If you come across a Soylent Food Bar, you'd do best to pitch it directly in the t@soylent on Instagram

If you think you’re too busy to eat, maybe order Seamless to your desk instead of "eating" Soylent as your meal-on-the-go.

Last week, consumers of Soylent's chewable nutrition bars, named Food Bars, started experiencing gastrointestinal issues, taking to Reddit and Soylent’s online forums to share their discomfort.

At first, the food (and intestinal) disrupting tech company denied any responsibility for customer dissatisfaction — which has expressed itself in the form of diarrhea and vomiting. Soylent representatives told Eater they’d received complaints about “less than .03 percent of the number of bars we have sold,” suggesting that “a certain subpopulation of individuals may have an allergy, intolerance or sensitivity to ingredients such as soy and/or sucralose.” Essentially:it's not us, it's you.

But now they’ve had a change of heart. In a blog post yesterday, Soylent wrote that while they investigate the issue, they are halting all shipments and advise customers to “discard any remaining bars in their possession.” They are also offering refunds. On Soylent’s website, the food bars are currently unavailable.


As of yet, there have been no complaints about Soylent’s other products, such as Coffiest (coffee-and-breakfast-in-one), or their flagship fluid,Soylent Drink .

It’s unclear what the culprit is, but in the meantime, might we take a page from the Paleo book: just eat real food.

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