Although a razor blade croissant doesn't sound too enticing, this is exactly what one Connecticut woman received from Dunkin' Donuts recently. As explained by Odd News via Yahoo! on Dec. 10, the woman discovered the razor blade in the croissant after she bit into the what she thought was a delectable pastry.
The victim in this bizarre razor blade croissant incident is Priscilla Salas and she told media outlets that she nearly swallowed the pieces of razor that were embedded in the croissant pastry. NBC Connecticut reports that Salas was "floored completely" by the shocking discovery, which caused injuries to her and left her with a bloody mouth.
Shortly after the razor blade in the croissant finding, Salas notified both the police and the restaurant's corporate offices. Dunkin' Donuts apologized and the company issued a statement in which they called the razor blade croissant an "isolated incident.
The company also stated that the razor blade pieces in the croissant could have been part of a box cutter.
“They felt It was probably a frozen croissant from distribution center and they were going to find the exact location of it,” Salas said.
Dunkin' Donuts said it is concerned about the safety of its customers and they are working with the store where the razor blade croissant was found in order to gather more details as to how the metal ended up in the pastry. Salas said that she orders Dunkin' Donuts from the same store often and she'd never encountered a problem before.
“I just want the public to know and be aware of what they buy and look over everything they eat,” she said.
Dunkin' Donuts said they are sending Salas a gift card and the company has apologized to her for the unfortunate razor blade croissant incident.
The razor blade croissant follows a similar incident that occurred earlier this month, where a 7-year-old girl found a rusty nail baked to the bottom of her chocolate chip cookie at a Panera Bread restaurant. Luckily, the girl didn't suffer any injuries and police are still investigating that case.
It is unknown if Salas plans on suing Dunkin' Donuts for injuries she sustained as a result of the razor blade croissant incident.
The razor blade croissant incident is just one of several problems the company has faced over the past few years. In 2009, the company temporarily halted the sale of two of its products, the Dunkaccino and hot chocolate, after concern of a possible salmonella poisoning at a supplier's facilities. Dunkin' Donuts claims that none of the beverages were contaminated, and claims the recall was issued out of safety for the consumer.
The following year in May 2010, Dunkin' Donuts received backlash for advertising "Free Iced Coffee Day" on its national Facebook page, which only took place in 13 cities. Many angry customers expressed outrage over this through social media outlets such as Facebook
Earlier this year, Dunkin' Donuts used an advertisement that contained an image of a woman in black face-paint as a way to promote its new chocolate flavored donuts. Backlash for the advertisement was strong and swift and the Human Rights Watch called it “bizarre and racist. The company later apologized for the advertisement.
Surprisingly the razor blade croissant is not the first incident of its kind. In June of this year a California woman found a razor blade in a hamburger she got at Burger King.
Yolanda Orozco, of Willits, discovered the blade after taking a bite of her burger and then lifting the bun to check for onions. You can watch the video of that story which is located above this article.
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