A Food Blogger’s Guide to Scams
Consumers who get cheated by companies know how terrible it feels to be duped by people you trust. If some face heavy financial losses, some lose their trust over their favorite eatery or bakery. There are so many kinds of scammers continuously trying to get the better of a customer by selling them sub-standard products and goods. As customers, you have to continuously stay vigil so that you don’t get cheated. This you can do by keeping yourself updated about the types of scams that can happen and by knowing how to protect yourself.
Table of contents:
- What are Bakery Scams?
- How To Safeguard Yourself from Bakery Scams?
- Duping in The Name of Low Price
- Bakeries Misusing Labels to Increase Price
- Changing Labels to Sell Old Products
- Frequently asked questions
What are Scams in Bakery?
Before we go into this entire scheme of scams and fraudulent practices, let’s first try to know what you should expect from a standard bakery.
A bakery should be serving you fresh cakes, designer cakes, multi-flavored cakes. Since nowadays cakes are part and parcel of every celebration, the demand for bakeries has increased. But in the haste of selling more cakes, many bakeries take the dishonest path. How do they do so?
They use rotten ingredients, they don’t store food properly, they don’t care about hygiene during the baking process. Today I shall be talking about all these things so that as a customer you know how you may be cheated by a bakery.
But, before we get into that, you must also understand that not all bakeries do this. There are many (in fact innumerable) bakeries that tread the honest path and always serve premium quality cakes. Since they never waiver from their ethics, they continue to prosper. A bakery may get away by duping its customers one time, but they can’t get away every time.
Even in these modern times, honest remains the best policy.
How To Safeguard Yourself from Bakery Scams?
The question that you must be asking yourself is how do I safeguard from bakery scams? It is a valid question to ask. After all, you are just a customer, not a food critic who can identify bad products easily. But if you know about some common indicators that tell you whether the bakery is scamming you or not, you willnot be duped easily.
- Duping in The Name of Low Price –
- Customers looking for cheap cakes may easily be taken for a ride by a bakery. In the name of selling cakes at a low price, many bakeries use stale eggs and compromise in using other ingredients while baking. They hardly maintain hygiene in their kitchens or use clean utensils while baking. While all this may reduce the price, bakeries do so at the cost of your health.
- Bakeries Misusing Labels to Increase Price –
Nowadays many bakeries have found an innovative way to dupe their customers. They tag their cakes as being ‘artisan’, ‘handmade’, ‘natural’ to make them popular. They use these tags without really meeting the required standard. If a bakery must use natural ingredients for baking, they must hand-select each ingredient, know the difference between organic and inorganic products, and so on. Unfortunately, many bakeries randomly use these tags without meeting the required standards.
- Changing Labels to Sell Old Products –It is not always easy for bakeries to sell all the cakes off their counters. To deal with these leftover cakes, some bakeries change the food labels, repurpose them as fresh ones, and put them back at the counter. This is wrong on many levels.
At Bakers’ Fun, we believe that duping our esteemed customers will not take us far. Instead, we try to continuously evaluate our standards to see that our customers are getting the best quality bakes. If you haven’t tried our wide range of cakes yet, try them today. From anniversary special cakes to birthday cakes, to other Occasion Cakes – we have it all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Buy Cakes at Low Price?
Yes, you may buy them at a low price but beware of the quality. Many bakeries compromise on quality by using sub-standard ingredients to reduce the cost. If you want a low-priced cake, go for a smaller-sized one but of premium quality.
How To Know If the Cake on the Bakery’s Shelf is Fresh or Not?
Some telling indicators about freshness are the condition of the fondant or icing over the cake. If they look dried out and lackluster, the cake is probably old. Alternatively, you can always ask the seller and expect them to truthfully tell you how old the cake is.