~3 cups of whole milk (i.e. a delicious and very cheap smoothy). So I did that today and I feel great and full. I’ll report back after I’ve done it a couple more days to let you know how it’s going.
So far this seems like a very simple, and tasty way to get all of the benefits of soylent with a fraction of the hassle. Soylent still obviously has an advantage in storage time (bananas and milk spoil) but if that is not a factor for you, and if you also can’t get your soylent to taste decent, then this solution may be worth trying in the meantime.