Just received my 1 month batch of soylent, wanted to create a thread to journal my thoughts and experiences for later review, figured it would be more useful here than in a blog. Just riffing a bit, so don’t take anything I say here too seriously, here goes
-Packaging was as nice as I expected. I think they could fit two weeks in the 1 week boxes to save on cardboard, but I don’t think it would save them any on shipping, and would definitely increase handling costs.
-The ziploc mechanism at the top of the bag didn’t hold too well for me, the first thing I did was try to add the <1/4 teaspoon of salt to the bag, seal it and shake… ziploc wouldn’t hold by itself and I spilled a bit, holding it firmly with my hand while shaking worked just fine though.
-Wondering how many scoops were in a bag, I counted 5 1/2, makes the math a bit wonky if you’re going to make half a day’s worth, but maybe I should just get better at fractions.
-Mixed half a batch before going to the gym, tasted a bit, much sweeter and stronger taste than I expected, the salt I added is definitely very prominent. Will be interesting to see how they mask it in future versions. Going to mix a batch at work tomorrow without the salt.
-Drinking a mug before bed, probably not the best idea, but I’ve never been a very patient person. Was having a bit of heartburn at the gym, probably the Reuben I had at lunch. Every time I swallow some soylent the heartburn flares up a bit, chasing it with water works though.
-Flavor is definitely getting more bland as I go, I view this as a good thing, Not a fan of sweet, (ironic because I’m a long time soda addict)
-Wondering exactly what parts of the mix are sticking to the sides of my mug/pitcher.How much does this waste throw off the nutritional balance. Have they accounted for the sticky substances and added more to compensate? I know some vitamins/minerals tend to be stickier than others.