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02 Aug 2013

From TechCrunch

'Soylent, the seemingly wacky personal experiment of 24-year-old engineer Rob Rhinehart, is maturing into a full-fledged business.'

What is Soylent?

'It contains an assortment of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and dozens of other vitamins that are deemed medically necessary to for a person to live by the Institute of Medicine, plus other modifications Rhinehart made through the testing process.

The company has been posting updates of modifications to the Soylent formula, including changing the protein source to a vegan one derived from a rice or pea protein isolate.'

How do you get it?

You just order it through the site, but you would have to live in the US for now. It will cost you $65 for 1 week's worth of meals.

Imagine that, your food bill for 1 week is R648 (2 Aug 2013). That's really not bad (for a middle-class household) and Rhinehart suggests it's a very healthy product. No preservatives or colourants and Soylent adds good-for-you minerals and vitamins.

It sounds perfect doesn't it? Other than the cold fact that it is a malty, bland tasting shake.

Would you be able to drink this as a food replacement for the rest of your life?

Hm, I know I wouldn't be able to, imagine eating only 1 type of food for the rest of time? If I could choose, it certainly wouldn't be a tasteless drink. What would you choose?

Watch this video of Rhinehart talking about Soylent.

Read more on TechCrunch.

- Caro de Waal


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