I have to vent for a second.
I have been trying to eat a bit more healthy the past few weeks, buying fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurts and other good-for-you snacks, etc. And it’s expensive, plain and simple. But that’s ok, it’s for my health, yadda, yadda, yadda.
But when said health food ends up being disgusting… game over.
I bought 6 Chobani Greek Yogurts last weekend. They were on sale, so figured I’d try them out. Picked up two each of blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla. And now, as I opened the last of them today, 4 of those 6 had mold in them. Umm… not happening. Today’s wasn’t too bad, the mold was on the lid, not the actual yogurt, so I was able to wipe it off, and ignore it… I mean, really, mold is just penicillin anyways, right? But the others, not salvageable at all. One had it growing across the entire top of the yogurt… yuck. The other two, not only was it all over the top, it had started to grow down, into the yogurt.
Yogurt meet garbage can.
I have to say, I was severely disappointed. I’ve had a few other Greek Yogurts before, and they seem ok. I was hoping this would be equally pleasing, so I would have options when things go on sale. But as of right now, I don’t think I would even consider buying another Chobani yogurt! Seriously…
I went back to the store I bough it from, but without the actual product – yes, they wanted to see the moldy yogurt – there was nothing they could do about it. Since it happened at work, at lunch, I wasn’t about to carry it back to them at the end of the day… something about moldy food sitting on my desk all day just didn’t seem appetizing, nor healthy.
I even emailed the company, to let them know about the mold and the way the grocery store doesn’t care about their product, and they just sent me a form response – “Thank you for your letter. Please accept these coupons for more of our delicious yogurts.” Seriously, which part of “never buy it again” did they not understand?
And to be fair… I realize there’s lots of miles between their packaging facility and my stomach, and any number of things could’ve happened to the yogurt while being delivered. Bad handling on the truck. The grocer stored it wrong. Heck, I suppose it could’ve warmed up enough just from me taking it out of the cooler at the store, walking through the checkout, and driving home… but still, lots of other products make it home JUUUuuuuusssttt fine.
But not my yogurt…
Anyone else get a green hairy surprise when they opened some NEW food up? (I mean, on old leftovers, happens all the time…)