Sunday, 18 February 2018

Bloody Furious!



One of my absolute favourite types of 'Paté', are these Rillettes de Canard. As you can probably see by the label, they are pure Duck, with 25% Breast and Liver. A true gourmet's delight in any language.

Imagine my fury when I came to open the jar above, and found that the bloody lid had already been unscrewed, the vacuum released, and the contents gone mouldy; depriving me not only of the Paté itself, but also of about €6. This stuff ain't cheap!

I've heard about idiots going round shops taking the tops off jars. It really is a stupid, pointless, exercise, and should be severely dealt with. 

In the same ilk, I have personally seen people opening sweet packets, taking one out, and eating it; another appalling crime.


I'd really been looking forward to my luxury Rillettes, only for them to end-up in the bin.

Grrrrrrrr!

29 comments:

  1. Oh no! Can you not take it back to the shop? Our lids have a circle in the centre and if that has popped up, it means that the jar has been fiddled with and unsealed. Also some lids have a paper sticker on the sides of the lid, it must not be torn.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. This was just an ordinary top, which someone must have opened and closed again; just to be malicious. Mean spirited people.

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  2. Enough to make a grown man cry!

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  3. People are mutants, mutants in shell suits.

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  4. A case could be made for chopping off the hands of culprits?

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  5. I haven't heard of this over here Cro but in future I shall check carefully. Because I eat in so rarely it would be very painful to me if what I fancied for my tea had been tampered with.

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    1. I think certain sad folk get pleasure from ruining good food, but what can one do? One can't open the jar to see if it's already been opened, because one would have to eat it straight away.

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  6. I can imagine your disappointment. Take it back to the shop.

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    1. It's gone now, but knowing the French they would have laughed in my face!.

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  7. Did it have a little depressed indent on the lid?

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    1. No, it was an ordinary screw on lid. Easily removed and replaced.

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  8. Was it within the sell-by date? Or the use-before date?

    If you'd complained at the shop you'd have got at least an apology and a shopping voucher. In the UK that is. If you'd complained to the manufacturer you'd have got a letter of thanks and an even bigger voucher or replacement. In the UK that is.



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    1. We've complained in the past about things, and they refuse to refund anything. It was well within the sell by date; unfortunately it's been thrown away now. I should have kept it.

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  9. I bought some paté de paques from SuperU once and it turned out to have mould on it. I returned it and was given a refund.

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    1. Too late I'm afraid. The Rillettes went into the bin, and pot has already been recycled.

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  10. How sad to want to enjoy this, with what looks like wonderful bread and find it ruined.
    So many people are beyond stupid. Since the Tylenol scare from years ago I always look at boxes and jars carefully.
    Wonder what would happen if you wrote the pate company and then the markets headquarters ?

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I should, but frankly I can't be bothered. I shall buy another jar tomorrow.

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  11. I always return anything that has already gone bad when opened... and have always gotten my money back or a new item. I can't imagine them refusing you if they want your future shopping. But even so, I would at least 'mention' it next time you go back to buy another.

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    1. I will mention it today when I buy a replacement, but all I expect will be shrugged shoulders.

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  12. I feel your pain. I was righteously peeved when biting into stale chocolate covered pretzels yesterday. They aren't cheap either although they really should be.

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    1. I feel as if I've been conned out of €6. Not a nice feeling.

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  13. BASTARDS! I mean, those darn kids. If it were your own shop you could put a few mousetraps on the shelves but I suppose that would deter your regular well meaning customers.

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