Friend of mine went to Ballard Market & bought organic pumpkin to make pies for Thanksgiving. She also bought some kale chips. Thanksgiving morning she had made the crust & opened the pumpkin & she said it smelled horrible. Looked at the expiration date & it was December 2011. Also the kale chips were like 7 months expired. I was amazed because thought Ballard Market was supposed to be a really good place to go. She said she thought so too but when she mentioned this situation to others they all said "oh yeah, you really have to check the expiration dates there." So it's not just Grocery Outlet to check!
Ballard Market(5 posts)
I've had similar experiences at most grocery stores. Usually it's something that is seasonal rather than everyday staple items.
I have found expired meat products at Ballard Market, which luckily are obvious. I've also found expired items at Central Market. One was all the truffle salt they had out on the shelf, and the expiration date was tiny and hard to read. While truffle salt should still taste perfectly fine after the expiration date, it was clear the store wasn't rotating their stock. So yeah, I try to always check expiration dates, but it is disappointing when the items are costly.
Edited to say: this particular item is not seasonal, they carry it year-round.
Maybe Ballard Market is an outlet for Grocery Outlet?
Well, if it was me, and I decided to make a pumpkin pie from scratch, with a side of kale chips, I'd be pissed.
After I slapped myself silly.
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