Last night Stephen Colbert sat down for a little taste test with Rob Rhinehart, CEO of Soylent. The latest food craze in Silicon Valley isn’t really food at all — at least in the traditional sense. It’s Soylent, a nutrient-rich drink that is engineered to replace food, while still providing a balanced diet. The substance — a blend of powder and oils — is 2,000 calories and costs $9 per day.
Rhinehart has been using Soylent as 90 percent of his diet for the last year and a half. Naturally, Colbert had a lot of serious questions for the 25-year-old former wireless tech engineer, such as: “When is the last time you formed a stool?”
“What was the inspiration for this?” Colbert asked. “Did you see someone in a coma with a feeding tube, and you thought, ‘I’ll have what he’s having’?”
Colbert also tried Soylent, to interesting results. Watch below: