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Update on Yellow Jelly Babies saga

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ABitStretched Mon 08-Jun-09 17:19:16

Last Wednesday I had the devastating experience of finding all but one of my Jelly Babies were yellow!!!! -packet

Following the advice of other MN's I contacted Cadbury's to inform themthey had breached my human rights and was seeking 1 bag of JB's in compensation. i am pleased to report that I received a very serious letter from Cadbury's today telling me that rarely a fault with the machinary means a good mix of colours is not achieved in the packet and attached as a £2.50 voucher. Went to local supermarket and 600g boxes of JB's were reduced from £3.70 to £2 so I got a huge box of JBs and a packet of choc buttons with my voucher and I am now a very happy bunny. I'd like to thank you all for your support during that traumatic time last week :-)

Lizzylou Mon 08-Jun-09 17:20:08

OOh, think I may try this scam grin

girlandboy Mon 08-Jun-09 17:20:41

Well come on then, share them out.grin

Well done by the way.

ABitStretched Mon 08-Jun-09 17:25:56

Thanks - if you're bored one evening I recommend contacting favourite brands customer services with funny complaint / gushing praise. Last month I got £3 from Bernard Matthews :-)

NetworkNanniesSurrey Mon 08-Jun-09 17:49:05

Another victory for the down-trodden consumer! Good for you.

I asked a snack company for some free samples once and got a large box of pork scratchings back from them. I was not sure if i should have been delighted or insulted.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 08-Jun-09 17:54:32

I had a friend who bought a pack of 3 Walnut Whips, one of which was defective (2 good). She sent the bad one back, and received another 3 pack. One of which was defective (2 good)... this went on for a few more iterations before she became sick of the things as the stockpile grew.

girlandboy Mon 08-Jun-09 17:56:16

How can you have a defective Walnut Whip?

No walnut?

No whip?

Oh god, the intrigue...........

NetworkNanniesSurrey Mon 08-Jun-09 18:01:41

Could you have a legitimate complaint if you had a chestnut on there instead? hmm

MIAonline Mon 08-Jun-09 18:08:54

pmsl @ girlandboy

I am pleased that you got some compensation for the trauma you suffered, can see the ad now..

Had a trip, accident, fall at work?
Had a defective packet of jelly babies?
Call us now, compo4u on 0800 ...

lambanana Mon 08-Jun-09 20:07:18

a sweet result!

tallulahbelly Mon 08-Jun-09 20:18:34

Can you do it the other way round and complain there aren't enough black ones in there?

They used to make Walnut Whips with a walnut on the tops and in the bottom.

They don't do that any more. And they seem to have stopped making coffee ones. sad

FabulousBakerGirl Mon 08-Jun-09 20:19:57

Bernard Matthews voucher?

Wouldn't want one of those tbh. Awful.

Hormonesnomore Mon 08-Jun-09 20:26:59

I complained to Birds Eye about awful fish fingers & they sent me £3 in vouchers.

I complained about a crap meal in a Table Table & they sent £25 in leisure vouchers.

I complained to Cineworld that the film was too loud & got 4 complimentary tickets.

I am a serial very effective complainer!

To be fair, if a meal's very good or the service excellent, I will praise effusively (they don't give you vouchers for that though)

ABitStretched Tue 09-Jun-09 14:46:19

FabulousBakerGirl - thanks for taking the time to pop onto this thread and take the pee - I really appreciate it and I'm sure its made you feel both big and clever. People like you have really put me off MN. I quit it 6 months ago because of all the stirrers. Looks like its time to jack it in altogether.

FabulousBakerGirl Tue 09-Jun-09 16:04:39

Well, I am sorry you have taken it in a way I definitely didn't mean.

I think BM food is awful but everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

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