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Huel documents sources and methods; takes flak; replies

Huel documents sources and methods; takes flak; replies

In the linked article, Huel’s nutritionist James Collier details the way each ingredient is harvested and processed, and where it is gotten from.

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JimmyJoy’s new, new formula on pre-order

JimmyJoy’s new, new formula on pre-order

Shortly after founder Joey von K. took a personal interest in the debate about the new Plenny Shake formula, JJ is offering pre-orders of the new, new formula.

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Joey v. K. takes personal charge in the PlennyShake formula debate

Joey v. K. takes personal charge in the PlennyShake formula debate

In the linked thread on the JimmyJoy user forum, company founder Joey Von Koenisbruggen has responded to all the noise around the new formula by personally committing to a change:

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7-11 retailers caught deleting Soylent ‘best by’ date

7-11 retailers caught deleting Soylent ‘best by’ date

“Brick and mortar” retail sales bring a whole new set of problems. In the linked Reddit thread, vigilant Soylent buyers report examples of 7-11 stores deliberately scratching off the “best by” date on bottles of Soylent.

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Sated founder, high on kickstarter success, wants to take on Soylent in retail

Sated founder, high on kickstarter success, wants to take on Soylent in retail

In this interesting interview, Sated founder Ted Tieken opines they can challenge Soylent in “brick-and-mortar” retail:

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Yet more Q.C. issues at Soylent; “chunks” in original flavor drink

Yet more Q.C. issues at Soylent; “chunks” in original flavor drink

A 4-year user (about as old as Soylent users can be!) reports chunks of unmixed powder in recent orders of original flavor drink. Another user chimes in to say…

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European drought impacts oat crop, meal replacements scramble for supply

European drought impacts oat crop, meal replacements scramble for supply

Europe is experiencing one of the worst heat waves since records began … a lot of this year’s oat crop has near failed and there is an oat shortage which is problematic for businesses like us that rely on oats.

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Genesis Foods teases complete lineup change for 2019

Genesis Foods teases complete lineup change for 2019

In a Reddit post (linked), Genesis foods founder “IcyElemental” describes a major revision and reformulation of the UK company’s product line, saying

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Actualize (keto meal replacement startup) to be acquired by Super Body Fuel

Actualize (keto meal replacement startup) to be acquired by Super Body Fuel

In an email to customers, Actualize founder Cam Sepah writes…

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Confirmed: Plenny Shake will be completely reformulated later this year

Confirmed: Plenny Shake will be completely reformulated later this year

The JimmyJoy powders will be all-Vegan and “much smoother” in July or August.

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Queal US warehouse now open

Queal US warehouse now open

Things are heating up a bit in the US, with Queal joining Huel in opening up American facilities. Queal are a brilliant brand with products in both powder and bar format. Will be very interesting to watch how they do. Queal US warehouse now open! 10% discount code inside. from soylent  

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Results for the Queal/Saturo-sponsored Complete Foods Survey

Results for the Queal/Saturo-sponsored Complete Foods Survey

We were a little surprised to find that meal replacement users are overwhelmingly male and in the tech industry. It’s a bit upsetting to find all the stereotypes are true: Soylent users are male geeks almost exclusively.

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Vital House shake in bottles; Biolent reprieve

Vital House shake in bottles; Biolent reprieve

Chris Au, founder of the Canadian meal replacement companies Biolent and VitalHouse, has announced in an email to subscribers that the planned termination of Biolent products in favor of the pricier VitalHouse line would be delayed:

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Rosa Foods continues to have product consistency issues

Rosa Foods continues to have product consistency issues

Multiple users of Soylent Drink have complained over the past two weeks about a change in flavor and in digestibility that seems to be related to the change from the old, round bottles to the new “squround” shape. Possibly the newer bottles are being filled in a different co-packer facility?

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Review of Nutberg with lots of pictures

Review of Nutberg with lots of pictures

Nutberg is a Czech eurosoylent offering free shipping across the EU. Prices are very expensive, possibly on account of their emphasis on more natural, simple ingredients – between 5,14 – 9,12€ per 1000kcal, compared to Joylent’s 2,38 – 2,86€.

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Coffee Flour — potential new DIY ingredient for fiber and bulk

Coffee flour is a new food product that is rich in dietary fiber, and as such may be of great value to makers of DIY meal replacements, and to the many who complain that Soylent and other commercial meal replacements lack fiber.

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Brief reviews of Feed, Runtime, Glycogenesis and Saturo

Brief reviews of Feed, Runtime, Glycogenesis and Saturo

After starting off on the wrong foot, I wanted to try out complete foods for my lunch again, and asked for advice on Reddit. Generously, a few european manufacturers offered to send me free samples, and after ordering a few packages of my own as well, I wanted to share my thoughts on what I’ve tried (so far).

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