A couple of questions about soylent and traveling. But first, a bit of introductory commentary.
I decided to try soylent mainly to see whether it might address some long-standing digestive issues I’ve had. Of course that meant, if I wanted to do this within a reasonable time frame, going the DIY route. I’ve tried it for a few days now but it’s too early to say whether soylent will answer to the original issue that precipitated my interest.
While trying it out over the last few days however, I’ve come to the realization that it could address another, non-health-related issue I’ve confronted–namely, how to nourish myself while traveling.
Typically I do that by hitting restaurants for most meals, which jacks up the cost of the trip considerably. Lately, however, I’ve realized that if I were to take with me a decent supply of soylent, at least a couple of benefits should ensue: 1) I should be able to economize significantly, eating at restaurants at my choosing rather than out of necessity; and 2) I could probably get better nutrition from soylent than from restaurant food. I’d actually love to try this on my upcoming trip abroad (US to EU), which will occur toward the end of Nov.
Appealing as that soylent-usage scenario seems, the problem with doing it–at least at present, while soylent remains a novelty–is that travelers carrying with them a significant amount of bagged-up powder are likely to fall under suspiscion. A pre-packaged commercial product like official soylent would probably be less suspect: but it will not be feasible, with the current 2-3 month wait time, to order any for my upcoming trip.
Another possible way of getting around the matter of arousing suspiscion would be to have a quantity of some commercially packaged soylent shipped to the traveler’s destination–which could work if a friend or relative there were willing to serve as the recipient. I know that some DIY’ers are developing their own businesses selling various pre-packaged soylent recipes, but so far as I’ve been able to determine thus far, it seems only @Spaceman’s product is at least semi-commercially packaged.
So, my questions. Are there any other soylent sellers who sell a pseudo-commercially packaged product? Perhaps even more importantly for the international traveler, can these sellers ship internationally? Suggestions will be appreciated.