Oh man, this thread.
I’ve been a pretty big proponent of Soylent since 1.0 and have had pretty much an identical experience. I had 1.0 for nearly two months with no problems, then went through about a week’s worth of 1.1 (over the course of about two weeks) with no problems, and now I’m into the second box.
A little over a week ago I had a bit too much of some 1.1 from a bag which had been mixed with 1tsp psyllium after having already eaten a little bit, and ended up with an incapacitating stomach ache for well over an hour. I assumed it was some combination of fiber overload with the sheer quantity of food in my stomach but I dumped the pitcher out and ate normal food for a few days.
Friday, I had nothing but about 14 oz of the stuff for breakfast before going to work, which I added no psyllium to just to be on the safe side (though I hadn’t had issues previously). I felt fine, but after a few hours at work I started feeling nauseous, and within the span of about 90 seconds I plummeted from slight nausea to instantly puking on the office floor (it hit so fast I couldn’t make it the four steps to the trash). My roommate had been sick with a cold and I had come down with a cough and a stuffed nose but I haven’t since I had food poisoning from a cheesecake in 2009, so this seemed a bit extreme for a simple cold. STILL I wrote it off, but I dumped the Soylent and binged on junk food all weekend (I didn’t feel GOOD eating that stuff, but I never felt like I was going to be sick from it either).
This morning I was optimistic, and brought my thermos full of Soylent to work (this time back up to 1/2 tsp psyllium for the entire 2 litre batch). I had about 15 ounces over the course of 10-20 minutes and felt fine, but within two or three hours I was feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and gradually a little nauseous. I forced down some bread to try to settle my stomach and managed to hold it down, but it’s been six hours since my last bite to eat and my stomach is still hurting.
I figured my nausea earlier today was due to some psychosomatic response to the events of last Friday and wrote off the possibility that there was something wrong with the Soylent, but now I’m very suspicious. I’ll be tossing the rest of the bags from this week’s box and trying a new box in a few days after the holidays when I’m feeling brave again.
I’ve always had an iron stomach and no known allergies, and this is after nearly three months of 50-80% Soylent in its various forms.
@Soylent, have you gotten any feedback like this regarding the 1.1 boxes other than what’s been on the forums? Honestly, I’d be thrilled if this were a quality control issue and I’ve been poisoning myself because it means I can dive right into the 1.2 shipment that just arrived.