What a month! Over the past 30 days, we’ve gotten more attention and support than we ever could have dreamed, and over 5000 people took the plunge and preordered. That means we’ve sold over 10,000 weeks of Soylent, and we don’t intend to stop here! In light of the increased attention and demand that we saw in the past few days of the campaign, we’re going to keep accepting pre-orders even after the campaign ends — though orders placed after June 21 at 9pm PDT will not include the Soylent shaker bottles, which are going to be limited to our initial Soylent backers. Orders placed during the campaign will also be shipped first. Please continue to share the http://soylent.me page with your friends, family, and coworkers.
Even with the unprecedented demand, we are confident of being able to ship the entire first batch of US-bound Soylent in August. We are currently working with a respected nutritional supplements copacker (manufacturer which produces and packages foods/supplements for a range of clients) with a production capacity that will easily handle the volume of orders that we’ve received. We’ve received some concerned messages about the availability of Soylent once they’ve finished their initial order — fear not! Once we begin shipping Soylent, we will open an online storefront for ordering more. We’re thinking it’ll be a subscription-based model, so you’ll never have to worry about running out!
Many of you have written to ask for specifics on Soylent’s ingredients and nutritional content. We are currently testing v.8 of the Soylent formula, and are planning on v1.0 to be the first final recipe, ready for general consumption. Click here for the updated v.8 ingredients list.
We believe that we will have reached v1.0 by the end of July, giving us the beginning/middle of August to begin manufacturing and shipping. Once we’re at v1.0 we will publish the full ingredients list and hire a third-party laboratory to independently verify the nutritional content. We will be sharing these results as soon as we have them, and once we are prepared to begin manufacturing and shipping, we will be open-sourcing the final recipe.
Thanks again to all of you, we couldn’t have done it without your support! As always, your feedback and inquiries are encouraged — firstname.lastname@example.org