Soylent aims to his all three buttons of fast/easy, healthy and cheap. Pretend for a minute that all those are a given and that you can make the taste be whatever you like. What would you want it to taste like?
I now have both 1.3 and 1.4 and I switch back and forth. Speaking only with respect to tastes, I’m not a fan of 1.4 and I am a fan of 1.3
But that said, I kinda think 1.4 might be closer to the ideal taste. I like the taste of 1.3 but that’s the thing, I LIKE it and sometimes I reach for it because I like the taste.
When I drink 1.4 and get a taste of it (and especially an aftertaste) I don’t like it but sometimes when I first start taking a drink of 1.4, and I’m not using my nose too much it tastes like…nothing. And it seems to me that that should be the goal. Versions before 1.4 never tasted like nothing to me but 1.4 for a brief second here or there does. So maybe if they could get rid of the rest of the tastes, which I don’t like, they’d have no taste and that would be great.
Except maybe some people REQUIRE taste. And that gets to the philosophical question of whether Soylent should try to please us with its taste or instead just taste like nothing and let us change the taste if we wish.