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Hello forum! 

I'm an employee of Kroger, as well as a customer (of course) and over the last 3 months or so I've noticed that the smaller boxes of KROGER brand oatmeal (quick / one minute type) has a definite 'soapy' taste and smell. It is very noticeable to me, as soon as I open the box (so I know it isn't because I have kept it too long or next to detergents here at my home).  The taste is odd, sorta like a very faint detergent/floor cleaner mixed with a faint 'floral' smell. i suspect it might be from the overnight floor cleaner operator spraying the mist onto the floor and some of it oversprays a little onto the lowest shelf (where this product is usually stocked) and somehow the smell soaking into the cardboard. Or maybe it is because of them being stored in the backroom?  There are several sell-by dates involved including 6-8-2018.   I found that hard to understand because I thought there was a thin 'waxy' coating on the outside of the cardboard oatmeal boxes so this shouldn't happen. But I am very sensitive to odd smells and tastes, and I KNOW this is NOT my imagination.  I have refrained from saying anything to my managers here at my kroger, mostly because I think they will not believe me, will think I am being petty, or just ignore it. As far as I know, no regular customers have mentioned it in the surveys or in verbal comments.

So, my question is: Have any of you employees at ANY Kroger or affiliated stores noticed anything like this before?  I changed brands to a nationwide name brand (Quaker, much more expensive) nearby on the same shelf, and it tasted and smelled pefectly normal and good.  I even bought a different brand at Walmart, and a few days ago, at Aldis (much cheaper   ........all were just fine. 



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If you believe the smell is coming from the spray from the floor cleaners, wouldn't the other boxes of oatmeal have that smell too?  Perhaps the smell is coming from something at the manufacturing plant.  Most products have a way for people to contact them printed somewhere on the box/can in case they have questions or concerns.



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Same thing here. I thought it was my dish last time, but today I confirmed it was the oats. I just called customer service and placed a complaint. Mine too have a sell by date of 062318 0801k7



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same here, the soapy flowery taste carries on well after too. Horrible



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Anonymous wrote:

same here, the soapy flowery taste carries on well after too. Horrible


 Hello, I am the original poster of this thread, from back in Oct 2017. I did notice the soapy taste in the oatmeal I bought at  Kroger for a few weeks time, but not too long after I posted my first post on the subject (probably within about 5 or 6 weeks or so) the smell was gone in the new product coming in. So, evidently it was a short-term problem at the manufacturing / packing facility.  I have not noticed this again in almost 5 years time, so I have no idea if the very latest post on this thread is a new instance of this happening again (?).    Can you post the exact sell-by date that is printed on the bottom of the box you purchased???  



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