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Sep 17, 2008 01:33 PM

Disgusting at Jason's Deli

I'm usually somewhat of a fan of Jason's Deli. DH and I were there on Sunday and I got a half potato and salad bar. I bit into a cucumber, and it tasted like CHEMICALS. I don't know what kind of chemicals, because I don't have a habit of drinking floor cleaner. I spit it out immediately and I was so mad, especially because I'm pregnant!

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  1. My guess is it was some sort of veggie wash. Did you tell the manager?

    1. Something possible... pregnancy makes one's taste buds go into hyper-drive; it's hard-wired into your brain as protection against anything possibly poisonous. Anything remotely bitter is going to become unpalatable. Have you had any other cucumbers lately that tasted normal?

      Is there some reason that you're compelled to complain on a national board about an isolated incident? I've had similar things happen. It's much better all around to just let the manager know that something tastes funny. The service at Jason's here in AZ is generally top-notch; they are very good at going the extra mile for their guests.

      4 Replies
      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        Yes, I've eaten there my entire pregnancy, practically lived there my first trimester when I couldn't eat meat.

        As for complaining on Chowhound, I'm not the first to do it. What's your point?

        1. re: starbucksbrew

          Why didn't you say something to the manager immediately? Cukes can sometimes be bitter tasting.

          1. re: starbucksbrew

            My point is that you're making a mountain out of a molehill by complaining here instead of just talking to the manager when it happened.

            1. re: starbucksbrew

              I think it's unfair to a business to post something negative in a place like this without giving them a chance to redeem themselves first. My guess, if you'd told them the manager probably would have done something for you and immediately pulled the cucumbers. You essentially hid the issue as well contributing to what you perceived as a danger to your baby that could be, in fact, be a danger to other pregnant women.

          2. I've had some cucumbers straight out of the garden and peeled that taste like all sorts of nasty, bitter things. Sometimes it's just a couple slices from the end during hot weather.
            I would have probably just mentioned to the manager that the cukes were bitter and avoided them this trip, because I doubt that Jason's Deli has taken to dipping their cucumbers in floor cleaner.