> I stopped by a local Middle Eastern store today to pick up coarse
> semolina for the couscous I am making later this week.
> The store has been around forever. I have never had a problem until today.
> I bought 3 bags - about 2 lbs each. 3 dollars each.
> Tonight I was putting them away when I noticed a funny dark spot inside
> one of the bags. I opened it up and tried to grab the mystery item with
> the tip of a knife and I saw that it was a worm. The bag was also
> cobwebby. I checked the other two bags - also infested with worms.
> Totally grossed me out. I tossed them all into the garbage can outside.
> I will stop at the store tomorrow and ask for my money back. I hope they
> understand that I just didn't feel good about bringing a bag full of
> worms BACK into their store. Plus, I didn't really want to keep the bags
> in my house either.
> Luckily, there are two other markets on the same street where I might
> find the semolina. I will be more careful choosing next time.
> (totally icked out)
I once found small worms of some sort, white pupae like creatures
crawling on bags of beans at a small neighborhood market, not a 'liquor'
store, the people running it did not have the permits to sell any
alcohol. But its one place in my local area i now avoid even though i
think it has changed owners, it has to be over priced to stay in business.
I saw some obviously poor young woman there once spending 50 - 100
dollars trying to 'shop' i still regret not taking her aside and telling
her where she could get better, less expensive food a few doors away.