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June 6, 2014

Could Soylent Replace Food?

YouTube caption: "A sommelier, a gastroenterologist, a personal trainer, and a [New York] Times dining reporter tested out Soylent to see if it could one day replace food for them."

June 6, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


You're going to have a very hard time getting anyone over the age of 40 to ingest anything called Soylent.

Posted by: MsRadoo | Jun 7, 2014 9:46:18 AM

The first ingredient is maltodextrin, basically sugar, it's the stuff they put on all those flavored chips and processed foods that makes them taste so icky to me (sorry, couldn't think of a more descriptive word, it's just powdery icky)
I would actually like the idea, for those times when I just don't want to think about preparing a meal, if it were composed of real food like fruits, veges and proteins.

Posted by: tamra | Jun 6, 2014 11:56:03 PM

There is no way any normal person would really want to drink that.
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If this is the only thing on Earth to survive, then what's the point of living, frankly?
--Michael Madrigale, sommelier

Posted by: antares | Jun 6, 2014 10:05:42 PM

Yeah, processed food is a good substitute for real food...

You ain't gonna get anything that's cheap and nutritious that comes in a package.

Posted by: Greg | Jun 6, 2014 9:14:45 PM

I would love for something like this to be cheap, economical and healthy. Then again, I love food way too much to have the same thing over and over and over. It would be like saying I could simplify my life more if I didn't have to see the world in color.

If this were a supplement that could fix dietary imbalances, this would be cool...but as the one and only meal as envisioned by these people? Gaaaaaaa....

Posted by: Clifs of Dover | Jun 6, 2014 2:13:52 PM

Why does my stomach hurt? Oh yes, from laughing for 3:31 minutes!

Posted by: Marianne | Jun 6, 2014 12:42:20 PM

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