Holy Chef Boyardee!... What the Hell is in That Can?!?

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 12/30/2009 - 11:27pm.



Larry says that he opened a can of Chef Boyardee recently only to find a horrible giant mold world growing inside! When he contacted the store he bought it from, Walmart, a low-level employee was openly hostile to them and said the manager "wouldn't believe them"...

Yes, that's the new scam: steal a can of food, open it up, grow a massive mold culture inside it for several weeks, then try to return it for a buck oh nine.

Larry writes... "Long time reader and love your site... thought you'd get a kick out of this one...

Me, my wife, 6 year old son and 2 year old daughter are avid Chef Boyardee fans, great food in a pinch!  We shop irregularlly at our Portsmouth, Va Walmart but... on December 23, 2009 we picked up our usual grocery list items as well as 6 cans of Beefaroni for the kids to eat for lunchs and thought nothing of it.

My wife called me in a panic today saying when she went to serve the kids lunch, she found the attached surprise... 

 See this gross stuff for yourself!

We're careful not to buy dented or damaged cans when we shop and at no point did we drop or damage the can in transit home...

The can stayed sealed until today.  We can only imagine that there was a pinhole leak during manufacturing... 

We contacted the local WalMart store when I got home to tell them about this, an extremely rude employee told my wife there was no way it came from their store and they WOULD NOT refund it!  Luckily we still have the receipt from the store.  We've made a few purchases at this store and have had problems before.

Unfortunately, it's the closest grocery store to us and is the only store that carriers many of the items we need.  We asked who the manager was and told it was a Mr. Wade Riddick, but was told he wouldn't want to hear this and that they wouldn't believe us anyway!

I'm a firefighter and my wifes a nurse so we're far from somer kind of criminal trying to scam for a can of Beefaroni... infact we're not interested in "suing" or replacing the $1.09 can... we're just really upset at the treatment and before you say it, I know, I know it's WalMart... Anyway, suffice it to say we will take our grocery money else where.

Larry should also contact ConAgra, makers of Chef Boyardee, with the lot # of the can at 800-544-5680.

If he wants a refund or a replacement, he should go back to Walmart and ask to see the manager in person. He may also want to contact his local health department to keep them informed.


Ben Popkin - December 29, 2009 - source Consumerist


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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 12/30/2009 - 11:27pm.