Soylent, the non-food food-like food company, has added a food bar to its arsenal of nutritionally complete ingestible items called Food Bar. It contains 12.5 percent of your daily nutritional requirements, in the form of a dense-looking, shiny brown bar. The item joins the current offerings of Soylent 2.0, the meal replacement powder, and Coffiest, a coffee-based version of the drink.
To promote the launch, Soylent will be bringing an arcade (called the Play While You Wait Soylent Barcade, though the term barcade is actually a trademarked term owned by a NY bar; don’t @ us, Barcade) to the Embarcadero BART station on Friday, October 14th. The gimmick will be space-themed and free, debuting a custom arcade game called “Hungry Hungry Astronaut,” as well as retro games like Galaga, Invaders and Gorf.
It sounds like some good old-fashioned fun to kill some time while waiting for your train— except for rumors that the bars have been causing all kind of digestive issues. According to various threads on Reddit, Soylent fans have been experiencing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after consuming the bars (which they seem to continue to do over and over again while questioning the bars’ safety). So maybe just don’t eat the bars until you’re home, or near a private bathroom.
The pop-up will run October 14 through October 27 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Embarcadero BART station (298 Market Street).
UPDATE: The entire thing has been postponed due to permitting issues. Stay tuned for your opportunity to feast Food Bars on BART.
- Soylent's Latest Innovation Is a Chewable Nutrition Bar [E]
- Soylent Food Bar [Official Site]