Soylent Squared

A complete 100g mini-meal bar from Soylent

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Soylent Squared is the first complete 100 calorie mini meal bar designed to give you 5g of plant protein, 36 essential nutrients, and probiotics for digestive health. Have 1 to 2 for a healthy snack, or 3 to 4 for a complete meal.
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  • ronsheridan
    ronsheridanStartup Wannabe
    Pros: 

    The Food Bars are finaly back

    Cons: 

    I had to wait a loooooooooooooooooonnnng time

    I've been using Soylent (bottles) since they became available and order the food bars when they first came out. BUt they went away.

    ronsheridan has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    Good concept in a booming industry "Fast food" finally Healthy

    Cons: 

    It should better highlight the properties of each bar

    Will try their bars, and their product

    Renato Capasso has never used this product.
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Just eat normal natural healthy food. Not this nonsense processed junk. Updated comment with reply from below. — Processing alone is not the issue (broccoli is processed), however, most bad food is processed, so it's a good heuristic to be cautious. Oftentimes, processed foods bring with them ingredient ratios, ingredient states, and ingredient profiles which we have not evolved to process and consume; or that are outright toxic for us. For example, at a basic level, poor carbohydrate, fat and protein profiles are common in processed food: 1. Carb consumption is the leading cause of weight gain, which we now know to be a leading cause of most acquired illnesses; for example, GERD, T2D, heart disease, cancer, etc. Processed foods are often very high in carbs, as they are both cheap to produce and tasty (corn, HFCS, sugar, etc.). Each of these small Soylent bars contains 12 grams of carbohydrates. These 12 grams of carbs, like all carbs, will be converted into 12 grams of sugar by your body. 12 grams of sugar is a lot of sugar, it's 3 sugar cubes. (4 grams of sugar per cube, worth thinking about it in terms of cubes.) On Soylent's website, they recommend you eat up to 4 of these bars at a time "for a complete healthy meal". In no world are 16 sugar cubes (64 grams of sugar) considered a healthy meal. This is how you get Type 2 Diabetes. They're lying, and it makes people fatally sick. And it's not about eating these in moderation, 12 grams of sugar in such a small meal is never something that can be eaten in moderation. You don't eat sugar cubes in moderation. You just don't eat them. 2. Bad omega 3:6 ratios result in long-term and damaging inflammation of body tissues (as does sugar). Chronic inflammation is known to cause many illnesses, but also mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This is one of the arguments behind why CBD is helpful in improving anxiety. CBD can reduce inflammation in the body, and in doing so, reduce the side-effects: anxiety. Also why lifting weights, baths, etc. can help with mood. They reduce inflammation. Omega 3:6 ratios are supposed to be about 1:1, yet, over the last century our omega 3:6 consumption has shifted to 1:20-50. Omega 6 (palm oil, vegetable oils) is cheaper than omega 3 (fish oils), but not healthy when consumed in this ratio. So, this is why we see less O3 and O6 in our diets. Cheaper to manufacture. So, that's carbs and fat, both terrible for you when done wrong; as they are here. 3. Finally, protein. These bars are less than 10% protein; which is wholly inadequate for any meal, let alone an already junk candy bar. However, what's telling is how they've overcompensated for this fact by putting the protein content on the front of the bar. A whole 5g of protein! Useless. We need a lot more than that, and a lot less sugar, and more omega 3 fats. But they know this, so they want to distract you with the protein content, as protein is generally harder to criticize. Now, imagine it said "4 sugar cubes per bar" on the front? Ha! Even if it wasn't processed, and it was a meal you made a home, this macronutrient profile is very bad. If we want, we can get into the micronutrients and chemical additive. The business need to have a long shelf-life, handle a variety of climates, postage, etc. results in the ingredients becoming further denatured and alien and difficult for our bodies to digest. So, not only are the ingredients trash, the method of delivery brings with it it's a share of issues. Processed food, such as soylent, is, at best, akin to rations. Not an ideal to live on, perhaps better in a survival situation; in which case, I'd recommend actual military grade rations. https://www.jomipsa.com/military But, you don't see those being posted on Product Hunt. lol. That's how strange this is to me. Rations on Product Hunt. Anyway, I wrote this quick, spelling errors and all, so, please look up all the details and find your own conclusions, but I'm as confident as I can be in what I've just written.
JakeWesorick
JakeWesorick@jakewesorick · Developer
@ys How does the fact that it is processed make it bad? (Genuinely don't know.)
Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'LearyHunter@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Chef.
@ys @jakewesorick Processed doesn't make food bad, processed food just means its through a set process, it's whats in the specific process that it can be made bad. Milk is processed.
@jakewesorick Sure. Processing alone is not the issue (broccoli is processed), however, most bad food is processed, so it's a good heuristic to be cautious. Oftentimes, processed foods bring with them ingredient ratios, ingredient states, and ingredient profiles which we have not evolved to process and consume; or that are outright toxic for us. For example, at a basic level, poor carbohydrate, fat and protein profiles are common in processed food: 1. Carb consumption is the leading cause of weight gain, which we now know to be a leading cause of most acquired illnesses; for example, GERD, T2D, heart disease, cancer, etc. Processed foods are often very high in carbs, as they are both cheap to produce and tasty (corn, HFCS, sugar, etc.). Each of these small Soylent bars contains 12 grams of carbohydrates. These 12 grams of carbs, like all carbs, will be converted into 12 grams of sugar by your body. 12 grams of sugar is a lot of sugar, it's 3 sugar cubes. (4 grams of sugar per cube, worth thinking about it in terms of cubes.) On Soylent's website, they recommend you eat up to 4 of these bars at a time "for a complete healthy meal". In no world are 16 sugar cubes (64 grams of sugar) considered a healthy meal. This is how you get Type 2 Diabetes. They're lying, and it makes people fatally sick. And it's not about eating these in moderation, 12 grams of sugar in such a small meal is never something that can be eaten in moderation. You don't eat sugar cubes in moderation. You just don't eat them. 2. Bad omega 3:6 ratios result in long-term and damaging inflammation of body tissues (as does sugar). Chronic inflammation is known to cause many illnesses, but also mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. This is one of the arguments behind why CBD is helpful in improving anxiety. CBD can reduce inflammation in the body, and in doing so, reduce the side-effects: anxiety. Also why lifting weights, baths, etc. can help with mood. They reduce inflammation. Omega 3:6 ratios are supposed to be about 1:1, yet, over the last century our omega 3:6 consumption has shifted to 1:20-50. Omega 6 (palm oil, vegetable oils) is cheaper than omega 3 (fish oils), but not healthy when consumed in this ratio. So, this is why we see less O3 and O6 in our diets. Cheaper to manufacture. So, that's carbs and fat, both terrible for you when done wrong; as they are here. 3. Finally, protein. These bars are less than 10% protein; which is wholly inadequate for any meal, let alone an already junk candy bar. However, what's telling is how they've overcompensated for this fact by putting the protein content on the front of the bar. A whole 5g of protein! Useless. We need a lot more than that, and a lot less sugar, and more omega 3 fats. But they know this, so they want to distract you with the protein content, as protein is generally harder to criticize. Now, imagine it said "4 sugar cubes per bar" on the front? Ha! Even if it wasn't processed, and it was a meal you made a home, this macronutrient profile is very bad. If we want, we can get into the micronutrients and chemical additive. The business need to have a long shelf-life, handle a variety of climates, postage, etc. results in the ingredients becoming further denatured and alien and difficult for our bodies to digest. So, not only are the ingredients trash, the method of delivery brings with it it's a share of issues. Processed food, such as soylent, is, at best, akin to rations. Not an ideal to live on, perhaps better in a survival situation; in which case, I'd recommend actual military grade rations. https://www.jomipsa.com/military But, you don't see those being posted on Product Hunt. lol. That's how strange this is to me. Rations on Product Hunt. Anyway, I wrote this quick, spelling errors and all, so, please look up all the details and find your own conclusions, but I'm as confident as I can be in what I've just written.
Ben
BenPro@heliostatic · Product @ Close
Please bring back the full size meal bars :D
Jordan Krueger
Jordan Krueger@jordankrueger · Organizer, activist, community builder.
@johncoogan Dozens, if not hundreds of people were afflicted with "intense vomiting and diarrhea" after eating Soylent bars in 2016. What steps has your company taken to test this new product and ensure that no one is in danger of serious health consequences from eating it?
Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'LearyHunter@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Chef.
Interesting continuation in the solid food area, I've never felt super comfortable with replacing meals with shakes as was previously the idea, a lot happens when you turn something into a shake as opposed to a solid mass. @johncoogan what made you and the team explore this route more?
Shlok Sharma
Shlok Sharma@shlok_sharma · 17-year old interested in making things.
I feel like you should introduce salty mini-meal bars, like pizza-flavored bars