I'm writing today to issue a complaint about strawberries I bought at the BJ's Hooksett, NH, location. I purchased them on 7-17-10. The sku # is 665290001665.
I purchased them around 2:30 p.m. on 7-17-10. Normally, I don't buy fruit at BJs but I knew I wasn't going to make it to the store until Sunday and my two boys like fruit for breakfast. I inspected the containers, they all looked fine, and so I chose one. I took them home - about a 20 minute drive - and put them in the fridge. This morning, when I got up to make breakfast, I was shocked to find about a third of the strawberries were moldy. Another third were bruised, mushy, and beginning to get moldy. This, after less than 24 hours from the purchase date. I cut up what I could to feed the kids and composted the rest.
I don't know what the problem is - maybe they weren't picked right, maybe the temps on your display cases are too low, maybe even 20 minutes in an air-conditioned CRV made them go bad - but I do know that this isn't the best situation. I'm not looking for a refund of the $4.99, but I would like you to do something about this so that other people don't experience pure waste like this.
In the future, I think I will skip buying fruit at BJ's. I'm also emailing the company, California Giant of Wastonville, Cal. and posting this on my blog.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Bad strawberries at BJ's
This is an email I sent to BJ's Wholesale Club and California Giant fruit company of Wastonville, Cal.: