What is Soylent?

The question we hear most often is, “What is Soylent?”

While you, our valued community members, have journeyed with us through the development of Soylent 2.0, we recognize that the idea of a nutritionally complete meal-in-a-bottle is still an unfamiliar concept to most of the larger population.

Misconceptions abound surrounding Soylent. That’s to be expected with anything new and different. We often find ourselves answering the same questions:

“No, you don’t have to drink Soylent for every meal.”

“Yes, Soylent is recognized as a food by the FDA.”

“No, we have no relationship with Charlton Heston.”

But this is part of our responsibility as a transparent company, one that is dedicated to a community of engaged customers. We are passionate about addressing your curiosity with honest, straightforward explanations.

As we continue to grow and enter new markets, we anticipate answering many more of these familiar questions. To assist in this task, we have produced a brief explainer video that answers, “What is Soylent?” This video will live on the Soylent homepage. Consider it a welcome mat for friends and strangers alike, for whom our light's always on, our door's always open, and our fridge is always stocked with ice cold Soylent.

Soylent & Burning Film Productions
soylent.com // burningfilm.com

Directed by Andrew Harris
Produced by Ryland Burns
Written by Abel Charrow

Director of Photography: Ben Mullen
Editor: Ryland Burns
VFX: John Bashyam
Illustrator: Lindsey Kugler
Composer: Ari Balouzian
Co-Producer: Christo Arsenio
Production Designer: Angus Bernsen
1st AC: Mitchell Parks
Colorist: Dimitri Rajapakse
VO Recordist: Jan Bezouska

Special Thanks:
Clairmont Camera
White Light Audio
Matt Wiggins