Sister purchased Del Monte’s No Sugar Added Diced Pears, and I grabbed one from the pantry for my work lunch today.
As I sat at my desk and very carefully – or so I thought – opened the container, the “juice” squirted out with such force that it not only drenched my blouse, but went down my shirt and into my bra. I spent the rest of the day a sticky, wet, soiled mess.
The fruit was delightful, but I will never purchase, nor pack in my lunch again.
Certainly I’m not the only one who has experienced this…I can’t imagine what DelMonte was thinking when they used this type of packaging.
What’s even worse? On their website, they suggest these and similarly packaged fruits as good options for kids. If a 45-year-old couldn’t open them without a fiasco, I can’t imagine a child opening these by themselves at lunch.
DelMonte bills these fruit snacks as “the ready-to-eat, go-anywhere fruit cup snack.” Right, if you have a bib and Shout wipes, or better yet, a change of clothes.