Is 1.5 JAN 2017 actually 1.6?


#1

My guess is my shipment labeled 1.5, dated Jan 2017 “expiration” is actually 1.6, and I’m curious if others have noticed the flavor / feel difference as well as the wide “band” at the top of the pitcher when it has settled.

Not complaining… just curious.

-Scot


#2

You can tell the difference between 1.5 and 1.6 by sight and smell. If it says 1.5, I am going to say it must be 1.5. Whats the lot #, and take a photo.


#3

You could check the nutrition information on the pouch.

If it’s 1.5’s nutrition information, but you think the powder is actually 1.6, it’s probably worth a complaint given that the nutrition labelling would be incorrect.


#4

You would know if it was 1.6.

1.6 doesn’t separate at all, unlike previous versions.


#5

Oh — I get that with 1.5, often the fat (I think) separates overnight in the fridge.

Unless I’ve been getting 1.6 for months too!

How deep does this conspiracy go???


#6

What if… my 1.4 was actually 1.6 the entire time!!!
Get this to the press!


#7

I got a box of 1.5 on the last day it was shipped. I started having it a couple days ago; I’m on my second pack. And it has a distinctly thinner texture than my previous boxes of 1.5, but the flavor is very similar, so I don’t think it 1.6 that was accidentally put into the 1.5 package. Not sure what is going on but the different texture is very noticeable.


#8

Last night as I mixed my next batch I paid more attention. The smell of this batch is definitely different from my earlier batches. The flavor may be different as well.

I’m starting to think @Scot is right, that a few boxes went out that accidentally put 1.6 powder into 1.5 bags. I’ll know for sure when my “official” 1.6 comes in about a week.


#9

Hey WMS… That’s my take… it’s certainly different (not in a bad way), but, when I read the comment about 1.6 having no separation, I thought perhaps it was just a blend of all the bits that wasn’t quite “shaken out” before poured into the pouch at the mfg.


#10

Got my 1.6 today. The 1.5 JAN 2017 is definitely just watery 1.5. It is not 1.6…which is very, very different, and not in a good way. :disappointed:


#11

Hey WMS… just wondering if after a month, you are finding 1.6 any better.

I’m still on my 1.5 (January dated pouches) but my 1.6 will ship soon. I’m still not overjoyed with the flavor of 1.5 January. I had some July dated pouches of 1.5 and switched back and forth… difference was night and day. For the first time (been w/ Soylent since the beginning) I’m now added a bit of choc. syrup to the 1.5 January dated, to make it appetizing.
-Scot


#12

Hi Scot

No, I had to give up on 1.6. The chemical aftertaste that some people complain about, I learned to live with, but the sickening sweetness got worse each time I tried to drink it. Finally on about my 5th meal of it, I had to fight my gag reflex to keep it down, so I threw it out and gave up. Hopefully 1.7 will come soon and will be different.


#13

I hope not, I am loving 1.6, I wouldn’t want another change unless it were different flavors.


#14

I suspect it will be a while since the next update likely won’t be until they make some algae break throughs.