Box of chocolates trying to tell me something??

By BreC Latest Reply 2015-03-06 09:13:28 -0600
Started 2015-02-20 05:55:34 -0600

I have been stuck inside my house for almost a week what with the snow and ice, mostly ice here. Calling for more snow and ice today. The main roads were clear yesterday so I decided to get out for a bit. I was going stir crazy. I went to our local Walmart. I thought I would get a box of chocolates. I could have a piece of the dark chocolate and leave the rest for the guys. Got home and was putting the purchases away when I noticed the box of chocolates had a receipt taped to the back that says "Return To Claims". Great, just great!!! I am afraid to eat any of them and told the guys to also not eat any of it. I am taking it back. So, is that box of chocolates trying to tell me something. I am more aggravated than anything else. It should not have been put back on the shelf. Venting.

30 replies

Michael_1960 2015-02-24 15:21:41 -0600 Report

Have they been open, someone may have changed their mind and decided they didn't want them so they returned them.

BreC 2015-02-21 16:40:39 -0600 Report

I took the chocolates back. I said " is it policy to put candy or anything edible back on the shelf even with the return to claims receipt on it:. No she says. I said, Well that's exactly what was done. She says, I don't know how that would have happened. I said, well someone who works here had to have done it… Looking at the receipt we both noticed that the receipt was put on it on Feb 10th. Yeah I had an attitude but I think it was justified. Imagine if someone had gone ahead an eaten the candy and it had been tainted. I will be watching even more carefully what I put in my shopping cart. Geez

Fefe12 2015-02-21 13:44:37 -0600 Report

Good for you, take it back, if for nothing else to let them know they have a person on their staff that needs to be corrected. I myself haven't been able to do the dark. When I crave chocolate I go to the Mall and get a turtle. Since it has nuts Im hoping 1 will be ok. I've not had any issues. But since I'm not driving to the mall just for chocolate it doesn't happen very often.

Pegsy 2015-02-20 16:31:48 -0600 Report

I can't believe they put it back on the shelf. And with the note attached! I'm glad you didn't eat it. Who knows why it was returned. Ugh!

tabby9146 2015-02-20 11:54:26 -0600 Report

oh I would have been made too, especially that I am such a chocolate lover!! I just can't get near too many of them, because I will indulge a bit too much. sometimes just eating a couple and then a few hours later eating two more can be bad.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-20 11:46:11 -0600 Report

Hi BreC,
Milk chocolate is my downfall. But since it's a no no that has gone by the way side. Didn't the chocolates have a wrapper on them? If they
Didn't' you shouldn't have bought them. It was aggravating anyhow.
Do keep on venting, this is the place to do it. Hugs, VL. OH YEAH,
Dove's dark chocolates are the best. Good for your health too.

BreC 2015-02-20 12:50:34 -0600 Report

Ms VL, it was still wrapped but didn't notice until I got home that one end looked like it had been taped back down. Way to scary for me. I used to work at Walmart and I know that something labeled return to claims is not supposed to be put back on the shelf. I am snowed in again but as soon as I can get back out I am taking it back and will probably let them know how unhappy I am over it.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-20 17:33:02 -0600 Report

Hi BreC,
Way to scary for me too. I would take it back also.
I think you should give them a piece of your mind. I'd make sure I had the note as well. You go girl.

tabby9146 2015-02-20 11:55:30 -0600 Report

milk chocolate is my fave!! I never did care for dark chocolat when I was a child, but I love most of it now. I like the Dove dark much better than Hershey's. I love Lindor truffles and Dove milk chocolate, and Ferraro Rocher!! omg!!

Jan8 2015-02-20 08:13:42 -0600 Report

I would be aggravated too ! I wonder what kinds of dark chocolate for us are healthy.

tabby9146 2015-02-20 11:56:38 -0600 Report

those dark chocolates that have I think about 70% cacao or more than that is what I always heard. That is what I go for. I do not like them as much as say, the Dove dark chocolate, it is not as sweet as the Dove, not that the Dove dark is all that sweet, but compared to these others…

tabby9146 2015-02-20 11:57:09 -0600 Report

has been proven though that some of that percentage of dark choc a day is good for your heart. in moderation. oh how I hate that word. lol

correctionsnurse1 2015-02-20 10:09:39 -0600 Report

Most dark chocolate for us need to contain at least 72% cacao. Hope this helps

Jan8 2015-02-20 11:21:49 -0600 Report

Thanks correctionsnurse1 !! I'm a nurse too but was too lazy to look it up LOL

MarkS 2015-02-23 14:11:19 -0600 Report

Dark chocolate and cabernet sauvignon - now that is a treat! Had a few glasses of the nectar yesterday along with 2 pieces of dark chocolate (I believe they were the 70% cocao). And, my blood sugar stayed steady at 116 (and my wife had the nerve to say "Why isn't it 100?")!

BreC 2015-02-20 08:24:57 -0600 Report

I went on a search and found an article. Not going to post the whole thing and I think it is on an individual basis as what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another…
Dark chocolate is different from milk chocolate. It isn't just the color or the taste. Dark chocolate is chemically different from milk chocolate, because it doesn't contain milk solids and usually doesn't have a high percentage of sugar. Because of the low sugar content, dark chocolate doesn't spike blood sugar the way other sweets and candies do, making it an acceptable as an occasional sweet for the diabetic.

GabbyPA 2015-02-20 07:46:33 -0600 Report

Things happen for a reason, and sometimes those reasons are unknown. Maybe it saved you from a weak moment? Maybe there is something wrong with them? Maybe, it just kind of gave you a pop on the head in a "what was I thinking" kind of moment? It's like when I run late for an appointment and come across an accident I might have been involved in if I had be on time....things to just make you say someone else is in control.

Sybursu 2015-02-20 07:33:44 -0600 Report

Also, I really like the Aikens protein bars. The carb count is good and the chocolate is delicious.

Sybursu 2015-02-20 07:33:01 -0600 Report

You get used to dark chocolate. Usually, I buy Cadbury's Dark Chocolate and eat a couple of pips. Buying small amounts of good chocolate is the way to go.

Pegsy 2015-02-20 16:29:23 -0600 Report

I used to dislike dark chocolate. Now, I prefer it. I never eat milk chocolate anymore. I have 1 or 2 small pieces of dark chocolate almost every day. I put cocoa in Greek yogurt and I drink a lot of hot cocoa made from almond milk. I once tried making my own sugar free chocolate using unsweetened chocolate, melting it and adding Stevia to sweeten. That didn't work very well.

BreC 2015-02-20 08:10:24 -0600 Report

I have read that having a bit of dark chocolate is ok as long as the numbers are good. I don't usually go for the dark chocolate but thought it might satisfy my chocolate craving. I like the Hershey's milk chocolate bars and sometimes buy one of those and have 1 square from time to time. It can get me through a couple of weeks.

Sybursu 2015-03-06 09:13:28 -0600 Report

I'm from the West Coast and we have Sees Candy. Love it and they give you free samples. I have one Golden Rule: samples do not count. When our daughter got married in Boston she wanted me to bring chocolates for her gift bags. I bought each pound separately to enjoy a free sample each time. Now, I stick to Cocoa 70 percent. Do I like it? Not really, but it is better for all of us.

sweetslover 2015-02-20 07:22:07 -0600 Report

I don't really care for dark chocolate, but I do love milk chocolate. I have to stay away from that, unfortunately. Keep venting—good for the soul.

suecsdy 2015-02-20 06:10:17 -0600 Report

You're right. It should never have been put back on the shelf, at least not with the note still on it. Lol. But at least you know before you sampled. Chocolate continues to be a big hurdle for me. I cannot just give it up like so many other food.

Type1Lou 2015-02-20 12:39:44 -0600 Report

Sue, I indulge in one square of dark chocolate every now and then and top it with a spoonful of all natural peanut butter. It satisfies that craving for chocolate without adding many carbs (about 6 to 7 grams). The key is to indulge without over-indulging.

suecsdy 2015-02-20 14:24:13 -0600 Report

I still have my chocolate, but am very careful with how much. Decided I like th 70% better than the 86% cause I like the little bit more sweet.

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