Aussielent is a locally produced take on "Soylent": a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. We gave it an extensive taste test last month, and found it worked pretty much as advertised. The only downside to Aussielent is the hassle of mixing the powder multiple times per day. If you're willing to pay a premium, Aussielent now ships ready-made, single-serve bottles for time-poor futurists. Hurrah!
Premade Aussielent has a similar formula to its powdered sibling. A single serve contains 1989kJ of energy, 25g of protein, 40g of low-GI carbohydrates, 25% recommended daily intake (RDI) of 27 vitamins and minerals and the recommended intakes of omegas 3 & 6. Here's the spiel from the website:
With a neutral, light vanilla taste and super smooth mouth feel, our ready to drink is aseptically processed with a 12 month shelf life. It does not require refrigeration prior to opening unless you prefer to drink it cold.
As you'd expect, the price is a lot steeper than the make-at-home version. A 12-pack will set you back $49. If you plan to replace all meals with this stuff, that works out to a supply of just three days. By contrast, a shipment of Aussielent powder will net you 28 meals for $84. In terms of meal volume, you're paying more than double the price for the bottled version.
For some users, the convenience of grab-and-go bottles will be worth the extra dosh. There is one small caveat however — the taste and texture is reportedly quite different to the powders. Customers are advised to order a single-serve sampler before committing to a larger order.
While it isn’t recommended by health experts, it would be technically possible to live off nothing but four bottles of Aussielent per day. When you consider this, the cost starts to look a bit more reasonable. You can read about our experiences with the powdered Aussielent here.