Smoothies are supposed to be a healthy meal replacement, but some who drink Daily Harvest claim they’re getting just the opposite.
The customizable, direct-to-consumer smoothie company has issued a recall of their plant-based, protein-packed “Crumbles” made of leeks and lentils after several customers reported abdominal discomfort, allegedly leading to ER visits and even a gallbladder removal.
Victims first came together on social media to share their experiences, such as Cosmopolitan magazine’s digital creative director Abigail Silverman, who went viral with more than 830,000 views on TikTok this week after sharing her story. She claims she landed in the hospital shortly after trying the Crumbles for the first time.
“When I was in the ER, they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me,” said Silverman, who was sent home with antibiotics. Five days later, her pain returned. “It was even worse, and I had a 101.8 fever.”
Back in the hospital, she was tested for “everything,” she recalled, including hepatitis, mono and gall stones, and also underwent a battery of scans and ultrasounds. She’s now seeing a liver specialist going forward, although her ailment remains a mystery.