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2014-04-25 03:57:18 PM
To be fair, it's green now...
 
2014-04-25 03:57:45 PM
halcanary.org
 
2014-04-25 03:57:49 PM
Nor is it a new idea.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-25 03:59:06 PM
Well looks like you can add food coloring.
 
2014-04-25 04:02:51 PM
I signed up and have my kit coming. I look forward to seeing whether it lives up to its lofty goals.  Not just for weight loss, but a good way of providing inexpensive nutrition to impoverished areas in times of crisis.
 
2014-04-25 04:03:50 PM
Got that email this morning! Looking forward to my one month supply.
 
2014-04-25 04:04:02 PM

Ivo Shandor: Nor is it a new idea.
[i.imgur.com image 109x262]


The only difference is price. This will cost a lot more than Ensure
 
2014-04-25 04:06:23 PM
Can't you get all that in one beer?
 
2014-04-25 04:07:36 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-04-25 04:07:36 PM
well whats the point then?
 
2014-04-25 04:09:30 PM
How is the guy getting away with the name when it's clearly stolen? It may not be people but it is still an alternative food source and using the name of another alternative (although fictional) food source. Would I legally be able to make a Roy Rodgers "Yippie Ki Yay" hot sauce?

/not a lawyer but it seems wrong
 
2014-04-25 04:10:33 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-04-25 04:10:53 PM

anuran: Ivo Shandor: Nor is it a new idea.
[i.imgur.com image 109x262]

The only difference is price. This will cost a lot more than Ensure


Soylent is engineered to do the job that Ensure doesn't. It's a much more complete nutrient set. You can actually survive for months to years on Soylent, try doing that with Ensure.
 
2014-04-25 04:11:16 PM
It depends on whether it makes you feel full after you eat, though. Current powder mixes can provide everything you need except it doesn't satiate at all.
 
2014-04-25 04:13:09 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-25 04:16:21 PM
I like this idea and I'll probably buy some.
 
2014-04-25 04:17:56 PM

blatz514: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x190]


LOL! Love Timothy Cavendish.
 
2014-04-25 04:19:16 PM
I do a DIY version based off of the Hacker School Soylent recipe. I feel better when I'm drinking a lot of it, and it's a nice, easy way to get nutrition when I'm not in the mood to prepare food.
 
2014-04-25 04:19:30 PM
duly ordered... can't wait to see if it provides hours of gas-passing around the fire amusement
 
2014-04-25 04:20:46 PM

ReverendJynxed: How is the guy getting away with the name when it's clearly stolen? It may not be people but it is still an alternative food source and using the name of another alternative (although fictional) food source. Would I legally be able to make a Roy Rodgers "Yippie Ki Yay" hot sauce?


He looked into it, and the name Soylent was never trademarked so he was able to get a lawyer to file a valid trademark on it. That's why movies today have a (tm) symbol by everything associated with the movie.
 
2014-04-25 04:21:24 PM

dj_spanmaster: anuran: Ivo Shandor: Nor is it a new idea.
[i.imgur.com image 109x262]

The only difference is price. This will cost a lot more than Ensure

Soylent is engineered to do the job that Ensure doesn't. It's a much more complete nutrient set. You can actually survive for months to years on Soylent, try doing that with Ensure.


That doesn't take into account that 99% of people would slash their wrists after a week of subsisting on either option.
 
2014-04-25 04:22:31 PM
powder and oil, hmmm. constipation and/or diarrhea?
 
2014-04-25 04:22:57 PM
"Another added advantage is that, not having gone through traditional manufacturing processes, it doesn't contain any toxins or preservatives."

I call bullshiat.

Anything is toxic in large enough quantities.  The poison is in the dose.

Happy sappy bullshiat marketing words piss me off.
 
2014-04-25 04:24:38 PM

anuran: Ivo Shandor: Nor is it a new idea.
[i.imgur.com image 109x262]

The only difference is price. This will cost a lot more than Ensure


How do you figure that?  Just going on a cost-per-calorie basis and using the nutritional information for Ensure found here:  http://ensure.com/products/ensure-original-nutrition-shake 

A 2000 calorie/day diet would require drinking ~9 (I'm rounding down, to the benefit of Ensure) bottles of Ensure a day, or 63/wk.  A 6 pack costs $8.00 at Walmart, so a week's supply is about $84.  A week's supply of Soylent is $65, and a serving is 670 calories (source:  http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/01/soylent-gets-tested-scores-a-s u rprisingly-wholesome-nutritional-label/ ).
 
2014-04-25 04:25:53 PM
"From this week it is now possible to live without ever eating any food again..."

"food replacement"

I stopped there. I am going out for some fried chicken. You PETA types can torture yourselves with extremism but I will be doing what billions of others will be doing - enjoying the simple act of eating.
 
2014-04-25 04:26:44 PM

meat0918: "Another added advantage is that, not having gone through traditional manufacturing processes, it doesn't contain any toxins or preservatives."

I call bullshiat.

Anything is toxic in large enough quantities.  The poison is in the dose.

Happy sappy bullshiat marketing words piss me off.


theness.com
 
2014-04-25 04:27:54 PM
Wow, a quick search shows some people really pissed off at this guy for not making it organic and GMO free.
 
2014-04-25 04:28:18 PM
After raising in excessive of $2m dollars in a crowdfunding campaign, its supporters will now be rewarded with the food replacement.

Stop outsourcing your copywriting to Malaysia
 
2014-04-25 04:28:31 PM

volodya: I stopped there. I am going out for some fried chicken. You PETA types can torture yourselves with extremism but I will be doing what billions of others will be doing - enjoying the simple act of eating.


I enjoy eating. A lot. I cook really well, and I'm pretty passionate about food. I'm not passionate about eating 3 times a day though. Sometimes, I just want to put calories in my body as quickly and easily as possible, and then I can take the time and money I save and go out for a nice meal or fix a huge dinner.
 
2014-04-25 04:29:55 PM
Seems worth it to have a case of Soylent for emergencies. How long is its shelf life? This and a few 30-gallon jugs of water could go a long way.
 
2014-04-25 04:30:04 PM
I'd almost buy these for my wife though.

She's constantly on the hunt for more food, as she burns through calories like a hummingbird.
 
2014-04-25 04:30:13 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: volodya: I stopped there. I am going out for some fried chicken. You PETA types can torture yourselves with extremism but I will be doing what billions of others will be doing - enjoying the simple act of eating.

I enjoy eating. A lot. I cook really well, and I'm pretty passionate about food. I'm not passionate about eating 3 times a day though. Sometimes, I just want to put calories in my body as quickly and easily as possible, and then I can take the time and money I save and go out for a nice meal or fix a huge dinner.


Can't you just ask someone to make you a sandwich?
 
2014-04-25 04:31:10 PM

dj_spanmaster: Soylent is engineered to do the job that Ensure doesn't. It's a much more complete nutrient set.


For example?

I'm looking at ingredient lists for Soylent and Ensure and they're quite similar apart from non-essential stuff like ginkgo biloba.
 
2014-04-25 04:37:37 PM

Ivo Shandor: I'm looking at ingredient lists for Soylent and Ensure and they're quite similar apart from non-essential stuff like ginkgo biloba.


The original idea was that it would be significantly cheaper. Unfortunately, Robb isn't much of a businessman, as seen by the fact he drove off most of his early supporters into the DIY community with frequently delays. He originally anticipated a cost of about $1/meal or so, iirc. I think he was pretty disappointed with how expensive it turned out to be.
 
2014-04-25 04:45:23 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: I do a DIY version based off of the Hacker School Soylent recipe. I feel better when I'm drinking a lot of it, and it's a nice, easy way to get nutrition when I'm not in the mood to prepare food.


Speaking as someone who has hypoglycemia, this stuff would be a real life-saver; the more you need food the less you feel like preparing it and you feel worse and worse unless you grab some glucose tablets or something.

*does her some Googlin'*
 
2014-04-25 04:48:31 PM
and means that those who don't want to eat food can substitute meals for the portions

Who are these people?
 
2014-04-25 04:48:35 PM

Ivo Shandor: dj_spanmaster: Soylent is engineered to do the job that Ensure doesn't. It's a much more complete nutrient set.

For example?

I'm looking at ingredient lists for Soylent and Ensure and they're quite similar apart from non-essential stuff like ginkgo biloba.


They're not all that similar. In Ensure's first 3 ingredients, I essentially see: water, corn syrup and sugar. Ensure has 20 g of sugars per bottle, which is not supposed to be a meal replacement so much as supplement. Soylent's first version's measurements ARE supposed to be a meal replacement, and one meal includes 2g of sugars. Soylent has less fat; no cholesterol; more fiber, protein, Na and P.

The numbers show the product is geared to do a different job: give the body everything possible to function optimally.
 
2014-04-25 04:52:07 PM
And so it begins ...

www.brawndo.com
 
2014-04-25 05:04:31 PM
The main Soylent dude might want to think about using some of that $2 mil to hire a pro copywriter for future press releases. Good god that was painful.
 
2014-04-25 05:05:41 PM
Carbohydrates (400 g), in the form of oligosaccharides such as maltodextrin
Protein (50 g), in a powdered form such as rice protein
Fat (65 g), in the form of olive oil

Holy crap.. might as well eat sugar coated sugar bombs.  enjoy your diabetes and obesity eating this junk.
 
2014-04-25 05:08:10 PM

NakedDrummer: Carbohydrates (400 g), in the form of oligosaccharides such as maltodextrin
Protein (50 g), in a powdered form such as rice protein
Fat (65 g), in the form of olive oil

Holy crap.. might as well eat sugar coated sugar bombs.  enjoy your diabetes and obesity eating this junk.


Actually it's canola and fish oil

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-25 05:09:39 PM
So it's supposed to help malnourished people in times of crisis, but because it's called "soylent", it's branded to appeal to hipster nerds. Why call it soylent?
 
2014-04-25 05:10:23 PM

Keith Dudemeister: The main Soylent dude might want to think about using some of that $2 mil to hire a pro copywriter for future press releases. Good god that was painful.


Crowdsourcing = guaranteed mediocrity
 
2014-04-25 05:11:37 PM

meat0918: "Another added advantage is that, not having gone through traditional manufacturing processes, it doesn't contain any toxins or preservatives."

I call bullshiat.

Anything is toxic in large enough quantities.  The poison is in the dose.

Happy sappy bullshiat marketing words piss me off.


I agree. This crap is obviously marketed at liberals and other mental defectives. I love the way it also implies that EVERY OTHER PRODUCT ON EARTH that goes "through traditional manufacturing processes" must be chock-full-o "toxins" and "preservatives".
 
2014-04-25 05:13:24 PM

Super Chronic: and means that those who don't want to eat food can substitute meals for the portions

Who are these people?


I know a few such people. They spend all their waking hours "training". For them, food is a hassle, eating is something to be endured. Soylent is not made for people who actually want to live instead of become some kind of machine.
 
2014-04-25 05:15:14 PM

meat0918: NakedDrummer: Carbohydrates (400 g), in the form of oligosaccharides such as maltodextrin
Protein (50 g), in a powdered form such as rice protein
Fat (65 g), in the form of olive oil

Holy crap.. might as well eat sugar coated sugar bombs.  enjoy your diabetes and obesity eating this junk.

Actually it's canola and fish oil

[31.media.tumblr.com image 500x647]


canola oil makes it even worse... maltodextrin the main ingredient?  84g carbs to 5g fat?
 
2014-04-25 05:18:43 PM
Look, it's ONLY the green kind that's people.  The other colors are all something much more innocuous.

It's when they come out with green that we really have to worry.
 
2014-04-25 05:22:11 PM
No.. only Soylent Green was people. The other Soylent products were made of other materials (and had different colors).

Too hard for subby to have watched the first 15 minutes of the movie.

Subby probably doesn't know where Green Day got its name either. Poor, poor subby.
 
2014-04-25 05:25:45 PM

meat0918: NakedDrummer: Carbohydrates (400 g), in the form of oligosaccharides such as maltodextrin
Protein (50 g), in a powdered form such as rice protein
Fat (65 g), in the form of olive oil

Holy crap.. might as well eat sugar coated sugar bombs.  enjoy your diabetes and obesity eating this junk.

Actually it's canola and fish oil

[31.media.tumblr.com image 500x647]


Canola oil. Because if they called it "rapeseed oil" no one would buy it. Unless they like rape.
 
2014-04-25 05:25:48 PM
Since it's actually made of food, is it really a "food replacement"?
 
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