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Old 05-12-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Food with a Flaw

Has anyone purchased food only to come home and find something wrong with it?

Lately I have had this happen a few times. I opened a box of Kraft Dinner (I like it once in a while ) and found that the cheese packet inside was open.

Also, the plastic cover under the lid of my 1L yogurt was partially open. Probably opened when I opened the lid, but didn't want to chance it, so I threw it out.


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Old 05-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like they may have been tampered with. Worst so far for me was opening a pack of babybacks with the smoker going, only to find out they were bad. Smelled of sulfur.

I would contact the store and return any opened packages. Most stores are pretty good about that.

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Old 05-12-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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I opened a pack of wings before and they smelled like rotten eggs.

My wife blamed me for the way they tasted.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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Aside from the moldy, rank and otherwise bad food at the local town grocer..... which is why I only buy emergency items there and never anything perishable if handled improperly, yes. Seems like last week I had a safety seal on something practically fall off after I took the lid off to remove it. I can't remember what it was now other than a food item. It looked undisturbed, so I blamed it on myself and used it.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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I've bought gnocchi off the shelf , opened the bag and it didn't smell so good but I didn't know if it was suppose to smell like that or not, and after I cooked it , it was awful tasting.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:17 PM   #6
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my mom and I bought green grapes from the grocery store that were bitter when we bit into them...I mean it was unbearable. I have never tasted a more disgusting grape....we took them back immediately!
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:24 PM   #7
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I bought a bag of shredded cheese once. It looked okay through the bag and the expiration date was about a month away. Got it home and opened it there was a big chunk of moldy cheese in the center. Took it back and got a refund.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:29 PM   #8
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It happens occasionally - the worst thing I had was a tin of dolmades which were mouldy when I opened the tin. I've also had fruit that has gone off very quickly.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:30 PM   #9
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Yep, happens to me all the time no matter how careful I am at picking out my groceries. Dented cans, bread bag has a hole in it, mushy spot on veggies that I missed. I hate the ones that have a leak, like milk, by the time you get home, it has leaked all in the bag, the car, counter tops. Or the ones you don't discover right away and they leak all in your fridge!
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:47 PM   #10
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I was shopping the other day and the produce manager asked if I needed any samples (if you ask, they'll cut up anything and give you a bite). I did mention that I'd purchased an avocado the day before that was starting to sour, and I'd had to throw it out. He quickly looked at the avocados I had in my cart and told me to tell the cashier that all of them were his treat. How nice!

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