Warm Soylent = Liquid Sadness


#1

This morning I realized I forgot to mix up a batch last night, I was hungry, so I figured I’d try throwing one together and drinking with no “sitting” time. Then I also decided to use lukewarm water, as recommended in one of the brochures (when I let it sit overnight, I just use cold tap water; in my experience, soaking overnight makes warm water unnecessary).

So I drank the lukewarm just-made Soylent. It was awful. Normally I find Soylent satisfying and easy to drink (although not incredibly tasty), but this was a struggle to choke down. Not sure why this was so awful, I couldn’t identify any unpleasant flavor in it, but all the same I couldn’t stand it. So note to myself: Always make soylent the night before. When it’s an emergency and I’ll be eating it immediately, use cold water! Grit I can stand, but this I cannot.


#2

I typically make mine the night before, put it in a blender bottle in the morning, then go to work with it. I set it on my desk, then go get coffee… and then not drink any of the Soylent for about 3 hours.

It’s a bit warm, but not terrible.

That said, I’m not about to go nuke it for 30 seconds to find out what hot Soylent is like…


#3

Its surprising how much temperature can affect your perception of a food or drink. Iced coffee is very bitter, warm beer is awful, room temp water isn’t as good as cold ice water.


#4

Funny, it’s all so individual. I generally don’t like to drink ice cold water, I much prefer it at room temp or maybe slightly cool. And I don’t drink beer, but don’t they drink it warm in Europe? As for coffee, on those rare occasions that I drink the stuff I prefer it iced. Can’t stand hot coffee unless I bury it in milk & sugar.


#5

And cold tea is disgusting. Eww…


#6

Some beer is best room temperature, some is best cold. When I drink a good stout it should be room temporature, IPA’s I like just a little cool, but a pilsner has to be ice cold to be drinkable at all (IMHO).

But right, many things taste very different warm vs. cold. Add Soylent to the list.


#7

If cold Soylent is good… maybe I should try Soylent Ice Cream!

BRB, going to go get fat.


#8

There were a few early experiments at making Soylent ice cream, as I recall the consensus was DON’T just freeze it - you’ll end up with a brick. But if you use an actual ice cream maker to keep it stirring as it freezes, it can work out pretty well.