Certain kinds of fresh, raw plant foods can be bad without it being obvious until you cut into it. Examples would be citrus, melons, pomegranate, hard squash… and, as I’ve just been reminded and it prompted this thread: nuts.
I wanted to save money so instead of spending big for shelled pecans I went to a local store and bought more than two pounds of pecans in the shell. I had to buy tat much because it was already bagged up and marked.
So I’m sitting here cracking the pecans and what I’m discovering is that 3 out of 4 nuts are dissicated, leathery, and essentially inedible for anyone who isn’t starving. The fourth nut is still not high quality, but it’s “acceptable”.
I paid about $8 for this bag of nuts. I’ve lost all interest in continuing to shell them, considering the terrible quality.
But the only way anyone would know that the nuts were so bad would be to sit and crack a dozen of them.
So… in cases like this is it pays your money, takes your chances, or is it the vendor’s responsibility to sample enough product to be confident that it’s worth selling - and if it’s not, should the vendor reimburse or give credit?