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Now Shipping to Canada, Soylent (Simple, healthy, and affordable food)

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Now Shipping to Canada, Soylent (Simple, healthy, and affordable food)

We heard you, Canada.


Video link: https://vimeo.com/130569922

Soylent is now shipping to all ten provinces, with an estimated shipping time of under 48 hours.
Order today at www.soylent.com


Une poudre bientôt offerte au Canada pour remplacer vos repas
Le Journal de Montréal - ‎Jun 15, 2015‎
Soylent s'affiche comme une solution complète sur le plan nutritionnel, abordable et pratique, ce qui lui a valu une certaine popularité aux États-Unis. En plus de ...

Soylent Now Shipping to Canada
Techvibes (blog) - ‎Jun 15, 2015‎
The popular meal replacement Soylent announced today that it is now available to Canadians and shipping direct-to-consumer via Canada Post. Soylent is an engineered staple food designed to provide maximum nutrition with minimal effort.

Put away the poutine: Soylent ships to Canada starting today
Ars Technica (blog) - ‎Jun 15, 2015‎
The food substitute Soylent has gained a highly requested feature this morning: international shipping. We've written quite a bit about the powdered meal product over the past couple of years, and pretty much every article saw non-US Ars readers interested ...

Soylent, the popular meal replacement, comes to Canada
OurWindsor.ca - ‎Jun 15, 2015‎
Canada is about to get a taste of Soylent, the powdered meal-in-a-packet that wants to do for food what Amazon did for department stores, Uber did for taxis and Netflix did for cable — displace it. Soylent, which advertises itself as nutritionally complete, ...

Soylent, the popular meal replacement, comes to Canada
Toronto Star - ‎Jun 15, 2015‎
Despite what the name might suggest to Charlton Heston fans, Soylent is not made of people. In Soylent 1.5, the latest iteration of the product, the carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins come from a blend of three dozen ingredients, including rice protein, ...

What is Soylent? (video)

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Is this Soylent Green? If it is, I am in for 10 boxes.
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Anikiri wrote: Is this Soylent Green? If it is, I am in for 10 boxes.
Nope cheap knockoff... They state plainly it does not contain people. Bummr :(
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Anikiri wrote: Is this Soylent Green? If it is, I am in for 10 boxes.
first thought that came to my mind
+1
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80g of protein, 223g of carbs
no thanks Jeff
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Det. Thorn: Ocean's dying, plankton's dying... it's people. *Soylent Green is made out of people.* They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!
Hatcher: I promise, Tiger. I promise. I'll tell the Exchange.
Det. Thorn: You tell everybody. Listen to me, Hatcher. You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people! We've gotta stop them somehow!
I swear to drunk I'm not God 😝
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looks like something you'd feed to prison inmates. Makes me think of gruel.
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Is people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[edit] okay i'm way late with that comment. But really, that's a terrible brand name... for food.
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"Provide a better alternative to what we usually eat"
*has steak in the background*
Yeah... I'm pretty sure there's nothing better than steak.


Seriously... is this a joke? Even in the video they're like "other foods are there to maximize taste and texture but we're engineered for fueling your body"
I actually like taste.
Also they say it's $3/meal. Family of 2/2 means I get a budget of $27/day assuming kids get 1/2. I don't know about you, but I can prepare fully balanced meals even in Canada for $27.
I'll give them the time factor. Dump into a blender and blend with water. I can't match that speed.

The ironic part about this is that it looks like it'd be perfect for something like space travel where you have limited weight you can bring and zero access to basically everything.
But they don't even subject astronauts to this. They truck them real (albeit specially prepared) food.
Not that they could use this easily in space anyway...They'd have to build a space blender since there's no down.
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Maybe if it wasn't so dang expensive. A powder costing 3 dollars a meal, I can eat a hell of a lot better than this, have it taste a lot better and be cheaper.
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Madevilz wrote: 80g of protein, 223g of carbs
no thanks Jeff
cheap knock off. people have a much better protein/ carb ratio
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Haven't read into this.. But why not ensure or other meal replacements
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Thanks OP. I've been wanting to give this a try for a long time.

[QUOTE]Haven't read into this.. But why not ensure or other meal replacements [/QUOTE]

Many of the other meal replacement drinks contain a lot of sugar and don't have enough calories to be a real meal replacement.
Plus, I've never found them to be filling at all.
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Harmful wrote: Thanks OP. I've been wanting to give this a try for a long time.
Same, I bought a months worth. Thanks OP.
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I've heard about this. Apparently, very popular in Silicon Valley were some people don't have the time or don't want to have real food as meal.

I'm curious about how this will affect people's health with long-term and regular use of this. As with many things in the body, the digestion system must work and exercise regularly. If you mostly drink your food, your disgestion system may waken over time and perhaps one day, when you eat real food, something bad may happen...
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Madevilz wrote: 80g of protein, 223g of carbs
no thanks Jeff
You know the numbers you're making fun of are the total for one package, not a single serving, right? :D
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Very interested. But:

1) Why 1640mg of sodium? Isn't that much sodium bad?
2) What does it taste like?
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dysonlu wrote: I've heard about this. Apparently, very popular in Silicon Valley were some people don't have the time or don't want to have real food as meal.

I'm curious about how this will affect people's health with long-term and regular use of this. As with many things in the body, the digestion system must work and exercise regularly. If you mostly drink your food, your disgestion system may waken over time and perhaps one day, when you eat real food, something bad may happen...
Maybe just take this when you have no time to cook? If I go this route, I'll probably cook or eat out on the weekends/holidays.

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