Friday, November 11, 2005

A Reptile in Every Coffee Pot

Great news! The Folgers plant in New Orleans is back up and running:

The Folgers coffee plant in New Orleans has resumed operating at full capacity after disruptions from Hurricane Katrina, and retailers should see supply return to normal by early December, a Procter & Gamble Co. vice president said on Thursday.


The New Orleans plant, the largest coffee-making facility in the country, produces more than 50 percent of P&G's coffee. P&G controls about 40 percent of the coffee market in the United States, the top coffee consuming nation.

And, look! To celebrate, there’s a souvenir in select vacuum-sealed bags:

Morris, 77, of Ainsworth, found a dead baby turtle in the 2-pound package of Folgers coffee last Sunday.


She said a customer service representative for the company dismissed the find, explaining that because many Folgers plants are based in New Orleans the turtle might have ended up in the coffee as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Yeah, probably not. But it does make for a good headline from Iowa's Washington Evening Journal:

Strange additive not “the best part of waking up”

I wonder if freeze-dried baby turtle tastes like chicory?

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