Sunday, January 29, 2017

World's Most Boring Burrito

When I'm feeling under the weather, comfort food can come in just about any form. Today a lowly frozen bean burrito sounded like just the thing. I popped one in the microwave, waited seventy-five seconds for the ding, and prepared to enjoy.

Something immediately seemed off. Thinking my impression just a mildly feverish imagining, I took my plate to the table. Then I cut into one steaming end and found this...

My Empty Life: the Story of One Sad Tortilla
Fortunately the next burrito proved fine. Maybe I'll contact the company and see if they send me a consolation prize for this dud.

Has anything like this ever happened to you? Would you let the manufacturer know? Should I perhaps stop eating manufactured food? One has to wonder.

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16 comments:

  1. Oh, that's funny. What a surprise that must have been, especially when you were all set for a nicely filled burrito! Yes, send that wrapper in for a real burrito! They owe you. 😉

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    1. Thank you, my dear. I'm glad I gave you a chuckle. I contacted the company with a link to the photo. We'll see what happens. My email received an automated response all ready. Be well!

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  2. Hey Darla, chances are that will be a given with any frozen food. It can be a disappointment for sure when you take that bit and there is nothing there. Unless it keeps happening probably not worth the time and energy to report. So now its called the Surprise Burrito!

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    1. I agree. Mistakes are bound to happen. In fact, more than once I've picked up a packet of Kool Aid to find it flat and empty or only half full. This definitely was a surprise! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Hysterical! I'm glad it was nothing more surprising.

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    1. Me, too. You made me laugh at a memory of Mom opening a box of pizza makings and finding a spider. It was not funny at the time, but we handled it well. Best wishes to you.

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  4. Ha! I'm glad though that there was nothing in there which shouldn't have been!

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    1. No kidding, my dear! I once owned a microwave oven that in the correct lighting showed a dead spider behind the control board. That was quite sad and disgusting at the same time. Be well!

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  5. Yuc, that's just put me off my lunch!

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    1. I'm so sorry, my friend. It is rather disgusting looking, isn't it? And you give me chills of a much higher caliber, too. Apologize for Rosie for me.

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  6. Hey Darla, thank you for coming by the blog and leaving such great comments. I cheat a little but getting a lot of ideas from PINTEREST. Not so good about thinking the ideas up but...I can follow what others do and add my twist.

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    1. Are you kidding me? You have brilliant twists, if nothing else. Thank you for stopping by. And follower or not, you are a talented artist. Thank you for introducing yourself.

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  7. Ooh, manufacturing issue! If you ever watch "How It's Made," you can see how something like this could happen, although it would likely be rare. I wouldn't report it, but if you take the time to do so, you may get a coupon for a new one.

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    1. Oh, my goodness! My partner binge watches that show sometimes. After being urged within my household I reported it as a lark. Having used humor in my address of the situation, I wasn't offended by a lack of more than a nod toward my contact.

      I do have fond recollection of contacting a mustard company with product praise and receiving a box of fantastic full size bottles. That was before the days of social media, of course. Nobody cares about one voice any more.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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