Some might be open to the idea of consuming all their food in the form of a shake and it’s good news for them as liquid food Soylent 2.0 could replace actual food, at least according to its developer. The latest announcement from the company has stated that their new meal replacement will be shipped to markets in October.
While its efficiency is still doubted, Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart presses on the fact that it will be the environmental way of feeding the entire population, quicker, healthier and disposing of the alleged uselessness of kitchens all around. He stated that a few good home tricks already absolve anyone of cooking and Soyltent 2.0 could be one of them, because “Kitchens are expensive and dirty.”.
Rhinehart has gathered $20 million in financing, which means that the project is well underway and will be seeing light this fall. The company’s previous meal replacement product, Soylent 1.0, came in the form of powder, so they expect vast improvement for their second version created in liquid form.
Reportedly, the liquid meal replacer will not need to be refrigerated and can maintain themselves as viable for as long as one year. It’s claimed to contain 27 grams of fiber per 2,000 calories, which is above the 14 grams consumed on average by an American citizen.
It’s slightly more expensive than their Soylent 1.0 powder food replacement, which was around $9. The estimated cost for the consumer will be of $12 per day in order to provide complete nutrition and compensate for all those meals they would be missing. The only fat content within the product will be given by the algae ingredient.
What is claimed to make the huge difference between Soylent 2.0 and other nutritional supplements is that, while others are meant for occasional use, Rhinehart’s product will serve as a replacement for all meals at all times during the day. It intends for the liquid food meal replacer to become the sole source of nutrition for consumers, at least for those brave enough to try it as such.
Rhinehart intends for it to provide the healthiest amount of nutrients in a decently tasting concoction, unlike other similar products who were deemed as “way too sweet” and don’t have “the macronutrient balance or glycemic index” best suited for users.
However, nutritional doctor at George Washington University, Antoinette Saddler, stated that, while it may not be used regularly by consumers all around, it could prove to be greatly useful for people suffering from serious gastrointestinal disorders, whose nutrient intake is directly to the stomach or intestines due to serious conditions.
In essence, Soylent 2.0 could provide better meals for those only able to eat food in liquid form, as it’s still doubtful many will be convinced to give up their actual meals in favor of a warm shake. At the very least, not in a pre-apocalyptic world.