Are you eating? Because you'd probably prefer to read the next bit when you're not.
I made a big cake for my husband's belated birthday party which I'd planned to decorate with "Felicidades" in chocolate letters. Only I opened the packet of letters and found -
(You're not eating, are you?)
Maggots. About 10 of them.
Yuck! Eugh! Gak!
I'm quite a bit less squeamish than average, but believe me, I was squeaming.
So I shoved letters, maggots and packaging into a bag for later, and decorated the cake with white chocolate and pink sprinklies.
Even though neither the letters nor the maggots ever went anywhere near the cake, I didn't really enjoy it. And of course I couldn't tell anyone at the party because we were all eating.
Anyway, a couple of days later I had time to do something about it. I didn't have the receipt any more, so I wrote to the manufacturers and sent the whole packet back to them. I reasoned that they needed the details STAT to stop it happening again, and that the supermarket would only refund my money, whereas the manufacturer might be a bit more generous.
I call that sincere. But I'm trying to lose weight, and cake mixtures and decorations aren't going to help, so I'll be giving quite a bit of it away.
Want some chocolate letters? Somehow I've gone off them, even now.