I thought it might be good to have a single thread for people to share their first reactions to Soylent. Here’s mine:
I had pre-frozen some water in my pitcher so that it would be cold, and I mixed up 1 pouch of Soylent as instructed.
On opening the pouch, it definitely has a scent though it is extremely mild. I couldn’t place it but my partner said straight away it smells like whey. I don’t believe there is whey in Soylent, but I can see what she means… it does kinda smell like it. Not unpleasant at all, just different. It’s so mild that it’s definitely not a bother.
My first reaction after mixing was surprise at how “liquidy” it is. I expected something more of a “shake” consistency, but it’s definitely a drink. Maybe as thick as whole milk. I tend to really like thick creamy shakes, so I might make some up with less water in the future to see how that goes.
First sip, I was a bit prepared for it to be somewhat powdery. I had seen another post here saying that it needed an hour or two to “settle” and completely absorb all the powder, and I can definitely see what they meant. That first sip was less than stellar. Not terrible certainly, just powdery despite quite a lot of shaking. So now it’s sitting in the fridge and I will try again in an hour or so.
I’m just so happy it’s here! Today is the first day of the rest of my diet.