Sorry if this comes up a lot but I tried searching the forum for similar threads and the most recent one I could find was from early 2015. Nevermind, after just typing in my thread title I see that there is a MealSquares vs Soylent thread from Feb of this year. But since most of the threads are older, and these products appear to be constantly changing, I was hoping to get some more current info.
Quick background on me: I’ve had every Soylent powder (except for 1.4, I think). I’ve had 2.0 and the bars. I ordered a sample pack (10 squares) from MealSquares last night but have never tried them. I am going to order each flavor of Joylent’s powder and Twennybars when I get closer to finishing my 1.6/2.0/bar/future MealSquare reserves. I just looked at 100%FOOD’s website(s) for the first time a few minutes ago (which site should be used, google search comes up with 2 sites that both sell it).
Was wondering if anyone could break down some of the differences between the ingredients used in these products. A very brief breakdown, without getting too technical (I wouldn’t understand it) would be great. Like just a quick ranking or something based on your opinion of each product’s ingredients/nutritional makeup.
If someone could compare the cost per 2k calories (or 400/500/whatever is normally/easily used) that would be awesome as well (obviously I can do that part, but I only have my phone with me for the time being and it is low on battery and also a hassle).
Joylent or Joylent Vegan? I have no dietary restrictions, but if Vegan is ‘better’ I would probably be more inclined to go with that.
I was never interested enough to look for Soylent alternatives, but the bars made me realize that there may be similar products that I also might enjoy (and potentially be cheaper). Or maybe not alternatives but additions to my diet instead. If I was only interested in low cost, I would have stuck with powder the whole time. But 2.0 and the bars gave me some much needed variety. I’m hoping the Meal Squares will also, and hopefully the other products can too.