Sand in my Soylent?


#1

I really like the taste of Soylent. However, I am concerned that I occasionally run across particles of what seem to be sand. I tend to sort of chew my Soylent in my mouth a bit before swallowing it, and I worry about damaging my teeth, not to mention wondering if it might damage my digestive tract. This is the second batch I’ve gotten, so I don’t think it is a fluke. And this is not just a chalky texture sort of thing; it really see like hard particles. Any ideas of what this might be?


#2

Sounds like oat bits


#3

I dunno, feels hard like quartz or something.


#4

I know exactly what you mean! I have no idea what it is either. I’ll try and find some next time and put it under a microscope. I’ve wondered if it’s salt maybe but I have no idea.


#5

@BitBucket Please let me know what you find out.


#6

I just experienced this as well, and it was definitely not oat bits. It was just like when you get sand in a scallop - sharp crunch of sand between the teeth. I’m not too concerned about it, but it’s definitely something Soylent should be aware of. Tagging @Conor in case he hasn’t seen this thread.


#7

After talking with the dev team, they are assuming the issue stems from the rice or oats. If you could provide us with a picture and a lot number we could investigate further. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.


#8

Here’s a lot number: C15079P02 EXP 03/2016


#9

On 1.4 I’m still finding them, it’s so common I thought it was just part of the mixture. Some mineral or something. The thing is they’re so darn hard to capture when in my mouth. I think I may have to resort to spitting out the contents of my mouth into a coffee filter and running water over it to try and “pan” the gritty bit out and take a better look.


#10

I’ll talk to the dev team about this.