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Poll: Dealing with the unknown . . . (10 member(s) have cast votes)

Sticky mass inside a loaf of bread. Should I:

  1. Discard the entire loaf of bread (4 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. Discard only the slices the sticky mass was in contact with (2 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Send the mass to a lab for analysis (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  4. Bitch at the bread company (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Bitch at the store and demand a new loaf (1 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  6. Assume it was intended as a free gift (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Make toast (2 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#1 toymaker

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

My kid found a strange white sticky substance between two pieces of bread in a recently purchased loaf.  Which option should I choose to deal with it?

Share your strange discoveries.

Edited by toymaker, 26 February 2018 - 07:38 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

Sounds like Fluffernutter!

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

That's a little weird!  Glad your child noticed before they started eating it!  

I am the child of parents that lived through the Depression in the 1930's and sometimes It shows.  I probably would keep the part of the bread that's still OK because that's how we grew up even though it was the 60's- 70's.  No doubt that after I did that , though, my husband would come home and make me throw the whole loaf out!

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

Bread is cheap. I would probably throw it out and get a new loaf. I do like the option of sending it to a lab for testing though.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:54 PM

Depending on the cost for analysis, I’d do that. Otherwise, it’s taking a trip to the bin.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:58 PM

Disgruntled bread factory worker trying to poison people?

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:36 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 26 February 2018 - 08:58 PM, said:

Disgruntled bread factory worker trying to poison people?

.. or a bread factory worker who is waaay to happy to have the job ??


I would contact the bread company and take it for analysis ... Because chances are, your loaf isn't the only loaf with that shit in it

A recall might be in order



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:01 PM

I think I'd initially want to bring back to the store but would end up making peanut butter sandwiches with it, but then up into little bite size pieces and feed them to the squirrels and blue jays that visit my bird feeders.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:12 PM

Is it possibly just bread that didn't get baked enough? Is it toward the center or nearer the edges? Weird smells? Consistency? I'd take a picture of it, send that to the bread company and they'll probably send you some coupons for free bread.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:27 PM

View PostLucas, on 26 February 2018 - 10:36 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 26 February 2018 - 08:58 PM, said:

Disgruntled bread factory worker trying to poison people?

.. or a bread factory worker who is waaay to happy to have the job ??


I would contact the bread company and take it for analysis ... Because chances are, your loaf isn't the only loaf with that shit in it

A recall might be in order

Gross, man!

I did a sniff test (probably stupid in retrospect) . . . it smells like marshmallow.  Does Dempster's also make marshmallow cookies?  Must find out.

Update:  white gooey mass has disappeared.  I have one cat who has been known to jump up on countertops.  If it is still alive tomorrow, I guess the bread will be safe to eat.

Edited by toymaker, 26 February 2018 - 11:30 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:47 AM

The whole loaf would be flung out.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:49 AM

Live dangerously eat it down and fast!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 02:49 AM

View PostBabycat, on 27 February 2018 - 02:47 AM, said:

The whole loaf would be flung out.
I bet you'd pick it out of the bin later and make tuna sandwiches with it!

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:19 AM

I would let the bread company know about it, they'll probably at least send you a coupon for another free loaf... or more.

I once got a whole bunch of coupons for free Jack Link's beef jerkey, because one pack had gone moldy. They more than made up for the issue.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:22 AM

A friend of mine works in the pop business, and said some of the old timers on the production line used to run a small batch that were a bit underfilled, and before the cans were sealed up, they'd top them off from a bottle of booze. Then they could sneak out a few cases of pre-mixed whiskey-sevens or whatever they mixed...

Imagine if one of those cans slipped through and ended up on a store shelf. :laughing guy:

Edited by KenJennings, 27 February 2018 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:35 PM

About 8 months ago I had an individual yogurt cup that had a piece of chewed gum in it.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:16 PM

get a new loaf of bread

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:03 AM

Boy do I feel stupid.  My teenage daughter admitted that she did it.  She heard something about how bread can make hard marshmallows soft again.  She tells me this after I have emailed the company.  Ha ha.  Joke's on me.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:09 AM

View Posttoymaker, on 28 February 2018 - 12:03 AM, said:

Boy do I feel stupid.  My teenage daughter admitted that she did it.  She heard something about how bread can make hard marshmallows soft again.  She tells me this after I have emailed the company.  Ha ha.  Joke's on me.

It’s time for payback toyman!!!!

I’d go with maggots in her pasta! But hey, that’s just me.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:58 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 28 February 2018 - 12:09 AM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 28 February 2018 - 12:03 AM, said:

Boy do I feel stupid.  My teenage daughter admitted that she did it.  She heard something about how bread can make hard marshmallows soft again.  She tells me this after I have emailed the company.  Ha ha.  Joke's on me.

It’s time for payback toyman!!!!

I’d go with maggots in her pasta! But hey, that’s just me.

:blaze:

Oh yeah.  It'll be when she least expects it.

I have to say, though, it really works.  That marshmallow was so soft and gooey I couldn't even identify it.

Edited by toymaker, 28 February 2018 - 12:59 AM.





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