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Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont@veronica · Destroyer of Worlds (and PM at Disco)
Wait, I have to CHEW my food now?
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
Awesome release from Soylent. I'm disappointed that they included corn syrup as the 2nd largest ingredient though. The rest of the ingredients aren't that great either, with canola oil & maltodextrin in the top #10, and sucralose, Isomaltooligosaccharide syrup, Modified Food Starch and Isomaltulose (an artificial sweetener) all featuring as well. The key ingredient in here for the future though is Whole Algal Flour; which we can presume is derived from the algae featuring in soylent's drinks, and represent the future of the company (imho), where they can grow algae to replace a lot of our nutritional needs. Given the ingredients, this isn't something that I'd eat right now, but I know this will be hugely convenient for a large number of people and the smaller form factor vs the drink means that it's just getting more and more convenient.
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@_jacksmith awesome info as always. Thanks Jack :)
Ian Smith
Ian Smith@iansmith · Founder @DronesPodcast, ex-@DroneDeploy
@_jacksmith thanks for spotting that—corn syrup is definitely not something I'm buying into. Commented, as I sit here drinking my Coffiest.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
They just launched their coffee + soylent product, Coffiest last week. What's next, @johncoogan? 🤔
ZoliHiring@zolihonig · CoFounder @waivecar
@rrhoover @johncoogan SoyPositories?
John Coogan
John CooganMaker@johncoogan · Co-founder, Soylent
@rrhoove The pace will only quicken, by next year, we will be launching thousands of new products hourly.
Kalvir Sandhu
Kalvir Sandhu@kalv · Founder,
@rrhoover soylent while you sleep.
Cody Mahan
Cody Mahan@codymahan
@johncoogan @rrhoove Soylent Green™ for halloween?!
Pierrick@pierrickgt · Front-end Developer at Meilleurs Agents
Top notch marketing visuals. 👌
John Coogan
John CooganMaker@johncoogan · Co-founder, Soylent
@pierrickgt Thanks!
Christopher Smeder
Christopher Smeder@chris_smeder · Co-founder at Fibo
The cost of food is really interesting. I'm surprised the economics of scale don't work out better here. Or maybe they have a great margin? I eat incredibly healthy and pay about $10 a day for 3 meals a day. My diet consists of free range eggs (breakfast), organic vegetables from Costco and Hearst Ranch ground beef (free range / 100% grass fed) from Whole Foods or Teton Waters Ranch Sausage (also 100% grass fed) from Costco. I typically make paleo spaghetti, curries or roasted vegetables with sausage. With Soylent I would be spending $2 x 8 = $16 a day.
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@chris_smeder $2 for a protein bar is pretty much in the cheap-affordable range from what I've seen.
Khalif@khaliphj · Founder
@chris_smeder Agree 100%. I eat similar to you also. Disappointed in the main ingredients of their products, very highly processed. I'm better off making/drinking smoothies as meal replacement.
Matt McGunagle
Matt McGunagle@mcgunagle45 · Founder @ StrengthPortal
@chris_smeder someone who takes time out of their busy schedule to purchase ingredients and make delicious, home-cooked meals for a cheaper price? Chris, you truly are a unicorn in the tech world.
Nick Humphries
Nick Humphries@nickhumphries · Curious human.
@_jacksmith @chris_smeder Clif bars.. $1 each.
Jack Smith
Jack Smith@_jacksmith · Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@nickhumphries @chris_smeder Clif bars aren't a good fit for me. About 40g net carbs. main ingredient is brown rice syrup and the #4 ingredient is cane juice - so it's mostly sugar/carbs. Cliff bars are more of an energy bar than a protein bar imho; hence their branding: "CLIF Bar Energy Bars - Nutrition for sustained energy".