What Soylent is trying to replace (and what it isn’t)

by Joey deVilla on June 27, 2015

soylent

In all the goings-on of the past few days, I’ve neglected to point to this statement by Benedict Evans, a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz (often shortened to a16z), who’ve invested in the seed and Series A rounds for Soylent, the liquid “staple meal” meant for people too busy doing important things and making the world a better place to eat solid food. He posted it in a tweet, which I’m illustrating below:

“Soylent does not replace the meal you spend an hour cooking,” he writes:

dinner party

“…it replaces this:”

vienna sausages
I dunno; I’m still leaning towards the Vienna sausages. And I’m not the only one.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Rohan Jayasekera June 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

I’ve had some Soylent, and quite liked it. I’d be happy to have it often and if I weren’t married I probably would. I do have instant ramen occasionally but I try to avoid thinking about how bad it is for my health; I’ve never had (or even heard of) Vienna Sausages but apparently the same concerns apply. Bonus: Soylent contains no animal products, and the Soylent-tasting party I organized included a vegan.

kikito June 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I know around 10 people who have worked on a sausage factory.

None of them eats sausages.

Gene Venable June 28, 2015 at 1:26 pm

You don’t have to choose, you know. Have both! Then decide which you prefer.

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