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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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ViteRamen gives inside look at noodle development process

ViteRamen gives inside look at noodle development process

If you are a fan of the “How It’s Made” series, you’ll love this post by the ViteRamen team, describing the challenges of getting started with mass production of nutritious noodles. Here’s the kind of thing they’re dealing with:

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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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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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Huel announce… Cereal

Huel announce… Cereal

Well this is interesting. In a somewhat unexpected move Huel, the UK’s most successful food replacement brand, has just released their first… breakfast cereal.

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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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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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Nū Pods: startup wants to make meal replacements in biodegradable “pods”

Nū Pods: startup wants to make meal replacements in biodegradable “pods”

It’s like a K-Cup for food! This Australian startup hopes to sell a “complete meal” packaged in a disposable (biodegradable) plastic cup. The user attaches the pod to a custom Nū Pod shaker bottle, adds water, and shakes.

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Real research on effect of Soylent on gut biota — and good news

This is a very relevant issue to study, first because people often find that their digestive tracts behave differently (farts, diarrhea) on switching to a meal replacement, and second because of lingering questions on the long-term health effects of meal replacements.

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