A quick Joylent review


Since I finally received my package of Joylent, I’ll start with a quick review of it. I purchased four bags of strawberry and one bag of vanilla. That’s supposed to be 15 meals. The bags, once opened, are very easy to reseal – a la ziplock mechanism. That’s a huge plus from me.


The first strawberry mix went fine – into the new Joylent shaker bottle – and I used cold tap water. I mixed it up and had it for breakfast. The strawberry flavor was slight, and the texture was slightly… pulpy. Compared to Soylent 2.0, the flavor was acceptable. The enjoy the oats/powered milk flavor of Soylent, this approaches that – but it’s blander. Hence the added flavoring which does it’s job of punching the flavor a tiny, tiny bit.

Ambronite comparison

Compared to Ambronite, it lacks the overwhelming flavor and hearty ingredients. Ambronite so far is my favorite – but it’s very expensive and I also need to augment the it’s base flavor by adding powdered peanut butter or I can’t palette it. I feel wonderful after having Ambronite. If it was half the price, I’d stock up on it. Until that day, I am searching for something that works best. I’m waiting for Huel to become available in the United States. I’d like to kick it’s tires too.

So the first Joylent was fine. It was filling – I filled the bottle to the top. I wasn’t blown away, but I’ve read that it’s a bit healthier than Soylent. I prepared a Joylent for breakfast the next day and put it in the refrigerator overnight. It felt much “pulpier” in the mouth – almost like runny tapioca. The taste was honestly the same – quite slight. I do not think putting Joylent in the fridge overnight or having it very cold changes the taste at all. It makes it feel thicker in the mouth though. Does this translate into tricking the stomach into being more full? I’d say no. So – don’t bother using a blender with ice cubes or putting it into a refrigerator in the hopes of altering the taste.

My third Joylent I had for lunch on the same day. A quick mix with cold tap. I feel a little more full after having a full shake of Joylent than a bottle of Soylent 2.0.

Each 1/3 of a bag of Joylent = about 700 calories. Each Soylent 2.0 bottle is 400 calories. So I need to be careful here, or use less powder per Joylent (and increase the water). Else I could end up packing on some weight. For sure no three Joylent a day.

We’ll see how it goes…

If price were no option

  1. Ambronite
  2. Joylent
  3. Soylent 2.0

Taste rating

  1. Soylent 2.0
  2. Joylent
  3. Ambronite

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