Soylent packaging


#1

I am curious if the soylent team has said exactly how the packaging will work.

Right now the various media reviewers appear to be getting a package that has a single day packet you mix all at once.

I would much prefer if it was done in smaller packets so that I could more easily do single meal preparation.


#2

I’d rather have a big tub and a scoop. All those little packets add up to a ton of waste, especially if it’s a per meal packet vs a daily one.


#3

I actually suggested that in this post.
Let me know what you think of my idea.


#4

The amount of packaging would increase but I would honestly pay more for single meal packets due to convenience. I want to be able to easily make a soylent meal at work or even on the go and the bulk packaging wouldn’t be ideal for that situation.


#5

What I’d do is if I know i’ll be on-the-go that day, i’d measure out what’s needed into a baggie or an empty bottle. That way, I have a bag of it for a meal when I need it, but don’t have 90 of them each month.


#6

The huge problem with that idea is ensuring an even mix of everything. Making powders homogeneous when you’re dealing with different powders is a very difficult task. You may end up getting lowered amounts of certain things for a few days, then a massive overdose when you get to the bottom of the tub, or vice versa. With single day pouches, it’s at least being averaged out over a single day, rather than however long the tub lasts for.


#7

Ah yeah! I’d never though of that! I’m sure there’s a solution to making mixtures homogenous though, since it would be a common problem.


#8

For convenience I actually would actually prefer a big container, it’s much less waste to take care of, and it will be a lot waste with the small packages…


#9

I’d just shake the tub each morning before I measure out my meal. As it sits on the shelf, it wouldn’t move at all, so if it’s mixed it should stay like that for another day.