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to think that I really should expect to find this my pot of jelly

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PrettyHairClips Fri 30-Nov-12 23:23:36

I've just sat down to eat a pot of jelly, and when I peeled it open, inside there was a green chalky gunk on the top with specs of green chalky gunk inside the jelly itself. I've taken a photo:

The Jelly

I've been eating this brand of jelly for a while and this is the first time I've seen anything like it. WTF.

PrettyHairClips Fri 30-Nov-12 23:23:57

ooops, title should say "shouldn't"

usualsuspect3 Fri 30-Nov-12 23:24:54

Looks like mould to me, I expect there was a hole in the lid.

quoteunquote Fri 30-Nov-12 23:25:24


Softlysoftly Fri 30-Nov-12 23:25:52

Grim and yy mould

PrettyHairClips Fri 30-Nov-12 23:26:19

Hmmm I'm not so sure. The pot has been refrigerated since it was purchased yesterday.

Looks like mould to me too!

AlreadyScone Fri 30-Nov-12 23:27:59

it's odd how it's grown in the middle...

Startail Fri 30-Nov-12 23:28:25

Mould, unsealed jelly is excellent at growing mould.

Lab culture plates are glorified jelly.

NotQuiteWithItAtAll Fri 30-Nov-12 23:29:49

Certainly looks like mould.

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Fri 30-Nov-12 23:30:59

Someone at the factory stuck their finger in it.

Selks Fri 30-Nov-12 23:32:10

Defo mould

Cbh1978 Fri 30-Nov-12 23:33:32

Yikes. :-/

PrettyHairClips Fri 30-Nov-12 23:34:18

I've contacted the company and saved the offending item.

TheFutureMrsB Fri 30-Nov-12 23:34:22

Mould! Not nice in a sealed pot, send photo to the manufacturer.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 30-Nov-12 23:35:13

You can tell it's from a hole in the top, due to the cluster. If it were from an unsealed pot, the mould would start at the edge and work its way round/out.

Just take it back, or complain directly to manufacturer. MAybe you'll get some free jelly?

OhChristFENTONnotREINDEERnow Fri 30-Nov-12 23:37:09

Oh god, that reminds me of a petri dish in a biology class when I was about eleven.


usualsuspect3 Fri 30-Nov-12 23:37:33

Hardly the manufacturers fault if theres a hole in the lid. It could have happened anywhere.

Just chuck it away.

OhChristFENTONnotREINDEERnow Fri 30-Nov-12 23:37:48

I bet you'll get a £2 voucher hmm

CoolaSchmoola Fri 30-Nov-12 23:39:45

Definitely mould - I found a LIVE caterpillar in my "washed in spring water and ready to eat" naice salad leaves today.

Complained and compensation will be with me next week along with a letter detailing the outcome of the investigation they started today.

Naice leaves = naice company = NAICE customer service grin.

OhChristFENTONnotREINDEERnow Fri 30-Nov-12 23:42:01

I found a live caterpillar in my plastic packed brocolli during the summer. Tesco were not very interested.

PrettyHairClips Fri 30-Nov-12 23:42:58

How much compo Coola?

usualsuspect3 Fri 30-Nov-12 23:46:21

I think you might get a voucher for another pot of jelly. not £3000000000000 for a bit of mould.

musicalendorphins Sat 01-Dec-12 08:10:21

That sure looks like mold.
I found black mold on the inside of the lid when I opened a new jar of mayonnaise. I returned it to the store and got another one. I guess from time to time something doesn't seal properly.

diddl Sat 01-Dec-12 08:16:15

Mould-does anyone really think not?confused

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