kristin (layered) wrote in bad_service,

a year old? seriously?

So my personal guilty pleasure soda is Vault Zero. About a year and a half ago, I'd guess, my school stopped carrying it in the dining halls. I was sad for about five minutes, but life goes on.

Yesterday, I'm grabbing a few drinks to bring home with me, and find a few bottles of Vault Zero! Awesome! I grab a couple, pay, and stick them in my backpack for later. I didn't open one until well after I got home. I almost spat it back out - it tasted horrible.

After a check of the date, it expired in May 2007, nearly a full year ago. The dining hall apparently stuck a bunch of the bottles of the old stuff in the cooler; I'm not sure why. I know that expired soda (while it tastes incredibly bad) isn't dangerous to you; then, I did a simple Google search to find that the reason my school stopped carrying the brand was because it was recalled for containing Benzene.

Selling me year old recalled carcinogenic* soda! Thanks, dining hall! I sent an e-mail off to someone, but have yet to get a response.

(* No, I don't think I'm going to get cancer or anything from it, it's just the point that it was recalled for health reasons a YEAR AGO. Why was it on the shelves and sold to me YESTERDAY?)

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