Date
29 March 2017
Delivery men spill cakes on the ground at a Kowloon Bay car park on the way to a Saint Honore shop. Another netizen complains a sponge cake (inset) she bought from the company had an insect inside. Photos: OpenRice, Facebook, discuss.com.hk
Delivery men spill cakes on the ground at a Kowloon Bay car park on the way to a Saint Honore shop. Another netizen complains a sponge cake (inset) she bought from the company had an insect inside. Photos: OpenRice, Facebook, discuss.com.hk

Sweet cakes leave bad taste in the mouth

If you’re a cake lover, this video posted on social media may reduce your craving for the sweet dessert.

It shows two delivery men putting cakes and Swiss rolls back into a stack of bread trays.

According to the one who took the video, the workers had pushed the stack of trays too hard, causing them to collapse and spill their contents onto the pavement of a car park in Kowloon Bay on Monday afternoon.

A netizen who claims to have witnessed the incident said the two men, after putting everything back in order, proceeded to deliver the goods to a branch of Saint Honore Cake Shop at the MTR station nearby.

As they were taking the lift, the two men were overheard telling each other to pretend that the accident didn’t happen.

This means that the staff at the cake shop, unaware of what had happened, would proceed to sell the cakes to customers.

The supposed witness warned people against buying cakes from the shop that day.

It’s also possible, the netizen said, that the deliveries were intended not only for one Saint Honore shop but for another nearby branch as well.

A Facebook user named Alexander Chan‎ posted a video of the same incident, showing staffers examining the cakes, apparently after the incident happened.

Several netizens filed complaints on the official social media page of Saint Honore, expressing their concern over food safety.

In response, a spokesperson for the cake shop assured them that the batch of cakes in question had been discarded upon arrival at the Kowloon Bay MTR branch.

Further training will be provided to frontline staffers on product quality and food safety, the spokesperson said.

However, many netizens voiced doubts about the cakes having been discarded as no photos were provided as evidence. 

Another netizen posted a picture of a steamed sponge cake with an insect inside. She said she bought it from the same company.

Although she filed a complaint, she said she has yet to receive a reply from the cake shop.

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