Thanks for sharing guys, I thought they solved the grainy feel issue, I guess that's still a challenge for them sounds like. Maybe needs more time in the blender? No idea.
Not that I'm too concerned about it, but would've been neat if they indeed did sort that out. I guess the next step is to add food coloring and make it green.
After drinking some that was in the fridge for nearly 24 hours I can say the the texture is less grainy/improved - not that I thought it was really that bad in the first place.
i'll be honest: i was interested in soylent until i realized it was nothing at all special.
Fair enough, there are other meal replacement things out there but I wouldn't call it not special. Whether you buy the entire mission of the product or not I still think its interesting because of the community. Regarding maltodextrin it is certainly not ideally but I believe it was a compromise made primarily in the name of cost. This is Soylent 1.0 after all, half the fun is going to be watching it evolve as/if production ramps up and other ingredients become feasible to use instead. I'm curious about Ambronite
but for that kind of money I'd rather have "real food."
Update on my opinion after 3 glasses... I'm still digging the taste, it's weird, almost equal parts sweet and savory but then again not very savory at all. You get a bit of a raw flour taste but it's not unpleasant all things considered, just something you're aware of. As I said above after sitting in the fridge overnight the texture is improved. I poured what was left of my yesterday morning batch into a Blender Bottle to drink at work today for lunch, then I mixed up another bag to let set in the fridge for tomorrow. The trick will be to find the right mix of eating it all within the recommended 48 hours after preparation and not feeling like I have to eat more of it than I want to. I could of course make 1/3rd of a bag at a time for a single meal but that makes the convenience a little bit less awesome and since that's such a big factor when it comes to accepting its shortcomings it's a hard compromise to make. I suppose I could see what it looks like after 72 hours, that would be one Soylent meal a day.