Tuesday, December 19, 2017

FRUIT CAKE?

I bought a Christmas Fruit Cake from Pak N Save on Sunday.   Decided to have a piece yesterday and was utterly disgusted!

FRUIT CAKE?  Yeah NAH.  More like dry madeira cake (without the nice taste) ... and a tiny bit of fruit thrown in, and icing that was so miserable it slid off the cake.


ABOVE:  Don't buy a 'Christmas Fruit Cake' from Mill Street Pak N Save, cos this is what you will get!
Of course, you can't see how miserable it really is until you get it home and cut into it.   $22 wasted.

I left a message on their Facebook page last night, but haven't got a reply.  Funny that.

Today's my 'turn' to get up early for Keera, so I will get the washing on and do a bit of housework.

I'm hosting the last card night of the year tonight.  We are doing a 'Secret Santa', so I better find a box to put the gifts in. And make sure I've got something to contribute to the nibbles we always have.

And that's about all I have for now, so catch ya later.

ONWARD...

8.45 am:  And I just got a phone call from the man who's fixing my Brother Sewing Machine... it's done!  OMG so quick!!!  And ONLY $46 too.
IF I'd taken it to Sewing Machine World in Hamilton it would have been taken up to Auckland and I wouldn't have seen it again for weeks, AND been charged over $200 no doubt.

I'm thrilled to bits, it's been diabolical trying to sew on the little machine, particularly the larger things like the table runner.  I actually gave up yesterday, it was a nightmare trying to twist the fabric around, doing applique on such a small machine.

So I will be going out shortly to pay the lovely man and bring McDreamy home again.  *smiles*

McDreamy is home and working perfectly.  I've done some more sewing today, watching Keera out the front window on her scooter.

I have heard from Pak N Save, and they are happy to take back their cake and give me my money back.  Great.  I shall do that tomorrow.

So, some good results today.  Right, back to the sewing, I might get my Christmas runner finished in a couple of days!

Card night was here today.  I had 9 ladies arrive to play Scum... much fun was had.  We all provided a Secret Santa gift to exchange ...  so that was neat too.  Lots of laughs and good company.  

It's now 11 pm and I'm going to chill out for a while before going to bed.


9 comments:

  1. Take it back, they will refund your money. It is a cake sure, but not a Christmas fruit cake. I always take stuff back - even if you just keep the photo and receipt they should still refund you. $21 for that is a rip off.

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  2. Anonymous8:35 AM

    I bought a small cake from Couplands Bakery and it was (note the was!) really nice. Marzipan and royal icing and lots of fruit in the real fruit cake. I thought it was expensive but compared to yours from Pak n Save, it was a bargain. Agree with Lynda, take it back and ask for a refund. Audrey

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  3. WTF? $22 for that?..... Yes, I'd take it back, can't hurt. We have them on this side of the water for about $6 tops. Christy xxx

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  4. That cake was a rip off.
    The sewing machine fix was a bargain.

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  5. I'd take the cake back. That's false advertising and the price is OTT!

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  6. Guess that what they call "light fruit cake" but in my day it was called "fruit luncheon"

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  7. That's one terrible excuse of a fruitcake, good to hear they are going to give you your money back.

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  8. yucky! I wonder if that's the same Pak N Save chain we had here. It got bought out by Safeway.

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  9. Best fruit cake ever LIONS ROUND TABLE FRUIT CAKE delicious....

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