It is 2015 and the future. Time to ruin my body with experimental food!
Have you heard of Soylent? I ordered a week’s supply in July, partially because I was genuinely curious about it and partially because I am a glutton for punishment and thought it might make for a hilarious series of posts for the blog.
Let me say that again: July. My Soylent arrived yesterday. They are backlogged like a sumbitch in supplying new orders, although the website claims that reorders will ship within a week or two. At the moment, I don’t actually plan to re-up, but we’ll see what happens. Today you get the unboxing and some theories on when I’m going to actually eat this. I’m thinking about starting next Friday, because I’ll be out of town all weekend and… well, there’s a reason I’m calling the series THE FARTENING– users have reported some minor issues with adjusting to a Soylent diet. The first taste may have to wait a little bit. We’ll see.
Everything inside both of the containers. The boy was super excited by this entire process and wanted to touch everything; I’m amazed that I kept him out of all of the pictures. A day’s worth of Soylent fits in the pitcher; that’s all I’m supposed to eat for the entire day. In three separate meals. This is going to be interesting.
The Official Soylent Scoop is actually pretty well-made (so is the pitcher, for that matter) and supposedly gives the proper dimensions for a single serving of the stuff. I might indulge in one serving tomorrow just out of curiosity; we’ll see. I also need to check and see if this is any sort of standard measurement because it really is a nicely-made measuring cup.
A close-up of one package of Soylent. One package is three meals; supposedly a day’s worth of food. One of the decisions I need to make is whether I’m going to try and go whole-hog on this stuff or just eat it during the day at work and then have a regular dinner; the first makes more sense as SCIENCE! and is definitely going to be better for the blog (you guys are never happier than when I’m miserable) but the second would fit into my life better. We’ll see; I’ve got time to think about it.
Man, it really is the future. Food comes with instructions now! This thing’s like fourteen pages long!
Can I point out that the “L” in the “Release notes” font is terrible and drives me crazy? I can? Good.
More later, as I decide exactly how this is going to work.