NEW Soylent Squared | Review (2019)
In this review, you will get access to all the information you can possibly need on Soylent’s new product, Soylent squared.
The best part? You may even get some more knowledge on Soylent as a brand and get a new understanding of meal replacement products.
Quick Overview Of Product:
First, Lets Learn About the Soylent Brand
The co-founders of Soylent came up with the original meal replacement product when they grew frustrated over living off a diet full of ramen and fast foods that didn’t make them feel good about their health. Not only did they feel unhealthy and crummy eating these foods, but it took time out of their day and money to obtain these foods that weren’t enjoyable.
They developed soylent as an experiment, and when people online found out about it, the co-founders realized that they weren’t the only ones having these types of problems. Thousands of people around the world were looking for an easier and more cost-effective way to eat more nutritiously without having to give up the time to do so.
Thus was born soylent meal replacements, a more natural way to provide maximum nutrition with minimal effort.
What is Soylent Squared?
The founders of Soylent came up with the idea of Soylent Squared, a 100-calorie chewable “mini-meal” initially to broaden their nutrition platform. Their original drinkable Soylent products were meant to be a drink for the morning or late at night when you don’t have time to prepare something healthy. Soylent Squared makes the Soylent brand more accessible for any time of the day and in multiple formats.
They decided to start with a modest step in the right direction with just a snack portion of the protein bar being only 100 calories. Each bar is made to provide 5 grams of complete plant protein and 36 essential nutrients, making a complete nutritional meal bar.
The bars come in three different flavors for variety:
- Chocolate Brownie
- Citrus Berry
- Salted Caramel
They are mainly advertised as small in size for calories, but big on nutrition and health. Now the bars are small, so you can design the meal the way you want to, you can have 1 or 2 for a snack or eat 3-4 as a meal.
The Nutrition Breakdown
First, let’s go through the main ingredients in the Soylent Squared bar, which are: Soy protein isolate, maltodextrin, Isomaltulose, and a long list of vitamins and minerals. Now since this is still a meal replacement product, most of the ingredients aren’t very recognizable, so let us go through them briefly.
Soy is a plant-based protein derived from soybeans that have gained some controversy over time because they contain phytoestrogens which imitate estrogen. Soy is also known as a complete protein which contains all of the nine essential amino acids which are very important for the functions of your body.
This is the primary protein source of Soylent Squared that makes the product able to compete with other proteins bars on the market.
Isomaltulose a type of carbohydrate used as a sweetener and it is made of two kinds of sugars: glucose and fructose. It is used a lot in certain food products because it is shown to be used better by our bodies. Our bodies end up digesting the sugars more slowly, which leads to more stable blood sugar instead of spike like regular sugar will do.
Maltodextrin is a processed food powder obtained from starchy foods such as corn, rice, or wheat.
This is an ingredient that is specifically a food additive that is used to make products creamier and have better texture.
Vitamins and Minerals
Soylent Squared mini-meals is not only advertised as a good source of protein and a healthy snack but also as a complete nutrition bar. The bar is packed with a long list of vitamins, so you can get the nutrition you need in for a meal or in between them.
The Macros and Nutrients
The Calories. There are 100 calories per Soylent Squared mini bar, which are to be used as snacks or multiples of them as a full meal. Some people have some complaints about the meal replacement bar being so low in calories compared to their other products which make them less convenient. Although going against those claims, there is some praise over the low-calorie bar to keep cravings under control with fewer calories.
Fat. There are 4.5 grams of fat per Soylent Squared bar, and these are where the first surprises arise. Soylent Squared bars have 0 grams of saturated or trans fat, which means that the bar only contains healthy fats such as monounsaturated. We can also expect for there to be omega-3 fatty acids in the bar according to its ingredients.
Carbs and Protein. The 12 grams of carbs in Soylent Squared comes from the ingredients: corn syrup, isomaltulose, and maltodextrin. Almost all of the 5 grams of protein in the product comes from soy protein isolate, which is a pure plant protein source. These macros are quite decent for a 100 calories bar and can even be used as a protein bar if needed.
Vitamins and Nutrients. While Soylent Squared contains a balance of macronutrients listed above, it also includes 36 essential nutrients. This includes:
- 26 Vitamins and minerals
- 9 Amino acids
- 2 Essential fatty acids
- Omega-3 and omega-6
This is very important considering Soylent is advertised as a meal replacement brand so their minibars should provide everything we may need during our busy lifestyles.
Are Soylent Squared Bars Considered Healthy?
The Soylent brand advertises a convenient and simple way of eating healthy and getting all your nutrients instead of making unhealthy choices. When life is hectic and time is of utmost importance, skipping meals or settling for fast food becomes a regular occurrence which ends up hurting you in the long run. The mini bar product was created to offer a convenient smaller portioned, travel-sized snack whenever you need it.
Now many nutrition and protein bars are high in sugar and use less sustainable, healthy protein sources and lack the number of nutrients you may need. Soylent squared does an excellent job in providing higher quality macros and nutrients in their bar, and the sugar content is only 2 grams. Although that sugar content is all added sugars, the sugar product used is better digested by our body as stated earlier in the article. The fats used in the bar are also all healthy fats such as monounsaturated and do not include any trans or saturated fats.
With the information stated above on the nutrients and macronutrients in the bar all being of quality, we can conclude that the bar can be considered healthy. Looking at the 100 calories in one single bar, we can even state that the product can be used as a weight-loss aid when needing a healthy snack.
What People Are Saying About the Product
Good Taste and Texture. Many Soylent customers claim that they weren’t expecting the taste and texture of Soylent Squared to be all that great. Although to many people’s surprise, all three of the flavors have a pleasant taste being not too overly sweet but still somewhat indulgent. At first glance, the bars don’t look very appetizing, but once you take a bite, there is a pleasant crisp to the bar. The bars consistency can be described as chewy but not overly chewy since it has somewhat of a crumb to it.
A Break from Liquids. All of the other products from the Soylent brand is a liquid or powder of some sort as a meal replacement, so the bars were something entirely different. This had Soylent customers very excited to try something different other than liquid meal replacements time after time. Having a solid nutritional food such as Soylent Square is a nice change of pace since consuming liquid-based food can be mentally difficult after a while.
Lower Calorie Option. Many people have claimed not to be very excited about the fact that the Soylent Square product is only 100 calories per bar. Although some people when first trying out the bar, they realize that it works better for them because the calorie amount is smaller. When it comes to other nutritional or protein bars, you may only need to eat half but end up being tempted to consume it all. When it comes to Soylent Squared you can consume only 1 or 2 as a snack or 3-4 as a meal if you want to, they are pre-packaged in small amounts for that very reason.
How To Buy And Store Soylent Squared Bars
When you buy a package of Soylent Squared bars on Amazon, it comes in a pack of 30 bars. You can get a box of the three flavors: Chocolate brownie, Citrus berry, & Salted Caramel.
You can also make an auto-delivery subscription on Amazon, so you can make sure you don’t run out if you are regularly consuming or using them for dieting.
For shelf life of Soylent Squared bars, it is recommended to look at the labeling on the package that was sent to you. When storing your Soylent Squared bars, it is best to store in a dry, cool place and to repackage and seal half eaten bars.