Soylent now unavailable in Canada


#216

Do you have a Canadian Lobbying or “Government Relations” firm working on it?


#217

Yes. We have a variety of parties working. But the exemption is a straight forward process involving extensive review. External parties neither speed it up nor slow it down.


#218

Don’t sweat it Conor. You guys are doing good work, and it will be worth the wait. Thank you for taking this seriously, all your Canadian fans appreciate it, and are rooting for you!

In the meantime, I’ll be eating a lot of microwaved rice and bean meals and drinking a lot of soy milk. Cheap, healthy, super fast prep, and the closest I’ve felt to how I felt while on Soylent since I stopped being able to get it :slight_smile:


#219

“Rice and bean meals” sounds boring, but “Gallo pinto” is a wonderful dish that I’ve had in Costa Rica. Rice and beans done in a way that results in the tastiest thing that I ate there. Anyway, I agree totally, all we can do here in Canada is to be supportive of the Soylent people as they work feverishly to get Soylent available here once again.


#220

I’m wondering that if an entirely new powder product is eventually released in Canada, will I still get my old subscription price?


#221

That would be a lot of work for Soylent to make a new formula just so it could be sold in one country, but who knows? It sucks that Canada won’t let in the miracle of Soylent :frowning: Canada secretly wants their people to suffer be depriving them of soylent :frowning: Soylent is one perk of living in America :stuck_out_tongue: lol


#222

Hey Conor, will there be a email sent out when everything is back up?


#223

Huge announcement when we are back in. :hugs::hugs::hugs:


#225

Hey Conor, what was the announcement?


#226

I think he might have meant that when Soylent is available again in Canada, they will make a big announcement to let people know.


#227

This.

Pretty sure @Conor was just replying to your question:


#228

I decided to smuggle some Cacao powder over, no issues and didnt have to pay any duty. Its not bad, a little on the bland side but very smooth in texture. I like it better than the regular soylent but not nearly as much as the chai, would love a powdered chai version but I doubt that will ever happen.


#229

Just so you know… totally legal to bring it across the border for ‘own use’, just can’t sell it


#230

This is true! But you should make sure to wear a pirate hat when you do :tophat: :cowboy_hat_face: :skull: Sadly no pirate hat emoji :frowning:


#231

Our stockpile is starting to run out. Thinking of making a run to Buffalo to resupply. Does anyone have a sense of the timescale to resolving this cross-border issue? Are we still looking at weeks/months/years away?


#232

Not sure how long it will take to resolve, and I was also planning a trip to Buffalo; maybe we can save time and/or money working together? When are you planning to go? How much are you planning to buy? What do you estimate would be the cost of your round trip?


#233

We were thinking the weekend of August 4-6. Looked into businesses that will accept packages that you can pick up, but buying and picking up at Walmart seems like the easiest option. If you’re interested in chipping in towards the cost, I’d be happy to get you some and bring it back.


#234

Just a note… looks like the new site doesn’t automarictAlly detect I’m in Canada, and block me adding to cart (haven’t tried to complete an order, but guessing that won’t work even if it takes my money…)


#235

Yeah, I noticed that there’s no country selector anymore. And I can no longer see my old subscription information.


#236

So as this is looking like a bit of a lost cause at this point… has anybody moved on to Canadian Soylent alternatives yet? If so, which ones?