Does that look like "cheese and jalapeno to you?
But this isn't about the truly retched nature of Blogger's new interface, it about my completely losing faith in Whole Foods.
Now I'm not one of those people who swears by Whole Foods. In fact I don't really swear by any grocery store, I go where the ice cream and junk food is. I shop at Whole Foods for two reasons; when I feel like I want to be trendy and because it's convenient.
This week, however, Whole Foods did something that completely caused me to lose my faith in them as an organization. Before I get to that allow me to backtrack a bit.
Two months ago I popped into Whole Foods and what did I spy? Only my favorite food in the world; tamales. Being from Tucson, Mexican food is my soul food. And living in the Charm City, tamales are hard to come by.
Unfortunately the tamales at Whole Foods that day were pork (I don't dig on swine.)
I buy them, take them home and put them in the fridge. Then I wait a couple days until I've got time to savor them. I pop a couple in the microwave and devour one so fast, I don't have time to process that it's actually a pork tamale.
|Why are my apostrophes all jacked up?|
|Strike Two! (At least the pricing and the mislabeling is consistent.)|
And then something weird happens; feeling under the weather, I leave the tamales on my counter for 18 hours. Once I discover the error I immediately freeze them. And today I try my luck only to discover that yet again, I've got a tamale that's not cheese and jalapeño.
|Nothing cheese and jalapeno about this.|
I don't know where we go from here. I'm sure every time I go to Whole Foods and see tamales, I'll look and see if they're labeled "cheese and jalapeño." If they are I'll probably get my hopes up. But I'll probably never get the courage to pull the trigger on that purchase again.
So, seriously; eff Whole Foods.