Soylent, from the makers of Hell Gravy, the poisonous gravy from Hell

Soylent is the hot new food substitute that’s intended to supply all the nutrients the human body needs without the time, money, or effort associated with real food. For about $4 a serving, this “just add water” replacement could revolutionize the way we think about food, and it’s being targeted at people who are too busy to eat. It also looks like the cloudy water that accumulates in the last bowl in the sink when you’re doing the dishes.



But how does it taste? Reviews are all over the place, from “This is real bad” to “Why are you doing this to me?” But forget all that. I don’t know about you, but I am sick of thinking about what to eat every day. I’m a very powerful, fancy man, and sitting down to eat with my family is so BORING JESUS CHRIST WHO CARES. With Soylent, I just need enough brain power to mix water with powder. Hey honey, what’s for breakfast lunch and dinner for the rest of our lives? Oh that’s right, flesh colored sludge. “Oh man remember how we used to eat food?” we’d laugh as our teeth fall out of our mouths from under usage. Perfect, now we don’t have to waste time brushing our teeth, that’s another 4 minutes of “me time” that big dental can’t have.

Let’s just get this out of the way because I know you’re all thinking it. “Soylent Green is made out of people.” Probably the most famous Charlton Heston quote that doesn’t involve damn dirty apes or the business end of an assault rifle in your face. I can assure you that this new food alternative, and let’s just call it Soylent Beige for argument’s sake, is NOT made out of people. Disregard the distinct, flesh-like hue of the drink and focus more on the ingredients. Maltodextrin, Rice Protein, Oat Flour, and 100% of your recommended daily allowance of TOTALLY NOT GROUND UP HUMAN BODIES. They even underlined it.

That being said, maybe it’s best to name your food substitute, say… literally anything else. It’s like naming a new space-age baby formula Bleach and then being like, well duh, of course not THAT bleach, this is New Bleach. For babies to drink. Yeah, our logo is a skull and crossbones, it’s awesome.

I have some experience with liquid diets. A few years ago, my wife suggested we try a juice fast. The idea of flushing toxins from my body while drinking nothing but juice for 5 days sounded great. My body’s a cesspool of toxins, I love Hawaiian Punch, let’s do this. And then a box of kale water and broccoli nectar arrived on our doorstep, juices that were somehow more boring than regular water. The first day was fine. Halfway through the second day we were both rolling around on the floor, too weak to stand or punctuate our cursing with hand gestures. At my lowest point I tried eating one of the bottles just to feel something real. That night, embarrassed by defeat, we ate at the local Toxin Burger and smashed every glass of water they brought to the table.

Is Soylent Beige for me? Based on that last example, clearly not. But if you live in a part of the world where food isn’t guaranteed every day, it might be a good alternative to dying from malnutrition. Or at the very least, a good alternative to wallpaper paste.

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  1. Jonathan says:

    LOL! Soylent is nothing at all, not even a tiny bit, like a “juice cleanse” or any other “liquid diet” for that matter. And if you really can’t see the genius in naming the product Soylent… well then you’re clearly not a marketer. At least you did get the basic facts about what it’s made of correct, so I suppose that’s something.

    You might want to consider trying it some time. I can guarantee you that if you expect it to be anything remotely like your previous “cleanse” experience, you’re in for an extremely pleasant surprise.

  2. Chris says:

    I’m not quite sure how all these articles get decided to be released when the writer hasn’t even tried the product. It’s like reading a movie review without the reviewer seeing the movie and trying to guess what the plot points might be.

    This isn’t supposed to make you lose weight, or cleanse your body. That isn’t the intention. It’s supposed to be a better option for you than the few times you get a Big Mac with Fries from Mcdonalds. At $4 a meal, it’s no more expensive than fast food. Why not eat a nutritionally complete meal if you can? Don’t like the taste? Add vanilla, add fruit add cocoa. Add whatever makes you happy to it. I’ve never seen so much pre-canned hate for a food product before (Other than fast food of course.).

  3. Good grief says:

    Saying someone is “clearly not a marketer” is high praise indeed. And if you can’t see the genius that is this (very clearly comedic) blog, then you’re clearly not funny.

  4. Chris says:

    “Is Soylent Beige for me? Based on that last example, clearly not. But if you live in a part of the world where food isn’t guaranteed every day, it might be a good alternative to dying from malnutrition.”


  5. ICE says:

    Clearly, some folks are not fans of comedy. It would seem that these folks care deeply about their health, especially when breakfast and lunch may not be the old sit-down-and-eat-anolog-food type of day. My goodness! You used a picture of “Soylent” in association with your clearly satirical article which, seriously, you’d need a goat dick buried in your brain via the earhole not to know! That said, shame on you, sir! Some things you don’t just joke about! GOOD DAY!

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