If you’re considering purchasing a meal replacement product – or considering an alternative to Soylent – there’s a variety of aspects to consider. Most importantly, take note of what you want out of a meal replacement product.


Of course, we strongly believe that Queal offers the best meal replacement option(s), and is the best way to improve your life with a meal replacement shake. But in the end, you need to choose the option best suited for you. On this page we’ll objectively highlight the differences between Queal and Soylent, to help you make an informed choice.


By reading this page we hope you’ll be interested in giving Queal a try. But if it ends up being the case that likely Soylent is the better option for you, then we’re still glad we were able to help you come to the right decision for yourself.


Comparison to Soylent


Queal is not the only modern meal replacement product on the market. There are others (like Soylent) which are good options in their own rights. Each company has made their own choices on what to focus on, and whom to cater to. These differences are what you should consider when choosing which product to go with.


Let’s take a look at an overview of the nutritional differences per 2100kcal between Queal and Soylent.

Queal 4.0 Standard

FAT - 55 gr0

Soylent 1.5

FAT - 92 GR0

FIBRE - 43 GR0

FIBRE - 12 GR0





Allergens. Queal contains soy, gluten and lactose. Soylent contains only soy, which makes Soylent 100% vegan. Queal’s nutrients list is based on the EU nutrition guidelines and Soylent is based on USA nutrition guidelines (FDA).



As you can see Queal contains fewer sugars than Soylent. Our main sources of carbs are evenly balanced between the complex carbohydrate Maltodextrin (made from corn) and finely cut Scottish Oats. The Maltodextrin has a high Glycemic Index (GI, how fast carbs are processed), and the Oats a low GI. This balance ensures a quick release of energy, but also a sustained continuous release of energy for several hours, resulting in a balanced energy level.


Soylent’s main source of energy, on the other hand, is just Maltodextrin. This means it has a higher GI, meaning quicker energy, but this isn’t sustainable. It would also cause higher blood-sugar spikes.




Queal is a lot higher in fibre as Soylent, giving the recommended daily allotment of dietary fibre for the average adult (40g), highly beneficial for gut health. Soylent, on the other hand, has just 12g, which more closely resembles the average (but worryingly low) intake in American diets.




The balance between fat and protein is also noticeably different between Soylent and Queal. Where Queal has gone for a higher level of protein, Soylent has gone for a higher fat content. Although the fats in Soylent are of the “good” variety, it does not meet the guideline for <35% percentage energy as total fat but instead providing a significantly substantial 43% of calories as fat.


Both Queal and Soylent provide the recommended daily amount of all “good” fats and fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6.




With a protein content of just 20g per serving, Soylent is quite low in their protein content. Furthermore, their protein comes mostly from rice protein, which has a lower nutritional value than for instance pea protein or whey protein.


In comparison, Queal has 48g of protein per serving, which is actually on the high side. The protein used is Whey protein, which offers a wider spectrum of amino acids than rice protein. Whey protein is not suitable for vegans. The high level of protein makes Queal more geared towards active people, though perfectly fine to use for “desk-workers” too.


Non-nutritional considerations

Queal is sourced, processed, and sold in The Netherlands. It is sold throughout the European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, and Russia.

Soylent on the other hand only ships in the USA and Canada, though through re-shippers it is possible to get it in Europe.


Queal 4.0 Standard Soylent 1.5
Made in NL Made in the USA
Delivery throughout EU Delivery in USA, CA
Offers a variety of flavours and diets One singular version/flavour
About €2,25 per 700kcal About €2,95 per 700kcal


We believe a great strength of Queal is the variety of the products we offer. With 8 different flavours, and new ones coming in all the time, we offer a diversity in the experience of drinking a meal replacement that Soylent can’t. What’s more, Soylent uses a “one-size-fits-all” approach to nutrition, with just the one diet variant on offer. Queal recognises not everybody is the same, and different people have different dietary needs. This is why Queal offers three different variations of their recipe. Standard (2100kcal), Lite (1800kcal), and Athletic™ (2300kcal with higher % protein).


Why should you use Queal?


  • If you’re in Europe and are looking for a meal replacement tailored to your needs, Queal is your best bet.
  • With a variety of flavour, you won’t get bored.
  • In terms of nutrition, Queal is arguably the better option.


Why should you use Soylent?


  • If you’re in the US and are looking for an all-round replacement shake, Soylent is a valid option.
  • If you’re gluten- or lactose-intolerant, you’d be better off with Soylent over Queal.
  • If you’re vegan, Queal is not an option, and Soylent is.


Queal’s key benefits are:

  • Balanced energy level
  • Many variations
  • Great flavours
  • Same-day shipping


To summarize


We are hardcore fans of Queal and its benefits. We truly believe it offers an excellent choice in quick, complete, and simple nutrition. After all, that’s a reason we created it in the first place! But in the end, it’s your choice and responsibility to pick the best option out there for you. We’d love for you to try Queal, and even compare it with the other options in the market. Find out for yourself which you’d prefer. We’re betting you’ll come back to us soon enough.

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