I was talking to my dad a couple weeks ago when I first read about Soylent. I was confused about why it hasn’t been made into a business already. It’s something I’ve thought about and wanted for a long time, and there are clearly lots of others too.
He then told me that it’s probably just too high of a material cost to really be marketable. He mentioned a rule of thumb: “the product cost must be 7x the material cost”. Does this rule apply here? I assume the price floor for Soylent material cost will be $1.00 per day, and $7/day is definitely getting spendy for the most boring way to eat.
And here’s an article he linked me proving that this concept has been done for a very long time without businesses growing out of it.