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on May 8, 2017
These drinks saved my life while I was on chemo and all I could tolerate was liquids. This helped me not need to get a feeding tube. It tastes great too!
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on June 7, 2016
It's just logic I had been interested in Soylent since its first KickStarter campaign.

I knew what my problem was;

I eat at McDonald's two or three times a day sometimes, I like to eat a lot of sweets, and I practically held the saltshaker upside down.

I wanted something that was nutritious, palatable, and could use consistently.

Protein shakes were not being answer because they were not balanced.

Let's not even talk about if I tried to stayed on energy drinks for more than a couple of days.

The shakes they give to people in the hospital have way too many calories.

Then came Soylent.

Now I substitute one or two meals a day with it.

I've lost weight, my A1C is down, my blood pressure is down and I have a tremendous amount of energy.

I don't want this to sound like a bad infomercial.

You yourself know if you are suffering from being overweight or high blood pressure or prediabetes or all three; you know what the issue is...

It's what you're eating!

I know I could obtain the same results by eating kale or exercising or eating macrobiotic food, but that's not me.

I am mentally lazy, I don't have time and I'm not going to take the time to do that.

Unscrewing a bottle and drinking it is about all the mental energy and time I am willing to expend.

The results have been spectacular for me.

I take it (or ship it) to myself on vacations and I get more vacation time because I have more energy.

Do your own research, do your own logic and maybe give Soylent a try.

I am happy to discuss the subject with you at any time
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on June 5, 2017
I decided to try Soylent after hearing about it on my favorite podcast (Stuff You Should Know), and I am so glad I did! I am a busy young professional who is moderately health obsessed. I do normally indulge in a weekly cheat meal, but I found myself eating out WAY too often (several times a week) when I started a very competitive and time consuming job. Once I didn't have the time to meticulously prepare everything I ate, I began gaining weight and losing energy.

I put off trying Soylent because I am a picky eater and wasn't willing to drop $40 on something I may not be able to take two sips of, but I decided to take the risk. I AM SO GLAD THAT I DID! I am now drinking half a bottle of Soylent every morning for breakfast and the other half around 3pm, and it has completely changed my diet for the better. I am no longer starving throughout the day and binging on takeout when I finally get the chance to eat. I am losing weight, saving money, and finally getting back to my regular workouts. I wouldn't drink it for every meal, but being able to satisfy my hunger throughout the day with Soylent, a nutrition bar, and fresh fruits and veggies allows me to take the time to cook a simple healthy meal for dinner when I get home, and gives me easy energy for a quick workout in the morning.

The taste is pretty bland. Not as delicious as ice cream, but you don't have to force yourself to drink it like a protein shake. I actually enjoy it and find myself looking forward to drinking it every morning.


Stop thinking about it, and just try it. You won't regret it.
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on May 25, 2017
Love the cacoa!!!
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on December 4, 2017
Based on youtube research did a 4 week challenge of drinking this stuff (along with one can of solid white tuna or a can of sardines a day) and about a gallon of water a day plus rainbow vitamin a day and dropped 28 pounds in 4 weeks (from 278 to 250). The cacao is more expensive and the original drink tastes like everyone says, like the milk left over from a bowl of cheerios (so added a squirt of chocolate syrup and it tasted very good). Drank 3 replacement drinks per day and on several occasions from boredom mostly, drank 4 bottles on those days. My family was impressed with this and one of my sisters tried it but she only lasted 5 days and lost I think 6 pounds - the point being using it to lose weight isn't for everyone. To maintain my weight loss my rule of thumb is if I don't know the calorie count I don't eat or drink it. I don't drink alcohol or do any caffeine and usually dont sugar/sugar free drinks of any kind (other than these drinks) and take in no more that 2100 calories per day and that seems to be working as I'm in maintenance mode right now. 2 drinks one for breakfast (5am) and one for early lunch(10am) then a huge mixed salad with tomato and onion (no dressing) around 2pm and a can of tuna or sardines (around 6pm) and if I'm still hungry a meal replacement drink around 8pm - been eating this way for an additional 4 weeks now and weight loss is more
slow I'm down to 235 pounds. Never ate out or did fast food and have been drinking just mostly water the past 3+ years so I learned my weight gain trigger was fried chicken and that I snack way too much (ex: unsalted peanut /cashews). At 6ft4 carried the max weight well but felt bad once I listened to my body and my clothes were all really really tight. Always felt good at 230lbs so will probably add more food/calories in the next week or so. My blood pressure is now steady at an amazing 110/70 (was170s/85). My clothes hanging off of me is a gift (motivation)and a curse(flabby!) and so
I'm back to working out 4 days a week to "tighten and firm" things up with new found energy. Highly recommend these meal replacement drinks. My sister used my meal replacement drinks but felt they were too expensive for her to purchase so she also used "premier 50 grams of protein drinks" from Walmart which I recently started doing, they have like 5 different flavors. Sorry for the ramble and no, Soylent isn't paying me, just happy where I'm at and wanted to share my weight loss experience with you. As with any weight loss program check with your Doctor first!
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on July 11, 2017
Update: New bottle shape doesn't fit in my double-wall aluminum can coozie or my car cupholders anymore. I only like to drink it cold, and it gets warm really fast in Florida.

Soylent Cacao taste: Finally nailed this down. It's like a cross between cold Swiss Miss and a chocolate pudding cup that needs to be mixed together because the milk is separating out. I wasn't a huge fan when I tasted it directly from the bottle the first time; it may have had something to do with the texture on my lips and front teeth. Now I use a straw and the texture is never an issue, and I actually look forward to when I drink one because the Cacao flavor is like a dessert. Make sure you shake the bottle really well.

Use: I like this for breakfast if I have to go somewhere and be out for a while -- like an early doctor's appointment. I either drink it as I'm getting ready or in the car so I won't be tempted to get fast food. During the rest of the day, I use Soylent for a light meal, but sometimes I like to eat a piece of fruit with it to make it more substantial. I get the most use out of this product during late nights of gaming. Instead of making freezer crap, I will have a Soylent. Another reviewer mentioned that whenever they're craving something and can't stop, Soylent always solves the problem. I find this to be true for me, too.

Personal motivation for buying: I love fried food and all of the stuff that is horrible for you, but I figured if I had something convenient with a pleasant taste, I would reach for it instead of fast food. I realize cutting down on fatty foods and fast food prepared items will help me become healthier, but when you're hungry and pressed for time it's easy to fall back into old habits. Soylent is my last ditch effort to keep me from going out for food every day, and away from frozen pizza products late at night when I don't want to make tons of noise in the kitchen. So far, it's working.
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on August 15, 2017
I had been looking for "protein shakes" and meal replacement alternatives to help me get on a better track of eating right and hopefully lose weight. I was really hesitant to try Soylent because I had a fear that it would taste as gross as the other protein shakes I had tried (and I've tried several). I "bit the bullet" so to speak and purchased a 12 pack of the Soylent 2.0 Original flavoring and decided to give it a try. I honestly didn't know what to expect. I had read where people said it tasted like a cross between oatmeal and graham crackers.

When I received my first shipment, I took a bottle (room temp) with me when I left the house one morning. When I opened the bottle and sniffed the liquid inside, it had a smell that smelled like vitamins - you know, when you open a bottle of vitamins, that smell. My first initial thought was, "Oh no, I'm not going to like it." I took a sip and was surprised. I learned however, that it is best when it's served cold because it's kinda like drinking a melted milkshake in a way.

I have since found a way to make it better (for me) and taste like a Wendy's Frosty (without all the guilt). I add a packet of HealthWise Hot Cocoa Mix to a stick blender cup, add the Soylent and blend together. Stick it in the freezer for about 25 minutes and it's got a Wendy's Frosty texture to it.

1 bottle of Soylent makes me feel fuller longer and helps with hunger pangs.

So far I'm only drinking one bottle a day, in the morning and eating (better) regular meals for lunch and dinner. Drinking 1 bottle in the morning, logging meals with MyFitnessPal and eating better has helped me lose weight. I'd like to eventually move to 50% diet of soylent drink.
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on August 9, 2017
Been following the company since the Kickstarter, all of the versions prior to this did not meet my needs for convenience/taste. Like many others that have commented, I wasn't interested in weight loss, just the convenience of having a balanced meal ready to go at any time. (besides chilling) I regularly ate terribly, so having something balanced is a big plus for me. Been using it about a month now, so far it's great.
4/5 stars because there's always room for improvement.

Things to note:
1. Tastes MUCH better chilled. I'd strongly recommend it. If you can't keep it in a fridge, a thorough shake of the bottle and putting it in a glass with ice cubes does the trick. You'll probably want to stir it as you drink to properly chill it and make the taste not get watered down.
2. Shake the crap out of it, it can settle.
3. It says right on the package, it is NOT intended to replace EVERY meal. It's only 400 calories, you'd be drinking 5 a day to meet the daily average caloric load. Definitely not recommended.
4. I only need one per meal I'm replacing. It does take 15 mins or so for the full feeling to hit. I recommend eating a small snack with drinking one of these and waiting to see how you feel before drinking another. (I drank 2 once and 20 mins later I felt so full I thought I was going to puke.)

Lastly, it looks like Amazon is lumping the reviews for all the flavors into one. So to be clear, this review is for the Cacao flavor (chocolate).
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on July 3, 2017
First time trying Soylent. I researched a bunch of reviews before purchasing this flavor. Most people said that the actual bottles are better than the powdered product, since it doesn't have that gritty taste.

I recommend putting these in the fridge, it just tastes much better cold. This item by itself tastes just like chocolate milk, but a bit thicker and blander. I personally don't like bland things so much so I added some Liquid Stevia sweetener to make it taste sweeter. Over all an amazing product. Didn't give me any sort of digestive issues. I did not completely swap into having Soylent for 100% of my meals. I would use it to replace 1 meal a day just to ease yourself into it. I've also heard that blending it with a banana (chocolate banana smoothie :) ), can help spice up the taste. However I haven't tried it myself.

One bottle will keep you full for around 4 hours.
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on September 19, 2017
The taste may be a little weird or bland for some, but apparently I love the taste of waffle batter. haha That is the closest thing I can think of to describe the flavor, but honestly I've really grown to love these. For those who aren't a fan of the flavor, it's definitely not off-putting, the thickness is just right, and you could easily flavor with fruit, etc. Many meal supplement shakes and the like can be very powdery tasting, Soylent somehow solved that issue. My wife does describe it as "a hint of powderyness", but if you take a sip and push your tongue against the room of your mouth, you won't feel little pieces. Shortly after drinking one, my hunger is sated and I feel as if I have eaten something healthy, which is a great feeling.

I sometimes have issues with digesting things and this is VERY helpful when solid food just isn't on your side. Start with 1/day and increase slowly over a couple weeks depending on need so your body can adjust easily. Remember that if you chug it, rather than drinking it over a 1/2 hour period, you probably won't be absorbing as many nutrients as you could have otherwise.

Side note: I have also tried the chocolate one, which tastes like delicious chocolate milk with a hint of the Original flavor afterwards. Very good also, but not quite as much thickness and might be too sweet for some to go only chocolate.
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