Here’s a labeling issue and Pret’s passive aggressiveness!
Remember when you were a kid and your mum or dad caught you doing sh!t?
And they reprimanded you?
And what did you do?
You sulked or threw a fit!
Of course you did!
The following is a fit that Pret A Manger threw and this is verbatim.
I’m sure I missed a thing or two!
And all so very “natural”! If anyone has NOT yet noticed that the word “natural” has disappeared off Pret’s signage and packaging, I explain why here: Pret A Manger – Ready to (ch)eat
And now: PLEASE READ THE LABEL! I have written it down below:
»Has anyone tried the new @Pret Meatless Meatball hot wrap yet? The best part of this was that it’s soy, mushroom, aubergine and courgette free«
No, I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve read the label that you posted, and it’s full of repeats.
“Wheat” which is in bold, like someone copied ingredients of the Internet looking for gluten-free ingredients!
Hey Pret A Manger, when, when, when, I repeat, WHEN will you care for others than just for yourselves?
(so far so good)
Caramelised Carrot Concentrate
Extracts (Beetroot, Raddish, Tomato)
Concentrated Lemon Juice
Kibbled Rye Wrap
(Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin)
The above is verbatim incl. the messed up ( ( )
Malted Rye Flakes
Rapeseed Oil (AGAIN!)
Dried Fermented Wheat Flour
Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids,
Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid; Wheat Starch; Flour Treatment Agent:L-Cysteine)
Above is verbatim (Again!)
Semi-Dried Red Pepper
Rapeseed Oil (AGAIN!!!)
Red Wine Vinegar
Sunflower Oil (AGAIN!)
Palm Oil (Oh sh!t)
Wheat Flour (AGAIN Again again aaaagain!!!)
Sugar (Yeah honey baby, again!)
Concentrated Lemon Juice (Yawn!)
Vinegar (NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW!!!)
Dried Garlic (We love repeats!)
Dried Herbs (YAY! Bingo! First ime!!!)
Black Pepper (I love black pepper on hot chocolate! Beautiful 🙂 )
THICKENER: Xanthan Gum
Flavouring, Cayenne Pepper, Basil Flavouring, Squatty Potty (I added the last one 😉 )
I worked at Pret A Manger and survived systemic workplace bullying during bereavement that involved HR, the top leadership, HQ and even the now “retired” former CEO Clive Schlee. I declined 4 settlement offers if I am silent about my ordeal. But I rather speak out to help others. For an overview of important blog entries of my experience with Pret, please visit “My Ordeal with Pret A Manger”. The little arrow to the right next to each heading will lead directly to the post.
An incomplete list on what other Pret staff say about Pret’s bullying environment: Caught in the Act Bullying at Pret.
I tell my story for the first time verbally in below audio player interview on a podcast by The Adam Paradox, and wrote two articles in the Scottish Left Review.
Thank you for reading/listening.
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