My partner has had a subscription to Soylent from the beginning. We were accidentally shipped extra 1.4 that we hadn’t ordered, and it’s been sitting around for six months, until now.
As I prepared a batch of six month old 1.4 yesterday, I noticed something really strange about the dry soylent texture. The powder was forming cobweb like strings. These looked EXACTLY like the strings that appear in dry foods when small moths lay eggs in them, so I immediately checked the packaging. There were no holes or signs that bugs had gotten in. I inspected the soylent powder, and couldn’t find any bugs or larvae.
I ended up making the batch. I was wondering if this was a natural phenomena for 1.4, as the lipids are integrated into the powder, and maybe make chains. If this is a sign that it’s spoiled, however, I don’t want to eat it.
This isn’t the greatest picture, and doesn’t capture the effect-- the strings sway around just like cobwebs! But you can see the strings there inside the package.
Has anyone else seen this before? Is this safe to drink?
Thank you for reading!