So I received my Soylent yesterday afternoon (8 weeks). After reading that the consistency and mouth feel of Soylent gets significantly better after chilling over night, I resisted the urge to do a first taste until this morning.
I left the Soylent in the provided pitcher for the entire night, but, after a good shake since the oil separated, I transferred it to three Blender Bottles and went off to work. At first I was very surprised how thick the drink was compared to my DIY (I did fill the pitcher all the way to the top). Maybe it was because my DIY had more protein and fewer carbs which results in less powder per calorie. Either way, it was much thicker than I had imagined it.
For this first day, I have decided to do just pure Soylent and not try to add any flavorings (I generally like to add cinnamon and nutmeg to my DIY). I think I agree with the general consensus on the mouthfeel. It is a little “silty” but much, much more smooth than my DIY. I can’t say that I am enamored with the taste but I am not repulsed by it either. There is little fish oil aftertaste for about 15 seconds, but then it was gone. It is pretty neutral, but I can definitely taste the difference in the protein sources between my DIY and the official Soylent.
I ended up drinking a “meal” in about 20 minutes, and for the 30 minutes after that I began to feel more and more full. I may need to change from my normal 3 meal schedule to 4 or 5 meals a day because I almost became uncomfortably full.
All in all, it was not a bad first experience. Maybe the taste will grow on me over the next week, but I do look forward to experimenting with new flavorings. I do not believe that I would be able to last a prolonged period of time on Soylent with the out of the bag flavor.
Should be an interesting journey….
EDIT: copy/paste issue