The idea that it is possible to consume and subsist off liquid food isn’t an appealing one to many. But if you can look past the stigma that it's "not real food," you can stand to gain a lot of from using Soylent. I've used it on and off now for years. I decided to drink my meals for two reasons: It saves me the time it would take to cook a meal, and it stops me from eating junk. A lot of our lives are spent thinking about food, preparing food, and worrying about our eating habits. Soylent solves most of these problems for me. It’s crazy how tasty the drinks are, and they all have exactly the same nutritional values. Here are my takes on their regular lineup of flavors:
-Original: It’s like a pleasant Cheerios-in-milk taste.
-Cacao: It could be compared to something like Nesquik, but a little more intense.
-Nectar: It tastes exactly like the milk after you’ve had a bowl of Froot Loops.
There is also a version of Soylent called Cafe that has caffeine in it for those who need that extra kick for breakfast. My take on the Cafe flavors:
-Coffiest: Tastes sort of like those canned coffee drinks you can get from the gas station. Not bad.
-Vanilla: Oddly similar to Coffiest, but just lighter. Sorta latte-like.
-Chai: Wow, okay, this one is the best of all three Cafe flavors. It’s like a cold chai latte.
I know a lot of people aren’t wild about the idea of drinking meals. "But I enjoy food!" you might mutter to yourself. This isn’t about enjoying food — this is about convenience. Not everyone drinks Soylent 100% of the time (although you can do it, and I have done it for over a month). Some use it to replace the meals they wouldn't normally eat. It's a nice convenience that happens to be a balanced food. Soylent is what you make of it, and for my needs, it's perfect. I pop a bottle in the morning and my breakfast is taken care of. Done. —Jeff Barron
Get a 12-pack of the original Soylent line from Amazon for $34 and a 12-pack of the Cafe line from Amazon for $39.