Woolworths #FAIL

16 Jul

I love Woolworths – I seriously do. Clothes, Shoes, Food, Decor… I am THE woolies chick.


Earlier this year I had an unfortunate experience. But, because I am such a woolies-girl, I let them know about it and never broadcasted the experience. Even though it turned my stomach at the thought…

What happened?

As I do every Monday, I bought my trusty, regular loaf of brown bread. When I got home, I went to open the packet and saw a strange white “thingy” through the plastic. I looked closer, and it was a….. fingernail.

I kid you not. Easily one of the “grossest” experiences of my life. It put me off woolies food for about a month (quite a feat for me, I assure you).

But everyone makes mistakes, and everyone knows that Woolies pride themselves on quality… so I reported it to them, trusted them to fix the problem and tried to forget the whole awful affair.

But, here we are, 6 months later and… brace yourself…

Today, I had made my favourite eggy-bread and was thoroughly enjoying my lunch when… I felt something hard in my mouth… I and spat it out (thinking it was an egg-shell)… and…

…alas, no egg-shell did I find… I wish it wasn’t but…

it was another


… in my mouth… **EEUUUUWWWWWWW**

Gross. Gross. Gross.

Seriously, what are the odds… same person – fingernails TWICE…

I get queasy every time I think about it. This time I took photos.

I just want to know… don’t these people wear gloves??????

Either they do wear gloves and someone in the factory is taking the piss and doing it on purpose. (They should test the DNA or something).

Or, They don’t wear gloves. Which begs the question – didn’t they learn their lesson the first time??

Also, if a fingernail ended up in there, what else is in there that can’t be seen?

I don’t even want to think about it… I guess I’ll be buying a breadmaker…


6 Responses to “Woolworths #FAIL”

  1. Heather July 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Shocker!! We eat brown bread from woolies everyday too! I can ask Lloyd to check out who is the best person to report this too if you like and maybe get the photos to them? Speaking to the customer services is a waste of time.

  2. dhewitson July 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    Complain! Complain! They have a very good customer services department, apparently, and they’ll give you stuff to compensate. That is so disgusting, they could probably end up shutting down the entire bakery!

    An aside, though: I bit into a TimTam many months ago, and ended up with what felt like a hair in my mouth. I started pulling, and pulling, and out came the longest hair! Ugh! Gag! I googled all over the place to complain, and eventually found a TimTam site. Sent them an email and never heard from them.

  3. Cazpi July 17, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    That’s really shocking.

  4. Susan July 19, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    No, no, noooooo – that’s awful!!! In today’s world, they definitely should be wearing gloves (and hairnets for that matter) in places of food production AT ALL TIMES! My worst woolies experience has been a bone in a vienna! And actually it was Jacques’ worst experience, I don’t eat viennas…

    Susan X

  5. sleepyjane July 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Oh shit. That is SO SO SO disgusting. I might not buy from them again for a while. Just until I can think about it without wanting to throw up. :/

    I hope that you get to contact the right person to complain to – because this isn’t acceptable.

  6. Fiona July 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Awful….but I suppose in this day and age of sliced bread, diced fruit salad and ready made salads it is bound to happen. I am sure the factory insists that they wear gloves but at the end of the day it is the human factor and one will never get that 100% right. Lets just hope that it was a one in a million that you happend to get it twice LOL xxx

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