Frequently Asked Questions

Powder Matter is a complete meal replacement in a bag. It consists of premixed powders that has to be mixed with water or milk into a meal-shake. This shake can be consumed as a meal.

Powder Matter contains all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Every bag contains 170 gram of powder that consists of the following: oatmeal, soy flour, maltodextrin, whey protein concentrate, vitamin-mineral-powder-mix, product specific aroma and sucralose.

These ingredients in one bag add up to an energy amount of 677 kCalories. This corresponds exactly to one-third of the daily requirements for an adult. All the vitamins and minerals that are necessary are accounted for. There is also 41 grams of proteins included, mostly coming from high quality whey protein concentrate in this same bag of meal.

All the used ingredients are G.M.O. – free. None of our ingredients contain gluten, including the oatmeal and soymeal we use (both certified gluten free). This makes our product  suitable for people with gluten hypersensitivity.

Because we think we have a delicious product that is functional for its purpose.

We use premium products in our powder mix which gives it several specific features: Our product is GMO free, Gluten free, high in fibres (14 grams per meal) and in proteins (41 grams per meal).

We have a very competitive price of 0.98€ cents per 400 kCal meal. This price includes shipment to any European country. Without any subscription.
In certain cases (Student discount / special discount / subscriptions) it is even possible to obtain our product for an even 10-20% less.

For comparison purposes our price: (Remember these are standard prices including shipment)
One bag is one meal costs 1.65€. (One meal contains 677 kCal and is 170 grams)
Per 100 grams the cost is 0.97€.
Per 100 kCal the cost is 0.24€.

The bulk of Powder Matter (95%) consists of four ingredients: oatmeal, soy flour, maltodextrin and whey protein concentrate. The remaining 5% is vitamins, minerals, aroma and ingredients necessary to present you a product that has the best experience from this meal shake.

The main group of ingredients are collected and produced in Europe and are GMO free. We also use oatmeal and soy flour that are certified gluten free.

 

Our oatmeal is collected from selected farmers within the European Union to assure the best quality.

Every single pallet of our oatmeal is tested separately to get a gluten free certification.

Oatmeal is the major contributor of carbohydratesproteins and fibers in Powder Matter.

 

Our soy flour is toasted, full-fat and also GMO free. The scientific evidence on the subject of  the safe consumption of soy flour is without a doubt conclusive: It is safe to consume Soy flour.

Every single pallet of our soy flour is tested separately to get a gluten free certification.

Soy flour contributes to Powder Matter as a source of proteinsfats and carbohydrates.

 

Our Whey protein concentrate is manufactured from sweet cheese whey using cross-flow membrane filtration. This technique ensures the preservation of the original proteins while concentrating the proteins most efficiently.

Whey Protein Concentrate is the major contributor of proteins in Powder Matter.

Whey is a milk product and contains 4% lactose.

 

The Maltodextrin we use in Powder Matter is a complex carbohydrate isolated from wheat.

It provides energy that is available shortly after consuming. It gives Powder Matter a mild and pleasant sweetness and ensures better solubility of the powdered mix in water or milk.

Maltodextrin contributes to the carbohydrates in Powder Matter, but is also used as a carrier for our vitamin and mineral mix as well as to mask the taste of some of them.

Maltodextrin can be consumed in healthy individuals without having a single negative effect on their health. The grade Maltodextrin used in Powder Matter is also used in infant foods and in enteral foods.

 

All twenty seven vitamins and minerals mentioned in EU regulation 1169/2011 annex XIII, part A, table 1, have been included in Powder Matter. The twenty three specified minerals and vitamins in the EU regulation 2016/1413 that specifies that a meal should contain at least 30% of the amounts of the mentioned vitamins and minerals for it to be labeled as a meal-replacement-food, is a subset of it.

We made sure that every Powder Matter Meal bag contains at least 33% of each mentioned micronutrient, without overdosing it.

 

Powder Matter contains small amounts of Sunflower Lecithin to improve the texture, mouthfeel and solubility in water and milk. We choose for Sunflower Lecithin since it was already used in our Whey product by the manufacturer.

There is a minimal amount of Silicon Dioxide in Powder Matter as an anti-caking agent. This makes it possible for our machines to weigh it correctly for every bag and makes your job with shaking easier.

 

Sucralose is 600 up to 1000 times sweeter than sugar and is used in tiny amounts to sweeten up Powder Matter. It is the only not-natural ingredient in Powder Matter. Extensive research has only been able to prove that there is no disadvantages to using this additive.

One bag of Powder Matter contains just a couple of few milligrams of this sweetener in case you are still worried about it.

 

Every flavor of Powder Matter contains a different mix of flavors to give the powder mix its unique taste.

In Strawberry we use a significant amount of freeze dried strawberry powder besides an added natural strawberry aroma and a natural coloring agent made out of beet rood.

In the Coconut flavor we add desiccated coconut meat besides additional coconut aroma.

Vanilla contains only the vanilla aroma. The ground vanilla we left out because we felt it did not add anything to the package except to the cost.

Yes. The Oatmeal as well as the Soy flour used in Powder Matter powder mix is certified gluten free.

No. Powder Matter Meal Shake is NOT vegan since we use Whey Powder in our powder mix.

Yes, Powder Matter can be used in a plan that enforces weight loss. You can read here more about it.

Yes, Powder Matter can be used in a plan in which muscle building and muscle repair after training is targeted. You can read here more about it.

The powdered matter in the bag is mixed with milk or water in a shaker or mixed with a blender. This gives a delicious shake which contains all the macro – and micronutrients that is supposed to be in a meal. Powder Matter – Meal Shake.

It is a meal in the form of a shake.

Another reason to give it this specific name, is because of the fact that the finishing touches are being put to our  ‘Ready to eat’ product. We are also  in conclave with a couple of companies to produce our ‘Ready to Drink’ product.

As you would expect, these latter two will not be called ‘meal shakes’.

When you are busy doing the most important things in your life, you have little time for a distraction like having a lunch, thinking about the number of sandwiches you need for this afternoon or about the number of calories some company has put in your compact lunch.

You are of course free to verify everything we do. It is all on the package.

But there is no need to make the calculations, check the references. We have done our homework: It is all in there. It is healthy. It is complete.

Relax and just drink the shake. It is all in there.

Continue with the important stuff in your life.

It does have everything the body needs. Since we are using a recipe we developed for ourselves a while back (3 years ago) and we wanted to share it with everyone, without altering this recipe, there are two points where the ingredients do not meet 100% daily recommended values of the EU guidelines. Even though the recipe does meet the guidelines for a ‘meal-replacement’. (see the user guide for details)

If you want to have your 100% daily recommended value of fats, you should add a few drops (6 to 8 grams) of oil to a meal-shake. However, since the human body metabolizes an excess of carbohydrates and proteins very efficiently into fats, there is no reason for panic.

Furthermore a pinch of salt would also be advisable if you are consuming Powder Matter for 100% of your diet. But if you are lucky enough to have time to prepare dinner or get dinner everyday, the amount of salt in this meal will probably make up to the shortage of 5.5 grams of salt on a daily basis.

Our mission and target is to make our food available to everyone. When you order with us, you will pay 0.99 € per 400 kcals (€ 0.98 if you take the Vanilla flavor).

Or even less in certain situations.

Shipping is included for almost all EU countries.

We also ship for free to Norway and to Switzerland. Be aware that you might be charged for customs for these countries.

For a complete list check: this link

If your country isn’t listed, tell us, we might be able to come to an arrangement.

About shipment to Canada and the USA check here.

Shipment to other countries will be noted when we know more from our shipment providers.

Yes, we do !

According to initial inquiries it looks like we are going to be able to provide free shipping to overseas (USA and CANADA) for our Try-Out (1, 3, 6 and 10) mealpacks. But for the bigger (30-60-90) meal packs the inquiry results were inconclusive. We will know more the second week of july.  We will announce it when we know more.

Bear in mind that you probably will be charged additionally for customs and VAT.


UPDATE 6th july 2018

We know more:

We ship to the USA and Canada. Until the first of august 2018, shipping is free when you use the coupon code to be found on the Soylent Subreddit.

The only mealpack we can not ship, is 30 meals pack. (the costs for this is the cost we pay for your shipping costs)

It seems that you do not have to pay customs fees to the USA and Canada for valuables up till 150€s. But to be on the sure side, check it for yourself.

However you will be charged for VAT above amounts of 22€ depending on which state you live.


We are still negotiating with shipment companies about costs to other countries overseas.

 

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