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posted by martyb on Friday May 30 2014, @09:14AM   Printer-friendly
from the needs-a-spoonful-of-sugar? dept.

Some soylentils have an interest in the Soylent food product, which claims to be complete, scientifically-based nutrition. Now Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times has spent a week and a half living off of it, and found it disappointing:

I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.

Read the rest at the NYT: The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by khchung on Friday May 30 2014, @11:21AM

    by khchung (457) on Friday May 30 2014, @11:21AM (#49095)

    Soylent's instructions suggested adding peanut butter, fruit, vanilla extract or other flavorings to the drink. I did, but still, Soylent tasted pretty much the same from day to day - like gritty, thinned-down pancake batter, inoffensive and dull.

    I honestly missed that, even though I can remember reading it when seeing it in your reply. I guess it must be the effect of reading a "but", which cause people to mentally write-off whatever was said before that (something I heard from almost every communication class).

    OTOH, how *could* it still taste "pretty much the same" if he tried to add different flavorings?

    However, the second part. Yes, I did notice he wasn't doing a All-Soylent test, but obviously he had set a quota for himself and forced himself to went through it, even through meals where he wanted something else. "Feel like a chore" was HIS words, how would any normal customer keep eating Soylent when feeling like going through a chore?

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  • (Score: 2) by EvilJim on Friday May 30 2014, @10:04PM

    by EvilJim (2501) on Friday May 30 2014, @10:04PM (#49328) Journal

    hey, that's interesting about the 'but'...but...