Thursday, March 7, 2013
Who'd have thought we'd count ourselves luck to ONLY get horse meat in our Ikea food...
It's bad enough that they found horse meat in some of the hot dogs and meat patties in your European stores, but at least that wasn't dangerous to anyone's health. Cringe worthy for sure, no one wants to find out they've been eating Mr Ed during their lunch break, but not dangerous.
But now China have found faecal bacteria in their Ikea store chocolate cakes?
How the hell ... how is it even possible for that to happen? How is it possible that high levels of coliform bacteria could be found in baked goods? What, you're using the same machinery you use to process the cow's intestines? Your bakers don't wash their hands after they go potty? You're being creative when you advertise that you use all natural colourings?
Eww ... grossed myself out there.
Like most people I've had my issues with you over the years, Ikea. Sure, I've sacrificed hours of my life (and came close to fisticuffs with my brother) while attempting to assemble some of your furniture, I've gotten lost almost every time I've gone into your stores and had to have a sales assistant show me the way out, and the great lampshade fiasco of 2003 is best not revisited.
I was willing to overlook all that though. You did, after all, sell me my beloved pet cactus, Pedro, who has been my constant companion over the past seven years, and your Christmas gingerbread house kits are both cheap and delicious (although I'm trying very hard not to think about what might have been in them).
But this ... I'm not sure I can overlook this. You've changed, Ikea. You used to be about the flat packed furniture, not the horse patties and poop-cakes.