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Soylent Could Make Food Preparation A Thing Of The Past

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What if you never had to worry about food preparation again?

A new beverage called Soylent was created to provide a simpler food option for those with little time to dedicate to grocery shopping and food prep. The product comes with a dry powder and an oil blend to mix together and promises to provide consumers with all the nutritional value they need.

Julia Beck, associate editor at The Atlantic, explained to HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill that she tried a drink similar to Soylent and while she was kept fairly nourished, the experience itself wasn't the most enjoyable.

"I can’t say it was the most pleasant experience I've ever had," Beck said. "The reason that it may not catch on super widely is because humans generally don’t like monotonous diets and if you’re using that for every meal, it gets pretty old pretty fast.”

Writer, cook and restaurant reviewer Ruth Reichl said that a beverage like this takes away from the cultural pleasures of enjoying food.

"It just makes me sad," Reichl said. "I think that we’re also forgetting the fun aspect. We’re forgetting the sensual aspect. We’re forgetting cooking together and we’re mostly forgetting what happens around a table when you sit down and share food."

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview about this powdered drink below:

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