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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: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @11:21AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @11:21AM (#49096)

    It's going to be the military, disaster response teams, and the like that will be the main customers

    From the description of how soylent tastes (not just by NYTimes), I'd definitely prefer an MRE instead of soylent for what might be my last meal. Heck I'd take instant ramen instead of soylent.

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  • (Score: 2) by nightsky30 on Friday May 30 2014, @11:42AM

    by nightsky30 (1818) on Friday May 30 2014, @11:42AM (#49103)

    They might taste better, and I think anyone would choose something different for their last meal, but you are getting vastly different nutrients in each of these meals. MREs are designed for high caloric intake, and instant ramen is cheap, loaded with sodium chloride, and designed for an early heart attack. Soylent is meant to fill a complete nutritional niche.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @12:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @12:03PM (#49112)

      and instant ramen is cheap, loaded with sodium chloride, and designed for an early heart attack.

      While it may well cause an early heart attack, I strongly doubt that was a design goal.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @01:45PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @01:45PM (#49143)

        Whoooosh!

        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday May 30 2014, @02:14PM

          by tangomargarine (667) on Friday May 30 2014, @02:14PM (#49154)

          Whoosh yourself. That was funny.

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