A fascinating tasting took place on the New York Times. (watch the video)
Soylent, a new food replacement, was tasted by a sommelier, a gastroenterologist, a personal trainer and a New Times dining reporter. All have sensible reactions but watch sommelier Michael Madrigale for a great example of how to taste.
At the start he's the most non-judgemental and analytical of the tasters. He's actually giving it a fair chance. But his assessment is the most brutally honest and the one to cheer for: "If this was the only thing left on earth to eat - why bother?" Go Madrigale!