Soylent bars recalled amid gastrointestinal mayhem


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/12/soylent-bars-recalled-amid-gas.html


#2

#3

" THE SHITTENING"

the greatest tag I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

Also when your food is a check list of nutrient powders, do you really expect solid poops?


#4

Do these things serve a purpose, or are they just Space Food Sticks?


#5

I, for one, have been using the powdered drink mix for months, as about 30% of my nutritional intake.

I have experienced no problems.


#6

Is Gastrointestinal Mayhem a spinoff of Electric Mayhem?


#7

From their ingredients:

Isomaltooligosaccharide
Magnesium Oxide

If the mix was off, you might as well have written “Laxative” on the bars and been done with it.

ETA: (For the curious, oligosaccharides are long-chain sugars that are difficult to digest and are responsible for humorous limericks about beans and the passage of wind. Magnesium oxide is sold as a short-term laxative.)

ETAA: Unless this is food poisoning (read: infectious contamination), in which case, fuck them.


#8

Isn’t it easier to just eat food?


#9

That’s so 20th Century.


#10

You don’t like Combat Rations? Miracle of Science, these little combat rations.


#11

Soylent is sending out 5 pound bags of sugar-free gummy bears as an apology…


#12

I don’t know; emergency ship rations and pilot wafers have been around quite a long time. Probably taste better, store longer under rougher conditions and aren’t thrist provoking. For when salt water is all you’ve got.

Soylent’s are poor substitute.


#13

Their purpose is to allow the culturally ambivalent to cut themselves off from all sources of joy.


#14

Back to the commune, hippie.


#15

Give me bachelor chow or give me some other convenient “food” substance.


#16

You know Bachelor Chow now has flavor. Try it with last night’s warm beer!


#17

I don’t play well enough with others for commune living.

Does a coop building count?


#18

Maybe. Are you all food-eating hippies?


#19

This specific item is one of less than a half dozen I’ve reviewed on Amazon.

Too lemony, long lasting aftertaste, and despite indications to the contrary it made me thirsty.


#20

I’m bummed to hear that, because I’ve been thinking that I really should get around to putting together that earthquake/emergency/apocalypse kit that I’ve been thinking of getting around to. What’s better, something like this or regular military MREs?