I stumbled on one of these at the supermarket a couple of days ago and brought it home to give it a try. But when I went to open it I spotted a mold blot near the top. It’s on the casing and I won’t be able to tell if it goes further without opening it up. Before I do though I thought I’d ask if anyone knows how much if any mold is normal for these things. If I can avoid opening the case I’ll just take it and get my money back.
No amount of mold is normal. Take it back.
Thank you. Good to know!
Since it’s chock full of preservatives, mold probably means it was unrefrigerated for a looong time, or that it’s way past date (did you check the label?) Take it back for sure.
Yeah the date is 4/26 so it’s probably a refrigeration issue. And for 10 bucks I’ll sure make the trip back for a return.
I didn’t know mold could grow on that stuff. This may be newsworthy.
Takes a month or two, but even factory cold cuts get moldy eventually.
I took it back, and it took a while without a receipt but they did give me a refund. Of course I had to check out the remaining chubs and sure enough, one was in the case with a mold spot. In fact, it was a suspiciously familiar mold spot. Did they simply return the pork roll to the case? I brought the “second” moldy roll to the attention of a deli clerk and left.
Say what one will about Walmart, but when I worked there we would have been ON that. Wish I could say the same for local chains.
Local doesn’t have as much to lose as Walmart. When people sue Walmart, it’s always in the millions.