“Snack to the future” says Soylent, an American company that prides itself on its meal replacement products. Its Soylent bar is ‘convenient and tasty’ according to its website. It’s also plant-based, animal-free, vegan-friendly, lactose-free, and nut-free. Free of almost everything.
Unluckily for Soylent, it’s also in the media for making people violently sick.
The concept of these bars, if popular, could threaten the entire agricultural industry since it tries to replace full and hearty meals. However, farmers shouldn’t sweat it just yet. It’s looking like people would much prefer eat actual food.
Particularly as consumers on forum-based website Reddit and other social media platforms are proclaiming that bouts of violent vomiting and diarrhea with the sweats and shakes are affecting Soylent bar fans.
A quick look at the Soylent website shows us that the bar is ‘unavailable’ at the moment. We think we know why. Even the company itself is telling customers not to eat the bars until they’ve definitively ruled out any problems. At the moment, Soylent are claiming that individuals’ allergies could be responsible for the reactions that are cropping up across the internet.
“Soylent Bar: 12.5% of your daily nutritional requirements packed into a convenient and tasty bar. Plant-based and protein-rich, Soylent Bar makes the afternoon slump a thing of the past.”
Hmm. We’ll pass for now.