Hey folks, very early adopter here.
tl;dr: looking to buy as much Soylent pre-1.4 as possible, any kind.
I was a fan of Soylent back when Rob’s first blog post about it hit the internet, emailed him supportively pretty much immediately and have been following ever since. This totally is the future of food.
Unfortunately, I never really expected to be able to participate, since my diet is pretty crazy. Not only am I anaphylactic to some foods, I’m allergic enough to soy and dairy to have many foods (and food replacements) be off the table for me.
Of course, the soy and dairy avoidance is nothing compared to my sucrose intolerance. According to my GI doctor, I am deficient in sucrase, likely due to intestinal damage from a number of other issues. This is essentially equivalent to lactose intolerance, except I’m missing the enzyme that processes table sugar.
So yeah, I didn’t think Soylent would work out for me. Much to my surprise when 1.0 launched it did! It worked wonderfully! Despite the gas, Soylent has opened up all sorts of possibilities for my diet, including much easier travel and a number of other things.
So when 1.4 launched, I read about isomaltulose, ignored the Wikipedia comment that people who have trouble with sucrose will probably have trouble with isomaltulose, ordered some, and set aside a weekend to try it whole hog.
Holy crap I felt so sick.
So, whatever about the taste of 1.4. The cold dead invisible hand of Adam Smith will fix how 1.4 tastes like paint when pre-1.4 tasted like cake batter. I’m not at all worried about the taste.
What I’m worried about is sucrose intolerance is not a viable market. I don’t expect Rosa Labs to worry about a market with the size of just me.
So, while there’s still some pre-1.4 left, I’d like to get as much as I can. Anyone want to sell? I’ll buy at $88/week for as many weeks worth as possible and pay for shipping.
I live in SLC. Please send me a message!