Man, I LOVE this store, but after a recent trip today, I gotta ask if anyone else has had the experience of finding merchandise that is past the best-buy date still on the shelves. I can understand this happening occasionally, but it's to the point where I look at the date on everything in the dairy case, and after today, I think I need to look at the date on everything I buy there.
So, I went in to buy some sausages. Several of the pre-wrapped packages had dates of Feb. 22nd. Those were a no-go. We ended up buying them from the cooler. Then we left with some canned hollandaise sauce and mustard. When I got home I noticed that the hollandaise sauce had a best-buy date of October 2010.
Do I think that I'm going to get sick by eating these things? No. Do I think that Blue Apron would take these items back if I returned them? Absolutely. Is this the only place where I've found this to occur? No! I do, however, expect a little more diligence from Blue Apron about this because of their position as a gourmet specialty market.
All that said, I'm still going to shop there. I really like that store. I'll just be more careful when I select items.