September 1, 2016

Coffiest fails at everything Soylent 2.0 succeeds - Updated.

Soylent’s breakfast drink came out just as I was running out of my first Soylent 2.0 box. I was already adding cold brew coffee to half a Soylent 2.0 bottle for breakfast, so it seemed like a great time to tried.

First, a Soylent 2.0 review

I love Soylent 2.0. It delivers on everything I was looking on a meal replacement drink: price, ingredients1, simplicity and taste.

A note on taste: Soylent 2.0 doesn’t taste good, but it doesn’t taste bad. It has an absence of taste, which I appreciate after trying many shakes that either fail at faking a flavor, or do taste great — which is explained when you check the ingredients.

Soylent 2.0 flavor is inline with what it is: a meal replacement meant to simplify your life. You’re not drinking it to suppress hunger with a peanut butter flavored shake, you’re eating a balanced lunch quickly to get back to work and leave early.

And now, the Coffiest disappointment

Coffiest also doesn’t taste good, but the coffee with a hint of chocolate flavor is not subtle. So basically you end up with most disagreeable cold mocha you have every tried. To make matters worse for me, unlike Soylent 2.0, Coffiest seems to have an aftertaste.

Now, being clear that my objectivity is blown, I also experienced some stomach discomfort with Coffiest that I didn’t had during the previous month with Soylent 2.0. But this could be a nocebo effect, so YMMV.

Even though Coffiest is not for me (and I can’t recommend it) I will continue to buy Soylent 2.0 — as soon as I struggle through the remaining 9 Coffiest bottles.

Update: Emailed Soylent about returning my remaning 9 Coffiest bottles and exchanging for Soylent 2.0. In a few hours they emailed back saying that they will refund the order and:

Feel free to keep the remaining Soylent with our compliments, or you can share it with interested family and friends.

And that’s how you make a customer happy.

  1. I buy into Soylent’s drink ingredients and sourcing.↩︎

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