I Got Way More Than I Bargained For.. Ick!

Lounge By kansaslaura Updated 10 Sep 2010 , 1:25pm by SueW

kansaslaura Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 10:20pm
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I buy less and less at Wal-Mart. No meat, dairy, produce, anything in a cooler. I thought plastic wrap would at least be safe...take a look at what I found when I opened a brand new roll today.

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mommicakes Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 10:34pm
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icon_eek.gif are you kidding????

What did they say when you brought it back to the store??

Just EEWWW!!!!! thumbsdown.gif

kansaslaura Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 10:41pm
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I just found it, opened it to use while working on a cake. It will go back, trust me!

mommicakes Posted 6 Sep 2010 , 11:09pm
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tapedshut.gif I would bring your rolling pin! icon_lol.gif

JulieMN Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:21am
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Oh that is just awful!

itsmylife Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:22am
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WOW ... that is nasty.... is it several layers into the wrap? icon_surprised.gif

kansaslaura Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:25am
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I don't know how far down it is, but when I ran my finger across that area I didn't feel a hump where the insect it--soooo.. I'm thinking it's in there pretty good. Reminds me of those fossils they find in amber. Except I almost wrapped this one around a cake! thumbsdown.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 4:01am
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It is gross and I'd definitely return it, too, but that said,

I doubt that any plastic wrap is actually put on the roll in a sanitized clean room. I really don't feel that this constitutes an act of gross negligence or poor manufacturing process. Just the heat generated in the rolling process of the saran would probably have sterilized the bug and the saran, anyway.

I can see how an errant crane fly/mosquito, etc. might make it onto/into something--things can't be made in a vacuum. Since the bug isn't metallic, it wouldn't get picked up by any metal detectors and it's so small and colorless it would never be seen by the human eye.

Heck, there are charts citing USDA tolerance levels for bugs and other things in items like flour and sugar, and spiders are found in bunches of bananas all of the time...
Just the circle of life. Better luck next time.

Rae

costumeczar Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 2:51pm
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I told the health inspector that I'd only had once incident where I opened a package of coconut and found ants inside it. His reply was that if it had only happened once, then I was lucky!

tesso Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 7:48pm
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Surprise!! you won the golden bug contest!! your prize.. free lifetime supply of saran wrap!! (mosquito optional) icon_lol.gif

SueW Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:25pm
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oh now thats nasty!!!!!

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