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My thoughts on the Soylent Cafe flavors

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This post can be thought of as something like a follow-up to my last post when I tried the Soylent Cacao and Nectar flavors (which were pretty good and pretty bad, respectively).

Soylent recently announced the availability of new flavors on their official blog. I'm guessing that the "Coffiest" variant of Soylent they've had for a while now, which seems at first glance to be a mixture of Soylent and coffee intended as a breakfast food, must have been doing pretty well. They now have a Soylent Cafe line of drinks, which the aforementioned Coffiest belongs to, as well as their brand-new Soylent Cafe Vanilla and Soylent Cafe Chai flavors. All three flavors are caffeinated, with Coffiest and Vanilla each supposed to have roughly the same caffeine content as a cup of coffee, and Chai on par with a cup of tea. The new flavors also have L-theanine added, which is claimed to somehow help with "jitters" from caffeine.

That all sounds great... But what does it actuall…

My first visit to the Microsoft Store

I consider myself first and foremost a fan of Linux, particularly Ubuntu. However, this is not to say I don't also use other solutions from time to time. In particular, despite all the flak that Microsoft gets from the Linux community on a regular basis, I myself still use quite a bit of their technologies and products in my own personal tech ecosystem. The rest of my family especially still turn to Windows for most of their own computing needs, and I still provide them free IT support.

My brother +Jonathan Horton is in a transition period of sorts right now. He will soon be taking up an extended residence in a hotel somewhere in Owosso, MI while he is in a seven-week internship. (He holds a bachelor's of science degree in microbiology from Michigan State University, and is pursuing a career in clinical laboratory.) During this time, he is expected to take weekly exams wherever he is staying at, which will be proctored via the internet.

The proctoring software strictly require…

My thoughts on Soylent Nectar and Cacao flavors

Earlier this week, I ordered a 12-pack (the smallest available order size) each of Soylent Nectar and Soylent Cacao to sample it.

People who know me will recall that I drink Soylent (and, in fact, have a monthly subscription) because it simplifies tracking my nutrition, and is cheap and convenient. I don't live entirely off of it (yet), but it does come in handy replacing the expensive or unhealthy food that I would otherwise have to choose for lunch at work.

Up until now, I've only ever consumed the Original version. I usually tell people who ask me about it that it has a taste somewhere in between a vanilla milkshake and thin pancake batter. It's perfectly palatable, if purposely bland, and I have no trouble with drinking it day in and day out. But what if I wanted a little more variety?

Rosa Foods, Inc., the company which produces Soylent, somewhat recently came out with three additional variations on the Soylent drink:

Coffiest: Has coffee mixed in and is intended as a b…