A Meal Substitute
I set out to try it and picked up 28 meals worth (that's 7 bags of powder). I went with 1.5 because it's a little less expensive (by about 70 cents a meal) and all I had to do was pre-blend up 4 meals worth of food. You may be thinking 'if you're such a lazy bastard, then how did you think you'd make Soylent?' and it's a good question. I can't answer you but I can say, it doesn't take as long as making a decent plate of spaghetti.
What it is: A suitable meal replacement that made me full and kept me alive.
What it is not: A delicious option for a meal over a Red Robin/Pizza pick.
I'm not upset I bought it. In fact, I'm excited to stay on the program and get through it. However, I think life's too short to drink brown goo as your only form of sustenance. It's a great 'I'm busy, give me some Soylent' type of meal. But the only thing you ever consume besides water? No.
A lot of people ask 'what does Soylent taste like?' and for whatever reason, everyone has a different answer. I'm no different. Soylent tastes like Pancake Batter to me. Which is frankly disgusting. When I added some honey (blackberry honey to be specific) it was palatable and I was able to finish it. Many people have different suggestions for how to spruce up your not-people gruel. If you're interested in trying this, definitely check them out.
Remember: Soylent is NOT people. They haven't gotten into colors yet so we're safe from chowing on our neighbors.