What artificial flavors are in Soylent?


#1

I just noticed on one of the pictures from this unboxing that “artificial flavors” is in the ingredient list. Any ideas?


#2

I am guessing at this point…but I would assume Vanillin and sucralose give solent the malty vanilla taste.


#3

The only one the Soylent team has mentioned is Vanillin for flavor. (Sucralose isn’t a flavor and is listed separately on the ingredients list.)


#4

Even though it is listed, I included the sucralose (artificial sweetener) since it has been a point of contention in the past. Just wanted to make sure the OP was aware.


#5

Why was sucralose deemed necessary? I mean, is it there because it’s an essential nutrient, or is it just there to make the product more palatable? If the latter, wouldn’t it have been better to let the end-user decide whether they wanted sweetener or not (and if so what kind)?

Thanks.


#6

They decided to add sucralose because, according to initial tasting, it was supposedly too bitter. I’ve noticed some people who have their Soylent now saying it’s too sweet so I hope they haven’t overdone it. A lot of people don’t like the weird taste of sucralose and some people don’t like it because it’s an artificial ingredient. I agree it would have been better to go with some other option.