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Old 11-02-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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Would you eat this meal replacement?

There's a company making a meal replacement that is supposed to have all the nutrients the human body needs. You wouldn't have to eat anything else. I would prefer they hadn't named the company and product "Soylent".

Would you try it? Would you try using it as your main source of nutrition?

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Old 11-02-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
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Is it green?

And no thanks on the eating it.
Now if it is a liquid I can see a use for it. Cancer patients that have feeding tubes.
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Is it green?

And no thanks on the eating it.
Now if it is a liquid I can see a use for it. Cancer patients that have feeding tubes.
Nope, not green.

Actually, you do mix it up in a blender and drink it, not eat it.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:52 PM   #4
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Patients (not just cancer) who have feeding tubes have their blood tested periodically and the nutritional fluid is made specifically for their nutritional needs, which may not all be the same.

As long as I could eat real food, I would.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:06 PM   #5
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Patients (not just cancer) who have feeding tubes have their blood tested periodically and the nutritional fluid is made specifically for their nutritional needs, which may not all be the same.

As long as I could eat real food, I would.
Glad to see that has changed. When my granddad had his feeding tube, we were told to feed him Ensure every so many hours. I can't remember how many. I know the pain medication was every 4 hours around the clock. Or it may have been 3 hours apart but that was 29 years ago.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #6
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Would you eat this meal replacement?

No. Not as long as I can still chew, I wouldn't.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #7
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Who, as a member of a cooking forum, would choose a food replacement over actual food?
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:46 PM   #8
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Well, Andy, we did have a member who tried convincing us that people didn't need food with flavor and texture, just nutrition. Um, no. As long as my teeth and stomach are still doing their jobs, I'll stick with food I chew.

taxy, I'll be passing on the Soylent, too. More for those who want it!
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:46 PM   #9
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Papa has a movie I saw that was called Soylent Green I think, yes? But the main ingredient of these pills were people.

We are cooks here who like the good food. I would not wish to taste of anything named of Soylent, it is very odd!

And what also is odd, what is a food replacement? What would one replace food with? Perhaps furniture? This is quite odd.

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Old 11-02-2015, 10:01 PM   #10
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I doubt if I'd even try it.

Taste, texture and flavors of real food are important.

They can't even make imitation crab that actually tastes like crab meat.

I don't think this will fly, even if they change the name.
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