To not want to eat food delivered to a bin?!

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PurpleCurtain Tue 21-Sep-21 17:47:41

Ordered some cereal bars in bulk that were delivered today by Royal Mail. I was in, but feeding my newborn and didn't make the door. They delivered it - to my brown bin, which is inside a bin store to the front of my house. The last things put in there were manure and very mouldy flowers.

DH thinks there's no problem - they are individually wrapped and then in cardboard box and he has thrown the box. I don't want to eat them or frankly have them in my house, and feel completely bemused at the lack of hygiene standards from Royal Mail. Am I being unreasonable?

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Cocomarine Tue 21-Sep-21 17:48:59

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Lookwhoseinsideagain Tue 21-Sep-21 17:49:30

So there were 3 layers between the food and the (empty) bin - outer box, inner box and wrapper?

Just decant out of the outer box and they'll be fine? hmm

Dixiechickonhols Tue 21-Sep-21 17:50:41

It’s fine it’s wrapped and in a box. Better than having to trek to sorting office to pick up.

BitchyHen Tue 21-Sep-21 17:51:41

YANBU DH can eat them if he wants. I would complain to whoever you bought them from, maybe you will get a refund or a replacement.

Fabbydabbydoozey Tue 21-Sep-21 17:51:59

The RM was daft to put them there, but of course you can eat them.

butterry Tue 21-Sep-21 17:53:01

You are being ridiculous, they are perfectly safe and fine to eat! It would be so wasteful otherwise. At least give them to a food bank if you can’t get over your aversion.

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RobinPenguins Tue 21-Sep-21 17:54:53

This is a bit ridiculous, they haven’t been in contact with anything. A bar you pick up off a shelf in a shop will have been in more contact with far more minging stuff than what you get in your brown bin.

Theunamedcat Tue 21-Sep-21 17:56:02

You put manure in your brown bin?

CatalinaCasesolver Tue 21-Sep-21 17:57:24

Get over yourself

PurpleCurtain Tue 21-Sep-21 17:57:36

Why on earth is it preferable to going to a sorting office? A regular week's brown bin is one thing; but as I say there was a layer of very moldy flowers in there directly underneath the box and the box was sat in there for about 8 hours until DH got home.

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Feelingoktoday Tue 21-Sep-21 17:59:08

Why couldn’t you nip out to get the box rather than wait for H to get home? Are you house bound?

drpet49 Tue 21-Sep-21 17:59:42

* This is a bit ridiculous, they haven’t been in contact with anything. A bar you pick up off a shelf in a shop will have been in more contact with far more minging stuff than what you get in your brown bin.*

^This. Seems like you just fishing for reasons so you can complain, get a refund and get to keep the bars for free. Pathetic.

Mischance Tue 21-Sep-21 17:59:43

Oh lord - what a fuss about nothing - honestly life is simply too short to get in a flap about something as minor as this.

Holskey Tue 21-Sep-21 18:00:17

I don't think it's acceptable to deliver items to a bin, but I do think they're edible. I can see why you'd be put off though.

RobinPenguins Tue 21-Sep-21 18:01:15

PurpleCurtain

Why on earth is it preferable to going to a sorting office? A regular week's brown bin is one thing; but as I say there was a layer of very moldy flowers in there directly underneath the box and the box was sat in there for about 8 hours until DH got home.

Even if it had been in there for 8 days, what exactly do you think has happened to the bars? That’s the entire point of packaging. You’re not eating the cardboard box!

QuestionEverythingBaby Tue 21-Sep-21 18:01:44

Oh no, not mouldy flowers? The horror 😱

Banani Tue 21-Sep-21 18:01:50

I suggest you never have a good look ‘out the back’ at your average supermarket, you’ll never eat again!

SylvanasWindrunner Tue 21-Sep-21 18:03:45

I'd just be glad I didn't have to schlepp to the sorting office to collect it. Life is too short to spend time fretting about inconsequential shite like this. They're in packaging. That's the point of it.

Livpool Tue 21-Sep-21 18:04:55

YABU

How do you think they might be stored in the back of a supermarket.

slashlover Tue 21-Sep-21 18:05:09

There could have been absolutely anything in the other boxes in the van/sorting office.

PurpleCurtain Tue 21-Sep-21 18:05:27

Feelingoktoday

Why couldn’t you nip out to get the box rather than wait for H to get home? Are you house bound?

Because I didn't intend to keep them once I'd received the photo notification showing they were in the brown bin, and because I was at home with a fussy newborn.

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ImprobablePuffin Tue 21-Sep-21 18:05:38

Is this a serious thread? It sounds like a joke, like do people actually think the bars will now be contaminated somehow? If it's not a joke then OP you truly need to get a grip.

Imagine how many people have pawed the loose ones in the shop shelf, would you eat them? They are far less clean than the ones wrapped and put in a box in your brown bin.

Also do not do as PP and complain to the company that sent them as I imagine they would just laugh in your face.

PattyPan Tue 21-Sep-21 18:06:12

In the nicest possible way, you need to get a grip

KidneyBeans Tue 21-Sep-21 18:06:27

How pristine do you think cargo trucks, warehouses and shipping containers are? confused
I doubt your bin is the grungiest thing they've been in proximity to!

Logically what is it you're actually concerned about? It seems a bit irrational

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