Basically, food cubes with a large amount of nutrients and food energy compacted into a small cubes that don’t spoil, cause why wouldn’t a semi high tech society have an easyer way to eat food… they come in a generic nutrient blend and they are probably rather bland, but you could probably find them in packs at a grocery store…
also, Atomic Cube Proccessing Unit - ACPU for short, makes food cubes by consuming food “perhaphs normally enedible or low enjoyment from” .
food cubes should probably have twice the space consumption of vitamins
Pemmican is not really what I imagine as futuristic nutrient cubes. Pemmican is awesome, whereas these cubes would probably have a negative enjoyability rating, since the abundance of real food still available makes it clear that these things exist for lazy people, poor people, and people who just don’t care how food tastes.
You’re talking about a future where schools and hospitals aren’t evacuated even when zombies and Lovecraftian monsters start appearing, and even that far ahead in time they’re burning fossil fuels and drugs are more illegal than they are today. I think dystopian is pretty close.
I’m +1 for nutrient cubes, nutrient mash coming from some machine but not it being craftable unless someone designs an actual factory for it.
I think a chemistry set and maybe a mold would be sufficient. Perhaps the ingredients would be something like protein powder, sugar, flour and water, used in a dehydrator. Possibly some other chemical stuff to represent the denaturing of the food…like lye or oxidization powder.
[quote=“Ferodaktyl, post:14, topic:8269”]i think you’re talking about ant eggs here. High nutrition : Check. No taste: check. Doesn’t spoil : check.
All you have to do is put them in a vending machine :D[/quote]
Yea but since Ant eggs are harder to get I think it should offer higher nutrition, the cubes would be a quick way to get a meal if you are desperate.
Maybe have a recipe to make the cubes less god awful like using honey?
I kinda saw them as butchering leftovers, kitchen waste and rotten plants rendered into sludge, then dried and compressed to cube form with some vitamins added. Reasonably nutritious, really healthy and totally unappetizing.
They wouldn’t have been available to the public but corporations catering to so certain institutions would use them because they’re dirt cheap to make and fulfill all regulations. You wouldn’t me able to make these after the cataclysm, but could be found in large quantities in some places, such as prisons.