Skip to comments.The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable
Posted on 06/01/2014 8:29:30 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable
I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.
Soylent is a drink mix invented by a group of engineers who harbor ambitions of shaking up the global food business. Robert Rhinehart, the 25-year-old co-founder and chief executive of the firm selling the drink, hit upon the idea when he found himself spending too much time and money searching for nutritious meals while he was working on a wireless-tech start-up in San Francisco. Using a process Mr. Rhinehart calls scientific, the firm claims to have mixed a cornucopia of supplements to form a technologically novel food that offers the complete set of nutrients the human body needs for survival.
You can live on Soylent alone, Mr. Rhinehart claims, though in practice he said customers would most likely use it to replace just their staple meals, by which he meant most of the junk you eat every day to fill yourself up. Mr. Rhinehart argued that Soylent, which costs about $3 per serving, is cheaper, easier to prepare and more nutritious than much of the food that makes up the typical American officer workers diet today.
About a week and a half ago, I began drinking Soylent every day. I cant recommend that you do the same. For a purported breakthrough with such grand plans for reshaping the food industry, I found Soylent to be a punishingly boring, joyless product. From the plain white packaging to the purposefully bland, barely sweet flavor to the motel-carpet beige hue of the drink itself, everything about Soylent screams function, not fun.
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“Taste Test: Could Soylent Replace Food?”
Add some flavoring it could be big for weightless I guess
It supposedly tastes a lot like custard.
That’s not a bad flavour, if you had to eat something.
And that was the last I ever heard of it.
Could be worse I guess
Could it work for emergency military rations, if you had access to a secure water supply?
Yup, they could have named their product so that it rhymed with “toilet.”
Yeah, flesh. Burgers and steaks and ribs oh my ....
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Unfortunate choice for a product name.
Yes, yes - to serve man, of course, but are the portions of man really enough to maintain weight?
Will they start to serve women as well at some point, and will the calories per portion be different?
Will the portions of women they serve taste better than the portions of men? As it is now, word on the block is that women taste like fish - at least certain times of month.
It may be “fish Flour”. Raw uncleaned fish ground, dried and processed into a flour like substance.
It was killed when the FDA demanded all the fish be cleaned before processing.
It was the same guy who invented the 100 mpg carburetor. First big oil killed him and then big ag killed him.
Its made out of veterans
Just like Einstein, the mafia
Killed him cause he knew to much.
Charlton— where you been, bro?
I want a case of them green square chips from the body grinding plant, OK?
Some of that yummie “Bonita” powder found in hundreds of oriental foods. Dried cuttlefish, dried shrimp. Soup stock of bonita dried and powdered standard fare in Japan.
Ordered some a few weeks ago - Eagerly awaiting the first shipment to arrive.
You have got to be kidding me. Chop up some kale and spinach, crumble some goat cheese on it and toss with some dressing. How long did that take?
FReepmail me @ how it goes, ok?
I’m going to run this by a nutritional expert I know in the meantime and get back with you on her thoughts @ this.
YOU’RE EATING PEOPLE!!!!
I stopped reading at that point. The author clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. MS-DOS was a clear improvement over anything before it. It used common English words in its instructions, it was insensitive to upper and lower case, it was cheap ($35, as I recall), and every new version was an improvement over the previous release. It was anything but 'joyless'. It certainly was crude in comparison to todays graphical operating systems, but it was a vast improvement over its predecessors.
He had to stop when government determined that whales were dying of starvation.
That name has got to be the second worst image decision since AT&T adopted the Death Star as its corporate logo.
When the plan became known they designated plankton an endangered species, and that was that.
It will be if you can afford nice furniture.
The FDA nixed it.
give us a full report. The idea of giving up food entirely is stupid, but if it can help me lose some weight, who knows.
Thanks - but if it had been plankton the EPA would’ve nixed it most likely...
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