Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Oat-of-Date

Haha...sounds very Canadian. And no, that's not a typo.

Yesterday, I bought 7 (seven) boxes of Quaker Toasted Crunch Snack Bars - which are awesome not only because they have no peanuts, but because there is no peanut flour in them.

Seven boxes x 6 packs/box x 2 bars/pack = 84 bars! I was in granola heaven! However, my time in granola heaven was cut short. While putting the boxes away, I saw that one of them was past the expiration date...and not by just a couple of days...it was back on January 30, 2007. Yes, today is April 10, 2007.

Being the wonderful consumer that I am, I decided to give the Quaker folks a friendly call to explain my situation. The lady listened to my short story, and quickly offered to send me a full value coupon to make up for the inconvenience. The most wonderful part of the story is what she said after I gave her all of my information:

"If you still want to eat them, there's no harm in doing that. They'll still be crispy! We just give you the guaranteed freshness date, but they should still be good now."

Awesome, huh? I wonder if I should still eat them...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can give them out @ sabbath school tomorrow. haha just kidding! btw, the word verification to comment is SO long. and random! wtjdcmwt! what the. haha. see you tomorrow.

dopey said...

oh, that comment was me btw.