My guess is, If a larger company purchased RL a number of things would change.
First a name change. While millennials and technophiles enjoy the name, and the name Soylent is a genius marketing stunt to get people talking about a product - a board of directors, and investors is going to have a different viewpoint regarding its relation to the Hollywood movie that involved the eating of people.
Release notes and versions would no longer be released to the public, there would be a single product name for each product. All the liquids would be under one name, with Coffiest being coffee flavored with an energy branding.
Flavors, I anticipate there would be flavors, my guess would be Plain/Original, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla.
It’s current pro GMO labeling would probably be less focused or dropped all together.
I could see the branding moving away from using labeling like Vegan. Vegan is associated with health oriented people, but health oriented people view meal replacements as unhealthy preferring whole, foods. I could see a corporation going with lactose free labeling instead.
The product would be available at our local grocery stores and markets. They would probably want exposure in the breakfast isle over the pharmacy section, next to cliff bars, breakfast essentials, and fiber one as opposed to zone perfect bars and ensure.
Discourse would be taken down and user input would be accepted at first but slowly fazed out over a couple of years. There wouldn’t be new versions- new flavors, maybe new formula along with associated labeling but not new version numbers. New formulations would be developed over several years instead of months.
Everything that makes Soylent unique would go away and the passionate patrons that contribute to discourse would move on grudgingly to other products.