I go to the grocery store at least once a week. I try to limit it to one big shopping trip, so I make my list, gather coupons, etc.
There are some items I need every week. They're so commonplace, I almost don't need them on the list, but I put them there anyway.
Among the top spots: Milk (usually 2 or 3 gallons), bread, yogurt, cheese, eggs, etc. All the perishable things we run through quickly.
So, on Monday, I picked up a loaf of bread. I'm not going to say which brand because I have bought this brand before with no problems.
I make the Evil Twin's lunch 4 times a week - each lunch consists of 2 sandwiches, which means 4 slices of bread. Tuesday morning, I take the first four slices behind the "heel" and put them on a piece of paper towel to construct the sandwiches.
Only, there is something amiss about three of the slices, so I start to investigate (keep in mind, it's the crack of dawn - for me - and I'm barely awake).
Slice one, I find this:
And the other side of it:
It was just a bit longer piece, but same on both sides. Brown on one side, white on the other.
This is obviously a smaller bit and one I didn't try to pick out.
It was my best guess that this matter was a bandage of some sort (GROSS!) But, it might also be some sort of cardboard. I'm just not sure.
I just put all the slices in a resealable baggie and then, called the 800 number on the package.
The customer service person I spoke with was wonderful. She was very apologetic and took down all my information.
I know stuff like this is an anomaly and doesn't happen every day. She thanked me for drawing it to their attention. Then, she asked me to put the baggie of everything (the evidence) into the freezer and said she'd be mailing a postage paid mailer for me to send it all in for Quality Assurance investigation and also said there would be coupons for free bread included.
I've been buying this brand of their 100% Whole Wheat Bread for YEARS and I don't intend on stopping now.
I was just a little skeeved I might have a band-aid stuck in my bread!