Orders projected to begin shipping 4/21.
Backerkit orders will be locked down 4/11.
First batches of Soylent 1.0 will not be certified gluten free.
Some Backerkit add-ons removed.
It gives us great pleasure to share that the initial rice protein shipment arrived early last week, passed QA testing, and the first Soylent 1.0 production run began on Friday. If the final blended batch of Soylent 1.0 passes QA tests as expected, FedEx will begin shipping the first preorders Monday, April 21st.
On Friday we also received the first sample of Soylent 1.0, blended using all of our final ingredients (pictured above). We are extremely happy with how Soylent 1.0 turned out, and cannot wait to share it with all of you.
Unfortunately, initial gluten testing indicated a gluten content around 20 ppm, the upper limit for gluten-free certification. Given these trace amounts of gluten, Soylent 1.0 is not certified gluten-free. We are sourcing a gluten-free oat flour to resolve this issue.
In preparation for Soylent 1.0 orders beginning to ship, we plan on shipping Soylent starter kits (airtight pitcher + custom measuring scoop) to backers beginning Monday, April 14.
In order to begin shipping, we need to finalize our shipping records in Backerkit. This means that if you need to add/update your shipping address, you have until Friday to do so! To access your backerkit profile, click the link in your invite email. Please email email@example.com if you need your invite email resent.
Once we lock down orders, the outstanding payments for any additional items added within Backerkit (such as extra weeks/months of Soylent or Soylent t-shirts/hoodies) will be finalized, and backers will be charged using the payment information provided when adding the items.
Unfortunately, we did not meet the minimum order quantity for the other add-on items – these have been removed from Backerkit, and since we have not locked down orders yet, no backers were ever charged for them. The removed add-on items are:
After the past year of testing a wide variety of bottles and containers for transporting Soylent, and with the input of the DIY community, we have compiled a list of recommended solutions for Soylent consumption on the go, located at the end of this post.
We are working on creating a custom bottle design, optimized for Soylent use and manufactured to our specifications. We hope to share more details on the process in the upcoming months.
As we get closer and closer to shipping, we have only increasing appreciation for the patience and support of our backers. We can’t wait to hear what you think of Soylent!
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Soylent bottle recommendations:
Blenderbottle 28oz sport: http://amzn.com/B006VT9R62
Thermos Vacuum 24oz: http://amzn.com/B003U55EKI
Eco Vessel 25oz: http://amzn.com/B005EGY4WU
MSR Alpine 1000ml: http://amzn.com/B00453U2M4