I few months ago I received a batch of 1.5 (L5100 - 1.5 042015, exp 04/16) that was noticeably darker, both as a powder and mixed. I don’t know how to describe the taste (acrid?, mealy?) but it was pretty bad. Soylent sent a replacement and all was good, or so I thought.
I had another order to work through so I did. Recently a got into my last order (which may have been the one sent as a replacement) and noticed the same strange mealy/acrid/whatever taste. Checked the box and it was another batch of L5100 - 1.5 042015, exp 04/16.
Soylent send another replacement (I was back to my normal diet since I had no other Soylent). I checked the box before mixing and it was yet another L5100 - 1.5 042015, exp 04/16.
At this point I am getting suspicious about that batch and mix up a serving for my nephew (who I have gotten into Soylent) he said it tasted fine to him but I can detect enough of the off taste that it probably isn’t something I’d drink. I’d let him have it but I am a bit worried since I don’t know what the problem is and don’t know if it is ok.
At this point I’ve had two replacements from Soylent in the last few months and am feeling like a bit of a whiner (the latest batch is not nearly as bad as the other two, especially the first, but I probably can’t drink it). I am considering pushing my next order date up till the expiration of this batch to ensure I don’t have to deal with it or any return drama (from my end, support is always cool about it).
I searched the forum to see if others had the same observations about that batch as validation. One person had some issues with “clumpyness” but didn’t mention taste.
Am I freaking out over nothing? Does anybody else with that batch notice the same issue??