Last month, I finally got my hands on a bottle of Soylent. Soylent is a food product (approved by the FDA) intended to become “a staple meal” for adults. If you’re someone like me, it sounds more like a meal replacer. Hear me out.
I work the normal 9 to 5 desk job. I wake up early and spend most of my weekday in an office. While I great creative as I possibly can (on a frugal budget) with a toaster oven and microwave, sometimes I’d rather have something already prepared and ready to go. That’s why I gave Soylent a chance. A close friend ordered twelve bottles for $29 on the official website and offered me one to try.
I knew going in it was going to be tasteless. After the first time, it wasn’t so bad, and in fact, it wasn’t bad at all. I wasn’t excited about it (being a foodie and all), but it certainly wasn’t a pain to get through.
However, I’m coming from a relatively basic taste platter. I find pleasure in simple tastes. For instance, let’s use a smoothie as an example. I like my smoothies with protein powder, bananas, non-dairy milk, and a splash of peanut butter. If this sounds good to you, I’d recommend this product. If this sounds too plain for you, you’re probably better off without Soylent.Because Soylent is made with genetically modified ingredients, I wouldn’t recommend to anyone practicing an organic, GMO-free, and/or local diet. However,
Because Soylent is made with genetically modified ingredients, I wouldn’t recommend to anyone practicing an organic, GMO-free, and/or local diet. However, if you eat a plant-based diet, this could be a meal staple for you.
One personal downfall of this product is that it comes in plastic packaging. Although this is a conundrum to most processed food products, I’d be hesitant to dedicate a single meal each day to Soylent based on its environmental impact alone.
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