Roman Meal's Honey & Oat Bran bread is advertised as "All Natural". What is wrong with these people? I don't consider flexible tubing the size of Texas, that's baked into my bread, to be "natural". It may be an excellent source of fiber but it is not "natural whole grain goodness".
Along with 300 mg of sodium, various carbohydrates, sugar, protein, iron, and calcium, I believe rubber tubing should have been first in the list of ingredients in descending order of predominance. And Roman Meal and Schwebel's Bread was neglectful in choosing not to list it at all.
A very special 88 year old fan from Readerland, (my Mother), was the early morning victim of this gruesome discovery in her bread. I don't see how this 1 and ½ inch long, 1 inch diameter, filthy piece of de-panner equipment (see pictures) helps us get our recommended servings of whole grains. And I, for one, am not going to eat 6-11 servings of this piece of Junk every day.
In Roman Meal's defense, I want to say they were most generous in sending a check for $10.00 and a letter of apology. However, I was really upset that they sent a handful of coupons for more Roman Meal bread when I specifically told them I wanted coupons for a competitor's bread!
Then the parent company, Roman Meal, turned this whole fiasco over to their child, Schwebel Baking Company whose insurance Company offered us ten times more. They wanted us to accept $100.00 and take a vow of silence about their product. What next? A vow of poverty? (no need for that-I'm already at that level). A vow of chastity? (no comment)
If you believe Roman Meal was negligent in letting a piece of operating equipment (last maintained when?) bake into our bread, feel free to write them at:
Roman Meal Consumer Services
2101 S Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409
If you feel Mother Rose should be compensated generously for her trauma, feel free to comment on her favorite oldest daughter's website or write the Author and Writer.
And if I were you, I would subject my Roman Meal/Schwebel breakfasts to an X-Ray machine before consuming. See Roman Meal Pictures and note that children 40 and younger should view these with a parent.