I am a big fan of entrepreneurs. And if I had the money to support Mr. Rhinehart and his endeavors I would. Not to mention he is SO easy on the eyes and if I had ovaries I’d bear his children…
Nevertheless, I simply cannot afford the stuff. It comes out to $3.?? per serving of Soylent. That is without ANY additives I’m going to end up putting into the drink anyway. (My favorite combination is organic peanut butter and frozen banana + teaspoon of raw honey). These add-ons are NOT calculated into the cost of Soylent. So the $3 n change is really just ONE basic serving with free NYC tap water.
Raw Meal, sold at the local health food store (Westerly on w52nd) really has had the whole line on sale for a few years now. They must have a deal with the manufacturer. I’ve tried the Raw Meal, full meal replacement, and I’m happy that it has NO synthetic sweeteners. I’m also quite satisfied that most of the stuff is organic. And although this calculation I’m about to hit you with is in regards to their RAW PROTEIN line, and NOT the RAW MEAL that acts as a full meal replacement, the cost of the RAW MEAL is only a few dollars more, so these calculations shouldn’t be so much different.
But what keeps me going back to their company is that the cost per serving, for the RAW PROTEIN by Garden of Life, (CPS) really comes down to less than $0.74. Yes, this version is NOT the full meal replacement, but as I’ve said earlier…the RAW MEAL isn’t much more expensive. And Westerly must have a contract with the company because they’ve been pushing this sale for well over a year now. The RAW PROTEIN can totally satisfy me for hours, and I feel great after.
I’m glad Mr. Rhinehart has designed a product geared towards white, yuppie Silicon valley working professionals who are strapped for time (and not cash)…but the keyword here is WORKING. Right now, in this economy, I have more friends moving OUT of NYC because they’re working 2-3 jobs just to make rent. And the friends graduating from school are in debt with no job security.
So as much as I’d like to support SoyLent and a young, beautiful, smart man in his vegan endeavors…I simply can’t afford it. RAWMEAL by Garden of Life sold by Westerly totally is within my budget and works for poor people like me. =)
<3 the braces!!