Joylent: Unboxing

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if you have been on the internet the past couple of years, you will have heard of Soylent. Not the stuff made from people but the nutritionally complete meal replacement milkshake stuff. Well, I wanted to get my hands on some. Sadly, they don't ship outside America. This left a few options.

I could have it remailed at a hefty cost, about the price of the Soylent itself. No go. I could go across and bring some back but attempting to get a box of white powder across borders would prove very interesting. Last option was DIY.

Enter Joylent. The European answer to Soylent. Reformulated to match EU nutritional guidelines and only 5 Euros to ship to the UK from The Netherlands. I promptly placed an order.

wpid-wp-1416648279480.jpeg100%+ of the recommended daily intake of everything.

wpid-wp-1416648273781.jpegPretty much a box of powder.

wpid-wp-1416648268380.jpegAs I am a first time customer, they sent out a mixer bottle. Already have one for making up protein shakes for lifting but its a nice touch.

wpid-wp-1416648262400.jpegThe Joylent itself. Looks like milkshake powder. The packaging has since been upgraded to nifty looking bags. One bag equals one day of food. Ten bags in the box. Three meals per bag so 30 meals.

wpid-wp-1416648252416.jpegOil is supplied in these containers. Two of them in the box. One little tub per day. Not a fan of how the oil is packaged, looks prone to leaking.

wpid-wp-1416648245357.jpegIf nothing else, I won't starve for a few days. Could make for good backpacking food, simple to prepare and doesn't require any fuel. Also good for emergency rations though I am unsure about the lifespan of the oil.

I plan to have one or two Joylent meals a day. Not going full time for now.

Suppose I better make up a batch to try it.