New bottles are too hard to open


#83

Bought a couple of boxes of cacao. I had no trouble opening a bottle. Gave six bottles to my girlfriend last night. Received text this morning: “Brought Soylent in car. It wouldn’t open. :disappointed:

She ended up looking through the cabinets at her work for a bottle opener. She ended up using medical latex gloves to open the bottle.


#84

I find that the new bottles stay closed way too easy.


#85

Same with my mom! I just got her excited to start Soylent but her carpel tunnel and arthritis makes it impossible for her to open the bottles. It even hurts my hands, the hands of a strong 30 year old guy. Please make the caps easier to open!


#86

I thought you had switched to fast food?


#87

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#88

I did, ever since they switched to square bottles they don’t roll as fast and I’m all about speed, baby!


#89

I think smeggot is funny.

His jokes, that is.


#90

I have been having the same problems. Can not get the cacao bottles to open at all. I am a woman with smaller than normal hands, but I’m not weak by any means. I hope Soylent is listening and fixes this issue or someone has a trick.


#91

Same problem here. The twist off caps on the last few shipments of Cafe Coffiest have been very, very hard too open. When I finally get the bottle open the bottle/label is twisted.

Seems the tamper proof top is almost drink proof. Having to use a tool to open this is a little excessive!


#92

An adjustable wrench, the same kind you might use for fixing a vehicle, works well and should be available cheaply. It just has to fit the cap.


#93

THIS.

The new bottles are way too difficult to open. The plastic labeling moving around makes everything much worse, too.

I opened a bottle a few minutes ago and my fingers still have the cap design indented upon them.

I shouldn’t have to buy a gadget (wrench, jar opener, silicone pad, etc.) to open a plastic bottle of soylent.


#94

Agreed, you shouldn’t. So if you’d rather damage your fingers, do that! I’m sure the problem will eventually be fixed, and if you don’t want to wait, don’t wait!


#95

I just glue a bottle to the Earth & use the Canadarm from the ISS to grip the cap; the Earth’s rotation easily opens the bottle that way.


#96

All well and good for you northerners, doesn’t work the same for those of us nearer the equator…


#97

I also find the new bottles hard to open. I have an arm injury and I can feel fine (i.e its recovering) all day until I open a bottle of soylent. My arm then feels inflamed and painful for the rest of the day :confused: