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Joe's O's taste strange the last few boxes

ca94805 Mar 5, 2010 01:43 PM

Like the title says _ the kids don't seem to notice but my wife and I agree the there has been a chemical(y) taste in the Joe's O's recently - we no longer eat them out of hand. Different supplier maybe?

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    shoelace RE: ca94805 Mar 5, 2010 02:44 PM

    heh, i thought i was imaging it, i think they taste kinds stale, and this has been every box ive purchased since new years, both the regular and the honey as well

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      ca94805 RE: shoelace Mar 5, 2010 03:18 PM

      They used to be as good as or better than Cheerios...I haven't tried all the off brands so I can't guess what's taken over.

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        HungryinBmore RE: ca94805 Mar 6, 2010 01:46 AM

        Do they have a funny smell to them too?? heh. Ala the Girl Scouts. I am sure you heard about the recall but really, if they are funky, I'd just return them and ask for a refund. While at it, you could/should ask for a manager & see if he/she could enlighten you on the source/supplier.

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      bocaboca RE: ca94805 Mar 12, 2010 08:16 PM

      Yes! My husband and I agree! I'm glad I happened to taste them before giving them to my toddler. Now that I'm sure it's not in my head I'll try to call the store.

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        mcaustin RE: ca94805 Mar 30, 2010 12:38 AM

        Totally- like a soapy after-taste? I was sort of ignoring until my roommate complained about the issue in his box. Very gross.

        1. countersurfer RE: ca94805 Mar 28, 2011 12:23 PM

          I know this is an old thread, but I *just* ate some out of the box and noticed the weird bleach-like smell and started googling and arrived here! I'm not a regular O's eater, but have bought some in the past that didn't have this chemical-y taste. I guess I will bring back my box.

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            Jambie RE: countersurfer Mar 30, 2011 05:48 AM

            I thought your comment about the chemical taste was interesting because I recently bought two boxes of Corn Chex and both boxes had a weird chemical taste to them. I was really surprised and disappointed because I've been eating them for years. I wonder if Trader Joe's cereals are manufactured at the same plant as Corn Chex?

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              countersurfer RE: countersurfer Nov 26, 2011 05:30 PM

              I just thought I'd come back here to report that the boxes of Joe's O's I've purchased recently have been totally fine! No weird stink at all.

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              hebah RE: ca94805 May 10, 2011 10:48 PM

              I bought a box of Honey Nut O's last week & it had a horrible plastic chemical taste. I returned it and bought another box from another store & tried it today and it was the same thing! I'm returning it tomorrow and not buying anymore for a while.

              I wrote to customer service today so all of you should do the same so they are aware of the problem.

              1. PommeDeGuerre RE: ca94805 May 14, 2011 02:18 PM

                OE perhaps?

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                  MplsM ary RE: PommeDeGuerre May 14, 2011 03:36 PM

                  What's OE? 58 possibilities on acronym finder... http://www.acronymfinder.com/OE.html

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                    PommeDeGuerre RE: MplsM ary Nov 26, 2011 05:08 PM

                    Six monthe later... Operator Error

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