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Soylent Announces Next Generation Meal Replacement Will Arrive Pre-Bottled

Soylent Announces Next Generation Meal Replacement Will Arrive Pre-Bottled
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Soylent, a sippable meal replacement startup that has become especially faddy in entrepreneurial circles, has just announced the October release of Soylent 2.0 -- its next generation beverage that will arrive pre-bottled as opposed to in mixable powder form.

A 12-pack of the stark white, black-capped bottles will be priced at $34.

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Soylent 2.0 contains different ingredients from Soylent’s only other meal replacement offering, a mixable powder called Soylent 1.5. (Since its launch, there have been five total iterations of this powder.) The bottled version now features soy protein -- as opposed to brown rice protein -- and derives its fat energy from farm-free algae sources for maximum environmental sustainability.

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Soylent 2.0 is vegan and doesn’t need to be refrigerated for one year. The product “has the potential to reduce the ecological impact of food production,” the company wrote in a blog post announcing the launch, which also features a promo video of a man stranded on a deserted island who’s able to subsist solely on the creamy white liquid.

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“Each bottle of Soylent 2.0 contains 20 percent of daily values for all essential vitamins and minerals,” the company said.

The food tech startup last slurped down a $20 million funding round in January led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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Edition: October 2016

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