Soylent goals to make its nutritious sludge less expensive than $three a meal

Soylent aims to make its nutritious sludge much cheaper than $3 a meal

Like it or hate it, the meals alternative drink Soylent is not going away anytime quickly. The corporate is now planning to drive down the price of its meals to “a fraction” of their present $three worth after banking a further $20 million, in line with investor Chris Dixon. Soylent was initially developed as a reasonable and handy approach to eat vaguely wholesome meals (it is made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and amino acids), and it shortly gained a loyal fan base. The one drawback? It tastes like chalky pancake combine (with a touch of impending dystopia). It is also robust to get your palms on proper now: You possibly can snag round 21 meals for $70 a month (or an $eighty five one-time payment), however you will have to attend 4 to 5 months in your order. Driving the worth right down to beneath $2 a meal (and hopefully growing availability) is strictly what Soylent must do for regular people to provide it a shot.

Whereas Soylent was initially hyped as a whole meal alternative, Dixon factors out it is extra an alternative choice to horrible quick meals choices. He additionally stresses that the actual worth of the corporate is the group that is developed round it. “In case you take a look at Soylent as only a meals firm, you misjudge the core of the corporate, the identical means you’d for those who checked out GoPro as only a digital camera firm,” Dixon stated.

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By way of: TechCrunch

Supply: Chris Dixon

Tags: Chris Dixon, meals, Soylent

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