It seems that the a lot of the problems with and complaints about Soylent has been due to the fact that it’s a powdered shake mix- it’s too chalky, gritty, lumpy, doesn’t mix, doesn’t keep, ect. It has certainly caused production problems. Why not make in a solid form, like a bar or cracker or even nuggets (like real bachelor chow)?
Not only would that remove many of the aesthetic complaints, it would also save people having to carry around messy powders and oils, some kind of blender or mixing cup, and a container or mixing water. They could just carry some bars in my bag or my desk at work and eat it when i was hungry. Some liquid would be advisable I imagine. This would also satisfy the “humans must chew” crowd.
I’ve looked into a few cookie recipes and done some experimenting, but I’d rather not have to bake cookies, and baking will destroy some nutrients. I’m sure at a factory level you could mix some binders and press it, or some other alternatives better than home baking. Some starchy or fibrous binders could offer additional health benefits.
If you do decide to offer bars, please also offer chocolate covered bars!