Exploding Canned Dough

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I will be virtually sharing my meal with you on What I Ate Wednesday. Until then, I thought I’d hold you over with a fascinating story about Exploding Canned Dough. That’s right – a boring old weekend with the family wasn’t enough. I had to blow things up. Below is the email I sent to Meijer to warn them about their potentially life threatening Limited Edition Jumbo Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls. I will update if I get an interesting response.

Please Note: This isn’t a real complaint, we might have left them at room temperature for too long. But I really did send the email to Meijer.

To Whom it May Concern,

I regret that I didn’t keep the packaging for the bar code, but I wanted to let someone know a can of Meijer cinnamon pumpkin rolls that were purchased from your Gainsville location on Sunday, November 27, basically exploded in my face today as I opened it. I was peeling off the label, as instructed, and when I had it about half way off, the can burst open with such force that the cinnamon rolls were mangled and I had bits of dough and cinnamon sugar all over my face. I’ve never seen anything like it. The little cardboard piece that held the icing was dented and the metal piece bent by the force (I took a few pictures if you’d like to see).

The cinnamon globs were still delicious, but you scared the heck out of me and my family, and my left eye was a little gritty for a while because of the cinnamon and sugar that got in it. You just reinforced my decades-long phobia of canned dough products.

On the other hand, bravo for finally coming up with packaging that doesn’t require you to whack it with all your might. You just might want to sell it with protective goggles.

Meijer Cinnamon Pumpkin Rolls: Exploding Canned Dough

The cinnamon is supposed to be on the inside.

Although slightly traumatized, we did eat the entire dish of pumpkin-spiced globs, but I’m honestly not sure if I’m willing to risk my sight and sanity opening another can. Wait. Yes I am, these are super addicting.

Has anyone had a similar experience?

2 thoughts on “Exploding Canned Dough

  1. Pearls to swine. I’ll be surprised if you get a reply showing they appreciate your charity, humor, and helpful information in your message to them. I hope I’m wrong!

    • Haha, they actually did send me a reply just a couple hours ago (and so late at night!) asking for the location of the store where I made the purchase, and for my phone number. Which is funny because I’m pretty sure I had to give that information on the form, but… Whatever 🙂 They didn’t say anything about appreciating my humor, though!
      By the way, so good to hear from you again, Courtney! Hope you’re doing well and enjoying the holiday season 🙂

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