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Fervent Soylent 2.0 user here. I used powdered Soylent back in the days before 2.0. I often use 2.0 on weekdays.
When food bars first came out about a month ago, I eagerly ordered a couple boxes to try out. I am ambivalent about the pricing model but that's for another post. Had numerous bars in the weeks to come with no issues. Loved the taste and convenience.
Having had good experiences up until this point, I decided to bring some food bars along for my vacation in Europe. Then the trouble started:
- Vomited on the airplane to Europe. Contents of stomach: food bar, half a cliff bar and some airplane food (go figure). Vomited about 4-5 hours after consuming the food bar.
- Vomited a week and a half into trip, 2 hours after consuming food bar. Nothing other than a food bar had been consumed that day. Also had diharrea. I was out of commission for the rest of the day.
- Vomited 2 weeks into the trip (today), 3 hours after consuming part of a food bar. This time I cautiously only ate 1/5th of a bar. Nothing other than a food bar had been consumed that day.
I am not prone to stomach issues. I had never vomited on a plane before (I've flown many times before, probably at least 30 times, but never had had a reaction like this). I didn't have any stomach issues on the days that I didn't consume food bars.
As much as I enjoy the taste of the bars, I have no choice but to abstain from eating them until I can figure out what's going on. My schedule was significantly disrupted by my reaction to a bars, and I'm very frustrated. I almost missed a rare opportunity to visit an old-time friend in Europe because of these issues (ended up driving 9 hours the next day instead of previous plans).
I don't have batch numbers from the first incident, but here are details from the 2nd and 3rd:
- "03:55 B. B. 14JUL17 F3 1966"
- "04:04 B. B. 14JUL17 F3 1966"
NOTE: Not sure if this is relevant, but I noticed that both wrappers had a light, yellowy residue inside as if they had been heated at some point during travel. It's possible that the hot weather has caused them to melt and then remold a bit.
Here are some pictures:
* Residue: http://i.imgur.com/AQ7N0dr.jpg . Is it possible I ate glue from the wrapper??
* Not as much residue here but you can make some out above the "14": http://i.imgur.com/eTmTDov.jpg
Adverse reports so far (51 and counting):