My experience with Soylent alternatives in Europe so far

Unfortunately in Europe there are no Soylent resellers. There are, however, quite a bunch of less famous alternatives. I’ve been asked about them a couple of times so I felt it was worth a blog entry.

I’ve been trying Soylent alternatives since November 2015, replacing about 30-40% of my meals. I had the chance to try Joylent, Huel, Mana, Nano, Jake and Futricio (formerly SoylentLife) and here are some of the differences between them.

Joylent: it is the one I’ve been recommending to everyone wanting to try out Soylent alternatives. Joylent is probably the one with the less barriers to entry. It is one of the cheapest, it comes with a handy bottle, it leaves a good fullness sensation and has a good variety of the best flavors. Cons: it tastes really better if you either blend it or leave it to rest for 8 hours or more, and variety is limited to its 5/6 flavors.

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InconTRAMi, a “route planner for meeting points” with Milan public transports.

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InconTRAMi is a route planner for Milan’s public transports network ATM, differently from “usual” route planners it will try to find the best meeting points for two persons. By inputing your starting points, it will show the more easily reachable places for both persons. By moving the mouse over the map it will show which lines will permit you to reach that place.

Short usage policy: it is very experimental, I decline every responsibility coming from the use or misuse of it. It considers just ATM’s network; it doesn’t consider line hopping; the data it’s using may be not up to date. It uses data kindly made available by Comune di Milano. See the application page for the full policy (in italian).

The source code is available on GitHub.

p.s. “route planner for meeting points” is a horrible name, I’m taking suggestions.